As I am celebrating Designbit’s birthday and looking back over the journey I have been on over the last year. I realised just how much I have learnt about the technologies and design industry itself, for anybody new to web design I want to save you some time and offer some design tips and hints.
The controversial new logo for the 2012 London Olympic Games has been released costing a massive £450,000, as this is my domain I feel I must critique the firms design choices and the governments ridiculous spending.
I have had to question my view on laying out design’s with elastic layouts using the measurement Em’s, Elastic websites that zoom in or out with the text size have always been somewhat of the Holy Grail for me as far as layouts are concerned, and I think a lot of web designers agree with me. But is the extra torment and toil to make your design’s elastic worth the hassle if web browsers including Internet Explorer are supporting the new zoom feature?
The impact of blogs on web usability Is something I am noticing constantly. Firstly lets all agree that the most frequented websites on the Internet are blogs, and secondly lets agree that blogs are here to stay, at least for the foreseeable future. The impact that blogs have had on personal publishing and news distribution has been phenomenal but the lasting impact in the post-blog Internet will change web usability and web design forever.
You dont talk about prices. Second rule of web design is? You don’t talk about prices. If you are looking into buying a website for your company and are wondering how much a website will cost you, then in most cases you may as well give in looking as most UK and worldwide companies hide their prices until they know who you are by the means of an annoying quote form or worse. There are two sides to this argument the first arguing that it’s because you cannot possibly estimate a “real” project cost, and the other camp voices that you should be honest about your prices from the get go.