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. […]
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.
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.
In HTML, widows are ugly. This is especially true when a widow happens in a blog post title.
Helvetica is a documentary about the history and use of typography. There is a heavy focus on the ubiquity of the Helvetica font, and how it can be used in almost every situation (without taking away its subtle beauty).
Late 2013 I decided it was time to give this site a facelift. I’d been reading a lot of articles that focused heavily on the fact that content is a big part of design. When you think about it, that makes perfect sense. You wouldn’t want to use a gothic font and pastel backgrounds for […]
The other day I was showing my wife a new home security suite of products called Ninja Blocks. From my phone’s web browser I navigated to the page with product details on the Ninja Blocks Kit.
Well, I’ve done it again. Over the last (roughly) 6 weeks I’ve redesigned this site and migrated it to WordPress. Something that was long overdue.