Day 2 of WordCamp Tampa 2014 offered another group of great of presentations and networking. My rundown:
Safe drive home. Check! Beer consumed. Check! Day 1 of WordCamp Tampa 2014 has drawn to a close (for me anyhow). All in all it was a success. Here’s a run down of my day:
A few weeks ago I was talking to the owner of Affordable Hospitality Services about his website. He asked me to review the site and fix some issues with its look and feel. There wasn’t a budget for a redesign, so we decided that I would do a website refresh instead.
Last week I signed up for Hack Design "An easy to follow design course for people who do amazing things". Each week, it emails you a new lesson on (web) design (or, if you’re impatient, you can see them all at once). Within each email there are links to articles, videos, editorials, code repos, etc. […]
Last weekend we took our youngest daughter to a rope course called Sky Tykes. It sits in the middle of a mall, surrounded by short fence. The fence has two gates – one to enter and one to exit.
I’ve been reading a book called The Design of Everyday Things by Don Norman. I’m only a few chapters in, but the theme at this point surrounds the idea that people, as users of a thing, tend to blame themselves when that thing doesn’t do what they expect. When we pull the knob of drawer […]
A lesson I took at Code School touched on ways to help a reader easily understand what your info is trying to portray. One method was to accentuate the first phrase of your content to give it some variance from the rest.
Readability. It plays an important role on how easy it is to consume a website’s content. Along with font size, color and style, the number of characters per line (cpl) of text is a major contributor here.
I’d read an article on lamplighter.io explaining how they had taken a hero image and added some random "canvas edging" using a HTML5 canvas on the bottom giving a unique feel. I got inspired.
Fonts can make or break a design. When thinking in terms of content, it’s important to understand what information and feeling you want to portray and then pick a font or two that help achieve that goal.