The Times New Roman

The diary of a freelance web designer

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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Colour palettes inspired by the mix of beautiful people and colours from a recent trip to the South Pacific.

Posted in: Inspire

Dude, where’s my car?

Google Now is getting a superpower. Amongst many of it’s cool new features, it can remember where you parked your car.

Posted in: Tips

April Fooled.

Looks like I got April fooled this year. A few months ago I posted an article on wearable technology, and on the 1st of April 2014 (still no connection), Web Design Ledger posted an article on the unforeseen side effects reported by some google glass wearers. I almost couldn’t write the follow up post fast enough.

Posted in: Funnies

It’s all in your tone font face

Turns out if you’re the US Government, something as simple as changing the font face on your hardcopy printouts can save you up to $400 million per year. But it can also result in savings for us too.

Posted in: Tips

Did you know?

Did you know more than a billion tweets are sent every 48 hours, or that every sixty seconds, 293,000 status updates are posted on Facebook? Here are some social media ‘did you knows’ to throw around the watercooler next week…

Posted in: Tips

Is the top navigation bar on the way out?

Trend Alert: Websites with on demand navigation As I browse the internet lately in search of inspiration and all things shiny and new, I’ve noticed more and more websites steering away from the traditional horizontal navigation structure at the top of the webpage, and am seeing more sites opt for an on-demand style of navigation… Read more »

Posted in: Trending