A place I want to visit

I'm not much of a traveller but I wish I was. Then I could go here... …

Dance like no-one is watching

This post details the slides and content of my short talk given at HuddsDigitals on 26th March 2013. Dancing like no-one is watching is something I try to keep in mind when it comes to creating things which is the focus of this talk. It's also linked with sticking two…

SVG, Sketch and inset shadows

When it comes to SVG, I'm a novice. It's one of those aspects of web development I've had on my list to catch up on and have only just got around to it. Better late than never I suppose. My primary graphics editor has been Sketch for some time now…

Create a cross-page grid in Sketch

Yup, another post about grids! This time it's less of a mind dump and more of a quick tip I've picked up this afternoon. Earlier this week, Tim linked to a Sketch plugin called Symbols which allows you to keep layers in sync by way of a simple layer naming…

The Guardian grid

I've been playing with the Guardian beta site for about a week now. I think it's a much better experience than the current site and the design feels a lot closer to the newspaper (well, what I remember of it, it's been a while since I read an actual newspaper…

UX crash course

Found a useful resource on my travels through the world of Twitter this afternoon. The author describes the motivation behind the idea: My New Year’s Resolution for 2014 was to get more people started in User Experience (UX) Design. I posted one lesson every day in January, and thousands…

User Experience is...

User Experience is the responsibility of every member of the organization; it is a central philosophy, shared principles. It is not a series of activities and deliverables to perform, but an enlightened way of being. I found this paragraph of text particularly interesting but the rest of the article is…

Idea: Browser highlighting

Disclaimer: This is very much a mind-dump. I've not spent too much time researching loads of existing services at this point. One of the things I love most about reading ebooks is the ability to highlight passages without spoiling the book. I've encountered printed books with highlights in the past…

Sod it, time for a change

Last week at HuddsDigitals, we saw Seb Lee-Delisle talk about his PixelPyros project which was showing at this weekend's Festival of Light. A few days later, I read Ashley Baxter's article on 24Ways which talked about the process of creating your own app from a non-programmer perspective. These together have…

Don't throw yourself away...

Last night I read Steal Like An Artist from start to finish and felt like posting one of the many highlights I made while reading... Don’t throw any of yourself away. Don’t worry about a grand scheme or unified vision for your work. Don’t worry about unity…