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I thought all traces of the my original original site design had been lost to the sands of time [computer failures and backup lessons learned] but I rediscovered the template files for my original website design from 2006.
The thumbnail grid shown is marked up with a
table and had no indentation for readability. That’s the only way I knew how to roll back in ‘06. I must have read an article on SEO and content, as there are a lot of pages there. The site was based on the MrSite service and one of their templates while I got to grips with html.
Way clever: an icon font that requires *no* special markup. Words like “user” just turn into icon automatically. symbolset.com— Chris Coyier (@chriscoyier) June 25, 2012
A banner I designed [468x60, along with additional sizes] to promote a 2006 World Cup Fantasy Football game organised by a friend. A ‘skyscraper’ version was also embedded in a downloadable spreadsheet for players.
The start of Euro 2012 seems as good a time as any to post this.
Building on v2.0 of my portfolio [hence 2.5], it is a slightly leaner, cleaner version of its predecessor showing off the best bits of my design work.
Some of my favourite words right there in that headline. From the article:
To make a website easy to understand, you have to have a clear view of the goals that the website has in order to design for those goals. You must keep the ease of use and how easy it is for a visitor to reach their goal in mind.
Can’t remember the pros and cons of all those frameworks like Spine, Sammy, Sproutcore, Backbone, and the rest? Gordon L. Hempton runs through 12 of the most popular, lists their pros and cons, and picks Ember.js as his ultimate winner
Nice list to refer back to.
If you are a student reading this wondering if you should have online work examples, get on something like this ASAP. You might not feel like you will get the value out of it right now, but later on down the line you can only look back and regret not hustling sooner. You never know what might happen and it hasn’t cost you anything. Get to it.