Lucas Cobb: designer and photographer.

  • Fluid Web Typography: Today

    Fluid Web Typography: Today

    Fluid web typography gives us so many opportunities to better design the reading experiences on the web but, at the same time, introduces problems of font sizes scaling uncontrollably and potential accessibility issues. Is fluid web typography ready to be used?

  • Designers Are Like Athletes

    Designers Are Like Athletes

    Let’s dig into all the key areas that designers train on a daily basis that makes them ready to perform at top-tier performance athletes.

  • Accessibility Is Not That Hard

    Accessibility Is Not That Hard

    Here are 7 sure fire steps to follow when designing for accessibility. This refers to the practice of building digital content and applications that can be used by a wide range of people, including individuals who have visual, motor, auditory, speech, or cognitive disabilities.

  • The most popular tools of the year – 2017

    The most popular tools of the year – 2017

    According to designer from across the globe, these were the most used tools by designers in 2017.

  • Vertically center elements with 3 lines of code

    Vertically center elements with 3 lines of code

    3 short lines of CSS (excluding vendor prefixes) using transform: translateY  will vertically center whatever we want, even if we don’t know the elements height.

  • Five Font Trends

    Five Font Trends

    Handwritten type – encompasses both printing and cursive styles and is separate from formal calligraphy or typeface.Brush Up font  |  Ondise font  |  Goodfy font  |  Barber Shop font Google Fonts – interactive directory of free hosted application programming interfaces for web fonts.Open Sans font  |  Roboto font  |  Oswald font Flat Design type – places a clear emphasis on simplicity, minimalism, and intelligibility.Metros font  |  Marianina font  |  Burne […]

  • The power of REM and EM finally explained!

    The power of REM and EM finally explained!

    The power of REM and EM finally explained! You may have come to terms with using flexible units of measurement, but you still might not fully understand when to use REM and when to use EM. This tutorial will help you figure it out! Both EM and REM are flexible, scalable units which are translated […]

  • Why Designers Fail

    Why Designers Fail

    Here is a list of quick notes on why designers fail at the task presented to them. Refrain from doing these things and you will be a success. No Ambition – Success takes a long time. No Plan – You’ve got to have a plan to not fail. No Point of View – Find your […]

  • Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator Keyboard Shortcut Cheat Sheets

    Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator Keyboard Shortcut Cheat Sheets

    I’m excited to present Photoshop and Illustrator keyboard shortcut cheat sheets for Adobe CS6 from ZeroLag. They designed it specifically with graphic designers in mind. They also provided code below the graphics so you can share it on your blog to help improve the productivity of fellow graphic designers. There are printer-friendly versions that fit perfectly on letter-size […]