Can Object Oriented Principles Be Applied To Web Design?

When Nicole Sullivan coined the phrase object oriented css a lot of programmers reacted against it and understandably so. CSS is not an object oriented language. It’s not even a programming language. At the same time I can understand why Nicole chose the name.
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Is Responsive Design Soulless?

It feels like just last week we were defending creativity against some perceived limitation. Well here we are again. This time it’s responsive design that’s become the enemy of creativity. While I could simply point you to last week’s post and ask you to substitute every mention of Photoshop for responsive design, instead I have a few new things to offer.
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Thoughts On Developing Visual Voice Through Modular Design

Over the last few weeks I’ve been talking about modular design and one of the ideas I’ve mentioned throughout is how modularity can contribute to your visual voice as a designer. I’d like to dig deeper into that idea today and talk about developing a visual language for both a single project and the whole of your work.
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Do HTML And CSS Limit Photoshop Creativity?

Image editors and front end code have a rocky relationship at times. What’s easy to do in one can be difficult to do in the other. For years designers have created mockups for websites in programs like Photoshop only to have developers tell them parts of the design either weren’t possible or would take too long to code.
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Design Patterns, Components, And Frameworks

How do you communicate to new visitors where they’re located within the hierarchy of your site? Do you use breadcrumb navigation that shows the hierarchy? Do you have code on hand to quickly implement it? Do you rely on a package of code that includes a breadcrumb solution along with a collection of solutions to other common problems?
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