Designing Fictions, Part 2: Thoughtful HTML & Content Structure

(This is the second part to my process of designing my Fictions homepage. Here’s the first part, in case you haven’t and want to read that first.) It seems there are two distinct approaches to laying out content in web design: content first, versus design first. I’m not about to start arguing which is the […]

Handwriting Fonts: Why Not?

I’m reworking the “theme” of this blog (though given that it’s for my personal use and is so severely customized it probably can’t be used anywhere else, one can hardly call it a real WordPress theme) and have decided to use handwriting fonts for the comments section. Yup, as long as it’s a user comment, […]

Stop Using the Vertical Line in Your Titles.

I used to like the use of the vertical bar or pipe in <title>s of subpages. Like, “About Us | Your Company or Blog Name”. It just looks cooler, I thought. Until I started learning about accessibility and started using Voiceover to listen to webpages. What looks cool to us visual users turns out to […]

.no-js Happens. Seriously.

I was one of those guys who did not really believe in the need for a .no-js class. After all, this is not the 90s anymore. Who browses the Web without Javascript these days? So one day, I was on this horribly packed train and decided to take a look at my fictions homepage. And […]

Designing Fictions, Part 1: Typography

Lately, I’ve found some time during my vacation to design my fictions homepage. And in the process, I started thinking that maybe I should share my design/development process, because there’s always something to learn from someone else’s process. I’m hoping that someone out there will find my process interesting, maybe even intriguing. Because designing a […]