How to create a paypal payment or donation link
Working on leedsphil.com, I encountered a client who wanted to give users the ability to make a donation. A simple enough task if you want to use PayPal’s button maker, but not so great if you want it to be a straight link, or a link around a custom button. Doing this is easy if [...]
Amazing Cheetah Animated Infographic
Just discovered this on my fav designers hangout qbn.com. Its a brilliant infographic on the speedy cheetah created by Jacob Oneal. I can only assume that this is a combination of line trace, and rotoscoping with illustrator and flash to produce a stunning monochrome (which keeps the file size down) infographic on the cheetah. Well [...]
McDonalds Reveal Food Merchandising Secrets
Here’s a great video that one of the most awesome guy’s I’ve ever met passed onto me (Hi Chris). It provides insights direct from McDonalds as to how they make their product photography look so good. I’m skeptical as to the fact that they use the same ingredients as in the retail outlet but i [...]
Change The Way You Think About Web Design and Content
When most businesses start to think about having a website designed they often turn to their peers for a source of inspiration. The problem with this approach is that this means that businesses looking to revamp or start a new web project are in fact looking at old sites for inspiration. The net effect of [...]
Inspired Santa Design
Picked up from my fav design community QBN, these two pieces of corporate communication inject some fun and friendly humour into the yuletide season. Both are completely inspired santa related pieces of marketing. The first by jerseyraindog (via flickr) is a brand book that compares Santa with the business View more here The second is [...]
Open Source ASP.NET Ecommerce System – NopCommerce
Just discovered this Open SOurce ASP.NET ecommerce system called NopCommerce. This is pretty revolutionary for me as in the past, I have been lead to believe that .NET systems are closed source, make use of COM objects and closed library files which resulted in almost every piece of .NET software being a paid application. The [...]
New Online Business Advice – Start Cheap!
As a pro web designer with over 10 years experience it pains me to say this but if you’re starting out with an online business the key is do do things as cheaply and more importantly basic as possible and once the site achieves a high search engine placement, then you can use your experience, [...]
Flash iPhone… Done!
From the creators of jailbreak comes flash for the iPhone. Steve Jobs said it couldn’t be done but some crayzee guy has managed to port flash to the iPhone 4/3gs/3g so you can now play farmville in all its glory. Its very buggy but worth it if you’re tired of seeing those blue lego bricks [...]