WordPress Child Themes

WordPress uses “themes” to display the content of the database in a user-friendly and attractive interface in the browser. Deciding which theme to use may be determined by the site requirements, some themes have additional features that may be required – or not....

Introduction to Twitter Bootstrap

Bootstrap is a set of tools including CSS, (& LESS) and jQuery that are designed to provide a the basis for a grid based responsive website. Download the files from http://getbootstrap.com/ (version 3) Version 3 is structured to be “mobile first”...

July 2013 – CSS Responsive Menu

When your website has it’s main navigation as tabs across the top of the page, how will these appear when viewed on alternate media? If the design is to be “responsive”, ie: elements wrap down into columns depending on the available screen width, the...

June 2013 Design and Styling

Window Dressing – You can design a website, and then worry about content, or you can get the content up-and-running in a rudimentary fashion, and worry about the ‘design’ later. But it’s more than just window dressing. Usability is key. Join us as we tackle a quick...

May 2013, Divs, Floats and Clears

Using CSS and Div’s for layout. Div’s contain the information to layout the site, but making them behave in a predictable manor is not always easy. Floats are used to control positioning, (left or right) but multiple elements will need to be “cleared” to line up...

Where is web DESIGN heading?

With Windows 8/touch screens, iPads and cell phones becoming mainstream for web browsing, what should designers take into consideration when planning a new website layout? Start by understanding the user experience, and your potential viewer. What kind of content will...

Designing for Retina Display

To take advantage of high-resolution displays on iPad, laptops and phones, images used on existing websites may need modification. Images designed for desktop screens can look blurred on Retina displays, and several options have to be considered. Present different...

CSS Styling for Tables

HTML Tables are outdated, but they still have their place to effectively present tabular data. Tables should not to be used for design, or as an easy way to position elements on a page.  However, when tabular data needs to be presented, HTML tables are still the best...

Multi-Media Display

Website design is no longer a “What You See Is What You Get” situation. What YOU see can differ considerably from what someone else sees. It’s very easy to be visually/mentally seduced into believing that your design is consistent across the web....