Michael Gearon

UX Designer at BrandContent

Web (5)

The guide on progressive web apps

It is very difficult to get people to install a native mobile app. Even if someone installs your app it is difficult to keep them engaged for a long period of time before they either delete it or leave it sitting on their device. Websites are much more convenient as all a user needs to do is just enter a URL or click on a link – it just works. However we all know that mobile connections can be temperamental, giving your customers a poor experience of your website.

A Guide to Understanding the Favicon

The Favicon is sometimes an overlooked aspect to digital branding, yet this small opportunity is just another way to promote and reinforce your brand to your audience.  Although this is a very small part to the website and the brand as a whole, it shows an attention to detail that could separate you from your competitor.


CSS Multi-Column Layout Module

CSS columns give us, the web designers the ability to flow content between multi-columns which adjusts depending on the viewport size. This module has plenty of options to produce layouts similar to print design that we see in magazines and newspapers. This post will look in depth into the module, and demonstrate a layout using both the multi-column layout and the picture element.


Introduction to CSS Blend Modes

CSS blend modes is currently a W3C Candidate recommendation. The use of blending has been a common practise in static designs but with the use of CSS blend modes it will soon be possible to apply blending to dynamic content. Blending is when one image will blend into the image underneath, using different choices will produce different results. This post will be a brief introduction to CSS blend modes, and links to further reading.

HTML Media Capture

What is Media Capture?

Media Capture is currently a W3C Last Working Draft, it allows users the ability to access there camera, microphone or video camera to then either select a pre-existing file or to record and upload media.

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