Thoughts on design and other matters

On not quite agreeing with Jakob Nielsen

Web usability guru Jakob Nielsen published an important post this week on the question of whether it's necessary to build more than one website to cope with today's mobile web. If you're a web designer or are commissioning a website you should read it: see Mobile Site vs Full Site. Read more →

The idea of ‘white’

I've always liked the colour white. For its purity, the sense of invitation, of new beginnings. I've just finished rereading one of my favourite design books, in fact a favourite of mine in any category: a meditation on the idea of 'white', by the Japanese designer Kenya Hara, a director of Muji and the Hara Design Institute. Read more →

Looking up

One of the things I appreciate most about living in the Borders is simply looking up. At the huge skies we enjoy here, in the open country. At night you can see the stars clearly. And by day there are often the most amazing cloud shapes. Read more →

Lufthansa and Graphic Design

When I was a child I loved airports. Primarily because, as I think with most children, they were associated with adventure, the thrill of flight and holidays. But for me there was something else: the ambience of vast departure halls, the brilliant white lighting, the huge windows looking out to the planes waiting for takeoff. Read more →

More mobile web resources

I thought I'd supplement yesterday's mobile web presentation notes with a quick round up of online and offline resources that I've found very useful in trying to understand developments in this vast and fast moving field. Read more →

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