The Times New Roman

The diary of a freelance web designer

It’s a Match

Introducing Type Genius! What does it do? Helps you take the guess work out of  matching well paired fonts together. You: Tell it what font you plan to use in your document or project It: Tells you which font will compliment your primary font the best. It’s that simple. And time-saving! Give it a try! http://www.typegenius.com/   EP x

Posted in: Tips

90 Years Young

It’s not every day someone very dear to you turns 90! Heres’s how I was able to help with the celebrations, and mark this special milestone. #90thbirthdayinspiration

Posted in: Inspire

I spy with my little eye…

Us humans have a predictable pattern when it comes to reviewing blocks of content. Find out how can we create better hierarchy in our designs, and guide our users to read our most important content.

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Foxy Stocksy

Introducing Stocky, a Stock Image website that doesn’t suck. Their images are modern, on-trend, and a little more candid than those available on competitor sites. #rahhhwhataretheyallsmilingatanyway

Posted in: Tips

Design Inspiration: Service Industry

We all know that websites for certain industries are very “on trend”, hipster if you like. Photographers, Architects, Design firms, Fashion houses, Yogies etc. But what about more traditional service based industries that are less glamourous…

Posted in: Inspire

Merry and Bright! Free Christmas Card Template for 2015

What do you mean ‘DIY Template’? It’s a Corporate Christmas Card Template – that you can download, customise and print yourself! How do I use it? The template has been created in Microsoft Word, is A4, and set up to print as a tent fold card. Simply download the word doc, edit the text boxes… Read more »

Posted in: Freebies

There’s no place like home

Two of the things I ask clients while completing my Creative Brief is what type of content they would like to include on their new website home page, and what the primary call to action(s) of the home page should be. I’m not just being nosy, it helps me understand all the things you consider most important to your business, and how… Read more »

Posted in: Tips

Websites integrating MindBody

MindBody is a business management software targeted at the health and wellness industry and brings the management of your business to the web.

Posted in: Inspire

WHO SAID IT: KANYE WEST OR DAVID BRENT?

TGIF! Seriously. This will only take a minute. Ok, 4 minutes, cause you wanna make sure you really take the time to consider the answers, this is important stuff after all. Ok 8 minutes, because you just remembered how much you loved The Office, and will just watch the one hilarious David Brent moment before returning to work. Ok… Read more »

Posted in: Funnies

Deja GridView

Feel like you’ve seen that website layout before? You know the one… theres a large (sometimes sliding) image at the top of the page, followed by a grid of square images, with text overlays. Take a look at this interesting article by Neil Cooper, Creative Director at Sapient Nitro. He suggests the trend for squares is killing creative and non-standard… Read more »

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