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CSS Colours and Colors: A nicer color palette for the web

CSS Colours presents all the standard CSS colours in nice large swatches. Mouse over the swatch for hex and RGB values.

Colors provides much nicer versions of a subset of the default CSS colours. They’re a bit less saturated, the black isn’t pure; generally it’s more like something you’d actually use in a design. You can grab the values from the page itself, or grab the stylesheets and source files for a variety of CSS preprocessors from github.

9 Quick Wins for Halfway-Decent Design

David Kadavy writes up tips to point the less the aesthetically skilled on the road to an attractive app or web page. If you want more from David, he has a book and an email course called “Design for Hackers”.


Grid covers the absolute minimum you need to know to get started with creating responsive web pages. If you stopped here, you’d still be creating layouts that work great on a variety of devices.

Weekly (*cough*) link dump

I either need to get better about posting these, or stop calling them “weekly”.

The nGen Works Process wiki

Inspired by Kelly Goto’s well-known publishing of her process in the early days, nGen have published a wiki of their process. This is an amazing resource for folks just heading into the industry or setting up their own shop. It’s also likely informative for potential clients who want to see how the sausage is made.

We use Trello

I used Trello last fall when I was deluged with work, and my existing project management process wasn’t handling it well. Trello is made of three parts: boards which contain lists, which in turn contain cards. Most folks use it for Kanban. This article will run you through how one Ruby on Rails production shop built their process around it.


Typeplate is a set of Less, Sass, or CSS stylesheets that handle things like typographic scale, and provide classes and mixins for things like setting hyphenation, creating drop caps, or indenting paragraphs.

Modern Etiquette: Email Correspondence

Grace Bonney walks you through a professional email message, including greetings, closings, and tone.