Category Design

July 30, 2016

On March 24th, 2010 wrote on the subject of Datadial Designs,Design.

Creating the new Datadial website »

I always find that designing your own website is a much larger task than designing a site for someone else. You become the pickiest designer ever, striving for the tiniest details to be spot-on and investing a lot of energy, but then receiving a lot of energy back when the results work out just as […]

On December 10th, 2009 wrote on the subject of Design,Design Ideas.

Inspiration: Typography »

I’m about half way through The Elements of Typographic Style and thoroughly enjoying it.  I really wish there was a way you could read a book and ride a bicycle so I could get more reading time in while commuting, but I’ll just have to take my time reading it instead! Some thoughts so far… […]

On September 29th, 2009 wrote on the subject of Company News,Design.

The differences between Helvetica and Arial »

Thank you to Steff for passing on this lovely graphic illustrating the differences between Helvetica and Arial.

On June 9th, 2009 wrote on the subject of Design.

Website FAIL – 30 Web Designs That Will Hurt Your Eyes »

Decent web design doesn’t cost too much these days. With the advent of WordPress and a plethora of free web templates it’s not that difficult to knock together a site that most web designers would be happy to call their own. For some reason there are those that strive to be different, difficult, or deluded. […]

On March 17th, 2009 wrote on the subject of Design,Usability.

Rapid wireframing with collage »

Yesterday I tried something new as part of my attempt to release creativity by stepping away from computers.  I recycled old printed designs by cutting out the elements, so that the client and I could drag around the pieces to get a layout working. Initially it was quite amusing – designing a high-spec ecomm website […]

On January 14th, 2009 wrote on the subject of Datadial Designs,Design,Design Ideas.

Illustration in website design »

Sometimes photos just don’t cut it – especially stock photos that are also being used on many other sites. Illustrations using traditional (using pen, ink, watercolour, pencil) and vector (a type of computer graphics) methods are starting to fill some of those holes on websites around the world.  One major benefit of illustration is that […]

On January 6th, 2009 wrote on the subject of Design.

My New Years resolution »

It’s no secret – I hate computers.  Outside of work I avoid them as much as I can.  I mean they are very very useful things, but i hate being tied to and dependant on a machine. I think the root of my dislike is the way they diminish your creative output.  Many others have […]

On July 20th, 2008 wrote on the subject of Design,Development,Web Technology.

Web Usability »

Web usability is about designing your web site so that users can achieve their desired goal quickly and easily. Taking time out during development to make sure your site meets usability standards can have a huge benefit to your business. “A web usability redesign can increase the sales/conversion rate by 100%” – Jakob Nielson Designers […]