Responsive grid using calc

In the age of responsive design, design components should be as flexible as possible. My ideal grid is the one with fluid column width and a fixed margin between column because so we can adapt it to any viewports easily, while keeping the gutter and space consistent. In the past…

Please stop using Material Design for everything

When Google introduced Material Design, it made a big wave in designer community. They put bits and pieces people have used for years into a consistent visual system and gave it a fancy name. As we should have expected, designers are crazy about it and they are using Google's Material…

Design in browser

“Design in browser” is the most discussed topic around our community in the recent years, even though it's not a new concept. The first websites were created in browsers, then Photoshop came out and became a popular web design tool because there was no better choice. A majority…

Cloud.typography: the good, the bad and the ugly

I've been a fan of H&FJ since I started learning design. When they announced their long-awaited webfont service called Cloud.typography, I knew that the day I can use Gotham, Didot, Archer, Mercury, ... for my web projects has come. I jumped the bandwagon and here is my not-so-sweet…

Redesigned

Redesign a personal website that I almost abandoned seems strange. The (shameful) skeuomorphism design I made in 2010 was outdated as flat design took over the world. Finally I found some time to remove all the faux fabric and stiches! I hope the new design will inspire me to share…

“You suck”

My table tennis coach said that to me when I asked to sign up for his training program. I was speechless! My first reaction was: “Is this guy out of his mind? How can he say that to his prospective client?”. “But I will give you the method to become…