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Responsive design and colour in web development

I'm not a web designer. If you've worked with me before, you're probably tired of me saying that. Funnily enough, in high school I took art, and always considered myself artsy by inclination, if not vocation or personality.

On a recent project I ended up doing more design work that I'd planned, which happens. I learned about two new things from this process:

1. Responsive web design using Zen grids. It's kind of funny to be back using grids like the old table layout world of pre-2000. But it's now sane and zen grids is one way to keep up with the cool kids doing 'responsive design', which just means your site looks good on all kinds of devices, (yeah, just like html was supposed to by original design, grumble, grumble).

2. Mac colour vs. PC colour. I've know about the different experience of PC users vs. Mac users for a while, but have tried to ignore it (claiming, truthfully, that I am in fact colour blind, though not very). On one project, the des…