Zig Zag Border Created with CSS

CSS Zig Zag Borders

Published February 24, 2014 by Brad Knutson

Solid borders are so boring. With flat design being as popular as it is, solid borders are becoming the norm. Remember the days of extravagant transitions between sections and obnoxious borders? Zig zags, swirls, fading, you name it! Some liked this design trend, some didn’t – but those days are long behind us it seems. […]

Track Affiliate Link Clicks with Universal Analytics

Tracking Affiliate Clicks with Universal Analytics

Published February 19, 2014 by Brad Knutson

Full disclosure: the square images in the sidebar to the right are all products and services that I’m an affiliate for. If you click on one of the image links, you’ll be sent along your way with my affiliate cookie in your browser. If you decide to purchase said products or services, I’ll get a […]

Google Logos Created With Only CSS

CSS Only Google Logos

Published February 11, 2014 by Brad Knutson

I’ve been on a CSS kick lately (if you hadn’t noticed) so I thought I would show you how to recreate some of the common Google logos with just CSS – no images, no javascript. The CSS below can get pretty advanced, so don’t worry if you get confused. Please feel free to re-purpose the […]

What I Learned From My First Year of Blogging

One Year of Blogging

Published February 4, 2014 by Brad Knutson

Yesterday marked the 1 year anniversary of the launch of this blog. It’s been an interesting journey to say the least. I should preface this post by saying that this isn’t really my “first” year of blogging. I’ve blogged before, but never for a solid year, and never with so much of my own resources […]

CSS Button With Sliding Background Color

CSS Button with Sliding Background Color

Published January 29, 2014 by Brad Knutson

Styling buttons is something that designers do every day. Box shadows and gradients have been used over and over again when styling buttons, and I’m growing tired of it. I’ve written recently about how I like the recent trend towards minimalist and “flat UI” designs. It’s not too far of a stretch to translate this […]

CSS Only Brackets Logo

CSS Only Brackets Logo

Published January 28, 2014 by Brad Knutson

I’m fascinated with the current trend of flat design. Not only are companies using flat web design when they update their websites, they are also creating flat icons for their company logos. These icons are simple, flawless, and sharp. At any rate, my favorite code editor is Brackets, and they also use flat design for […]

WordPress Quick Tip: Disable Plugin Update Notification

WordPress Quick Tip: Disable Plugin Update Notification

Published January 26, 2014 by Brad Knutson

How often do you log in to the admin area of your WordPress site and see a notification that one of your plugins has a newer version ready to update to? If you have more than a few installed, you’re probably familiar with these messages. If you ignore these updates, the notifications can pile up. […]

Recreating the New Flat Twitter Navigation

Recreating the New Flat Twitter Navigation

Published January 19, 2014 by Brad Knutson

This past week, Twitter started rolling out their new user interface design for some users. Of the Twitter accounts I manage, about half of them have the new design, and the other half will most likely get it shortly. Twitters new design is a great example of the continuing trend in web design towards “Flat […]

Quick Tip: Responsive YouTube and Vimeo Embed

Responsive YouTube and Vimeo Embed

Published January 15, 2014 by Brad Knutson

Video is becoming an ever important aspect of content marketing. Like many other bloggers starting out with video, you probably are hosting your videos at YouTube or Vimeo. That’s great! They are both free platforms that provide cross-platform and cross-device compatibility. There is a small problem, however. With responsive design being as popular as it […]

CSS Loading Icon Examples

CSS Loading Icons

Published January 10, 2014 by Brad Knutson

If you’ve spent any amount of time reading my blog, you’re well aware that I’m a CSS junkie. If there is a way to do it in pure CSS, I’m all for it. I’ve covered countless topics that involved replacing jQuery and Javascript with pure CSS, and here is another fun one. Loading icons for […]

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