Typekit now installed

I’ve now signed up for a Typekit account and have used Ligurino on this site for it’s clean lines.

The interface for choosing and adding fonts is fantastic and very very user friendly.

The fonts look great on a Mac although there does seem to be a few rendering issues on Windows.

I’d be especially keen to use this for logos or headings as the larger font sizes seem to display the best.

MarLIN Recording Blog re-launched

The new version of the MarLIN Recording Blog has gone live today.

MarLIN, The Marine Life Information Network, has an activity community of recorders who submit sightings of marine life through the MarLIN website.

The blog, built on WordPress, will be updated with interesting and unusual sightings as well as information from MarLIN events.

The blog also updates the MarLIN Twitter account when a new post is added or edited.

Lilly & Day launched

Based in London Lilly & Day provide garden and landscape design.

Working with designer Random Badger the site is built on WordPress allowing the client to make updates to text or upload new portfolio images.

The portfolio gallery uses a jQuery plugin Galleria to improve the user experience progressively for those that are able to use javascript.

JC Surf launched

John Copley has been part of the surf scene since the sixties and now works as an agent for a large number of worldwide surf brands.

Working with Random Badger I created a site to showcase the companies and products that JC can provide for you. The site is aimed at getting the user interested and encouraging them to get in touch.

The site also contains a small profile about the man himself.

URBANE Project launched

The URBANE project is a study of urban coastal defences. The website provides information about the project and those involved. The partners page has a Google map linked to an unordered list that acts as dual functionality to view more details on the partners.

The overlay effect that I wrote for the partners list is utilised again in the image galleries.

The site is built on HTML5 with some subtle use of CSS3.

Blue Sound launched

The Blue Sound project aims to encourage people in the Plymouth area to use the ‘blue space’ around them.

The website aims to involve local youth groups to participate in work groups with myself and the Blue Sound project officer to enable us to provide the users with a site that they can truly feel is theirs.

The site uses HTML5 and CSS3, including CSS drop shadows, rounded corners and transitions.

I got my hands on a Mac

I’ve done work on Macs before and always enjoyed it but I’ve managed to get my hands on a MacBook Pro which I’ll be doing lots of my work with.

Having read a couple of iPhone developer books I’m very keen to get stuck into a bit of app development and see what I can come up with.

The first evening was pretty much spent installing programs and typing into Google “mac short cut for ……” but after a few days of working on it I can highly recommend it. It’s lightning fast and opening up new programs is almost seamless. This really helps my workflow as I’m not getting distracted whilst the new program opens up.

Not to mention the excellent battery life, it’s really nice to have a laptop that can be used as one and not have to look for a power supply before even thinking about getting into some work.