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HTML5 for Web Designers

The latest addition to my design book library (well, shelf) is the much anticipated HTML5 for Web Designers by Jeremy Keith, published by A Book Apart. The HTML5 spec is 900 pages and hard to read. HTML5 for Web Designers is 85 pages and fun to read. Easy choice. I’ve been very excited to read this book […]

The Balance of Web Design

Before I present another awesome feature of my own website, I’d like to briefly discuss the theory behind website design: When we speak about “website design” our initial thoughts centre around the aesthetic style. In reality the secret to good website design is content layout on the individual pages, and the content structure of the whole website. Delivering content correctly is […]

Using SVG Logos

Update 1th November 2011: The Good, the Bad, and the Logo If you visited this website recently you may have noticed the new logo/emblem that adorns the top centre of the design. For the last few days that logo was simply a PNG image. Well this evening I asked myself why? It’s obviously been designed as a […]

Do you need a JavaScript library?

Over the last few years JavaScript has gone through a renaissance. From a buggy unpredictable add-on, to a mature superfast piece of kit, JavaScript is an integral component to any website. To prove this I’d present libraries like jQuery, Modernizr and Raphaël (to name a few of my favourites). But the question of the day is: do you actually need […]

Finding the right style

At Base Creative we’re doing a series of blog posts and video blogs (“vlogs” - I’m not sure that’ll catch on) about our website design strategy. That’s the process we go through with our clients and especially the initial meetings. In my latest post I discuss a specific technique we use in the strategy meeting: One way which […]

dbushell.com v4

Eagle-eyed viewers may notice that dbushell.com is looking a bit different! I haven’t gone for a full overhaul just a little realigning, better typography and a new logo-thingy. My old design has served me very well over the last year - it was featured on quite a few design blogs. But it was looking a bit […]

Designing Obama

Look what arrived today: Click here to see and read more!