I'm a Christian, a designer, and a gadget fan who lives in Cheltenham, UK.

This is my blog, a creative outlet to mess around and play with as well as a place that logs my thoughts and inspirations.

Art Direction for the Web Using CSS Shapes — Smashing Magazine ›

Sad­ly, you won’t find many inspir­ing exam­ples of web­sites which use CSS Shapes. That doesn’t mean that inspi­ra­tion isn’t out there — you just have to look a lit­tle fur­ther afield at adver­tis­ing, mag­a­zine, and poster design.

I’ve been think­ing about my own web designs late­ly, and real­is­ing how often they can lack vari­a­tion in the shape com­bi­na­tions I use. This is a great intro­duc­tion in to using bet­ter art direc­tion for the web, CSS shapes isn’t a tech­nol­o­gy I’m over­ly famil­iar with, per­haps its time to do some more learn­ing.

📚 The New CSS Layout by Rachel Andrew

Pub­lished: 2017
Rat­ing: ★★★★★
Fin­ished on: 30/12/2017
This was my last book of 2017. I start­ed it at the end of Novem­ber and kept want­i­ng to try things out so it took me a lot longer to fin­ish than it should’ve. It’s a book I’ll be return­ing to over and over in the next few months while I keep try­ing out the new CSS tech­niques in my work. Look­ing for­ward to the more pow­er­ful and exten­sive lay­out options that are now becom­ing avail­able to us. The web has start­ed to look very same‑y in the last 12–18 months, main­ly I believe, due to design­ers try­ing to make it eas­i­er to build respon­sive web­sites. I firm­ly believe some of the new CSS specs will allow that to change and for design­ers to start push­ing bound­aries again.