Just Build Websites

Just take an idea that you have and learn what you need to build it as you go. When it comes to building websites, there is no one-true-way. Enjoy the journey.

Nice little one-pager contributed to Chris Coyier. And the message couldn’t be more true.

Designing in the browser

Edward O’Riordan:

For developers static comps provide a confusing, incomplete and often frustrating blueprint. It’s hard to get an overview of a site from images of a subset of its pages. A static comp does not describe well the purpose and potential re-usability of its contents. There is often confusion over what things should do and where they will be reused. Developers can also become frustrated with the assumptions contained in the comp.

I say Bullshit.
The trick is communication. Designers and developers have to talk with one another to get the best results. I strongly believe that you get the best product, regarding code and design, if designers works in Photoshop and developers work in the browsers and they communicate constantly about everything that comes up.
‚Designing in the browser‘ might have some advantages for the ‚client‘, but I think the ultimate goal crafting a website shouldn’t be to please the client, but dobthe best for the actual user.

But I have to agree with O’Riordan that you often should make final detail decisions while viewing the site in the browsers. Especially things like font-size or font-weight often render differently in Photoshop than in the browsers.



A collection of inspirational websites using media queries and responsive web design. Curated by Eivind Uggedal

Wo wir gerade bei der Umsetzung von responsive Designs waren, hier eine Seite voller guter Beispiele. Danke Luise.