Illustration of the designer by Marcus Tegtmeier

I’m Justin McDowell and I specialize in design & revolt.

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A Revolting New Design

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If you’re one of presumably very few people who visit my website on an even semi-rare basis, things may look a little unfamiliar to you all-of-a-sudden. I've been meaning to update my website for quite a while and I thought I would take an opportunity to slow down a bit and put some time in on getting this old clunker back together.

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The Perfect Sunset in Practice

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Previously I’ve written about using Sass to create better, more interesting color palettes for web sites, but perhaps you may not fully understand, or be fully convinced until you’ve seen it in action. I’ve created a demo site that shows how mixing colors can influence and enhance the mood of a web page. It’s a site for an as-yet-fictional travel supply company that sells designer luggage stickers of exotic and novel destinations around the world.

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The Perfect Sunset, Part III: Dynamic Colors With Sass And Media Queries

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This is the final part of The Perfect Sunset series.

Now you have some tools and concepts for creating richer, fuller color palettes with ease. There are probably a million other places this can go, and if you come up with even better ways to mix colors, I’d love to hear them. Before that, I have a couple more ideas to share. First, I want to look toward the near future to start thinking about a new technology on the horizon that will add one more tool to your color and lighting arsenal. After that, I’ll double back on exploring the art of choosing good lights and darks.

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