Hi, I'm Mark, a Web Designer & Developer.
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I don’t know how many websites I’ve visited that I love upon first impression, but quickly fall out of love with as I use them due to the lack of consideration for the little details, it can be anything from inconsistent font sizes to something as small as padding being 2px larger than it should be.
Firstly, let me start by admitting I’m not perfect by any stretch of the imagination, I miss little details every day and looking back at some of my pre-freelance work, I hate myself for missing some pretty huge details, but it happens.
I’d like to believe that every Web Designer/Developer (or whatever title they give themselves these days) works to reach perfection, but to reach perfection the small details are really what matter. You can have the most gorgeous website with the most efficient and practical code, but if you miss those little details, it’s all in vain, because while they’re little details, they’re what…
It’s a sad day when our politicians can’t speak their minds without causing an outcry that inevitably ends up in political points scoring.
In the past few months we’ve seen several politicians end up on the wrong end of some damning criticism for saying what they think. We’re treading a fine line here, if we’re not careful, we may end up with a political culture that resembles something of a Politically Correct activists wet dream.
We’re seeing this kind of thing happen more and more due to the general public’s ability to voice their opinions to a wide audience within seconds of a controversial event taking place.
A month or so ago we saw Ken Clarke receive some strong criticism for daring to suggest that there are different severities of rape. He has a good point, unfortunately he was simply a victim of explaining his views poorly on a subject that is controversial.
What followed was nothing short of a farce, within…
What is it with Designers and wanting to redesign their personal websites all the time? Is it a way to express their current design tastes? Is it a way to keep their site fresh? - I can’t answer these questions, because I’m the same!
I only designed my previous website several months ago, around November, and I was really happy with it, yet several months later I’ve taken a strong dislike to it. Maybe it’s because I see it every day or maybe it’s just because my design tastes have changed. I know I’m not alone in this, I’ve spoken to other Designers and Developers who feel the same way.
What I find most interesting is the dissimilarity between personal website desgin and client website design. When I’ve designed a website for a client I generally continue to like the design, yet when it comes to my personal website, every month I get the urge to radically change the design.
I’m sure there is some psychologist…
A little over a month ago I treated myself to a 13-inch 256GB MacBook Air, mainly because I needed a portable laptop for several business trips I have planned for this year. Here is my thoughts on the MacBook Air after a month of heavy use.
What’s the big deal?
The first thing I have to talk about is how thin the thing is, no amount of descriptive words or profanity can really illustrate how thin the MacBook Air is and even more amazingly, how they’ve managed to fit everything into something that is 0.68 inches thick at it’s thickest point.
My biggest concern before taking the delivery of the MacBook Air was “Is it just a slim and underpowered MacBook?” and I imagine thats a question a lot of potential MacBook Air owners will ask themselves. Well let me start by saying the MacBook Air is anything but underpowered, in addition the use of Flash memory instead of a traditional Hard Drive means it’s by far the fastest machine I’ve ever…