Blog archive: Design
Friday 13 February 2009
It's amazing the little details your mind sometimes fixates upon when you're deeply into an intense coding phase. I'm currently building a news aggregator interface, and just can't make a seemingly trivial decision regarding headline typography.
The issue is all about widows - single words that appear on their own when text wraps onto multiple lines. Design-wise, these are bad. So I've been using the rather nifty typogrify extension to Django that makes it very simple to replace the final space in a block of dynamic text with a " " so you don't need to worry about the final word wrapping onto its own line.
Wednesday 17 December 2008
Monday 8 December 2008
24ways is back again this year, and already has some varied and useful tips and tricks for developer/designers.
Friday 8 August 2008
The Design Museum is generally a good way to spend an hour or two, and will often provide a little bit of inspiration or extra motivation. Their current exhibition about Richard Rogers Architects is one the of the best they've had for a few years - full of incredible architectural models and renderings of some of the world's most impressive structures.
Tuesday 15 January 2008
I've just bought myself some new pencils and quite like these little twisty things on the barrel. It lets you indicate what type of lead you have loaded the pencil up with. I'm a standard HB kinda guy nowadays, but these would have been very useful in my engineering days, when I'd switch to a 2H for particularly difficult tasks.