Alex manages design and front end development for SitePoint.com and writes for Design Festival's monthly design newsletter.
HTML Email: What Mail Clients are People Using?
There are lots of reasons for hating HTML Email, but perhaps #1 on most people’s hit list is having to produce HTML Email to deliver to potentially hundreds of different mail clients and configurations.
Now, clearly it’s completely impractical to test your work on hundreds of mail rigs, but…
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WebJam 8: Smells Like Geek Spirits (and Beer)
What do you do to relax after a long but engrossing day of conference presentations? Why, you listen to more geek speakers at a pub, only this time with more booze and less attention span. Here’s Alex’s coverage of WebJam 8.
A Designer’s Guide to HTML Email
So you’ve been given the task of creating an HTML email newsletter, but you’ve heard the rumors: rendering issues, image blocking, not to mention the email client discrepancies. Check out Alex’s guide to gain useful tips on templates, testing, and all the hazards that can befall the uninitiated.
Warning: This Secret CSS Technique Will Surprise You!
Alex has been in the lab experimenting, and his latest concoction is stunning! If you’re ready to try your hand with a cool new CSS technique, don’t miss this hands-on tute.
Adobe Fireworks CS4 beta released
Adobe have made the new Fireworks CS4 beta download available, and the good news is anyone with Fireworks CS3 — either standalone or as part of the web suites — can take it for a spin. You’ll need to have an account at Adobe and login. You’ll then be directed to the download page. The […]
Are You User Experienced?
Last Friday I was lucky enough to spend an entire day at a web conference without seeing one line of HTML or single CSS declaration. In fact, I can’t even remember hearing the word “Ajax” once. I learned a lot though! There’s no argument that the Web is a relatively technical medium, so it’s with […]
PA.AM – Getting Ugly URLs into your Mobile Phone
I have to admit, when Jules sent through the URL to a new little project he was working on, I didn’t quite get it. We’ve both had a taste for fiddling around with phone-based apps long before they were hip — or even vaguely practical for that matter — so when he devised this little […]
Google Web Site Optimizer Tool: I Told You So
Ever wondered whether your design recommendation was actually the best option? Ever disagreed with a stakeholder over the best creative execution? Google’s new Website Optimizer tool makes testing different visuals quick and painless, and provides full reports to present to clients, as Alex explains.
Real-world Gloss Effects in Fireworks
The internet — particularly its Web 2.0 version — is a very glossy place. In fact, I think if far-away aliens ever eavesdropped on our wireless internet transmissions, they’d conclude that humans must live in a hard world of polished marble, wet glass and high-gloss plastic. While the gloss effect is probably getting a little […]