Posts in the Web Design category
Why I don't like homepage sliders
29 August 2014 by
There’s a common web design pattern that I see a lot these days. It’s a big and bold image slider with five or six images on the home page of a site. Sometimes, they have a text message over each image. Sometimes they scroll the images automatically. I’m sure you’ve seen them and I’ve coded a few of these myself (and will probably do a few more). However, are they really helping get your message across and converting website visitors? Or are they just “eye candy”?
Macaw is looking very good
09 October 2013 by
I've seen a couple of demo videos now from Macaw, which is a new web design tool that is under development. I'm very impressed. Not only with the interface but also with the code that it produces. Anyway, here's their latest demo video.
Responsive Day Out in Brighton
03 March 2013 by
Last week, I attended Responsive Day Out. It was a full day, great value conference that was organised by Clearleft – and Jeremy Keith in particular. All the speakers gave presentations about Responsive Web Design (RWD). So, here are a few of my thoughts about the day.
At the Port80 Web Design Conference
28 May 2012 by
Last week I went to the Port 80 Web Design Conference (Twitter) in Newport. The conference was organised by Joel Hughes who wanted to have a web design conference in South Wales. Great credit to him for deciding to do something like this – and then doing it! Here’s my take on the conference.
Responsive web design is easy with fluid layouts
23 January 2012 by
So, I have been thinking a lot about responsive web design recently. I’ve been reading about some CSS frameworks and recoding some of my core files so they can adapt to any grid system that I choose to use. As a result, I’ve decided to use fluid or elastic layouts or hybrid layouts wherever possible from now on.
Checking out responsive grid systems
27 December 2011 by
Over the last few weeks I've been browsing a few responsive grid systems/CSS frameworks, partly as a means of learning new responsive web design methods
Ideas of March
15 March 2011 by
Today, I read a couple of tweets on Twitter which lead me to Chris Shiflett’s post, Ideas of March, where he encourages a blog revival by asking folks to write a similar post (saying why they like blogs) and to blog more for the rest of the month. So, here’s my post with that same theme
Review and Revise - How to review your website
21 February 2011 by
I’ve been reviewing CVW Web Design recently. It’s my main site, I want it to work as well as possible, and now seemed to be a good time to assess it (perhaps leading to a redesign). In this post, I’ll describe the process I am using. You may have alternative ways of doing this but here’s what I have done so far.
New website for Chess Dynamics
10 February 2011 by
At the end of last year, we finished a redesign of the Chess Dynamics website. It was a project that I really enjoyed working on for a number of reasons.
Website navigation menu examples
05 February 2011 by
Website navigation menus are a fundamental part of any website and it's easy to code these with CSS so that they look attractive and provide accessible links for your visitors and search engines.