Beautiful design systems

July 29, 2011By David HornCSS, Design, Web Development

So, I was reading this article from Happy Cog and it struck a chord with me as regards systems for design. Whenever I start a web design project, I’m looking for elements from previous projects that can be re-used in planning the new project.  I might lift an HTML code base from one, a set … Read More

dConstruct 2011

June 22, 2011By David HornCSS, Design, Graphic Design, Web Development

It’s a great looking event – although, for me, it seems to have moved away from the direct relevance of my day to day to a more abstract view on digital product design.  That’s okay – but maybe not for me this year – there are other demands on my conference time this year! BUT … Read More

CSS support in email clients

June 21, 2011By David HornCSS, work

A newly updated guide to CSS support in email clients – from Campaign Monitor … and if they don’t know what works and what doesn’t, heaven help the rest of us. Guide to CSS support in email clients This guide is really helpful but it’s also incredibly depressing.  Take a look down the column for … Read More

Responsive Web Design – new from A Book Apart

June 14, 2011By David HornCSS, Design, work

I like to think that I buy books from A Book Apart because they’ll further my expertise and knowledge as a web designer.  But you and I both know that it’s because they look gorgeous – and I want the whole set on my shelf.  The latest is no exception … and it’s coming.

Email newsletter Coda clip from Campaign Monitor

October 25, 2010By David HornCSS, work

Ah – now this is a useful Coda clip … anyone using Coda to write their email marketing newsletter code can download this clip from Campaign Monitor and pull in a bunch of pre-approved code blocks, like tables with bg images, facebook share links, etc. Nicely done.

Hardboiled Web Design

October 21, 2010By David HornCSS, Design

Have just placed my order for Andy Clarke’s Hard Boiled Web Design … and while I think that they could keep shipping costs for Northern Ireland the same as those for England (Grrr …

Work featured on design galleries …

September 23, 2010By David HornCSS, Design, Web Development, work

People will tell you that recognition in design galleries is pure ego, that it doesn’t matter, that they do their work for the satisfaction of their clients, and that if the client is happy, they’re happy. And they’re right – up to a point. Nobody minds a bit of public recognition – and me, well, … Read More