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Have you ever tried incorporating hexagons into a web design?
Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest was at the top of the list of games I either got frustrated or bored with, but I finally powered through, and very I’m glad I did.
I have created the definitive order for watching the movies of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
I’m playing through the games featured on the covers of Nintendo Power. Join me for a deep dive into Super Mario Bros. 2!
I’m kicking off a series where I play through the NES games featured on the covers of Nintendo Power in the late ’80s and early ’90s.
I may have jumped the gun the other day when I said this isn’t a Star Wars fansite.
I have many thoughts on the Rise of Skywalker trailer. Join me as I speculate!
A quick story about the first real thing I put on the web, along with some GeoCities-era web archaeology.
I wrote about what went into rebuilding this old blog as a high-performing, modern static site. Buckle up, this one’s a real journey.
If you write in Markdown and control the CSS of a site, you can get a surprising amount of control over image display.
Much of the early World Wide Web is lost. If the creator didn’t archive it, and the Wayback Machine didn’t catch it, it’s probably gone. Well, I’ve got one of those things to share.
I’ve been letting digital crap pile up for well over two decades.
The latest relaunch of this site has got me thinking: Who is Illtron?
This made the rounds a few years ago before getting taken down from YouTube.
My name is Chris Coleman. I make web sites. We’ve been over this before, but here we are again.
Do you know who doesn’t care about how technologically impressive your website is?
I do user experience, product, content, and all kinds of touchy-feely things that make digital experiences usable for humans.
I made a responsive off-canvas navigation that’s easy to implement and doesn’t require much in the way of additional markup.
This time of year, for the past three years, my good friend Beth and I have producing a fun little web site called The Yule Blog.
I’m trying to think of how a mixin could simplify this, but it seems like it’ll be a lot of manual labor no matter what I do.
No images were harmed in the making of this pixel guy.
You know, I just checked, and Compass does include something like this.
This could probably use a little more work, but it’s heading in the right direction.
I needed a mixin for links, so I made this.
Introducing the 1140px Responsive Sass Grid!
Smart people head to Down for Everyone or Just Me when they can’t reach a website. But who has time for all that typing?
I’m still only ankle-deep in the world of Sass, but I already can’t imagine building a site without it.
First, let me say I realize that in 2011 we’re supposed to be detecting features, not browsers.
Here’s a little thing I put together that hides a comment form (or whatever) until the user requests it, and then shows it with a nice little CSS3 animation.
Here’s my first attempt at writing something useful on this site.
I figured that since I’m one of those guys who make websites for a living, I should probably have one of my own.
Oh, you‘re still here?
Since you’ve scrolled this far, I guess you’re clearly hungry for content. If you truly are desperate for more, check out the Version 1.0 archive and the TypePad archive.
I should tell you first: There are a few gems, but it’s mostly not great.
Anyway, you’ve been warned.