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The first post from Alex on this here new website. A little overview of what went on.Read on...
Alex has had eight years' experience working with Website Design and Development.See All
Things go here. Sometimes.
For now, enjoy a video about robots.
Wow, this font is really very big.
Ironically when you look at this blog post on its actual page, that statement is a lie. There's a lot of buzz going around the web design community with using huge fonts. I think it's a nice trend, and certain designs pull it off really well, but I've seen others that just make me want to back away from the monitor as if the website is shouting at me. With my redesign I thought I'd keep things simple.
So welcome to my new website! It's still a work in progress, and organising my portfolio of work into a tagged, categorised, and generally searchable collection is going to take some time, but I think it's a good start. The redesign has been a long time coming. Couldn't count the number of mockups and designs that I went through to get to this point. The current version came off of playing with pixels and creating the design that you can see on the front page, and taking lots of inspiration from print design, among other places.
This will expand out as time goes on and I have time in-between current projects to do so, but for the time being, enjoy, and I'd love to hear some feedback.
1st June, 2012.
Alex's passion is designing, developing, building, editing and generally working with things creatively.
Very briefly, I've had eight years' experience in working with websites, both designing and developing. I'm primarily front end, but I know enough PHP to keep Wordpress from exploding on me. I love working with websites, turning code into something beautiful is a really satisfying experience. Aside from that I also have experience in film production and editing, motion graphics and photography.
Feel free to drop me a line on my twitter, or on email@example.com.
2011 - 2012 Web Design and Development [ See Live ]
Becky came to me asking for a website to help advertise the Pilates sessions she offers. What was important to her is that it looked different to the 'clinical' Pilates websites that she had seen- keeping well away from designs similar to those for dentists and doctors. The site is responsive for Desktop browsers and Tablets, with full mobile versions coming later down the line...
Hand-coded in HTML5 prettiness, with lots of fun CSS3 Animations, using jQuery and History.js.
Elevate Eleven.com >
May 2012 Web Design and Development [ See Live ]
The authors of Eleven Plus Without the Fuss were after a simple but standout website for their newly released book, and to explain further their other services in the field of Eleven-Plus education.
Hand-coded in HTML5, using CSS3 Animations for some subtle effects. Bit of jQuery in there for good measure.
Alex's Office (am0.co.uk) >
May-June 2012 Personal Web Design and Development
Hey guess what, you're right here! This site redesign has been a long time coming, and I've gone through countless mockups and designs before settling on this one. Still a work in progress, but I like it so far.
Lovingly crafted in HTML5, with lots of CSS3 Animations. Bit of jQuery in there for good measure.
South-West London Vineyard Floorplan >
May 2012 Personal
Recently my church has moved venues from one school into another, and with the new room came having to work out a new layout for Sunday mornings and evenings. With the church tasking me to put together a floorplan I thought I'd break out my rusty pixelling skills and have some fun while I did so. There's a lot of detail in this piece and I'm really happy with it. (Full version up soon.)
Pixelled in Photoshop CS6 over the course of the beta test in May. Lots of time spent at 1200% zoom...