Archive for the category "design"

Justifying font choices

Web fonts are nothing new. Support for @font-face has been available since Internet Explorer 4 and the CSS3 specification is being designed to standardise this innovation. So why have I been on such a roller-coaster ride with them? The problem … Read more »

V&A Connects – with onedotzero

Yesterday evening I went to a talk hosted by the V&A, entitled “Digital Futures: Storytelling in the Digital Domain“. The following is a reworking of my notes from the event, they are still pretty much as I … Read more »

Accessibility Beyond Code

I was happy to catch the Standards.Next event on Saturday 19 September at City University. After a brief hiccup getting the projector to work, the seminar started with Antonia Hyde’s presentation. Antonia ( has been working in … Read more »

@media 2009

I volunteered for this year’s conference so I was there from 6am packing bags then later answering questions and just generally helping out where needed. I did manage to attend a few sessions so what follows is a brief review … Read more »

6 million user website

Several years ago I remember taking part in an online survey somewhere on the BBC website. It was geared towards understanding what I, as a user, wanted to see in future developments. I made the effort to stop and take … Read more »

Jeff on Data Design

Jeff Veen‘s presentation is just as relevant to me now as it was when I took notes back in June. I listened intently since this man’s work history includes setting up the industry leading Adaptive Path and working … Read more »

To Be Contd…

I’ve been quiet on here for some time, only because I’ve been busy running a marathon and starting a new job… all normal stuff :) If you’ve been around you may have seen that I’ve been adding to my bookmarks… Read more »

New Year Gesture

Iain recently reminded me of a website I think I’d seen before, but not recorded: It’s an experiment in not clicking. The website is built in Flash and, after an introduction, actually chastises the user in the event … Read more »

Boundless Inspiration

I was reading a booklet called Poise from a recent Indy. In it, there’s a quote from Michael Rodber designer of the EuroStar trains. He says, Design is not like fine art, where there are no boundaries. The challenge … Read more »

Apple iPod Touch

Yes I was busy today. But at 6pm (BST) I downed tools and watched blogs covering the Apple Special Event introducing the new Shuffle, Nano, iPod Classic and new iPod Touch (that last one is an … Read more »

Extending the font-family

A List Apart posted an article this week describing how fonts could and should be more exciting on the web. As a bonus, it links to two free font creators Ray Larabie and Dieter Steffmann. Great work, I’ve already … Read more »

Blueprint your CSS

Still a work in progress, Blueprint is a CSS framework that’s for the experienced designer who doesn’t want to always be reinventing the wheel, or the newbie who needs a helping hand to achieve great results. There’s been a buzz … Read more »


I gotta say it… In my view the marketing minds behind O2 (the mobile phone people) are doing a great job. My reasons? I thought the O2 Wireless Festival (London) was excellent (some stomping headline acts); I get excited and … Read more »


Mix rich colour, programming and a cool graphic design flair and you get Trafik. Currently a feature at apple. Gorgeous.… Read more »

I am Error 404

I haven’t forgotten about writing up my @media07 experiences, many and varied that they were. Do not fear. However I thought I’d give it a week or two while the various presenters posted their notes etc (saves me the job … Read more »

@media 07

When you’ve a conference on your doorstep with big names from the web world turning up, it’s an insult to those not in the same position if you don’t go. How could I not? And it was well worth it, … Read more »

Microsoft help with IE6 and IE7 niggles

Microsoft Virtual PC has been refreshed. Good, because it’s been a God-send for Internet Explorer 6 testing. If you don’t know what that means, check out the background on this.Also, MS have gone as far as creating a … Read more »

404, Mystery, SXSW and puppies!

Random to say the least, but I found myself reading all of it just in case I missed something. Lots to mull over in Kathy Sierra’s post. It includes a personal view from Josh Clark about the importance of … Read more »

Milky milky

Nothing to do with accessibility etc, but I found this milk promotion fun (if a little shameless): to Danny for pointing it out.… Read more »

Back to blogging…

We’ll see how this blogging carrys on, I really need to keep it up or else links gets lost and I forget my references, anyway, I caught this and really needed to record it…From Cameron Moll’s SXSW blogpost, check … Read more »

Keep it simple stupid

That phrase has popped into my head on more than a few occasions recently (I guess some people will be bored of me saying it). So it was refreshing to see Joe Clarke’s deconstruction of signage on the Toronto public … Read more »

faux 3D 2D buttons, so cool (aqua in fact)

This article by Veerle was spotted by Phil, good reference to where to start with buttons. I’m quite sure the same effects can be produced in Photoshop as well as Illustrator (although probably easier in the latter).… Read more »

AJAX for the rest of us

Jeremy Keith has completed a book about AJAX for non-programmers, woohoo!, he mentions his blog specifically about DOMscripting…… Read more »

Development tools

Virtual PC with Internet Explorer 6 (to run IE7 and 6 concurrently): for Windows (KHTML rendering engine supposedly with the same tweeks as Safari on the Mac):… Read more »

Ammo for the inevitable liquid vs. fixed layout discussion

This post is a wealth of information and analysis, very useful comment from Jeremy Keith:, and very interesting, some research on browser size:… Read more »

Funky designs to be perused at leisure

I especially like, totally off the wall (but the rest are all very good/inspirational).… Read more »