Friday Focus 02/24/12: Canine Design
This week’s Friday Focus has gone to the dogs! We’ve featured other animals before, but check out these designs that feature man’s best friend, sure to put a smile on everyone’s faces this weekend.
Designs of the Week
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I like the whimsical treatment to the illustrations, not just the doggies. The typesetting could be improved but what I wish most would be for the client login to look more similar to the look of the main site.
The first thing that’ll probably catch your attention would be the spectacle-wearing dog on a twirling sunburst background. Except it doesn’t look ridiculous because it’s designed well. It’s on each page, like the contact form at the footer, but the inner ones scroll to the content area so you don’t have to.
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CSS – The many ways to work with CSS preprocessors
“There’s a fair amount of confusion surrounding css preprocessors like Sass and less, and I think some of it has to do with the fact that there are so many different ways you can use them. I thought I’d outline the different approaches, and some of the pros/cons to them.”
“One of the most important aspects of writing maintainable code is being able to notice the recurring themes in that code and optimize them. This is an area where knowledge of design patterns can prove invaluable.”
CSS – Options for Styling Text Links and Hover States
“I’ve seen so many variations on the link style/color and hover style/color combination, that I thought it would be interesting to list as many of them here as possible. Some of these will be quite common and humdrum, while others may be ugly and impractical”
Front-End Development – Front-end Job Interview Questions
“To note, I think that it’s only necessary to choose a handfull of questions from this list to get a good sense of a candidates capabilities and fit.”