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    First Impressions

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    I found a screen shot of the first client site I ever worked on back in the 90’s. It was tiny! Things have definitely changed. I’d go as far to say we now have to design 50x times more pixels to create a website.

    My first commercial client ever was ‘Haslemere Forge’




    Waves NX

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    Waves Audio released a new product called Nx – Virtual Mix Room at this year’s NAMM show in California. To be honest, this product took me a little by surprise. It’s one of those plugins that initially looked a bit boring until I read a little more and saw it in action.




    Tricking Myself Fitter

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    I’m not sure if I’m just weak minded, but somehow I have managed to trick myself (with a little bribery here and there) into being the fittest I’ve been, well, ever.

    I’ve been swimming most weekday mornings now for over 15 months. I’ve slowly built things up from a gasping,




    Yes, the Next Project Will Be Perfect!

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    During every big project I work on, I seem to spend a lot of time thinking through how the next one will be SO much better.  It’s always going to be perfect, next time.

    Designing in code

    The project I’m working on at the moment is the first site I’ve designed completely in the browser using HTML/CSS.




    Why Codesign Tools are the Future of Web Design

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    Co-what tools? I hear you ask. Okay, so I invented that word to categorise software such as Webflow, Adobe Reflow and Macaw (not available yet) as I didn’t know what to collectively call them. These new tools, and more like them,




    Responsive Design: Beyond the Blog

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    For a lot of smaller websites, responsive design can be a relatively simple case of dealing with different screen widths using media queries.  For the average blog site, this may only involve adjusting a logo, shrinking the navigation, ensuring that images scale and any columns are stacked.  These are usually the examples given in responsive tutorials,