Favourite website designs: Ecoki

21 May 2009, in Inspiration | 4 comments »

For my second Favourite Website Design article, I picked Ecoki, an eco-lifestyle community website. I like how the design feels really warm and integrated, and the attention that the designers payed to detail.

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25+ unusual Flickr groups for inspiration

18 May 2009, in Inspiration | 1 comment »

It’s a good thing to look for inspiration outside of the usual online web design galleries and books—and it’s easier to be original this way. Here are some unusual Flickr groups to find inspiration.
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How to always enjoy a conference

4 May 2009, in Events | 19 comments »

I’ve recently been to my 3rd web conference: Future of Web Design, in London. You can’t say I’m a conference pro — I’ve never been to SXSW or something that big (or even workshops), but I think my experience may be helpful to those of you who’ve never attended a conference and are thinking of doing it in the future.

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An ode to border-radius

27 April 2009, in CSS | 36 comments »

Ah! Border-radius: web designer’s sweetheart and (sadly) the one that IE8 forgot, destroying many a web designer’s dreams. In this post I’m going to explain how it works, what are some of the cross-browser alternatives, and showcase some websites that took a step ahead and implemented it.
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Adding style with CSS: beautiful text

25 April 2009, in CSS, HTML | 4 comments »

This may seem like a no-brainer, but adding style to your HTML is not just about adding pretty backgrounds and borders. The foundation of a good looking site has to be, with a couple other things, the way text is set. So let’s see how, with just a few lines of very simple CSS, we can quickly make our type a bit more beautiful and easier to read.

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Favourite website designs: Jesus Christ, the Son of God

30 March 2009, in Inspiration | 5 comments »

Everyday I probably come across 50+ different websites that I only visit because of their beautiful designs.

I thought it could be a good idea to make a special mention of the ones that strike me the most, so here’s the first one.

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WordPress: how to display multiple values of a custom field key

25 March 2009, in WordPress | 43 comments »

In one of my recent adventures with WordPress I came across the need of having one or more custom fields values listed in one page. In my case, I wanted to list press quotes from theatre performances.

This is quite simple and useful, so I decided to write a quick post that may be useful to someone else.

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Book Review: “How To Be A Rockstar WordPress Designer”

31 January 2009, in Reviews | 7 comments »

In recent years, WordPress has become an increasingly popular blogging platform and full-blown CMS for company websites – a sure credit to its immense versatility. Although not impossible to master, some of us still haven’t had the opportunity to put some time aside to delve into it. This inspired me to write a short review for Rockable Press’s “Rockstar WordPress Designer”. Here’s my quick capsule review:

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A tidier Internet Explorer stylesheet

31 January 2009, in CSS, HTML | 6 comments »

Until recently, I used to separate my IE only stylesheets as ie6.css and ie7.css (and sometimes even ie.css), but lately I’ve been thinking a lot about how inefficient and long winded this process really is. It has made me realize that I could just as easily use IE CSS filters to my advantage, and merge these separate .css files into a singular Internet Explorer specific CSS file, which would be much more efficient in the long run.

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Adding style with CSS: a beautiful table

31 January 2009, in CSS, HTML | 8 comments »

I’ve always enjoyed styling tables. I’m a perfectionist when it comes to it and I just love the process of adding little bits of love and care to completely transform a dull and drab table into something fun, lively and pleasant to look at. This article will go into one of the diverse ways in which I style them and I hope it inspires you to make your own exciting tables.

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