“If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late.” – Reid Hoffman, Co-Founder of LinkedIn
On a recent episode of the NPR podcast “How I Built This,” billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban described how he got his first job in the software business. With no experience in software, he managed to land an interview at a small company called Your Business Software. Cuban’s Secret Knowledge In the interview, Cuban was asked […]
I recently wrote a series of posts about image optimization and the importance of reducing image file sizes on websites (Part 1, Part 2). When it comes to optimizing images, there are many techniques and tools available. One of my favorites is a tool called SVGO, short for SVG Optimizer. As you might guess, SVGO […]
Typography is one of the most important aspects of designing a website. Good typography can improve reading comprehension and usability, while poor typography can make even the best site difficult to use. Fortunately, there is a lot of low-hanging fruit when it comes to this area. By following just a few key rules, you can […]
This post is the second in a two-part series on the process Atomic Object uses to optimize images for the web. To review, our basic image optimization process at Atomic follows these four basic steps: Eliminate unnecessary images Choose the appropriate image format Scale image to the correct dimensions Apply compression
Image optimization is the process of reducing image file sizes as much as possible while maintaining an acceptable level of visual quality. It can be a complex topic; there are endless ways to optimize images for the web, and the best technique for a given image depends on its content and context. In this two-part series, I’ll offer some […]
I recently discovered a very simple Flexbox-based solution to a problem that has given web designers and developers issues for years.
I’ve recently been experimenting with HTTrack, an open-source utility that makes it possible to download a full copy of any website. HTTrack is essentially a web crawler, allowing users to retrieve every page of a website merely by pointing the tool to the site’s homepage. From the HTTrack homepage: “[HTTrack] allows you to download a […]
In the past few months, I have become very involved in the hiring process here at Atomic’s Ann Arbor office. We’re still relatively small compared to our Grand Rapids counterpart, and we’re actively looking to add people to our team. (Apply here!)
This spring, I detailed how to use CSS and Waypoints.js to create animations that are triggered as a user scrolls down the page. In this post, I’ll show you how to reverse those animations to hide the content as the user scrolls back up the page.