A new article on smashing magazine, where I dive into the wonderful world of visual effects that can be achieved with displacement maps.more
SVG Partial Blur and iOS Style TranslucencyIt's one of the lesser known features of SVG filters that they can be masked. Here's how to apply a partial blur to images and SVG elements. This way it's possible to create some nifty effects like tilt-shift or true iOS style translucency.more
The SVG Filter and why it’s awesomeI had the honour to write a post over at Smashing Magazine, where I take a closer look at SVG filters and the phantastic possibilties they offer designers to create astonishing type effects.more
Applying Alpha Channels to JPGsFor a long Time we have been waiting for a highly compressed image format that allows semi-transparent areas and is available in every browser. Well, it's been here all the time! Reduce page weight by replacing PNGs with semi transparent JPGs.more
The Holy Grail of Image ScalingFlash and Illustrator users had the luck to enjoy image scaling with a 9-sliced scaling grid for years. Applying this grid to graphics gives us unmatched scaling flexibility. Here's how to get a hold of this technique in web development with the help of some clever SVG tricks.more
The 4 Slice Scaling Technique for SVGThis is a method to create highly flexible SVG images from 4 overlappping tiles. Learn it and then never go back to traditional CSS background images again.more
Everything is Relative. The Art of the Adaptive Image.In responsive design it's not only about how big an image will display and which density we must feed to the browser. The image itself must be adaptive, change its content according to the context. In loose order I will try some not so common adaptive image techniques here.more
A blog relaunch was overdue for a long time. Finally did it.
Now it's responsive, red and with robots.
Finally! csswarp.js for dynamic Text warping
Finally the first incarnation of csswarp.js is ready. Now it's possible to have warped text that follows a path even when content is served dynamically. An extensive set of configuration options gives you the ability to control every aspect of your warp.more