Perfect CSS Link Hover Colors

It is always nice to get visual feedback when mousing-over link text. This effect is often achieved simply by changing the link color to a lighter or darker color. For darker backgrounds it is often better to make the text lighter on hover and for lighter backgrounds you can go a few shades darker. The trouble with applying this effect … Read More

The Key To Making Quick CSS Changes

The best way I have found to quickly make informed CSS changes is by using the Inspect Element functionality in Chrome. This allows you to quickly find elements of the page and make style changes that are reflected immediately in the browser. This is a great way to see how the style is reflected on the site and later be … Read More

2013 Website Design Trends

2013 has been a year where I have really been able to get my teeth stuck into site design. I’ve checked out the latest developments from some of the biggest website names out there to some of the smaller lesser known sites that are attempting to push the boundaries. Here are just a few of the design trends I have observed.

10 Tips on Being a Better Design Client

Being a good design client can be difficult. Perhaps the hardest thing of all is maintaining a clear separation between the role of the client and the designer. Chances are the client will have many design ideas and will want to see these come to fruition. This can put the designer in a difficult place, after all the designer has to … Read More

New Google Accounts Screen: Where Are My Products?

I recently decided to create a public profile on Google to take advantage of the Google+ features. After creating the profile I soon realized that the “Account Settings” link, found after clicking your profile name, now takes you to a new “Accounts Overview” page. The issue with the new accounts overview is that it does not display Google products such … Read More