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Mindfulness – 5 blog posts to inspire and calm

Take a mindfulness break Mindfulness practise and meditation is an integral aspect of my working day. It has allowed me to take a softer and gentle approach to the way I design. As I create more space in my mind it changes the way I see. The following 'curated content' are a selection of some … Continue reading Mindfulness – 5 blog posts to inspire and calm

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Usability Best Practices for Web Design

Usability is a website that is easy for users to find the information they need when they need it.

Generate a sense of urgency with a count down timer.

The presence of a countdown timer could be an excellent way to drive your website users to respond to a call to action. Without a sense of urgency desire loses its value. Jim Rohn Generate a sense of urgency We love to use the amazing tools and widgets and adapt them for use in our … Continue reading Generate a sense of urgency with a count down timer.

Rain animation widget

Rain Animation – soothing meditative quality.

Rain Animation Effect Check out the new effect I have created with the Adobe Muse rain widget from the creative team at MuseFree. We love to use the amazing tools and widgets and adapt them for use in our design projects. This effect reminds me how much I love the city in the rain.  While … Continue reading Rain Animation – soothing meditative quality.

Christmas Present from Facebook

Facebook  Christmas present for geeks is a new Facebook Messenger camera app that incorporates new features such as 3D masks and special effects. It is not just Japanese school girls but every day more than 2,500 million emoji are sent in Facebook Messenger.   Among them, include those incorporating motifs and Christmas icons to celebrate … Continue reading Christmas Present from Facebook

Blade Runner – 2046 – Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFRCrjDK73I I  have just finished watching the  trailer for Blade Runner.  If you are a fan of science fiction, take a look at the first preview of Blade Runner 2046, which takes place 30 years after the previous film.  Harrison Ford returns and it also stars Ryan Gosling. I enjoyed the original and it still … Continue reading Blade Runner – 2046 – Trailer

The Elements of Style

ATTENTION ALL ENGLISH speakers, you may be misusing the English language without even knowing it.  When you use the word "however" do you mean "nevertheless"? This common mistake and many others are pointed out in this little e-book that I purchased off iTunes for $0.99. Little did I know that Stephen King and EB White … Continue reading The Elements of Style

Cool Illustrations to Inspire

Illustrations to inspire Illustrations and imagery inspire my designs. Visuals help website users retain ideas, words and concepts.  The following are a selection of illustrators that excite and stimulate my creativity. Linesandcolors  Lines and Colors :: a blog about drawing, painting, illustration, comics, concept art and other visual arts Bunch of Grapes , Andrew Way … Continue reading Cool Illustrations to Inspire

Internet Browsing

Tips for Safe Internet Browsing

Hacking, viruses, scams and cyber bullying are some of the most known risks. If we want to avoid them, it is important that we learn to protect ourselves from all of them. 1. Do not run suspicious files The need to have an individual application on our computer causes us to be unaware of whether … Continue reading Tips for Safe Internet Browsing