Alex manages design and front end development for and is SitePoint's Design and UX editor.

Alex's articles

  1. DesignFesival: The Cicada Project: And the winner is…

    It’s been a month of inspired ideas and clever execution but the time has come to announce the official winner of Design Festival’s Cicada Project iPad 2 Give-away. We’ve almost hit fifty designs which is well beyond our expectations. Sincere thanks to everyone who presented their ideas and also everyone who took the time to vote. But since we’ve had some truly kick-ass additions since our last update, I thought I’d take a moment to highlight a handful of designs that really stood out

  2. The Cicada Project: Have your say!

    It was just over three weeks ago that we launched the Cicada Project, our community-driven gallery for backgrounds exploring the cicada principle. The idea was to push the idea to find out what was possible—while juicing up the competition with an iPad 2 giveaway. Here’s the current state of play.

  3. Now It’s Your Turn: Win an iPad 2 With The Cicada Project

    Two weeks ago we showed you a way to use clever numbers to make practically endless tiling backgrounds. The article got an astonishing response, and now we want to give the DesignFestival and Design View newsletter readership the chance to submit their own tiling combinations with a chance to win an iPad 2!

  4. The Comic Sans Strikes Back

    Designers love to tell why they hate Comic Sans, but what about the less obvious question: Why is it so inconceivably popular with the rest of the world?

  5. CSS: A Little More on Less

    CSS Variables are all the rage, but can you get started without committing to a server technology? If you’re looking for an easy way to dip your toe into the water, JavaScript might be the answer.