Building sites to work at any viewport width means we must embrace changing methods to communicate priority across those widths. Atomic design gives us a solid approach to designing the elements that make up our system, but these elements must also be considered in the context in which they’ll be experienced. At Sparkbox, we try to burn the candle at both ends by making progress on the whole as well as on the parts.Read More
Browsing Foundry posts by Ben Callahan
We’ve long dreamt of a time when we could shed ourselves of the shackles of pixel-pushing to embrace a more idealistic way of working—designing in the browser. Many have tried and many have failed, but it doesn't have to be all or nothing. In this article, Ben dissects the design process to explore which tools are the most helpful for certain parts of the web design process.Read More
Ben Callahan's slides from CodeMash 2012 on "Hands-On-Responsive and Adaptive Web Design."Read More
A list of excuses and reasons why. Presented Simpson's style.Read More
Sparkbox is teaming up with Mediachase to offer a webinar on responsive web design in eCommerce. It's free, so sign up today!Read More
Apple iPad sales more than doubled Apple Mac sales last quarter. The web industry is moving more rapidly than anyone could have predicted toward a mobile browsing experience. Responsive web design is a great option to combat the unknown devices yet to emerge––big OR small.Read More
Lots of conferences are out there to help you get better at making websites. One of the best is put on by the folks from A List Apart and it's fittingly called An Event Apart. I had an opportunity to attend this year's event in Atlanta and this is a summary of what I took away from day one of the conference.Read More
Sparkbox is proud to help bring the Build Guild to Dayton, Ohio. The Build Guild is a national group of local meetups for web geeks where there are never presentations but always great conversations, instead.Read More
Jeremy Keith is one of the guys we look up to in this business for so many reasons. His perception of responsive web design in this article is spot-on and one that Sparkbox embraces wholeheartedly. The technology for building sites finally allows us to consider the web as it should be, fully dynamic. Well said, Mr. Keith.
After a year of working together, the amazing people at Homefull feel more like friends than clients. When we invited them to stop by for a FORGE lunch, they responded with a resounding, "No." However, they surprised us with a request to cook lunch for us! Being the food-lovers that we are, we agreed. Today was our chance to enjoy that meal, but better than the food was the company. Not only did they bring some delicious grub, they presented us with a beautiful plaque which depicts the Homefull logotype and the FORGE logotype behind the new Homefull logo. This will be a constant reminder of the partnership we've enjoyed and the difference we're both trying to make in our community. Thank you, Homefull.
We're almost ready to launch. Just making some final adjustments and we'll push THE BUTTON.
Andy is getting ready for Eat At FORGE this Friday. The sauce is cooking, and the office smells great...
Ethan Marcotte wrote this article back in May of 2010. It's critical to our industry because it pushes us all toward building smarter sites.