May 29, 2009 in Web Design News

Typekit: Real Web Fonts

3572372312_c5d651614fAs a Typekit user, you’ll have access to our library of high-quality fonts. Just add a line of JavaScript to your markup, tell us what fonts you want to use, and then craft your pages the way you always have. Except now you’ll be able to use real fonts. This really is going to change web design.

Introducing Typekit

May 26, 2009 in Web Usability

Ask The Audience: Three Column Layout

three-column-layoutI have a question for my good audience; Is it ok for 3 column layouts to allow the 3rd (right most) column to be chopped off ? Does it matter that the 3rd column may not be viewable by everyone as long as you just have extras on the 3rd column and not website crucial elements such as navigation, is it wrong to just accept that some users resolutions will just chop the 3rd column off?

May 22, 2009 in Web Design Critique

Web Design Critique: Boagworld

boagworldThis weeks web design critique is a bright and curvy design from Headscape for their web design community Boagworld, named after Mr Paul Boag, who also co presents a weekly web design podcast Boagworld, the design has a typical 2 column blog feel to it, freshened with bold graphics, Lets Discuss.

May 22, 2009 in Misc

Web Designer Face-Off 01

web-designer-face-offWeb designer face-off brings 2 web designers face to face answering 10 quick fire questions,  the results are presented side by side and should give us valuable insight into the web designers inner workings, each bout will bring publicity and laughter to the competitors and honor to the victor.

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Shopify Release Vision 4.0

vision-40Shopify have released version 4.0 of Vision, their Shopify theme application, I love Vision and shopify and I am excited to see some great new features including support for jQuery ( my javascript library of choice), different aspect ratios for products and updated the product options amongst others.

Read the vision 4.0 article

May 21, 2009 in Web Design News

Google Supports Microformats

google-microformats“At Google, we believe in openness, so we are using two open standards to allow you to annotate structured data on your site: microformats and RDFa. Both standards allow markup of information on your pages. To ensure that Google understands your markup, we encourage you to follow the format of our examples. You don’t need any prior knowledge of microformats or RDFa to use these standards, just a basic knowledge of XHTML.”

Read the Google Article