New blog series: Designing for the Web Canvas

As a professional web shop, our HTML / CSS developers are frequently taking a professional graphic artist’s vision of a website’s look and feel and converting it to work with this unique canvas we call a website. The graphic artists’ digital toolbox is full of powerful applications like Adobe Photoshop, that provide near total control over the final presentation, on a fixed sized canvas, down to the pixel.

There’s one big problem: the web developer’s canvas just isn’t that controlled or robust. And it’s not just that the unique characteristics of web layout or the code that defines how a web page should look lacks a good way to pull off a design element (which it does, often enough). There’s a bigger problem: several kinds of interpreters trying to understand the canvas, each with its own quirks and limitations. Welcome to to the world wide web canvas.

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