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Anything related to web design, but not usability (that’s another category) unless there’s overlap.

Creating quick and easy placeholder images

We have all been there. You are working on a test webpage, and you need to create a placeholder image to test out how it would look. What can you do? You could always go on the hunt for a suitable stock image. But this…

Printing out webpages

Did you know that all University webpages print out in a print-friendly format automatically? From time to time we are asked if we can add ‘print-friendly’ pages to the website. But this functionality has always been…

Wordle ‘word cloud’

While redesigning the Contacts homepage this morning I was looking for a background image to make the heading “A-Z” look a little more interesting. I searched iStockPhoto for a while with some success, but nothing…

How to improve a web page in one simple step

When asked how one can improve a web page in one simple step it is the considered opinion of certain members of the Web team that this may be done by adding a photograph of a fire engine to the page. See, this page is…

Window sizes and the fold

It can be difficult to design a webpage. Sure, there is a great deal of freedom. You are not limited by, say, the size of a piece of paper. But there is, of course, a limit to what you can reasonably do with a webpage.…