Posts Tagged: web design

Web designers: 10 tips to make developers love you

As a web developer, I frequently have reason to curse web graphic designers. That’s not because I don’t appreciate their talents. I love working on great looking designs and I have a lot of respect for those who can create them. But designers don’t always understand the limitations of technology, and how their decisions can… Read more »

Don’t kick your clients in the teeth, web designers

An online friend, Nikki Pilkington, was complaining on her Twitter feed yesterday about web designers who act obstructively: fed up with web designers sabotaging my SEO by refusing FTP access and to upload vital files and changes I’ve come across this too, when I’ve attempted in my own modest way to help with onsite SEO… Read more »

Some favourite software tools

When you have nothing to say, make a list, as Wittgenstein might have said – had he been a blogger. This particular list is of some of my favourite tools for website development under Windows (XP Pro): some well known, others less so.

Cool by Design

“Design is a suite of web-design and development assistive tools which can be utilised on any web-page. Encompassing utilities for grid layout, measurement and alignment, Design is a uniquely powerful JavaScript bookmarklet.” — From Alan Jardine. You can add Design to your toolbar or list of bookmarks in a second, then with any web page… Read more »

Looking for help with SEO? Take steps!

How many steps? 299! 299 Steps to Website Heaven is the title of Nikki Pilkington’s excellent blog (and coming book), full of useful tips about search engine marketing and website optimisation. Add it to your list of favourites.

Web Design without Shackles – a Manifesto

It’s sadly common to hear website owners complain that their web designers take too long to make changes, charge too much money for small updates, and generally don’t give good value. Too many designers attempt to hold their clients hostage by one means or another, such as making it technically difficult for owners to manage… Read more »