Mike Pick

As a part of Monkey Do, Mike approaches web design from the perspective of both art director and front-end developer. He primarily creates clean and concise design systems for websites, but is also known to get his hands dirty with HTML/CSS and JavaScript development. Over the years he has worked as a cog in a large agency, an in-house art director, and a humble freelancer, and has picked up a few awards along the way. He holds a BD in Communication Design from NSCAD in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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Surveying the Big Screen

We’ve been designing responsively for more than three years, now, and have the small-screen pattern libraries and portfolios to prove it. But what about larger screens? While we commonly use liquid design for smaller breakpoints, allowing our content to expand and contract as needed, few of us consider what happens beyond a maximum width of 960 pixels or so—which can leave a heap of unused pixels on a contemporary desktop display. Mike Pick explores how to use negative space, scale, density, and layout devices such as grids, modules, and columns to break through the 1024-pixel layout barrier.

Fight Against “Right-rail Blindness”

First, ask yourself if your site even needs a right column. If the answer is yes, Hoa Loranger has some ideas on how you can more effectively design the content you put there.

Outside the Box

Yes, the clipped logotype at the top of the page is intentional.

A List Apart 5.01

People who make websites know that the work doesn't magically end after the initial launch.