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Using icon fonts vs. images

  • February 28, 2015
  • By Melissa Pilkey
  • Code, Design

When you need to use icons on a website, whether for social media, navigation buttons, etc. using sprites or multiple images can get rather aggravating. And it adds extra image files that have to be called on when the page loads. With the constant push of mobile first design, using less images on a site […]

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Brackets: An open source text editor

  • February 14, 2015
  • By Melissa Pilkey
  • Software

I’ve heard a lot of people say that Sublime Text is their text editor of choice. While I have not personally used it, I can see why people love it; it has a lot of awesome features. Even though it is free to try for a little while, I don’t have $70 to spend on […]

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SVG: Higher quality, scalable images

  • February 13, 2015
  • By Melissa Pilkey
  • Design

I often enjoy creating logos and simple, graphics in Adobe Illustrator. And the images created are of excellent, clear quality. That’s because they are vector, not raster, images where vector images are created with paths and shapes and raster images are pixel based. So, when you enlarge, or shrink, a vector graphic it maintains its […]

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Homepage Usability

  • February 9, 2015
  • By Melissa Pilkey
  • Usability

I chose to do some research on and discuss this subtopic of website usability for one main reason: it’s complicated. It can be extremely difficult to figure out what content should be placed on the homepage, where it should go, how big it should be, which links should go here and so on and so […]

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