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This Week [170] Fruity Designs

The tree is up, the shopping is done and I’m almost ready for Christmas. Work continued on the hair extensions website, law change campaign site and some other small bits and pieces. The designs for the food photography website have been signed off, which means the build has started. I’ve included a sneak peek of […]

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This Week [169] Launches & Xmas

Christmas is in the air, the building is covered in fairy lights, and as of today we only have a month to go. Whilst a lot of projects are getting wrapped up, some are just beginning. A logo I designed for a client’s special campaign was signed off this morning, hopefully we’ll be able to […]

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This Week [168] Magic & Music

Work hard, play hard. This week has been a mixture of finalising projects and time off for prebooked activities. Inspiration can come from anywhere, and work/life balance can be tough, especially in the busy run up to Christmas.

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Review: You’re My Favourite Client

This book is geared towards the client, and if I could have every client read it, I would… Monteiro’s book shines a light on the [design project] process, gives you ideas on what to look for, how to find good designers and much more. It even has solutions for when things go wrong.

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Inspirational Things on a Tuesday

Events Reasons To Today is the last day to get the early bird tickets. Reasons is a fab conference, bursting with inspiration and wonderful people. Don’t miss out! Hustlemania I think there are still a couple of tickets left – this Friday JamFactory and Signalnoise go head to head in an inspiration-a-thon, at the Bristol Planetarium […]

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CSS Tips: Letter Spacing

I recently had a project that required some specific tuning to the tracking of the text – particularly with the headings and on display text. Browsers have come a long way in their capabilities, and now we have the letter-spacing property. This controls the tracking of the letters and allows you to get extra creative with […]

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2015 Conferences

As usual the industry has provided a great selection of conferences, with a variety of topics and interesting speakers. I made it to a few this year, and had a lovely and informative time.

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Mini Review: Just Enough Research

Erika Hall takes us through a few research methods for our web projects. She offers sound advice for working with clients, and offers suggestions for when large scale research isn’t possible. The book includes questionnaires, and processes we can follow on our own projects. Just Enough Research is another great addition to any web designer’s library. […]

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Reasons:London

I spent my Friday listening to a diverse range of talks in the beautiful LSO St Luke’s, London. I opted not to take notes, and just let it all sink in. Here’s a quick rundown of what I saw.

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Mini Review: On Web Typography

Santa Maria covers topics such as choosing the right typeface, pairing, and responsive design in an engaging and informative way. The book includes an in depth set of resources for further investigation, and an interesting discussion of problems with vertical rhythm on the web. A concise overview, On Web Typography is a handy addition to […]

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September Conferences 2014

Group shot ;) by marc thiele

NB: This is a later posting of something I found half written in my Dropbox! You can find out more about the conferences at their links. Conferences are a great way to learn, get inspired, and meet new people. Last week I attended two, Reasons To and dConstruct. Reasons is centred around creative inspiration, and […]

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