Basic Animation Principles for Web Design

by Jake Rocheleau
on July 24, 2015

in Web Design

The world of animation is vast and somewhat complex. Professional animators undergo quite a bit of training and work for years to master their craft. But animation can be found in much more than cartoons. Print work and …

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The Differences Between Jade, Haml, and Slim

by Jake Rocheleau
on July 22, 2015

in Web Design

Web developers have grown accustomed to the various tools for CSS preprocessing – a very popular subject at the moment. But HTML templating tools have only recently gained mass attention from frontend developers.

The online editor CodePen actually …

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A Comprehensive Look into the Disciplines of Digital Design

by Jake Rocheleau
on February 5, 2015

in Web Design

Most people who are familiar with the world of digital graphics also recognize that there are dozens of unique disciplines out there. The Adobe suite alone has products for vector art, pixel graphics, motion graphics, animation, the list goes on. It's practically impossible for one designer to practice all of these areas but it's becoming more common for designers to adopt a few different skillsets.

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In this post I'd like to cover a swath of various fields related to digital design. Modern designers often have a wide range of various skills dipping into a number of these fields. Someone who starts in graphic design might later move into After Effects or concept art or interface design. Digital art includes both 2D and 3D work that can be used in many different projects. Although the design process is always changing, the larger umbrella of design fields tends to remain somewhat consistent.

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