15th Jan

W3schools.com Historical Browser Statistics: Visualised

Viewing historical browser market share statistics the old fashioned way is a pretty dull task. There’s nothing less inspiring than sitting staring at a table of data that visually tells you nothing. On the flip side we all like a …

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8th Jan

Grid Overlays to assist your website development

I’m a web designer by day and a web designer by night, I pretty much live and breath the web. I use many tools to assist me in my workflow, tools that both assist me in maintaining quality in my …

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29th Dec

CSS Inheritance: Slideshare Presentation

CSS Inheritance is pretty easy to understand but can take years to master. First you have the document tree to fathom, then you throw in the multiple value types, the selector groups and their individual behaviours and then it …

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28th Dec

A Decade in Design: 2000 to 2009

In just a matter of days our glasses will be full of cheap Brut Cava, the countdown to midnight will begin and we’ll drunkenly sing along to …

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24th Dec

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year with best wishes from The Floating Frog

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19th Dec

Is Facebook getting a redesign?

According to Mashable, Facebook is getting a redesign. After looking at the screenshots, shown below, it’s seems to be quite a substantial tweak to the architecture. Personally I find Facebooks current design hard to navigate and lacks basic usability. …

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19th Dec

Infographic: The 20 Largest Bankruptcies in History

This year General Motors (GM) began the fourth largest bankruptcy proceedings in history, joining the many other large and venerable companies that have sunk to the bottom during this economic crisis. In fact, eight of the 20 largest bankruptcies have …

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15th Dec

What is the difference between a Font and a Typeface?

Aren’t they the same thing?

After being shot down by an over enthusiastic designer …

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15th Dec

Quick Photoshop Tip: Save Space By Turning Layers Off

Photoshop files (PSDs) can be huge in file size, especially if you are working on a large format high resolution file. Here’s a quick tip that can save you valuable HD space, anywhere between 10% – 90%, simply by turning …

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10th Dec

The Internet is bigger than the entire Universe…almost!

The internet is big, as as this illustration proves, it’s growing faster than the Solar System. It’s amazing when you put all these figures down in one place, it makes you feel quite inadequate in comparison. 210 billion daily emails …

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8th Dec

Celebrity Caricature Prints and Books make great gifts

Peter from Peopleoftheday.co.uk dropped us an email to ask if we can help publicise their range of celebrity caricature books and prints in time for Christmas. Normally we ignore these types of marketing emails but Peters request stood out …

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17th Nov

Free Secret Santa Random Name Generator

Christmas isn’t far away now, 38 days to be precise, and if you’re even a little bit festive there’s a chance your place of work may do a Secret Santa. It’s a fun way of buying a colleague a …

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13th Nov

Design by committee: A designers worst nightmare!

Design by committee is a coined phrase to describe a collaborative approach to designing and, as I experience way to much, is bound to produce suboptimal results. Best described by the maxim “A camel looks like a horse that …

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3rd Nov

Latest Internet Stats Roundup: Technology

Did you know 95.1% of users connected to the Internet in the UK are on broadband connections, according to Weboptimization.com. Here’s a quick roundup of some other interesting technology based statistics.

Latest Internet Stats Roundup: Technology…

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30th Oct

13 reasons why your online store will fail + Solutions

This set of points is designed to help you critique a design, specifically for ecommerce websites, to make them perform at their optimum, to help with usability and inevitably increase sales and conversions. Each point may or may not be …

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