Design and development techniques for everything web

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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.

Getting started with Bower

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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 →

5 steps to a successful and unique web design

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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 →

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