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Sparkly CSS3 tricks

July 30, 2014 - 21:38 | 0 replies

Sometimes I wonder how we made websites pretty before CSS3. There wasn't any good way to adjust the background image size without dabbling with some nutty JavaScript and creating shadows required playing with images. Now so many things can be accomplished with styles and I love it. Here are some of the sparkliest...

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Get on blogging, chapter 4 – It's all about the looks

July 17, 2014 - 22:12 | 0 replies

Get on blogging is a weekly series about blogging and becoming a blogger. In this chapter I will talk about the design and looks of your blog. Are images important? How can you make your blog look better? Are the looks the first priority of your blogging efforts? When you get on blogging one of the things you are...

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July 13, 2014 - 16:19 | 0 replies

Last night I worked until around 5 AM to merge my blog and work site. As a result the blog is now also Made In Helmikuu. You can find it, the extras, my portfolio and information about my services easily from the same site. Due to this change I also changed the blog post urls, but the old ones will redirect to the...

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Favourite web based CSS tools and resources

June 24, 2014 - 17:12 | 2 replies

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a style sheet language used to define the look and formatting of a website. Even the most experienced web designers don't remember all the CSS properties and how to use them by heart and using web based tools and resources while building a site helps and makes things faster. If you...

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Hot Font #18: Josefin Slab

June 16, 2014 - 18:20 | 0 replies

In case you are wondering what's the font used to decorate the new look of this site I'll tell you: It's a Hot Font called Josefin Slab. I've grown to really like slab-serif fonts and Josefin's slab version is one of those I enjoy. Josefin Slab is a moderately decorative and vintage-feeling font. It's attractive...

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More free images for your blog or design projects

June 15, 2014 - 22:18 | 0 replies

Remember when I shared in March a bunch of resources for finding free photos for your design projects? Less than a couple of weeks ago Creative Commons tipped on their Facebook page about a couple of newish sites for finding high quality public domain (CC0) photos. Public domain photos are completely free and can be...

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Oh looky, it's new again!

June 14, 2014 - 17:36 | 0 replies

I've done it again. It meaning I had it with the previous design of this blog and Made In Helmikuu and I gave them a little big tweak last night. I remain with the grey and black and white and simple tones. As usual the design is alive and I will keep moving things around. Let me know if something doesn't work! In a...

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Are newsletter overlays worth hiding your content?

May 24, 2014 - 00:17 | 0 replies

I was checking my emails and clicked on a link of this newsletter for which I had signed up a while back. The link brought me to the article as intended and then like a slap on my face an overlay with newsletter sign up form appeared. Thanks! I'm already on your stupid newsletter. And now I'm not reading your stupid...

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So much more than Visual Web

May 17, 2014 - 03:09 | 0 replies

Web is so much more than just photos or videos. All this talk about Visual Web and how videos are the way to go is so sad. It's sad for it always seem like there's no room for anything but visual and videos. The beauty of web is in the fact that there are so many different ways to communicate with others and express...

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The monotonic web

April 9, 2014 - 16:21 | 0 replies

There's a new version of Twitter. Some say it looks great, some say it looks like crap. I say it looks like every other site. Currently there are a couple of big trends for websites. There's flat design and there's the whole idea of "visual web". Basic colours, clear blocks, simplifying to a fault and lots of big...

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I’m The Goddess of The Net, The Queen of The Penguins, geek, cat person, dreamer, awesome, always right and quite boring. This is my blog about web design, social media, life, marketing and business. Have some tea!

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