The Times New Roman

The diary of a freelance web designer

All in the font family

Google offer a huge open-source (free!) font library, Google Fonts. But with sooooo many enticing options (over 650 font families), it’s not uncommon to feel overwhelmed with choices, and encounter trouble trying to pair compatible fonts together. Lobster + Indie Flower = Bad. Arvo + Lato = Good. Never fear! Fast Print (a UK Printing… Read more »

Posted in: Tips

Deck the halls with bells and freebies!

Only 39 sleeps until santa comes! #butheywhoscounting To get into the christmas spirit, I’ve put together a free Mailchimp Christmas template for you to download, customise and send out to your favourite email recipients.

Posted in: Freebies

Spotting an online zombie apocalypse

  Article via Creative Bloq We’ve all read the stories and seen the films, but would you spot a zombie apocalypse if it were staring you right in the face? What if it was happening right now, on your website?  Has your online presence turned into a zombie site? Gordon Plant of BaseKit offers some pointers…. Read more »

Posted in: Tips

Look ma, no keys!

Imagine if playing the air guitar actually resulted in an audible, stream of guitar music! Well, that’s what AirType can do. It’s a keyboard-less keyboard that will change the way we type, especially when it comes to tablet devices. AirType is a set of cuff-like devices which attach to your hands and by learning your finger movements,… Read more »

Posted in: Inspire

To serif or not to serif. That is the question.

Ever wonder what the difference is between a Serif and a Sans Serif font? Wonder no more! Thanks Creative Bloq for this sweet infographic which explains the difference between the two styles, and suggests which style is better suited to different projects types.

Posted in: Tips

Power to the popup!

Despite the general opinion that popups are (really) annoying, they’re still in fact very good at what they do. They draw temporary attention to something by interrupting a ‘normal’ flow of events, and cause an action/reaction, which generates results. In the last year or two, Pop ups have even jumped off the page and into our… Read more »

Posted in: Tips

Winners are grinners. Who use the right colours.

Late last year, I posted an infographic about the use of colour online, and how it subconsciously affects the way we behave and take action online. Well here’s a follow up article I just found which further explains the colour psyche and is well worth the (long) read. Below is a short teaser… but you can read the full… Read more »

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