Percentage-based CSS column layouts

Laying out a page using percentage-based columns seems to be pretty easy. However, in responsive layouts, you’ll quickly run into problems if you don’t take legibility into account. The most obvious case is when the columns are predominantly text-based, where a suitable gutter between the columns is essential for the…

20th December 2013 | Read more »

How to create a web design for multiple devices – Part 1

The first in a series of posts outlining the basics of how designers can plan layouts for the widest possible range of internet-capable devices.

20th November 2013 | Read more »

Image gallery grid layout

Information about the technical solution I've implemented for the grid layout in my photo galleries here on the website.

2nd October 2013 | Read more »

The Six Year Itch

I have finally been able to completely re-build this website from the ground up, using responsive design principles and many new features. This first technical post summarizes the reasons behind the need for a new version.

20th November 2012 | Read more »

Where did all the lovely big photos go?

Regular visitors will note that the new year saw two changes here at Permanent Tourist: namely, the reduction in size of images in articles and the re-naming of the section you're in now to "Blog".

3rd January 2011 | Read more »

Good Transparency

When you receive a tip of a cool piece of design from a company like Information Architects, whose Web Trend Maps are exquisite in their detail, you know it's going to be something good.

5th August 2009 | Read more »