build website
I get asked this question from time-to-time, most recently by a student studying games development. Here is my quick ready reckoner that I produced which covers the basics types of systems, the complexity and rough cost.
morse code
A trip to Milton Keynes Museum and discovered a display about telephony where they had a clever Morse Code handout that I couldn't resist tweaking.
website width
A fellow graphic designer recently asked for some advice. They wanted to know what width to design a website to then be handed to the developer to build from.
What better way to celebrate my lifelong love and affinity with typography than dedicating an entire year posting one of my favourite fonts each Monday morning on Twitter.
top wordpress plugins
I've been building websites since 1998 — with various legacy systems, dead and buried software and a few that survive. I'm sharing some of my experience and recommending my top five Wordpress plugins.
That's what the dictionary defines as a ligature. I know the term for a very different use and if you've never heard of them before, to a type designer they are a key part of building a typeface.
When I was 11 I had the gift of a sketchpad and some pencils and I started my first sketchbook. Three decades later I have a collection of 53 sketchbooks that chart the course of my education, career and personal life.
Yesterday (Sunday) was officially my last day of service. Yup, it's called service when you're a civil servant. Now that's done today is my first day as a freelancer. I'll let you know how I get on.