Peter Kaizer

product designer

Reading & Writing

Visual Hierarchy

Dec 23, 2019

Visual hierarchy is a much overlooked element of good interface design. This piece does a good job laying out the fundamentals.

Lessons learned building a design system

Sep 3, 2019

Design systems have become a focus of mine over the past several years. Lots has been written but this Medium post about 5 lessons learned struck a note with me.

Veerle Pieters georgeous new blog

Mar 15, 2019

Veerle Pieters has been a favorite designer of mine for many years. In this recent post she talks about how the latest version of her georgeous blog came to life

CSS Grid layout best practices

Apr 17, 2018

There comes a time when it's time to jump in with both feet on a new technology. For me now is the time with CSS Grid.

Art Directing For The Web With CSS Grid

Apr 13, 2018

Great post from the awesome Andy Clarke on using the new CSS grid specification to art direct the layout of web pages.

Iterative Design, Iterative Code

Aug 11, 2016

Great post from Brad Frost on getting feedback from the indie web community.

More respect in our political discourse

Feb 15, 2016

Can Justice Ginsburg’s moving tribute to her friend Justice Scalia be an example to behave better... I hope so...

Hillary Clinton campaign logo

Apr 19, 2015

More on the evolving saga of the Hillary Clinton campaign logo...

UX Camp DC

Jan 5, 2015

My Design Deliverables presentation at UX Camp DC

Design deliverables and the design process in a multi-viewport era

Jun 9, 2014

A great presentation about some new ways to approach the design process and what design deliverables to present a client.

Style guides

May 27, 2014

A selection of articles on html style guides.

HTML wireframes

May 21, 2014

Great post from Brad Frost on why static high fidelity wireframes are no longer the way to go. Instead create your wireframes in HTML and CSS. I have been doing this for a while now.

A round up of articles about typography and web typography

Apr 6, 2014

Some articles on typography and web typography.

A Look at 2014 Design Trends

Apr 5, 2014

A nice post from local Baltimore digital agency R2I that looks at what's coming up this year in web design and UX.

Designing for performance

Apr 3, 2014

A great pressentation deck and list of resources from Lara Swanson, Engineering Manager of Performance at Etsy, on how to design for page load time.

Articles of interest April 3, 2014

Apr 3, 2014

Some articles about the evolving nature of our roles as workers in the digital space.

Sir Jony Ive on designing tomorrow

Mar 24, 2014

Apple's Sir Jony Ive gives his first in depth interview to John Arlidge of Time magazine.

Articles of interest February 8, 2013

Feb 8, 2013

Leadership, innovation, project management and creativity.

Articles of interest February 2, 2013

Feb 2, 2013

Some fine articles about life , productivity and finding balance.

Articles of interest January 27, 2013

Jan 27, 2013

Articles of interest on front-end web design, markup and performance.

Articles of interest January 19, 2013

Jan 19, 2013

First edition of the weekly articles of interest post.

Bacon and cheddar scones

Jan 14, 2013

My first attempt at Chef Keller's savory scones

Responsive Web Design Resources

Sep 14, 2012

Are decorative design elements going out of style?

Sep 14, 2012

Eleven years later

Sep 11, 2012

Rapid CMS enabled site development with Wordpress

Sep 3, 2012

A day in Chicago

Jun 26, 2012

A charming site launch

Mar 5, 2012

Ten years later s reflection

Sep 11, 2011

Fish and Vegetables

Mar 8, 2010

The Best Buttermilk Biscuits

Feb 28, 2010

I woke up craving the fabulous looking buttermilk biscuits I had seen while first exploring the book.