My name is Chris Peak.
I am a designer and photographer from Chicago, IL.

I am a Designer at 8th Light in Chicago, where I spend most of my time creating beautiful & simple websites and applications. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my wife and daughter, and have also been an avid photographer for over twenty years.

Recent Posts

Progress Jul 10 2017

The main focus of my Tech Cohort goals center around learning CSS3 Grids. I hadn't spent much time on it before due to lack of browser support but that is changing quickly, so its time to get up to speed.

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One Post At A Time Jul 10 2017

My last blog post was from May of last year, the one before that was June the year before. I have one draft post from November that never got much attention beyond the first day, in fact I didn't realize it was there until this morning. The fact is I need to write more. In order to grow as a writer, designer, and communicator in general I need to write more. This is the first step.

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A Perfect Photo Grid May 19 2016

For a while now I have been trying to use Masonry to create a seamless grid of photos on my photography site, Gorilla-Studios, but haven't been able to get a layout without small gaps or breaks in the grid. The problem was that it had to be responsive meaning Masonry was a must, and I needed both horizontal and vertical images plus oversized 'marquee' images that would take up two of the 4 columns (on desktop).

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