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Le Grove Launch

Posted by in Design, Phoenix Studios, Projects, Web Design

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…read more

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Freebie Friday #3 Snow Globe

Posted by in Design, Freebies, Web Design

Merry Christmas! In the spirit of things here is this weeks freebie to download. A very chilled snow globe. Enjoy!

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20 Amazing HTML5 Websites

Posted by in Design, HTML5, Web Design

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: 1. Ultranoir

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CSS3 – The Future of Web Design

Posted by in CSS3, Design, Web Design

CSS has been an integral part of the presentation and layout of websites for many years. Designers and developers use it to control how the page renders, and can even control how certain elements are positioned and styled in certain browsers. What is CSS3? CSS3 is an extension to CSS2.1 adding new specifications to the style sheet language. However rather than using 1 large spec sheet like CSS2 they have been divided into separate documents called modules.

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20 Awesome Cartoon Themed Web Designs

Posted by in Design, Inspiration, Web Design

Using illustrations and cartoons is becoming common in web design. It’s a great way to make your website stand out from the crowd. Here are 20 of the best websites using cartoons and illustrations: 1. Inservio

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Responsive Web Design: An introduction

Posted by in Design, Discussion, Web Design

What is responsive web design? The term originated back in May last year on A List Apart as a way of describing a web design that automatically adjusts itself depending on a variety of factors such as screen resolution or the device used to view the site. Previously to accommodate these variables individual web pages would need be created. However now with a combination of different technologies such as Media Queries it is possible to serve up one web page which will alter itself and move design elements around depending…read more

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Creativity vs. Usability – Fight!

Posted by in Design, Discussion, Usability, Web Design

Creativity and usability are topics which are intertwined on the web and are discussed regularly. Both fields are equally important when building a successful product or website, however conflicts are likely to arise on a regular basis due to the opposing views and contrasting opinions in each of these areas of expertise.

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14 Sophisticated & Sexy Websites for Valentine’s

Posted by in Design, Inspiration, Web Design

1. Dita von Teese – The Perrier Mansion Certainly one of the classiest and sexiest ways to promote bottled water! Use your photographic skills and play games with Dita von teese at The Perrier Mansion. A must visit this Valentine’s Day.

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Web Design for the iPad: Part 3

Posted by in Apple, iPad, Tutorials, Web Design

In part 2 we looked at creating the basic design for a website specifically for the iPad. In the final part of this series of articles we will code a working example with elements which automatically reposition themselves depending on whether the device is in landscape or portrait and also a scrolling gallery of thumbnails at the bottom which responds to touch. All the files can be found in a zip file at the end of the post if you get stuck as there is an intermediate level of coding…read more

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Web Design Trends in 2011

Posted by in Design, Web Design

As we start another year the speculation on what the hottest trends in web design are going to be becomes the focus of the online design community. Here are the top 5 heavy hitters which are going to make a real impact. 1. Growth of animated sites using HTML5 and CSS3 Needless to say HTML5 and CSS3 will dominate the web in 2011 with designers using both technologies to create new user experiences previously only available when using Flash. Several sites started the new year in style striving to be…read more

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