2012 is shaping up to be an interesting year for me. So I thought I’d take the time to sit down and note down some of what I’m planning to do. It’ll help me solidify my plans as well as give me something I can look at this time next year to see how well I’ve done.
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A fantastic app for developers and designers alike, currently in beta. If you like making your life easier, and happen to use an Apple Computer, you should go get this now. And then, when it’s available on the App Store, you should buy it.
If you just care about compiling .less files on your Mac, you should check out LESS.app, developed by the same guy.
Bear CSS is a handy little tool for web designers. It generates a CSS template containing all the HTML elements, classes & IDs defined in your markup.
A rather snazzy tool designed & developed by fellow Masters student Kyle Gawley with illustrations from Jordan Henderson. Upload an HTML file and it’ll generate the CSS to let you style it. Pretty impressive stuff.
Two weeks ago I was able to attend an event called The Design Question, organised by the Northern Ireland Design Alliance. I have previously written about a realisation I came to during the event. This post is the intended follow up. If you’ve not read it yet, it might be worth your while.
I recently attended a rather awesome event put on by the Northern Ireland Design Alliance. It was called The Design Question, and dealt with asking, and trying to answer, a series of questions that related to what we do. It wasn’t a large event, and felt like it was much more personal. It felt great.
I’ve recently been working on a web based service with Kyle Gawley and Chris Murphy. It’s been designed, and developed, from the ground up to be simple. Recently Chris has shown off a recent iteration of our work to highlight how simplicity can improve a project.
I’m one of the recent batch of IMD graduates, and I managed to walk away from the course feeling pretty happy with myself. I’ve changed quite a lot over the years that I’ve been a student, I think everyone that studied the course has.
Adobe Muse is the latest in a series of software offerings aimed at helping people produce web designs. I’m all for making web design better and easier, but this isn’t it.
Site redesigns are all part and parcel of life on the web, nothing can stay the same forever. I’ve been experimenting with various possible site designs over the past several months, and considering my options for even longer, since before I completed my degree. Today finally sees the launch of one of them.
It’s a pretty common thing on blogs these days to post up topics along the lines of “[X] Applications you NEED on your Mac”. I get the reasoning behind the idea of it, as well as other list style posts, but I’ve always decided to stay away from them on my own site because this is a place for me to talk about what I do and how I do it. Whilst I do post up links to stuff I find interesting, it is always things I find to be unique or different, not a list of things for you to look over.