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.
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 […]
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 […]
No links this week.
I didn’t do one of these last week as I didn’t find anything particularly shareworthy. This week, however, is a bumper pack of awesome.
The Portfolio Post Type plugin makes adding a portfolio to your site super simple. You install it, set up a couple of WordPress theme files (archive-portfolio, single-portfolio…) and you’re good to go. Sometimes we want a bit of customisation, and I needed to change the slugs.
Interesting things from my week. Some web, some not!
I became fascinated recently by how some artists/illustrators are able to create characters based on real people. I wanted to understand what it was they took from the real person that made the character recognisable. I began a little illustration project that I am plugging away at as and when I have the time.
I’ve wanted to do a full redesign for a while now, but time and wanting to make things to actually fill the site with have prevented me. I settled for a realign, which I already want to throw out and start again. Ah the life of a designer!
Spark for the Fire is an excellent little book. It’s one that gives you permission to dare to do all the things you think about doing. It celebrates curiosity, the ridiculous, imagination, and play. It has anecdotes and ideas from lots of different kinds of people. Spark is perfect if you’re feeling a little burnt […]
Pubhack is a “10 hour web hackathon based in the pub”. I was the lucky one who won a ticket via their Twitter competition. Pubhack announce their brief on the day, and then you have ten hours to produce something to share with the entire pub at the end of it. This is not for […]