Last week I took a look at the coming css shapes module. It’s actually part of a more general module on css exclusions (formerly positioned floats) and I want to look at the more general exclusions today.
Which is more important for your design business, craftsmanship or automation? The former leads to greater quality in each site. The latter leads to a greater quantity of sites. Craftsmanship helps you sell individual projects, but automation helps you sell more projects. Which is more important?
One of the limitations of developing websites is that everything is fundamentally a rectangular box. We fight against it. We create non-rectangular images, we round corners, we have a variety of creative techniques to display less box-like shapes, but still behind the scenes each of these things sits in a rectangular box and other elements react to that box seen or unseen.
How many levels of navigation and how many links to include at each level is something I consider with every design, but I’ve been thinking about it more than usual the last couple of weeks.