While working with a client I had a chance to spend some more time using Adobe’s new animation tool called Adobe Edge Animate (http://html.adobe.com/edge/animate/). After spending a few hours with it, I must say I absolutely love working with Adobe Edge Animate. Design expressive, animated content with ease, precision, and realism. Or, you can add motion and interactivity to […]

Tool: Responsive.is

I just came across a simple little tool called Responsive.is that is web based and allows you to enter any URL and preview the site from different device dimensions. Sure there are developer tools you can install to do the same thing or just resize the browser (as long as you’re not using IE) http://responsive.is Basically you enter any URL […]

I have been building responsive sites for a few years now and can really appreciate both the benefits and the techniques used to enable a site to display correctly on any device at any resolution. The number of sites I visit that are responsive is growing. However, I just did a quick look through some of the HTML emails I […]

Responsive: Am I Responsive?

When building a responsive site there may come a time when you may want to create a screenshot of how your new responsive design looks on all those different devices. I know I have been asked to make them on a number of occasions for presentations and other marketing material. It’s not hard to make them but it can be […]

The same guys who brought us Isotope which is based on Masonry have created a new product that looks to be very promising for creating a rich and dynamic layout with ability to resize as needed. In a blog post from February the developers wrote: I’m making a new layout library, called Packery. It is awesome because it resolves two […]

UI Tool: LayoutIt

Getting a quick start when building up your page layouts can be hard to do. Especially if you are building a responsive site. Tools like Bootstrap do make this process much easier but you still need to be quit familiar with XHTML and CSS code to be efficient. This is where tools like LayoutIt can be helpful.

Istotope JS

I found the Isotope JQuery plugin a few years ago and was immediately impressed with the filtering functionality and animation it provided on the front-end. I never really had time to sit and play with it until recently. I can now say I am in love with it. The plugin David DeSandro has built is probably one of the most enjoyable plugins I have used in a really long time. The amount of "WOW" you can add to a site with such minimal effort is really amazing.

I have recently found JetStrap (https://jetstrap.com/) which is a GUI based building tool that was built to work with Twitter Bootstrap (http://twitter.github.io/bootstrap).