Category Archives: books

Just My Type

I have recently finished reading Just My Type, which I got for Christmas. In it, Simon Garfield explores some of the history of familiar and not-so-familiar typefaces. I was quite surprised how old some of them are, and how modern … Continue reading

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A Hard Act To Follow

I read the news yesterday that Eoin Colfer will be writing another installment of the 5-volume Hitch-Hikers’ Guide To The Galaxy trilogy. This set off alarm bells in my head, even though the project is going ahead with the full … Continue reading

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@media Session 1

Designing Our Way Through Data Jeff Veen Jeff’s opening keynote for @media was very thought provoking, as usual. He spoke about data visualisation and how diagrams can often show us things more quickly and more intuitively than a table of … Continue reading

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Further Reading

There was a dangerously-tempting bookstall at d.Construct the other week, and I found myself buying two books which have been on my To Be Read list for a while: Beginning JavaScript with DOM Scripting and AJAX – Christian Heilmann, Apress … Continue reading

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Non-Designers' Tips

The lastest issue of .Net magazine (#154) has an article by Andy Rutledge, in which complains that not enough is done to inspire good design in people who do not come from a design background. And I agree with him. … Continue reading

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