Moving back to iOS

Last Summer I switched my old iPhone 4S for a Nexus 4. I'd had a Nexus 7 for some months by that point so I was familiar with Android and going by my expreience with the tablet, felt comfortable that the Nexus 4 would be a good fit. The first…

The thing about magic

We've all seen magic tricks. I even practice magic for a couple of years when I was a teenager. One of my greatest achievements with a deck of cards was figuring out a David Blaine trick (the "2 card monte" trick). I was so pleased with myself that I learned…

Apes will rise

I've been getting itchy fingers recently wanting to do some more artwork. I enjoy working on paper but I want to explore creating images digitally. This is my first proper foray, something done in anticipation of the release of the latest Apes film. …

Sod the users, full screen ads work!

As I was scrolling through my twitter feed, I came across a tweet from CreativeBloq sharing an article, which I thought I'd give a quick glance. After a short delay, my entire browser window was taken over by an ad. I brought this up in the office and one opinion…

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…