First off, there are already some tutorials on creating vertical Rhythm, most noticeably by Harry Roberts in his articles Single Direction Margins and Measuring and Sizing UIs and Richard Rutter’s 2006 article Compose to a Vertical Rhythm. I mostly wanted to expand on these and cover a few different examples, and more importantly some gotchas that stopped me picking this up as quickly as I should have. But first off, maybe you’ve arrived here as a skeptic. Maybe you’re scoffing pixel pies and laughing at the complicated em-based maths you’ll find here. Well, maybe I wasn’t ever that cynical, but I certainly put off looking at ems for a long time… My Background I’ve long resisted moving from Pixels to Ems. I was … Continue reading
Category Archives: ThoughtsMarch 3, 2013
It’s been a good few months before I’ve posted anything, mainly because I have a new job and client work is taking up all my evenings. I still have to edit out my ums and ars quite a bit before I can publish a video unfortunately so I can’t quickly publish as I’d like.
I thought I’d write some really short posts for now instead, seen as I’m learning of tonne of new stuff.
Here is a way to finely target IE to your heart’s content in WordPress (but you could easily adapt for plain HTML). Continue reading
My previous video about Dropbox and MAMP was about hacking around ‘old-style’ thinking where MAMP stubbornly stores SQL databases in a single place, meaning that to work on multiple computers we have to use a third party tool to force our data into Dropbox. With the announcement of Google Chromebooks, here is an approach that is the complete opposite. We don’t have to force local data on to the web because all our data lives on the web.