Learning jQuery 1.3 (Book review)

March 19th, 2009

A lot of web designers, myself included, are mostly concerned with the way things look when people visit the web sites we create. We’re all about the design — layout, typography, colour, graphics and how they enhance the user experience. We start with some sketches, do some wire-frames and rapidly move into software like Photoshop […]

Full throttle back at work

September 10th, 2008

With hardly time to catch my breath I’m tossed straight back into a bunch of new projects whilst tying up a few loose ends on some old ones. So here’s what will be keeping me busy over the next few months at the Open University. Induction web sites (for both undergraduate and postgraduate students) My […]

My current data backup strategy

September 4th, 2008

How I’m currently backing up my data at home. Works for me.

My last two years of work

August 26th, 2008

My workload at the Open University (OU) stepped up a gear in 2006 and I was granted extra responsibility and increasing autonomy. I was enlisted to work on the graphical user interface for the OU ePortfolio, MyStuff. This was initially a very exciting task as I was brand new to the concept which seemed like […]

WordPress conditional statements for simpletons

August 22nd, 2008

I’m a PHP thickie to be honest. I blunder around attempting to understand what I’m doing with programming but rarely have a clue. It’s all just magic fairy dust to me. When I get something working, frankly I’m amazed. Today I conquered WordPress conditionals. I thought I’d log down what I did because I’m likely […]

Taking the plunge and redesigning live

August 20th, 2008

I’ve been threatening to redesign my site for about three years now. Owing to being so busy at work and with all the things I get up to in my social life it just hasn’t been a priority for me. However, ones personal site should reflect ones web design ability so I’ve decided to just […]

Liquid layout best suited to the desktop?

July 23rd, 2008

I’m breaking my radio silence to talk about something that has been bothering me about web design lately: Mobile / small screen web design layout. I’ve been using my Nokia e51 to browse the web on a daily basis for the last six months or so. A lot of the sites I visit have mobile […]

GuyWeb will return

June 1st, 2008 is the personal website of Guy Carberry. It’s been here since 1999 but this is the most minimal it’s ever been. You wouldn’t believe I’m a web designer for the Open University would you? Alas, I’ve been so overloaded with work lately, including a few freelance gigs that my own website has had to […]

Working on MyStuff again

February 29th, 2008

Back on board after six months doing other things. Since I passed over my design comps the developers have been hard at work coding it up into an actual application. It’s still very rough around the edges but I’d say it’s at about alpha stage now, ready for a bit of testing. Needs a lot […]

Is this OU ICE?

February 21st, 2008

Some sketches for a new OU web interface. OU staff can see bigger versions here.