We’ve all been there, where you’ve re read your brief 50 million times, stood away from the screen, gone for a walk-done whatever it is that you can think of to try and achieve that “Eureka” moment! Sometimes no matter what you do its a struggle. Well to help you on your quest in achieving that “Eureka” moment I have put together a web design resource which contains some of my favourite resources when it comes to designing and building…

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Are you afraid of SVGs? Do you feel inferior because all your web design colleagues are talking about SVGs and you don’t really know what they are? Are SVGs keeping you awake at night? Fear not, by the simple application of your eyes you will be able to read this post. This will tell you all or at least most of what you need to know about SVGs. What are SVGs? So, what is an SVG? Well, it stands for…

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Well it’s been a while since I’ve done a Web Design Clinic post, so I’d thought I’d revisit the series with a screencast on composition and hierarchy within Web Design (you can catch my last post on Colour here). In this screencast I cover points such us prominent Call To Actions and how getting composition right is imperative to your website converting well. Here is the screencast. Enjoy! Other screencasts in the series: Post One – Ways To Improve Imagery Post Two…

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Adaptive and responsive web design are amongst the biggest buzzwords on the internet right now. But what do they mean? What is adaptive web design? What is the difference between an adaptive and a responsive web site? I’m going to outline below the main differences between Static, Liquid, Adaptive and Responsive web design, as well as the pros and cons of each. Static Web Design Static layouts are rigid. They do not change whether you are viewing them on a…

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Dominique provides a simple seo checklist which covers the basics of on-page optimisation

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HTML5 Prefetch

Another awesome feature of HTML5 is prefetching. What is prefetch? Well apart from being awesome it also allows a browser to utilize its idle time to load a page, document or image that a user may visit next. By placing a set of prefeches in the <head> of a web page the browser, once it has finished loading the current page, will fetch the linked documents and store them in the cache. So when the user visits the fetched item…

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In the transition period from Adobe Flash to new technologies, I look at the past, present and future of creating web animations for the masses.

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Ever seen those fancy pants animated GIFs on Google+ pages (e.g. Red Bull’s Page: http://bit.ly/rEG9bj)? Ever wanted to do one yourself? Me too. Thus I tried. I failed. I tried again. I succeeded! Here is how I did it:

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