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  1. A beginner’s guide to making images web-ready

    This is a step-by-step guide for beginners on choosing the right image and cropping and resizing it to be used on the web. It requires that you own Photoshop and have some basic understanding of how it works. Usually, this is where I’d waffle on a bit more about cursory topics and say something funny, but this time, let’s just get […]

  2. The practices of web production, part 2

    We go through the individual practices involved in the making of a website. This post is the second of a two-part series on the practices of web production. Now that we’ve looked at our process of web production, it’s time to go through the individual pieces that make up the whole. Regardless of which industry we belong to, we’re all […]

  3. The practices of web production, part 1

    Each project has multiple phases, one of which is building the website. In the Internet’s infancy, web design was something done by a small group of early-adopters, experimenting with exciting new technology. Now, it is one of the dominant industries in the world, worth many billions of pounds a year.

  4. On website design questionnaires

    Clients are often bemused by the questions designers ask them at the very start of the website design process. The ones that seem to cause the most confusion and trouble are “what are your favourite websites?” and “are there any websites that you particularly dislike?” The problem stems from the fact that these are really wide-ranging questions. If someone asked […]