How to Add a XL Grid Size Option to Bootstrap 3

We’re using the Bootstrap framework on a current project, and we ran into an interesting problem this week while trying to design for extremely large screens. We found there to be too large of a gap from the col-md-* to col-lg-* to easily scale the design when using the Bootstrap grid system in a fluid layout. Read more on How to Add a XL Grid Size Option to Bootstrap 3…

Adventures with SASS Preprocessors

For design implementation, one critical power tool that I wouldn’t want to be left without is the CSS preprocessor SASS. Generally when I’m working on a project here at Atomic, I’m operating within the context of a larger application, maintained by the developers on my team, that runs Ruby on Rails or a similar tech stack. We install the SASS gem in the application, and we’re good to go.

In the case of our recent website redesign, I found myself in a very different type of application, writing templates for our new Craft CMS install. Read more on Adventures with SASS Preprocessors…

Using Team-Driven Design to Create a Flexible Content Design System

We at Atomic Object recently launched our brand-new website with completely rewritten content and a clean, beautiful look that accurately represents our company’s progress in the field of design. This new website was a long time coming, and we’re proud of what we’ve achieved with the redesign. It represents a great step forward for our company–the result of many years of progress and hard work.

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A Fresh Outlook: Updating Atomic’s Visual Brand

Designing your own stuff is hard. I might even go so far as to say that it’s painful.

Why? Because it requires you to take a hard look at yourself and admit what sucks. What’s even harder is that you have to put a stake in the ground and make decisions. For whatever reason, this is much easier to do with our clients than it is for ourselves. Read more on A Fresh Outlook: Updating Atomic’s Visual Brand…

Creating & Sharing Color Swatches in Adobe

When I began in graphic design, I struggled with maintaining color consistency between documents. After I created a color palate, I would often want to utilize it across Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. As any designer knows, good color is an essential part of design, and finding the right color palate can make a huge difference in the overall success of your design. Read more on Creating & Sharing Color Swatches in Adobe…