Author Archives: Chris Drinkut

The Re-Read List; Articles to Revisit and Review

Here are a few articles I’ve come across recently that I felt offered value enough for reiteration and review. Workplace Communication Good communication and positive conflict resolution are what Harvard Business Review essay, How to Collaborate with People You Don’t Like aim to inspire. In it, the author shares a story of colleagues that have […]

Super Borders Tutorial on Angular and Non-Standard Borders — Part 2

Web design trends of recent continue to push the boundaries on the status quo of rectangular layouts. One way this manifests is in the border between two sections of a webpage. Often the borders are angled, sometimes curved, but visually interesting for sure. In this post we’ll look at one way to approach the section […]

Super Borders Tutorial on Angular and Non-Standard Borders — Part 1

Web design trends of recent continue to push the boundaries on the status quo of rectangular layouts. One way this manifests is in the border between two sections of a webpage. Often the borders are angled, sometimes curved, but visually interesting for sure. In this post we’ll look at one way to approach the section […]

Google Fonts: Thick Fonts for Your Consideration

Oswald is a supremely useful and relied upon font face (formerly used on this site), trusted for its thick but compact style. Here are a few other bold, black or otherwise thick fonts for review and consideration. Tillium Web Titan One Kanit (Has 18 styles? Nice!) Alfa Slab One (an alllll time favorite of mine) […]

Be Proactive: Habit 1 for Highly Effective People

I’m a huge fan of Stephen Covey’s seven habits of highly effective people. The book is full of smart ideas and principles for conduct and can help anyone in business and in life. Throughout the book, but certainly in chapter 1 Covey’s advice works. In chapter 1 after highlighting the idea of our own individual […]

Google Fonts: Script Faces with Major Appeal

Here are a few of my favorite Handwriting Google Fonts for consideration and potential use. Montez This is Montez A few other elegant-types include: Tangerine Great Vibes Sacramento Mr De Haviland Ruthie Molle Parisienne Lovers Quarrel Sedgwick Ave Display This is Sedgwick Ave Display Non-or-less cursive, more hand scribbled-types include: Loved by the King Covered […]

Animate Site Sections on Scroll Behavior

Want some motion in your ocean? In a sea of content, simple animations can make for a pleasant break from the humdrum. Use this setup to create sections of a webpage that will slide up and fade into view. Let’s get started. See a demo of what we’ll create. We’ll need to setup some CSS, […]

Let’s Do: CSS Gradients! FTW

Occasionally, you just need to g r a d i a t e (let’s consider that a word). For me, now is one of those times. Perhaps you too could stand to as well. Let’s. Most often we’ll likely want to add a gradient to a container (div, section, button). For that, we can use […]

3 Nifty Tools for Web Design & Development Aficionados

Part of what makes the web so wonderful is the continuous space there is to explore. Pixel-pushers know as well as anyone that inventive tools, processes, and techniques help make things pleasantly colorful. Here are a few tools I’ve come across of recent to put in your quiver. Colorable This site helps you figure out […]