SVG For Ever – SVG icons

Icons, don’t graphic designers just love them? I had been a real fan of icon fonts until I recently discovered the joys of SVG icons. SVG or “Scalable Vector Graphics” are XML-based vector images with support for interactivity and animation. It’s also reasonably straightforward to re-colour them. SVG images and their behaviors are defined in 

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Email link code that writes subject and more

Using “mailto:” for the basic email link An email link is simply one that upon clicking it will open the user’s email client of choice and add the email address to a new blank email, simple! It uses the code: “mailto:” before the email address, and it looks like this: <a href=”mailto:iopan@hotmail.com“>Email iopan</a> So the 

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Quick Reference: Web Accessibility

Principles of Accessibility Perceivable – Available through sight, hearing, or touch. Operable – Compatible with keyboard or mouse. Understandable – User-friendly, easy to comprehend. Robust – Works across browsers, assistive technologies, mobile devices, old devices/browsers, etc. Follows standards. Provide appropriate alternative text Every non-text element needs a text alternative (alt text) that provides an equivalent 

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Accessible Screen Fonts

Fonts which are easier to read on screens, especially for the visually impaired. Font Recommendations There are a great number of fonts which could be eligible for use as an accessible screen font. The ones I’ve chosen to show here are some of my favourites, and are all available free of charge. Remember to check 

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How to write signatures in email

HTML email signatures The email signature that I have recently developed for 2015 can be seen below. I made this signature for my Hotmail account. I wanted to have a ‘hand written’ signature in there, as well as my company logo, email address, postal address and icon links to my social sites. Some may think 

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Free Astrological Symbols: planets and aspects

Using the traditional astrological forms, I have created icons of the planets and some of the major aspects and other chart symbols. If you’re an astrologer or perhaps an interested graphic designer, then you can download the png or svg’s of them for free from this page.     Planets & Asteroids Name Symbol png 

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Designing for the Completely Blind: Screen Readers

Popular Screen Readers By the term ‘completely blind’ I am referring to users who do not use the internet as a visual medium at all. These are people who most often make the use of screen readers to convey the printed word into a spoken alternative. Popular Screen Readers include: Screen Reader Operating System Availability 

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“Manage Your Life Counselling” NEW WEBSITE

Manage Your Life Counselling Manage Your Life Counselling is the name for my client, Lisa Attwood’s counselling practice. Lisa wanted a website which was clean and modern, and which was easily accessible & responsive. I utilised some lage, full screen images (free from http://unsplash.com) to make the index page’s sections fit into clearly defined areas. 

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From Psychologists to ODDA Magazine

What is it about October? I always seem to have some interesting work come along during the Autumn. 2014 is no exception and this year I find I’m working with two Counsellors (the psychotherapist variety) – An Artist – A lovely lady selling unique and beautiful Jewellery and An International Fashion Magazine (ODDA). Also, I 

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