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The Edge of the Web (Redux)

The Edge of the Web (Redux)

Graphic designers have long honed their craft to meet the specific constraints of television. As web designers begin to understand the true nature of our own medium, isn’t about time we did the same?

Paul Robert Lloyd

March 28, 2013
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  1. The edge
    of the web
    Paul Robert Lloyd
    Front-end London
    28 March 2013

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  2. markboulton.co.uk/journal/a-richer-canvas
    Creating layouts on the web
    has to be different because
    there are no edges.
    A Richer Canvas
    — Mark Boulton

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  3. nasa.gov/mission_pages/cassini/multimedia/pia12320.html

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  4. Total Transfer Size and Total Requests: Top 1000 Sites
    httparchive.org/trends.php
    600
    700
    800
    900
    1,000
    1,100
    1,200
    DEC 2010 MAR 2011 JUN 2011 SEP 2011 DEC 2011 MAR 2012 JUN 2012 SEP 2012 DEC 2012 MAR 2013
    82 84 84 87 90 89 90 90
    99 100
    Total Requests
    Total Transfer Size (kB)

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  5. Average Bytes per Page by Content Type: Top 1000 Sites (March 2013)
    httparchive.org/interesting.php
    CSS
    37 kB
    HTML
    45 kB
    Other
    165 kB
    Flash
    90 kB
    Scripts
    202 kB
    Images
    639 kB
    Total
    1197 kB

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  6. Flexible
    Adaptable
    Scalable
    %, ems
    The web

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  7. Fixed
    Static
    Rasterised
    px
    Flexible
    Adaptable
    Scalable
    %, ems
    The web Bitmap images

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  8. Flexible
    Adaptable
    Vectorised
    %, ems
    Flexible
    Adaptable
    Scalable
    %, ems
    The web Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG)

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  9. welcomebrand.co.uk/thoughts/the-responsive-web-will-be-99-9-typography/
    The responsive web will be
    99.9% typography
    The responsive web will be 99% typography
    — James Young

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  10. Meaning is the baseline
    Design is an enhancement

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  11. When is an image not
    an ?

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  12. Interface Content Decorative
    Vector (SVG)
    Icon font
    Optimised bitmap
    ~80% quality
    Optimised bitmap
    ~60% quality
    CSS image replacement

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  13. Interface Content Decorative
    Vector (SVG)
    Icon font
    Optimised bitmap
    ~80% quality
    Optimised bitmap
    ~60% quality
    CSS image replacement

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  14. Interface Content Decorative
    Vector (SVG)
    Icon font
    Optimised bitmap
    ~80% quality
    Optimised bitmap
    ~60% quality
    CSS image replacement

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  15. ‘HiDPI’ image
    46kb
    Standard resolution image
    8kb
    UK unemployment total
    falls to 2.5m
    UK unemployment fell in the three months to
    December, while the number in work also jumped to a
    new record, official figures show.
    The jobless total fell by 14,000 between October and
    December to 2.5 million, the Office for National
    Statistics (ONS) said.
    The number in work rose by 154,000 to 29.7 million. More
    than 580,000 more people are employed than a year ago.
    The number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance in
    January fell by 12,500 to 1.54 million.
    UK unemployment total
    falls to 2.5m
    UK unemployment fell in the three months to
    December, while the number in work also jumped to a
    new record, official figures show.
    The jobless total fell by 14,000 between October and
    December to 2.5 million, the Office for National
    Statistics (ONS) said.
    The number in work rose by 154,000 to 29.7 million. More
    than 580,000 more people are employed than a year ago.
    The number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance in
    January fell by 12,500 to 1.54 million.

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  16. http://
    paulrobertlloyd.github.com/
    responsivepatterns

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  17. 2012.dconstruct.org

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  18. This image is wrong on so many levels.

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  19. The Web Aesthetic
    alistapart.com/article/the-web-aesthetic

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  20. nytimes.com/skimmer

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  21. Thank you!
    Creative Commons Licensed
    Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share Alike
    cc
    paulrobertlloyd.com
    @paulrobertlloyd

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