#buildconf

Events | November 6th, 2009 | 15 Comments »
#buildconf Photo by belfastkeith

Last Thursday, I had the pleasure of attending Build Conference, in sunny Belfast. I don’t usually write posts on particular conferences, but here’s the exception to the rule, because it certainly deserves one.

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Floated lists with CSS3 and jQuery

CSS, Javascript | October 2nd, 2009 | 19 Comments »

We should all be using advanced CSS selectors by now—they make our lifes so much easier! In this quick tutorial, I’m going to explain how you can have a nicely floated list of items. We will use jQuery to make sure IE understands it too.

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A Quick Note About My Interview With Ryan Taylor

Miscellaneous | September 20th, 2009 | 1 Comment »

For those who’d like to know who’s behind this website, now you can: I’ve done an interview with Ryan Taylor—from Havoc Inspired and Boagworld—which you can take a look at right here.

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How To Give A More Exciting Presentation: A Note To Speakers

Events | September 6th, 2009 | 8 Comments »

I’ve been part of the audience at web conferences a few times now. Some presentations are exciting and engaging but, most of the times, they tend to be quite underwhelming. I don’t think this is because the speakers are fundamentally bad, but there are a few things that can be done to make any presentation sound as exciting as a Lost season finale.

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RTFM

Rants | August 14th, 2009 | 3 Comments »

We, web designers, like to complain about how little recognition our profession has, how everyone likes to think they can make a website, and how clients don’t respect our work. But when it comes to actually doing something that could make us a bit closer to any other “official” profession, we’re bored and dismiss it. It’s so much funnier to complain about IE6!

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Belgian Beer Types, or How to Style a Definition List the CSS3 Way

CSS, HTML | July 30th, 2009 | 8 Comments »

Definition lists are an often forgotten HTML element, but they can be used in a wide variety of ways, and are actually the most semantically accurate element in many cases. So let’s see how we can mix up beer, HTML and CSS3, while explaining the purpose of the definition list element.

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From Print to Web: Avoiding Common Design Mistakes

Design, Work Method | July 14th, 2009 | 2 Comments »

Moving from print to the web is not as easy as it may seem. I had to do it myself a few years back, so I can speak from my personal experience of the process and also from my experiences coding designs that have been created by print designers that were new to the web.

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In Dreamweaver’s defense

Rants, Tools, Work Method | July 9th, 2009 | 52 Comments »
In Dreamweaver’s defense Photo by Bondseye

One of the things that causes me great frustration being a web designer is how my coding tool of choice is constantly looked down on. That tool is Dreamweaver. Tired of all the nasty comments that are constantly thrown at it, I’d like to explain, to those who don’t mind reading a quick rant, why I like it. Bear with me.

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90 Beautiful, Useful and Free Icon Sets

Resources | July 7th, 2009 | 5 Comments »

Following the previous 20 Gorgeous Icon Sets That You Have To Pay For, here is a massive list of my favourite icon sets that are available for free download.

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20 Gorgeous Icon Sets That You Have To Pay For

Resources | July 6th, 2009 | 6 Comments »

Who needs another list of icons, specially when they aren’t free? I would say every web designer does, specially when the icons are as gorgeous and useful as the ones on this list!

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