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10 Responsive Navigation Solutions and Tutorials

As responsive design rapidly increases in popularity, we felt we would take a look at some of the varied solutions and techniques that are being adopted for managing the navigation/menu on smaller screened devices. Planning and building your menu for mobiles will perhaps be the trickiest aspect of your responsive layout, not just with the coding but also having to…

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Beginner’s Guide to Making Your Own Fonts

We’ve all been in that position where we know what we want our text to look like, but just can’t seem to find a font that matches what’s in our heads. Maybe you want a specific look for the title of your new novel. Or you think that your grandfather’s handwriting would be perfect for that family tree you’re creating….

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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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Native Apps or Web Apps?

The burning debate between native apps and web apps that became the present-day martial epic – seemingly neverending – has finally found its end. Fred Cavazza said “it’s complicated“. Matthew Baxter-Reynolds said that HTML5 might replace native apps. Brad Frost said “native vs web is total bullshit” and that we should “embrace the advantages of both native and web to…

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40 Examples of Using Circles in Web Design

Maybe you wouldn’t call the current popularity of using circles in web design a ‘trend’. But it has become very, very popular. This popularity seems to be partly indebted to the popularity of mobile and touch screen technology, where a user typically has to press with their round finger tips circular or oval buttons. Mobiles aside, the circle is a…

10 Reasons Why Web Projects Fail

I often wonder why so many of our clients come to us after their Web Projects fail. About 75% of our business comes from projects where someone else couldn’t get the job done. The most common situation is what I call the “Money Pit”. That’s where the developer keeps telling the client its almost done and they never get there….

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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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Web Focus Without Distraction

Sometimes I feel like the web has given us all ADD. Not too long ago I was a slave to the web. At work and at home I’d spend countless hours surfing blogs and reading articles that had nothing to do with the tasks at hand, nor did they really do anything for me in terms of expanding my intellect…