Posts Tagged ‘design’
3 Nov 2004
Westciv have just announced the results of their CSS template competition. While my entry didn’t take out any of the three categories it was entered in (‘no-images’, ‘print’ and ‘handheld’) it did score me a free copy of their Style Master software! I knew I should have bought John a drink after the WSG meeting [...]
19 Oct 2004
The simple technique of resetting all margins and padding that I mentioned almost a fortnight ago has recently created far more discussion than any previous journal entry. After reading some differing opinions via the original post’s comments, email and the WSG list I think it would be appropriate to take a closer look and cover these points in some detail.
13 Oct 2004
Ever since this site launched there have been elements of my Wordpress setup that I haven’t been happy with. The most notable being:
- Most pages had to scroll far too much to show the content, especially the home page.
- Every post required an excerpt, making quick posts difficult – not to mention the fear of filling the home page with non-design posts.
Yesterday I realised that I had been approaching these problems all wrong; over complication of simple goals had taken control. Today I fixed the problems.
7 Oct 2004
A recent discussion with my friend Jay got me thinking about something – most CSS/XHTML related articles and tutorials are very specialised; they only give you a detailed look at one part of the picture and then it’s up to you to put the pieces together. This isn’t always a good thing though, as it is left to the individual to experiment in search of combinations that not only work, but also allow relative freedom in future development.
I would prefer for this to be a massive investigation with all sorts of graphs and demonstrations, but there’s no way I can find the time for something like that. Instead, I offer a walk through of how I start every new CSS styled site and my preferences for CSS hacks negotiation.
31 Aug 2004
17 Aug 2004
Do you, or someone you know, need a pixel-pushing, code-punching, every minute-of-it-loving, standards focused designer in the Brisbane area? Great! I happen to have one spare.