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MA Web Design and Content Planning

10 pieces of advice for budding UX professionals

How many times have you bought a new product, opened the box, and begun attempting to use the product before ever looking at the manual? If you’re a typical user, chances are you almost always refer to the manual as a last resort, when your innate ability to divine the workings of something just by […]

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MA Web Design and Content Planning

Seminar on @supports

Introduction Browsers from different vendors and versions have differing levels of support for presentation features in CSS. Prior to 2013, in order to support as many browsers as possible with these differing capabilities, feature detection was carried out using custom JavaScript scripts or third-party libraries, such as Modernizr. Native support within CSS began in Firefox […]

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Design for Web Content MA Web Design and Content Planning

Three Beautiful Typographies

This black and white theme stuns with contrast, allowing the Playfair Display typeface to strike out of the page for maximum effect. It becomes central to communicating the character of the author. Its large size is also cleverly used as a window to natural imagery, subtly softening the sharp edges and hard lines. Casting the […]

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Design for Web Content MA Web Design and Content Planning

What I Learned This Week…

A different way to handle CSS variables Up to now, I was only aware of the recommended approach of declaring all CSS ‘variables’ – or custom properties as they are properly known – under the :root selector. The :root selector is equivalent to the document type element in CSS, so <html> in HTML documents, <xml> […]

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Design for Web Content MA Web Design and Content Planning

What I Learned This Week…

Replacing spaces in web file names Though modern file systems accept spaces in file names, for many of us using computer programs or programming languages, there is often a requirement to not use the space character between words. Instead, we are typically encouraged to use an underscore character to represent the space. Even on social […]

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Design for Web Content MA Web Design and Content Planning

Three Designed Websites

Modern designs that don’t fix what isn’t broken Thinking about the stationery made me realise how often a good implement just helps you along with your task, but at the same time stays out of your way. Applying the same idea to the Web, it’s rare for me not to experience at least some annoyance […]

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Design for Web Content MA Web Design and Content Planning

Three Designed Objects

Classic designs that have stood the test of time I often come across things that make me stop and admire their design. They usually stand out because of some clever yet simple idea used in their device or working. On this occasion, I was inspired by everyday items of stationery that we have come to […]

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Applied Art for the Web MA Web Design and Content Planning

Moodboard

This was my first attempt at a moodboard. It depicts thoughts and feelings about my journey through life influenced by computer science and information technology. The owl represents an inner self, inquisitive and curious, guiding the outer self. The Rubix Cube represents the problem solver; the circuit board represents the technical interest; the mathematical blackboard […]

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MA Web Design and Content Planning

Welcome!

Welcome to the School of Design at the University of Greenwich! This is my student journal for the academic year 2020 to 2021. It is created using WordPress, the popular content management system. During my studies, it will be used as a learning environment and demonstration platform for a variety of course related tasks!