Design

Some website designs from my archive

Until I had to switch to doing mainly technical work on web projects, I used to do a lot of design work. I came across my old designs when clearing out my home office and thought you’d like to see a few of them.

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Store your design assets in one place with Lingo

The new Lingo app (from The Noun Project) allows you to collate and manage your design assets in one place.

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Don’t do speculative work for web clients

Would you invest your time, experience and effort to do your job when there was a potential that your client or boss wouldn’t pay you for it?

“The fold” is still very important in web design

Website visitors can and do scroll the page to find what they’re looking for. That doesn’t make this scrolling action a good user interface design solution.

Containers and modules in web design

Using modules in front end web programming to allow more flexibility and more independence from site layouts for content elements.

e-Book cover image sizes

I created a simple cover image for an e-book at the end of last year, and found that the online references are few and far between when it comes to defining image sizes. The best one is by Smashwords – themselves an e-publisher – and cover not only examples but an explanation for the layman… (Read More)

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For The Love Of Mountains

A beautiful little sequence by motion designer Al Boardman to represent some statistics from mountains around the world. Found via fubiz.net.

Breaking the mould for website navigation

The British Design Museum has announced its nominations for the 2013 Design Awards, amongst them the fascinating Rain Room und the latest Windows Phone. But the nomination which interests me the most is the British government’s website gov.uk. The website is the latest version which attempts to begin bringing all of the various government websites  under one roof;… (Read More)

Longing for simplicity

I know: my web design profession means that I can never leave this site alone. But I must confess that I am longing for the cleanliness and easiness of a simpler blog: like the Tumblr blog I started last year, or the minimalist blog Marcel started recently. The truth is that the behemoth I (re-)launched… (Read More)

Upright and proud

The new, re-designed website is now online and is automatically optimized for visitors with iPads and smartphones. One of the aspects of the design is an improvement to how images in vertical format are displayed.