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Page Speed & Image Sprites

If you’re concerned about the speed that your web page loads at then this is a great tool: Sprite Me makes it super simple to sprite up images with a little Bookmark tool. Excellent for sites that don’t already have their images sprited.

Yep, the Golden Ratio Strikes Back With Free Tools!

The Golden Ratio, the Fibonacci sequence, oft mentioned in the same breath, are well known to those beyond the spheres of mathematics.  Always striving for the ideal layout, many designers use this simple 1.6 / 0.6 (approx!) ratio to fill our screens with well-balanced delights. Our widescreen TV’s, credit cards, Read the Rest…

Ajax Animated Gif Creator

Need an animated icon to feedback to your users that something’s actually going on before they start cursing your latest project? See the Ajax loading gif generator – loads of options, and as quick as a flash to get what you need. 3 steps and your done – Select the Read the Rest…

5 Tips To Speed Up Illustrator

If you design websites, and your Adobe Illustrator is running like an old dog, wheezing when you try to get it to ‘fetch’, smelling a little off, and piddling on the carpet, then this might help. I’ve had a few performance issues myself over the years (with my PC, with Read the Rest…

Will CSS3 kill Photoshop?

With the coming of CSS3 into the mainstream of web design, will Photoshop die a death for web designers? If the glory of rounded corners and multiple background images and image layers can be handled within CSS3, then will there be any use for trusty old PS or Illustrator even? Read the Rest…

Web Design using the Bamboo Pen Tablet

Thought I’d take some time to briefly discuss the benefits of creating website template graphics using vector images with a Pen Tablet.  In my case it’s my new Wacom Bamboo pen tablet.  Somewhere around the £50-65 mark in the UK at present, depending on whether you shop online, or in-store Read the Rest…

Graphic Layout for Graham’s Website

Tinkering around with Illustrator, and have landed on something which looks pretty cool for Graham’s website design project. Man-imitating-nature and all that – hexagons are the way forward here I think.  It all ties in to the theme of

Pure and Simple Web Design Blog Edit

A little bit of ‘tinkering with graphics’ today (oooh, the pretty colours….!) for the Pure and Simple Bournemouth Web Design blog…..Header graphic has now been tied in to the colour theme of the main site, while having a slightly different, more ‘bloggy’ feel to the main site.