Coding that makes you say WTF!

Every so often you pick up a project that has been coded by somebody else and encounter something and you can’t help but wonder what the f**k they were thinking, often it’s down to naivety or a lack of knowledge, or even a use of old outdated coding methods but then sometimes it’s just mind boggling bizarre.

Here’s a few examples I’ve come across recently but I’m sure there’s plenty of you with more to share. Continue reading

Things That Shaped the Web Design Industry in 2010

Some of you may have noticed that I’ve not done any writing for a while, well it’s kind of a new years resolution for me to get back into it. I’ve got lots of half articles strewn around which I’ll look at finishing off but I thought I’d kick off with a look back at last year.

I wrote a looking ahead to 2010 piece for Six Revisions last year so before looking ahead to 2011 I had a quick look back at the piece and 2010 and you can have a read here – Things That Shaped the Web Design Industry in 2010.

I’ll be following it up with a look ahead to 2011 soon!

CSS hover tabs realigned.

This was requested on the original CSS hover tabs post and as usual it has taken me ages to get around to doing it.

Anyway it is just the previous version realigned and also with an added tab to show you how easy it is to customise and add extra tabs.

You can view the demo here, it’s pretty straight forward and I won’t go into detail as it is all worked using the same principles as the original post so read that first and then take a look at the source of this one. It’ll do you good to do some thinking and look at what’s changed!

Stamford Clothiers

Stamford Clothiers

Having completed a website for Wineberg the Tailors we were asked to do a site for another of the companies’ businesses Stamford Clothiers who specialise in plus two’s, plus four’s and breeks for shooting and golfing communities.

The site offers made to measure and ready to wear clothing in a variety of different cloths and also ready to wear stockings.

Built on the popular eCommerce platform TradingEye the site has been given a custom layout and various customised areas and modifications from TradingEye including modified search functionality.

Analytics tracking and JavaScript

The site has added JavaScript functionality such as accordions and mouse over menus and the Google Analytics setup includes conversion, eCommerce and search tracking.

Email marketing

Following the site launch an email marketing newsletter and offline advertising has seen the site get off the ground with a flurry of orders.

Dreamcatcher Bridal

Already an existing Armitage Online client Dreamcatcher were seeking a redesign for their website. They had strong ideas as to what they wanted with a big focus on a large splash screen type image.

The main aim of the site was to easily showcase the dresses and ranges on offer at Dreamcatcher.

The site was mocked up in Fireworks and then put together using CSS and XHTML. It features JavaScript lightboxes and carousel scripts to allow better utilisation of space a simpiler layout.