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The spirit of web design

Web design is an art, its canvas varied among the myriad devices your audience may use. Your masterpiece expresses who you are, what drives you, what inspires passion in your heart—your spirit.

Mix it up...

Conventional layouts are sometimes called for, but a little twist on the norm can be a sight for sore eyes.

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We used two interesting techniques in this particular column. The first involves setting a fixed background image. Since background-attachment fixed sets the background image as a child of the body, only binding it to the the vertical boundaries of its parent element, we crafted a special image that is 1920 pixels wide and 1080 pixels tall, with the parts we want to display pinned to the right edge of the image. Then we set a color mask by using multiple background-image syntax: a linear gradient followed by a JPG. The linear gradient is set in RGBA colors. The result is a semi-transparent mask. Here is the syntax:

background: linear-gradient(rgba(120,120,120,0.98), rgba(120,120,120,0.30)), url(p7Zeitgeist/img/face.jpg);

The second technique we used is applied to the hmy-content DIV, which is set to position: sticky with a top position of 80 pixels so that it clears the fixed header. As you scroll the page, this column's text remains inside the viewport for as long as possible.

Contemplation

The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival - Aristotle

Whimsy

We shouldn't be afraid to embrace whimsy, that nagging idea that life could be magical; it could be special if we were only willing to take a few risks - Donald Miller

Vision

Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world - Joel A. Barker

a·sym·me·try

Noun. Lack of equality or equivalence between parts or aspects of something; lack of symmetry.
"There was an asymmetry between the last column and the ones before it. But it looks right."