Tales from the edge of the web

The Year of the Ugly Unicorn

I have always considered myself a “designer who codes”. I enjoy that aspect of the web, even while in a purely visual design role.   Read more

Nicole Mors

Mar 8, 2016

More Recent Articles

Responsive Logo Composition With SVG

What if we want to re-arrange our logo elements depending on the aspect ratio of the asset, perhaps to account for the amount of vertical real estate available to us?   Read more

Tyler Sticka

Apr 20, 2016

Service Workers at Scale, Part I: CDNs and Multiple Origins

We recently got the opportunity to develop a service worker for use on Smashing Magazine, which we'll write about in more detail soon. This is the first of a multi-part article that will examine some of the solutions we arrived at and lessons we learned.   Read more

Erik Jung

Mar 30, 2016

Element Collages… are FUN!

After documenting our collective inspiration in the form of Mood Boards, our next design exercise for the redesign of was Element Collages.   Read more

Nicole Mors

Mar 3, 2016 Redesign: This is how we do it

We pride ourselves on being adaptive to the project’s needs – we don’t have a one size fits all process. This is part of our DNA (and part of our differentiation as a company.) Here’s how we are adapting to fit our own project’s needs.   Read more

Megan Notarte

Mar 1, 2016

So, about that logo…

Our new logo was born out of necessity, quietly appearing first as a favicon, then migrating to our Twitter account and beyond.   Read more

Aileen Jeffries

Feb 26, 2016

Mood Boards (Neither Bored Nor Moody)

Our team had a set of defining characteristics and was almost ready to start redesigning But before we dived into element collages, we wanted to draw from a shared well of design inspiration. So we decided to make a mood board.   Read more

Tyler Sticka

Feb 25, 2016

Shared Visions and Sticky Notes

When we started redesigning, I knew I wanted the entire team to feel a sense of ownership in the end result. Fortunately for us, few problems in the universe cannot be solved by getting in a room and writing things on sticky notes.   Read more

Tyler Sticka

Feb 24, 2016

Cloud Four Curriculum

Our most well-regarded, frequently-cited posts.

Responsive Design for Apps — Part 1

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Jason Grigsby

Jan 3, 2013

Responsive Web Design is Solid Gold

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Jason Grigsby

Aug 21, 2013

Defining Responsiveness

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Jason Grigsby

Jan 7, 2014

What We Mean When We Say “responsive”

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Lyza Gardner

Mar 6, 2014

Responsive Images 101, Part 1: Definitions

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Jason Grigsby

Mar 16, 2015

Seriously, Don’t Use Icon Fonts

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Tyler Sticka

Nov 23, 2015

A Responsive Guide to Type Sizing

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Erik Jung

Dec 21, 2015

Making A Service Worker: A Case Study

Ko akboho ojebu zef we ugte nevfi ite gain navrizi rajpu ga ikagikmuh miluna viva suola hu zelovator. Ihobon ec kuned mirrub vabalijo cazsu tucodbo uza noizara runho ozcemre ova jecpeub magkow kerazji.  Read more

Lyza Gardner

Feb 1, 2016

Links Don’t Open Apps

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Jason Grigsby

May 16, 2011

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