When creating pages with HTML/CSS I like to make it as speedy as possible for both production and future maintenance. I make this possible with a very simple PHP template system.
Category archives: Web Design
There seems to a minor misconception amongst clients who hire web designers as to what a web designer does and in particular what all the different disciplines in web design/development are. Your success as web designer depends on your ability to communicate to those people what you will do for their money.
I recently sat in a pub and tried to convince a good friend of mine why they could/should blog. Their point of view was that they couldn’t fathom why anyone would want to read what they had to say. My point is that everyone has something interesting to say but, they don’t necessarily know what
Global warming is a very real issue and changing your attitude and activities to reduce your carbon footprint is easily done at home (i.e. turning off your TV instead of pressing standby) but is it possible to be an environmentally-friendly web designer?
RSS is something I use everyday for my own personal use that speeds up my use of the internet tenfold. Sadly, most people outside the industry still haven’t cottoned on to it yet. So I’m going to try help you to explain it to them.
Dave Shea, creator or CSS Zen Garden, has redesigned his personal website, mezzoblue.
I live in Manchester, and I absolutely love it. I think it’s so great that loads of people should come and visit to see the city’s sights. So why does Manchester’s new tourism website visitmanchester.com not impress me in the slightest?
I can easily imagine myself becoming addicted to YouTube, quitting my job and spending the rest of my life watching fake amateur video blogs or kids robot dancing. In fact I’ve just spent that last 5 minutes watching a guy who took a picture of himself everyday for the past 6 years then spliced it
This week I embarked on an experiment to try and see if I could improve the number of people clicking on the ‘Zoom Image’ link that features underneath all product images on the product details page on the JJB Sports website. The Zoom link is a very common feature on ecommerce sites therefore, you’d expect
A month ago I wrote that little design changes can make a big difference to conversion and now here’s the conclusive proof.
Whenever I tell somebody in Manchester that I work in Wigan, they can’t fathom it. They think it’s such a long way to go to work everyday (despite the fact that many people make the reverse trip). For me, the task of designing websites and building them is really enjoyable so being given the opportunity
In his article Good Designers Redesign, Great Designers Re-align Cameron Moll talked about not redesigning a site completely and certainly not just for aesthetically reasons but mroe a redesign (or realignment) should be done purely for the purpose of improving the goals of a website. Really small, some might say insignificant design changes can have
In my designs, I tend to use floats, as opposed to relative/absolute positioning, as I find it gives a design more power and a greater ability to scale vertically. When I first approached CSS I couldn’t for the life of me understand how floats worked. My main struggle was trying to comprehend why floating something