I’m a developer working for the design agency EdgeThreeSixty and this is my space to write whatever the hell I like about design and dev in the digital world. Some of the articles are just me ‘thinking out loud’ so think out loud back to me with your comments! Hope you find it both useful and entertaining.
A famous man once said “Good design adds value of some kind, gives meaning, and, not incidentally, can be sheer pleasure to behold.” This quote belongs to a man called Paul Rand. A visionary, he worked only for top companies that had a strong reputation to uphold such as Ford, ABC, IBM, UPS and many more. Large organisations trusted him with their image and their branding success and Paul made sure to take the time and money to produce perfect work every time.
Paul’s most famous work was produced during the 60’s, he famously charged $100,000 per single Continue reading →
Hacking can be highly lucrative; in 2014 some of the worlds top websites and web-based services were hacked in order to steal data, make sites unusable or to prove a security flaw. However, hackers are also targeting small to mid sized websites for different purposes Continue reading →
What is Bower?
Bower is a package manager operated by a command line through a systems terminal, it will download packages from sources such as Github and place them in the right place without having to do it all manually. For example, adding jquery to your website can be done by simply typing bower install jquery in the terminal of your system.
If you’re a web designer/developer, this package manager will make your life much easier by allowing you to download components, CSS files and bootstrap with a single simple command, it will also automatically Continue reading →
As a web designer you want to make sure that what you’re designing is fit for purpose as well as beautiful and unique at the same time. However, being unique is not easy and that’s where most designers hit a brick wall.
You might create something that you regard as being unique, only to find out a few days later that the layout you designed or button you created is exactly the same as the one found on one of your favourite websites or blogs where you usually go for some inspiration. Continue reading →
Umbraco has been around for a long time now and is yet to fade away. The ASP.NET content management system has been and is still being used to develop some of the biggest and demanding sites in the world. Continue reading →