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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]