My first foray into programming was Flash ActionScript and thus I’ve always had a place in my heart for the damned software. (With the release of ActionScript 3 I even learnt a bit about real programming.) Even now — despite my flag waving for web standards — I do still secretly love Flash, regardless of how deprecated it […]
Earlier this month I wrote an article about self promotion online as a designer (read Speak to Me over at xheight). I summed it up to this sentiment:
Self promotion is not about pushing an ego onto others, it’s simply about making yourself visible and accessible.
One thing I realised quickly in my career is the importance of […]
A while back the Gawkernetwork redesigned their line-up and the Internet revolted. It was bad, very _very _bad. The design, the usability, the technical implementation—it had people scratching their heads.
Yesterday TechCrunchlaunched a redesign and, well, it’s not quite ‘a Gawker’.
We used AOL Paint, which comes free on the AOL CD and has this sweet UltraLogoMatic2000 feature.
Have you seen Google+?
Aside from making the name of their “like button” (Google+1) suddenly make a lot more sense, Google+ seems to be a very intuitive mix between Twitter & Facebook. And I really like it (or +1 it, I guess).
For me Twitter is a broadcast and promotional tool, real conversation is very difficult. Facebook is just […]
Yesterday I braved the “adverse weather conditions” to attend Ampersand, the web typography conference in Brighton. My expectations were undecided.
I knew I didn’t want to see a show & tell, nor basic print typography knowledge presented as a new web-revelation (neither is it new, nor new to the web). Thankfully I was rewarded with an […]
I’ve written a new article for Smashing Magazine entitled Understanding Copyright & Licenses. It’s a primer for web designers and developers. Give it a read, let me know what you think.
I do like to tackle the difficult topics. They often require a lot of research and I tend to arrive at the other end knowing a […]
Location: The Sage, Gateshead.
Event: Design It. Build It. The two-track web conference.
This is my third conference of the year and I’m getting exceedingly good at it!
A trip up to DIBI meant a late evening train from Kings Cross, a late night arrival to the pre-party (a bit of catching up to do) and an early-ish […]