As you would have seen I haven’t posted in a while. In-between Christmas and now I started a new job and then moved back to another job. I also had three freelance projects which meant I have been working until 1am almost every night since November.
I have been catching up on some posts over this time and there have been some real gems:
50 Free UI and wireframing kits – This is one of the best posts on smashing magazine for a long time. If, like me, you wireframe before building then this post is a real gem!
Icon sets for grunge-style pages – Although I have always disliked grunge in some cases it really works well. In this post there are a number of icons for these kinds of pages.
Prelaunch checklist - I thought I had a pretty good check list but this one covers everything I can think of. A great post!
CSS3 techniques you should know – I have been increasing my knowledge of CSS3 quite a bit over the last few months. With IE9 hinting that it will be supporting some CSS3 elements I have started using it more and more on recent projects. This post is a good one if you’re starting out.
Everything you need to know about image compression – I have been in meetings which lasted hours where the topic was how to reduce a page size by even a few bytes (I kid you not!). Coming from this background I spent a lot of time compressing files. This is a good post explaining a number of options you can go for.
I came up with an unusual design for a navigation for a client recently and I’ll be posting the how and why soon…