hello, i’m andreas norman

a designer and web developer

Nice to meet you

I am a designer and web developer based in Malmö, Sweden. I design and develop websites and mobile applications for a living, currently at Knowit.
This website is where I write stuff related to my profession and share and plug my open source projects.

Recent blog posts
22 Oct, 2015

Viewport zooming – is it really that necessary?

If you disable viewport zooming in your responsive website you gain more control of the overall experience but at the same time you hinder users from pinch zooming. Is pinch zooming really that important for the majority of users?

16 Oct, 2015

How to keep your Gulp configuration options in a JSON file

Changing paths and task options can be cumbersome and confusing as a project gets larger. By keeping all your options and paths in a separate config file it can make the project easier to maintain.

2 Feb, 2015

Better off canvas menus with flyPanels

FlyPanels is a responsive off canvas menu plugin for websites or web apps. It supports all modern browsers and even some of the old ones like IE9. It can be used for menus, contact forms or anything you like really.

10 Jul, 2014

Why the iPad button isn’t raised

As you might have noticed the round button on your iPhone and iPad is lowered instead of raised which is much more than just a nice looking design feature. It’s a very important design feature.

7 Mar, 2014

Responsive design fix for Windows Phone 8

Internet Explorer 10 doesn’t differentiate device width from viewport width, and thus doesn’t properly apply the media queries in your CSS.

5 Feb, 2014

Value the most important place on your website

“Above the fold, if you want it sold” is an old phrasing that still is relevant. The most important space on your website is above the fold. That’s where you put the most important stuff.

3 Feb, 2014

Dealing with Android’s constant browser resizing

Google Chrome on Android triggers the window.resize event quite often and when you least expect it.

10 Sep, 2013

It’s not Yahoo’s new logo that upset me

Yahoo’s new logo doesn’t upset me as much as it upsets the rest of the design industry. The logo is the least of their problems.

3 Sep, 2013

Extending Bootstrap responsive modes

I felt that Bootstrap 2.3 was too limited when it came to hide and display elements depending on device, so I extended them a bit.

21 Aug, 2013

How to detect IE version with JavaScript

Sometimes you cannot use conditionals to detect version of Internet Explorer. So I made this JavaScript that does the same thing really.