I do like it when big media companies reach out to the developer community for hiring!
This is the first hyper-local project I’ve worked on in a while … but it’s fun to get this local sometimes! So … let me tell you a little story … There was a shop here in Belleek that had traded for 50 years. Owned and run by 2 brothers, McGraths stocked a seemingly random … Read More
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how I build websites – the process and the code base I use for each projects – both of which have recently undergone the sort of evolutionary leap more commonly found in X-men movies. It started with a need to familiarise myself with HTML5 at the beginning of … Read More
Well, this is a topic that comes up increasingly – designing a facebook page for your business. Okay, I know I’m behind with my own efforts – and facebook has just changed how they allow you to interact with your business pages (it gives us much more flexibility – but the change is a bit … Read More
So then, the time has come to start a client project from scratch using purely responsive techniques (as defined by Ethan Marcotte’s book Responsive Web Design). I’ve retro-fitted some responsive techniques to previous client sites, but this will be the first ‘responsive’ project I’m starting from scratch. The three core ‘ingredients’ for this responsive website … Read More
Ah – so, after a good few months in design & development, we were able to launch Angela’s Bella Flora website last week. I’ve blogged about this before whilst the site was in development and the good news is, it still looks gorgeous! The photography, the design, the products, the overall feel of the site … Read More
Okay, so here’s a motley collection of useful links I’ve found lately. Since I moved office to Donegal Town I’ve found myself with a 20 minute each way commute. No big deal, but I had no desire to extend my working day to regain those 40 minutes – and my day is anyway constrained at … Read More
It’s been all about jQuery plugins for responsive web design these past few weeks … and here’s another good one: FitVids: A lightweight, easy-to-use jQuery plugin for fluid width video embeds. And, nicely done this, they’re using another responsive jQuery plugin – FitText for the heading text. Nice work all round. Hurrah!
Ah well, now you’re talking … my recent post on a responsive jQuery image slider quickly became the most popular blog post on my website showing just how many people are looking for a responsive slider … and now, happily, there is a nice full featured jQuery plugin - FlexSlider – The Best Responsive jQuery Slider. Super … Read More
Really, this should be filed under ‘probably too good to be true’ … but let’s hear it out. So, here’s the problem: there are a ton of great grid based CSS frameworks for designers to work with – frameworks which provide a baseline for dividing up the page into a usable grid via a series … Read More