What are Frameworks? 20 Best Responsive CSS Frameworks Explained

What are Frameworks? 20 Best Responsive CSS Frameworks Explained

I get a lot of people asking me what framework I use and what I would recommend. I do not always give a definitive answer, I generally ask what the project is and what they require it to do and advise from there or explain a few frameworks and let them decide or even tell them just to do it themselves to avoid any bloat. So I thought it was worthwhile sharing my thoughts, I aim to explain what frameworks are and what they are used for, alongside a selection of the best that can be downloaded for free. This should help web designers and developers who are starting out to discover resources and possibilities. Continue reading

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jQuery The Basics Part 2

jQuery The Basics Part 2

So you enjoyed my first intro to jQuery and your hungry for more? Well here is some juicy bits for you to sink your teeth into. I will start with some simple introductions to some basic actions then we will create some pretty nifty stuff that you can then go away and put into practise further. Continue reading

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Why I like LOVE WordPress

Why I like LOVE WordPress

WordPress has been around for a long long time but I only started using it to any real extent around 1yr and a half ago. But how i wish I had began before then! I had clients asking me about CMS sites, shops, blogs etc and I had to keep turning the work down as I had to rely on other “techy type” people or simply did not have the time. If I had not been afraid and just started with WordPress I could have said yes to pretty much all briefs presented to me. Continue reading

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The Use of Basic Shapes and Colour in Design / The Influence of the Bauhaus

The Use of Basic Shapes and Colour in Design / The Influence of the Bauhaus

 Triangle, Square, Circle: A Psychological Test

1. Fill in these three forms with the colours yellow, red, and blue.

The colouring is to fill the form in each case.

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2. If possible, provide an explanation for your choice of colour below. Continue reading

Designers Become Front-enders Part 1

Designers Become Front-enders Part 1

At figleaves.com recently the design team that are mostly pure designers expressed an interest in learning HTML and CSS.

They have little to no knowledge of any HTML so I thought about it and wondered as alien as it seems to me how many people out there using the web or designing for it actually don’t know what it is made of and would be interested in learning how to do it. Hence the reason for this blog post, it is the first part in what I will be teaching to the designers here so they can have a better understanding of what my team do and perhaps teach themselves to do it as well. Continue reading