Web Design Labs

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We are currently developing an after school program for elementary level kids to learn web design. The course could actually be used for anyone new to web design, it's free and easy to follow – make something cool for the web!

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The Wordpress Shell

We've been using WordPress as a CMS since 2008 (version 2.3.3). We've been improving our 'shell theme' ever since. It's used as the foundation of all our sites. It's freely distributed on GitHub so others can use it and contribute.

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Lab Notes

Sales Strategy
This info graphic from Kiss metrics has some great tips for converting sales leads. check it out:
Keepers Coffee Soda
Coffee Soda is about to be a household drink thanks to the work of Condensed and Thi Lam. Keepers Coffee Soda has been in development for a while now and is just about ready for production. What does Keepers taste like? Think ice tea but change that out with coffee, add some fresh lime and […]
Toms of Maine Packaging – Sacrificed
Disclaimer: This work isn’t by any way commissioned or requested by the company, we just find logos we think need work and fix them. It’s just our sacrifice to the design gods. Please accept it: Design Improvements I love this toothpaste but hate the packaging. This redesign reduces printing costs; three (or even two) color […]
Know Me App Logo – Sacrificed
As if we don’t have better things to do, we’re now re-designing logos in our free time. This work isn’t by any way commissioned or requested by the company, we just find logos we think need work and fix them. It’s our sacrifice to the design gods. The Know Me app is a good example […]
SASS mixin for responsive SVGs
After listening to Sara Soueida on Shop Talk Show we finally have a reliable way to use SVGs in responsive sites, our old method was to yell at the SVG and change every possible value within the SVG and in CSS until it looked right in most browsers. She goes into a ton of detail […]
importance of punctuation
Here’s a great quote by Hemingway that sums up why it’s important to structure code in a standard way that others can understand: My attitude toward punctuation is that it ought to be as conventional as possible. The game of golf would loose a good deal if croquet mallets and billiard cues were allowed on […]
Why You Need a Responsive Re-Design
More users are coming to sites from mobile devices. It’s a good time to re-think existing sites and make them responsive. Here’s some of the reasons why.
Brooklyn Roofdeck Design
We design more than websites over here at mimoYmima. We do all kinds of graphic design but also branched out into exterior design with the design of our roofdeck. We employ many of the same design principals here that we do with web design, like modularity, sustainability, & creative maintenance. When we started the design […]
A better body-class function for WordPress
We wrote this function because the native WordPress function for adding body classes creates way too many, most are never used, and it doesn’t create some that you do need.
Here’s a super simple preloader that you can add onto any type of project
get all images from a site
When migrating from to self-hosted ( here’s how you can get the images off the side
Illustrator: Responsive Design Template
Responsive Illustrator template complete with device overlays, and guides for popular screen sizes
adding a character entity into an object in jquery
Pretty simple stuff but since I’m still a little rusty on jquery I spent a lot of time trying to get the entity to show up using text: by escaping characters. (spoiler: don’t use text: use html:
The Perfect Tire Tread ?
The Perfect Tire Tread Design?
The future of education?
Just read that John Resig, the creator of jQuery, quit Mozilla to work for a company we’d never heard of called Kahn Academy. Can the internet change the way we educate children? Well duh of course it can – with Resig and Kahn working together looks like Kahn Academy might have it all figured out already.
No need to understand how everything works
Go fetch a number, add it to this number, put the result there, perceive if it’s greater than this other number”—but execute that at a rate of, let’s say, 1,000,000 per second. At 1,000,000 per second, the results appear to be magic.
FIX: pixelated images on iphone
This one was driving us nuts for a while. We had two images that were identical in size and resolution, yet one looked pixelated (aliased) on the iPhone while the other was sharp. Looking through the code didn’t help, everything was identical. The fix was surprising.
WordPress for iOS
Messing around with WordPress for iOS, overall I like it, I accidentally deleted a post by trying to cancel out of uploading an image somehow, so it’s not perfect yet, but has a lot of promise. One awesome feature that it includes is geo tagging your posts. A slew of cool applications for this come […]
Your Website & Facebook
Last night mimo (AKA Brent) spoke at the Park Slope Civic Council’s ‘Growing a Brooklyn Business’ initiative at the Montauk Club in Park Slope. Here’s the notes we put together for the event and some thoughts that came afterward.
HTML5 Shell for WordPress
We’ve updated our Wordpress shell to take advantage of HTML5, we’re also making it freely available as an open source which we’re hoping will help out others and force us to keep making it better.
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