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So, your post went viral, what now?

Every now and then you might find that pot of gold, that magic moment when one of your pages goes viral. That amazing moment when you are the top of the Google listings for SERP and for some reason everyone thinks it’s the thing to share. The perfect scenario that everyone is hoping for, success. Yet despite all this success…

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Classic Digg-Style Radio Buttons with CSS and jQuery

I’m sure many Internet users can remember the old days when Digg was a booming social news community. Although the company has fallen fast off the tracks in recent years, their original design patterns will always be around for inspiration. Especially when you consider the modern HTML5/CSS3 trends in website design. For this tutorial I want to explain how we…

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Is it time to redesign your website?

The main problem with any website is the need to keep it up-to-date. If you do not maintain a website properly, it will quickly become stale and ultimately outdated. When this does happen the only solution is to rethink and redesign. The costs involved in designing a website can be high and the whole process can take weeks or even…

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A History Lesson on the Rise and Fall of Adobe Flash

The long history of Flash has proven to be an interesting journey. Mostly all Internet users are familiar with the Flash Player plugin which, along with Adobe Reader, is constantly pushing updates. Flash is the original multimedia platform for the web which spans all the way back into the 1990s. But where has Adobe brought Flash into the present day?…

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This clearly isn’t an Infographic…

We are well and truly in the age of the online infographic. Or are we? These colourful ‘data visualizations’ of information have flooded the internet in numbers; however, there’s many of them which just aren’t up to scratch. So, what makes an infographic an infographic? The original definition basically means the visualization of data. Over the years, though, that idea…

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Browser Wars 2.0: Bring it on!

The internet has witnessed umpteen developments in the evolution of social/professional networking, online gaming & entertainment, and e-commerce, but none matches the sheer scale, speed and impact of those in the browser arena. Whether or not you are an avid online networker, gamer or buyer, if you use the internet, you are inevitably affected by the browser wars. And, no…

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You (the Designer) and I (the Client), We Make a Team

It takes more than compelling content and intelligent coding to produce a great website. A successful relationship between a designer and a client is, perhaps, just as imperative. Take a look through your portfolio. Are there any projects in there that you weren’t quite happy with? If so, think back to your relationship with that client. Were both parties on…