web design

The monotonic web

April 9, 2014 - 15:21 | 0 replies

There's a new version of Twitter. Some say it looks great, some say it looks like crap. I say it looks like every other site. Currently there are a couple of big trends for websites. There's flat design and there's the whole idea of "visual web". Basic colours, clear blocks, simplifying to a fault and lots of big...

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A thousand words is worth more than a picture

March 21, 2014 - 16:27 | 2 replies

Today I saw this nice and pretty about page of a blogger and a designer. It was a fully laid out with of lots of photos, graphics and text blocks of sweet fonts. The whole thing was one big image. Images are filling the web. While lots of people are talking about the revolution of a video, images currently rule. In...

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Free images for your blog or design projects

March 15, 2014 - 01:01 | 3 replies

If it's on web it's free. Many people seem to think that anything they find on web is free for them to use. There's lots of legally free stuff out there, but most of all there are lots of things you can use to get yourself into all sorts of trouble. For instance photos and other images you don't have a permission to...

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Hot Font #17: Roboto, Roboto Condensed and Roboto Slab

March 13, 2014 - 15:22 | 2 replies

It's time to present you another Hot Font. This is called Roboto and there are actually 3 different families, the normal one, more narrow Roboto Condensed and softer (slab) serif Roboto Slab. Roboto is a diverse font. It works beautifully in longer texts but makes a great title or for instance poster font as well....

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The curious case of the sidebar

February 23, 2014 - 02:10 | 0 replies

Sidebars where introduced on websites back in time when we would make layouts with tables or frames. That was in time before anyone knew anything about anything about web. The websites where built with the idea of blocks: Tables with their rows and columns or boxes of frames on the top, middle, bottom, left and right...

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Lost in Web

February 14, 2014 - 02:43 | 0 replies

How can you get your blog in top of searches? What makes your website work? What is CSS? Why do you need to use alt-texts on images? Who is reading your blog? Why doesn't your site look so great on mobile devices and how to fix it? How can you make commenting easier for your readers? What's the difference between...

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Fixing iframe videos on responsive website

January 19, 2014 - 03:32 | 2 replies

Have you ever embedded a video from YouTube or a song from Spotify on a responsive website? Unless there's some sort of css-trick to fix the width and height of the video, it will be oversized and impossible to view on narrow screens. The simple fix would be to add inside media queries the desired width and height as...

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Google AdSense goes Responsive

December 14, 2013 - 03:46 | 0 replies

Previously the Google ads had static sizes, width and height that remained the same no matter what size your screen was. It was a problem, since wide ads would crop on the smaller screens and smaller ads weren't very effective on the wider ones. Now Google AdSense advertisement is working better on responsive...

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New website design: Rez Bastet & bastnut

December 7, 2013 - 04:00 | 0 replies

Both my Second Life blog and brand site look now better than ever. This design has been hanging as a PSD-file on my Mac since last spring. I just hadn't built it and published the new sites. Not until now. The look is simple, crafty and of course girly. It's coloring is based in peachy tones with basic grey, black...

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Hot Font #16: Print Clearly

November 29, 2013 - 03:17 | 0 replies

This Hot Font is clear and simple. It's called Print Clearly. Print Clearly "has the look of a primer worksheet for teaching handwriting". It's no-fuzz, no-nonsense type font, which comes in tree different styles, Regular, Bold and Dashed. The font is well made and works great on prints as well as on display. Created...

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Hello, my name is Mervi!

Mervi EmiliaI’m The Goddess of The Net, The Queen of The Penguins, geek, cat person, dreamer, awesome, always right and quite boring. This is the tasselflower blog about web design, social media, life, marketing and business. Have some tea!

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