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Colour Schemes with Honeysuckle: Pantone Colour of 2011

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

Pantone’s Colour of the Year for 2011 is Honeysuckle: rgb(203,101, 134) or #cb6586. But why? Pantone say “Honeysuckle emboldens us to face everyday troubles with verve and vigor. A dynamic reddish pink, Honeysuckle is encouraging and uplifting. It elevates our psyche beyond escape, instilling the confidence, courage and spirit to meet the exhaustive challenges that […]

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CSS 3 Star Mandala Tutorial

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

This tutorial is based on an article from css tricks showing how to create triangles with CSS3.   mandala   The basic principal is that you define a div with width: 0 and height:0, and then define three borders: two transparent borders on either side cut the third border into a sharp point (triangle), the […]

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Syling the Tweet feed widget

Saturday, March 5th, 2011

Today I decided to log in to twitter, something I have not done in quite a while – until a week or so ago. I had removed the twitter feed widget that I had on my page due to lack of use, but decided to give it another go. One potential advantage of having the […]

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Colour Associations for Web Designers

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

I recently found a fascinating article showing research on people’s perceptions, associations and preferences for colours, by Joe Hallock. He outlines research on colour perceptions and associations, focusing on the work of Bradford J. Hall (Among Cultures: The Challenge of Communications 2002). Faber Birren Previously, Faber Birren (1961) had stated that colours were inherently associated […]

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The Road by Cormac McCarthy

Monday, April 12th, 2010

The quality of the prose in this book simply took my breath away. I can imagine rows of schoolkids reading this one in unison for their GCSE English. It is more akin with a long prose poem, an exploration of a myriad nuances of black, than with the blockbusters that we are used to seeing […]

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