course notes 2017/18

WordPress theme design

Mar 28th 2018

Ready for a little challenge? — I’m really looking forward to taking you all through the theme design today ~ let’s see how beautiful your blogs will become once you start creating your own themes :) working with WordPress When developing a new WP site – you should always work on a development server, and➢ continue reading

design for UX & accessibility

Mar 7th 2018

Eric Meyer

As web workers, be that designers or developers, it is our job to create not only engaging user experiences but also to ensure an all inclusive design and setup. Making sure our content is presented in the most accessible and easy way will liberate our user to use the web freely and without hinderance, a➢ continue reading

interface design

Feb 7th 2018

How do you design an interface which is not only easy to use, works well across all screens and is aesthetically appealing as well? Like a key to open a lock, your UI needs to give access to the content without bothering the user with the complexities which might lie beneath :) case studies mentioned:➢ continue reading

icon design

Jan 31st 2018

sun icon / ico

Icons are the small little details with such high importance that they deserve as much TLC as the rest of your design. If you search for icon sets online, you will find an ever growing number of beautiful sets to choose from. However, it will be worth your while to at least explore icon design,➢ continue reading

vector graphics

Jan 17th 2018

Vector graphics are wonderful ~ they allow for prefect precision and scale without loss of quality. With SVGs now the web – you should definitely spend time to create vector graphics for your sites and understand their use on the web. The vector pen tool might present a challenge to get to learn with while➢ continue reading

brand design

Dec 6th 2017

make a splash.

In these days of social media – having a strong brand is only the basis of a successful presence within the market. While there’s more competition, there are also more channels, more ways to engage with people and entice them to become loyal supporters. The web and social media make it easier than ever to➢ continue reading

adaptive design planning

Nov 15th 2017

ethan marcotte

Today, we can no longer design any site without considering carefully the many different devices and screensizes affecting layout and presentation. A good responsive design will allow the content to adapt to the viewport, be that a computer or TV, or mobile. Jeremy Keith – One Web Jeremy Keith – One Web from Thinking Digital➢ continue reading

layout design

Nov 8th 2017

While you are learning how to produce effective layouts you will come across many different views and practices. One prevailing and well established method is of course the use of grids. A lot has been written and discussed about grids in design, from historic examples, architecture, graphic and web design. As an approach to design,➢ continue reading

images for the web

Nov 1st 2017

With your beautiful profile designs in hand – let’s take a look at preparing and saving your images for the web. Whether you create all of your own visuals, or work with source files, you’ll need to consider the final implementation of these visuals within your design. Without preparation and optimisation, these additions will make➢ continue reading


Oct 25th 2017

colour illustration

Colour is a topic which never ceases to inspire great discussion about interpretation, meaning and effect within design. As subjective as colour can be – it is our job as designers to be mindful of implications as well as considerate in our selection for use in interface and web design. Don Norman discusses design psychology.➢ continue reading