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Designing a facebook page for your business

Well, this is a topic that comes up increasingly – designing a facebook page for your business.  Okay, I know I’m behind with my own efforts – and facebook has just changed how they allow you to interact with your business pages (it gives us much more flexibility – but the change is a bit […]

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Prioritising features in web app development

A nice article from Contrast.ie about prioritising features in app / software development. When you’re drawing the line around your software, make sure you’re not leaving in marginal utility features in an attempt to add more value. And, as a sucker for a nice infographic – this image from their post sums it up nicely.  Draw up a […]

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The Semantic Grid System

Really, this should be filed under ‘probably too good to be true’ … but let’s hear it out. So, here’s the problem: there are a ton of great grid based CSS frameworks for designers to work with – frameworks which provide a baseline for dividing up the page into a usable grid via a series […]

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Password Strength

So, this made me think – the latest cartoon from XKCD.com.  I urge everyone to be using strong passwords for their email, their FTP information, their wordpress installation – etc. etc.  And I normally go with the approach outlined in the first row of images below – choose a common enough word, throw in a […]

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Beautiful design systems

So, I was reading this article from Happy Cog and it struck a chord with me as regards systems for design. Whenever I start a web design project, I’m looking for elements from previous projects that can be re-used in planning the new project.  I might lift an HTML code base from one, a set […]

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jQuery image slider for responsive web design

So, this was just what I needed right when I was looking for it.  A flexible jquery based image slider. I’m converting a few of my old client sites to a responsive web layout using all the tips and tricks found in my shiny new copy of Responsive Web Design.  Now, if there’s one thing […]

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