Okay, so here’s a motley collection of useful links I’ve found lately. Since I moved office to Donegal Town I’ve found myself with a 20 minute each way commute. No big deal, but I had no desire to extend my working day to regain those 40 minutes – and my day is anyway constrained at … Read More
It’s been all about jQuery plugins for responsive web design these past few weeks … and here’s another good one: FitVids: A lightweight, easy-to-use jQuery plugin for fluid width video embeds. And, nicely done this, they’re using another responsive jQuery plugin – FitText for the heading text. Nice work all round. Hurrah!
Really, this should be filed under ‘probably too good to be true’ … but let’s hear it out. So, here’s the problem: there are a ton of great grid based CSS frameworks for designers to work with – frameworks which provide a baseline for dividing up the page into a usable grid via a series … Read More
I’m kinda hoping that Photo Dune kicks some stock photography butt … for no other reason than I’m getting royally hacked off with istockphoto and their ‘credits’ system of purchasing. It disguises pricing in a way that leaves consumers (well, me, at any rate) feeling cheated. That and I’m getting so tired of looking at … Read More
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
Love this print of the Mona Lisa … pointillism of fine art! I feel a purchase for my new office coming on … Mona Lisa Remix
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
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.
So, here’s a handy list of Tablet Screen Resolutions … am currently developing a mobile application and it seems that once a week we encounter a different set of resolutions. I’m hoping that this will be kept up to date … if anyone knows of a better list (one that includes phones perhaps), please do … Read More
I’ve written before about the importance of being able to code as well as design – here’s more fuel to the fire from Jared Spool. My opinion: if you’re working in web design and you don’t code, then you’re not working in web design at all. Why The Valley Wants Designers That Can Code » … Read More