Alex manages design and front end development for SitePoint.com and writes for Design Festival's monthly design newsletter.
2005 – Hand me that grindstone!
After a ‘sans-internet’ start to the year, I’ve spent most of the morning catching up. As the latest ALA article was published just before Christmas, I suspect quite a few people may have missed it in the rush (if you’ve seen it, indulge me) but Daniel Frommelt has come up with a CSS method to […]
Fotobuzz – Image… Flash Replacement?
It’s always interesting how to see how one clever idea can start someone thinking along slightly different lines. The guy’s at 2Entwine have taken some of the core technique from sIFR and re-applied it images, allowing you to annotate them on-the-fly images. Once you have it set up, adding nothing more than a custom class […]
Winter in the Google-verse
Seasonal decoration and localization have been discussion points around the SitePoint office of late. On one hand, what could be wrong with adding a little seasonal vibe to a site? A sprig of holly here, perhaps? A star there? You would have to be a total grinch to object, right? The problem is whenever you […]
Web Design 2005: Have crystal ball will travel
Well, as the year draws to a close it’s often a time of review, along with predictions of the coming years trends. While this is sometimes akin to shaving your head, painting a red target on it and handing someone a rubber mallet it (people have uncanny memories when you’re wrong) it’s never less than […]
Ah, like sands through the hourglass…
Ah, like sands through the hourglass… Greetings. As Corrie mentioned in the last post, increasing work demands have meant she’s be forced to take a break from Pixel Perfect — but if we’re lucky we might still see some more great articles from her, time permitting. Whatever the case, she’s done a wonderful job taking […]
Swift 3D 4.0 – The Web Designer’s True Hope
Take a 3D scene and translate it into a smooth, low-fat, Flash-ready 2D file. Impossible? Improbable? Not with Swift 3D 4.0 from Electric Rain. As Alex explains, this well-priced tool is packed with valuable functionality that will let you create professional animations easily.
5 Free Windows Web Design Apps You Can’t Live Without!
By the time you’ve shelled out for the essential design software, your pockets may be empty — but all you have is the basics! Alex comes to the rescue with his top 5 picks: free design tools that offer serious functionality, gratis!
Review – Wildform Flix 1.52
Flix 1.52 is the latest version of Wildform’s custom video encoder for Flash. Alex gives us the full rundown – what Flix is good for, how this version improves on the last, and who should get it.
4 Simple Steps to Coloring your WWWorld!
Alex is SitePoint’s Graphic Design Guru. In this article he discusses color and how it affects site design and layout. It contains examples of Eye Candy from the Industries leading experts in design.