On Tuesday we relaunched one of the most popular Arsenal football blogs. Le Grove is a blog where people can exchange views on issues without fear of being abused by other fans – it is extremely popular having recently reached the milestone of 1 million comments.
Pete Wood from Le Grove approached us just before Christmas to design and develop a modern clean looking site which was robust enough to deal with many visitors using different devices and platforms.
We therefore choose to create a responsive design which would provide this flexibility. As a result the site renders very well on modern web browsers and also on devices such as the iPhone and iPad.
Please visit the blog here. So far the majority of feedback has been positive but let us know what you think by commenting below.
The New Year is now upon us and with that come resolutions – the promises we endeavour to keep in order to make us better people. Here are five I propose for both myself and fellow designers out there.
1. Create cleaner more structured files
Keeping design documents tidy can sometimes be a nightmare especially when you are rushing for a deadline or you have too many projects on the go at once. In 2012 we should all make an effort to ensure our files are clear and structured.
2. Don’t be afraid to try something new
Sometimes it’s easy for a designer to reuse an icon or a particular style they are comfortable with. This year when you have a new project try something different.
3. Don’t follow trends for the sake of it
It’s easy to get caught up with the latest trends or styles in design. As designers we should make more of an effort to create unique experiences that are right for each individual project we work on.
4. Build relationships outside of social networking
While Twitter and Linked In are great tools for marketing our services we shouldn’t forget that they will never replace real human interaction. This year we should all attend as many meetups and conferences as we can to widen our social circle in the real world.
5. Make time for family and friends
It’s easy to get caught up in projects especially when you are passionate about your work. But never forget that the people around you in your life need time also.
I for one am looking forward to what 2012 will bring and hope it’s a year to remember for both the web and the world.
Merry Christmas! In the spirit of things here is this weeks freebie to download. A very chilled snow globe. Enjoy!
One of the major trends in web design this year has been the use of HTML5 to create innovative interactive experiences without the use of Flash. Here are 20 of the best HTML5 sites from 2011:
Back in March I introduced the subject of responsive web design. It has certainly been the most discussed topic this year and has shaken the whole web design community. Many have been quick to adopt this new approach in their designs.
But does responsive design make sense for business?
The short answer is: it all depends on your audience, time and budget.
1. Content first
A subject which was discussed at various design conferences this year was that we need to start focusing on content rather than design elements. Ribbons and buttons are all very nice but at the end of the day content rules how we ultimately design a site and can make informed descisions about structure and layout.
Cloud computing is not a new concept and has already been around for several years, made popular by services such as Dropbox and Sugar Sync. However these services still miss a trick in terms of their seamless integration with our hectic daily lives and the devices we use.
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So it’s been a whole 5 months since I blogged, something I feel really bad about but I’ve had a good reason. In July I moved to London as I have a new job as a senior designer at an agency near Covent Garden. This was a huge move for me professionally and personally and I’ve been taking time to find my feet.
So in the last couple of months I have been exploring my new surroundings and taking lots of photos of anything remotely creative. As there is so much creative inspiration in this city it’s difficult to resist. This little collection I’ve accumulated had an ulterior motive however and that was to get me back into blogging.
So without further ado here are 20 creatively inspiring sights in London:
1. Diesel Further Reductions – Sale Display