All posts in category Process

Adapting to responsive

June 13, 2012

Responsive web design has reached the grand old age of two and remains the single most important shift in design and development for the web since the advent of CSS. Broken record I have written previously about the dangers of dogmatic approaches, emphasising that we should move in the direction of responsive design increasingly and […]

A sense of completion

April 10, 2012

Throughout a career primarily as a visual designer, I’ve always struggled with the judgement of when a piece of work is “done”. In graphic design, the urge to continue adding, embellishing is almost overwhelming. Maturity and of course experience influence better decision-making, but inevitably you find yourself mentally revisiting each project many times in the […]

Putting the spotlight on ‘delight’

March 17, 2012

Disclaimer: I tend to react adversely to industry buzzword memes. A new word has been gradually creeping into the design industry lexicon. Designers should now, apparently, design for “delight” – and once again a word has been introduced without context into the forefront of design debate. I’ve avoided ‘cool’ for most of my professional career. […]

Reflections on Refresh

February 27, 2012

…or how I learned to stop worrying and love the Responsive Summit. Apart from work itself, two industry events dominated last week for me. I was directly involved in one, but watched the other from afar with many others. As it transpired the two were not unrelated. On Monday evening I was fortunate enough to […]

Small viewports… and the death of the fold

August 11, 2011

Like all the best/worst B-movies, the bad guy you thought was dead and gone has summoned up his last ounce of strength for one last attack. The Fold is back. With a twist. A short debate The debate about whether a ‘fold’ exists on the web begins and ends with the following assertions: yes, content […]

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