Designing Unknown Content In 2 Dimensions

Earlier in the week I was talking about relative measurements like root em (rem) and the different viewport measurements (vw, vh, vmin, vmax). It reminded me of some things I’ve been thinking about in regards to designing for unknown content and some of the differences in designing for print and the web.

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Content Choreography — Why Our Float Based Approach To Layout Should Evolve

The easiest way to rearrange a design’s layout for different devices and conditions is simply to drop one column below another when space no longer allows them to sit side by side. It may be easiest, but it’s hardly the best approach.

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How Perception Alters Reality And Design Influences Content

If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound? According to Geico, it not only makes a sound, but whines a bit as it does. However the question is really a philosophical one about perception and reality and if you’ll bear with me a bit, there’s a connection to design.

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The Five Elements Of Modular And Adaptive Content

When the word modular comes up in a conversation about web design, it’s usually in regards to the code. Object oriented programming on the backend, separating structure, presentation, and behavior on the front end, or perhaps the reuse of certain visual patterns like buttons across the site.
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Thoughts On The Value Of Guest Posting

The last few weeks I’ve been writing a lot for sites other than this one. I’ve also been getting offers to write for even more. There’s only so much writing any person can do and you have to figure out which sites to say yes or no to. There’s a value to guest posting that can help you determine when it’s worth the effort.
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