An Introduction to CSS Custom Filters — Shader Basics

The last couple of weeks I’ve been walking through the css filter effect spec as best as I could. First was a look at named filter functions, which was followed by a look at filter primitives. There’s one last css filtering topic to cover and that’s custom filters or css shaders.

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My Apologies

My apologies to anyone subscribing to my rss feed. The feed to my last post, How To Price Freelance Services — Understanding Your Costs, seemed to indicate you needed to be logged in to view the post. You didn’t need to login to view and read it.
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How To Price Freelance Services — Understanding Your Costs

One of the questions I often get asked is how do you price your services? What should you charge when someone approaches you to design and/or develop a website? Since, we’re talking about custom work, the answer, as you might expect, is it depends. I’d like to share some thoughts about what it depends on.

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CSS Filter Primitives — SVG Filters on HTML Elements

Last week I walked through the css named filter functions which are relatively easy to understand and use. However, they’re only one way to add css filter effects and the least powerful way at that. Today I want to look at filter primitives, one of the other and more powerful ways to add filters to images and elements.

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How Does Flat Design Damage and Improve Usability?

As skeuomorphism falls out of favor and the trend towards flatter design takes hold are we losing something more than depth in the interfaces we design? Is it possible we’re making our sites less usable? Could it be that flat design is damaging to usability.

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