When Editors Design: Controlling Presentation In Structured Content Advertisement Thanks to the skyrocketing popularity of mobile devices, a new generation of designers and CMS developers has found the religion of Structured Content. Once the domain of semantic markup purists and information architects, structured content models are at the heart of most multi-channel and multi-device Web projects. At Lullabot, we often work with media, publishing and enterprise clients. Those businesses produce so much content and manage so many publishing channels that keeping presentation and design-specific markup out of their content is an absolute requirement. Unfortunately, this doesn’t mean that editors and writers are content with rigid, predictable designs for the material they publish.
Form elements in older browsers This page contains screenshots of form elements modified by CSS in older browsers. It is noteworthy to draw attention to elements in browser Safari 3 and Opera 9. Safari 3 for Windows used design typical for Apple, Safari version 4 takes over the appearance of the Windows motive. 13 Graphic Design Blogs to Follow in 2013 Whether you’ve dreamt of becoming a successful graphic designer your whole life or you simply enjoy perusing through delightful designs, graphic design blogs are a great source of education, conversation and inspiration. Some blogs are administered by industry pros who are eager to share their knowledge and experience with others. Some serve as a meeting place for design enthusiasts to interact and gather feedback from each other. Others exist for the sole purpose of exposing the work of designers to inspire others.
A Dao of Web Design What Zen was to the 70’s (most famously with motorcycle maintenance), the Tao Te Ching was to the 90’s. From Piglet and Pooh to Physics and back, many have sought sense in applying the Tao Te Ching to something (the Tao of Physics), or something to the Tao Te Ching (the Tao of Pooh). It can be a cheap trick, but lately it has struck me that there is more than a little to be understood about web design by looking through the prism of the Tao. Article Continues Below Orbital Content We are on the cusp of a complete overhaul of the way in which we interact with online content, and I think you should be a hell of a lot more excited than you currently are. Bookmarklet apps like Instapaper, Svpply, and Readability are pointing us toward a future in which content is no longer entrenched in websites, but floats in orbit around users. This transformation of our relationship with content will force us to rethink existing reputation, distribution, and monetization models—and all for the better. Content today#section1 Most online content today is stuck.
13 Design Trends For 2013 What better way to start the year than to make predictions – some obvious, some not so obvious – as to what trends will become more widely used in the design community. Each year seems to bring new ideas to the community and once they gain enough traction, they eventually become the norm (we’re looking at you, “pull to refresh”). In honor of the year, we have 13 design trends that we’re either hoping or expecting to see reign in throughout the year. Feel free to quote me on these in late December, as well. I won’t be offended.