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CannyBill redesign by Andy Clarke

Andy Clarke is one of those web designers who lets it all hang out … in the nicest possible way. He often blogs about the process of his projects, which is always entertaining and informative … and here he wraps up his series of articles about the Canny Bill redesign. Nice work.

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Genuinely exciting: IE9 Preview

File this under genuinely exciting … I think. It’s not often I get excited about the release of a new browser – especially if it’s part of the Internet Explorer dysfunctional family – BUT – IE9 is starting to look promising – and it’s preview is available now They’re talking about HTML5, SVG support, and […]

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Web Designers who can’t code

This great post from Elliot Jay Stocks covers a number of points that I deal with on a few levels each week. To start off: I am a web designer who codes. I’m someone who enjoys the process of writing good, semantic code – loves the cleanliness of it, loves the craft, the constant learning, the […]

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Great solution for long drop down menus

UPDATE: Thanks to a query on, this post is getting a bit of traction … so I wanted to point out that I now use something else entirely to style dropdowns. I use the Selectric plugin for jQuery. It’s super versatile, degrades nicely, and has some great styling options. Check it out! Ah – this […]

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Quick HTML email tip …

I must have put together dozens of email marketing templates in the past 6 months or so, and one thing that I nearly always forget to do until I come to test it is to make sure that everything contained with ‘style’ tags is actually included after the ‘body’ tag. The reason is simple: Google […]

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Future of Web Design Tour

Future of web design roadshow … coming to Belfast in September – and other places across the UK. But Belfast baby! NI is finally getting some good events – along with the Build Conference in November. So, run, don’t walk:

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Lightbulb moment

This from Paul Boag: 10 ways to put your content in front of more people, has been a real lightbulb moment for me – particularly this line: … when we focus so heavily on the performance of our website we miss a fundamental point – the aim is to expose users to our content not […]

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Housekeeping, and site launch

Just a couple of little bits of housekeeping as much as anything … I launched a new site for my wife’s Physiotherapy Clinic the other week … nice and simple. Also, have just been featured on – a CSS Gallery for Web Designers and Websites from Ireland and Northern Ireland … thanks guys! New […]

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