That is a lot in one sentence, but basically it explains it all. Maintaining a vertical rhythm is hard enough by itself and takes a lot of time and thinking to accomplish.
The problem with maintaining a proper rhythm are objects (like images) that have dynamic heights. Like the images on this blog, or when you have clients uploading their content which isn’t perfectly resized / cropped to your line-height.
For this I created a jQuery plugin that fixes the rhythm: Keep the Rhythm.
Creating CSS rules for retina sprites and background images can be a drag. I wrote a quick mixin that will help you with this. It allows you to use sprites in Compass with added retina variants. Works just like the normal sprites helpers, but has been made a lot easier with these mixins.
Gaya Design is back in business and hitting hard with a redo of the 2009 script QueryLoader. I kept getting e-mails and comments about it and thought I had left it just hanging there for way too long. It had become very outdated. So here it is: version 2 of QueryLoader!
Personally, I am a huge fan of negative space in design. This got me thinking while I was trying to accomplish something different. Normally a textual caption would be positioned above a background, but I wanted to do it the other way around: place the background in the letters.
I also wanted to add some nice dynamic effects to enhance the effect. This was amazingly easy to accomplish in jQuery with the use of a little creativity.
This article will explain what you need to do create an effect like this yourself.
The problem is that you still don’t know how to do such things.