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Get out of a Creative Slump

By Andrew Faulkner on June 23rd, 2008.

We’ve all been there. We’re creative people but suddenly the creative juices have stopped flowing. We want to work and output some killer material but it just isn’t coming.
(Graphic) Design
Probably the hardest part of the process if you’re lacking in creativity. The worst thing to do is to just plough …

25 Ways To Improve Your Site In 5 Minutes

By Andrew Faulkner on February 12th, 2008.

A while back I wrote 25 Ways To Improve Your Site Today. Many people thought it was useful. I’m trying again now with a twist. I’m offering you, dear reader, tips to improve your site in various ways - each one only taking approximately 5 minutes.

This is starting to …

Accessible can be Beautiful

By Andrew Faulkner on January 15th, 2008.

I may be preaching to the choir in this post, but one can always use it as a reference to clients or colleagues.

Accessibility is one of my favourite aspects of web design. It’s also got a lot of hangups and myths associated with it. For …

Branding your CSS Stylesheets

By Johan on October 20th, 2007.

I am not sure this is only a fad that has following in the web standards community; since CSS is part of their world. What am I talking about? Designers that add the color scheme of their personal website to their stylesheets. What motivates them? Let’s scratch the surface …

Will Software Ever Make Us Redundant?

By Matt Davies on August 24th, 2007.

We are normally so positive about stuff here at Fadtastic. I thought I’d be different and see what we all thought about something negative for once! We are people who face problems on a day to day basis so this shouldn’t be a problem. I just wanted to put something …

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25 Ways To Improve Your Site Today

By Andrew Faulkner on June 10th, 2007.

Yes, the title may look like this post should be on an amateur blog and that it will be full of references to clip art and animated gifs, but this is serious. I’ve compiled a list of what I think are 25 ways to improve your website in as little …

CSS Hacks: Are They Cool or Not?

By Ron Scott on May 28th, 2007.

Most of us have been around CSS for long enough to know the good and the not-so-good of the business. Many of us have been frustrated at times at the behavior of seemingly straightforward in unruly browsers, namely Internet Explorer. As a result, the web development community has found numerous …

Should there be only one browser?

By Andrew Faulkner on May 22nd, 2007.

A while back when I was a young, optimistic, enthusiastic web designer (not that I’ve changed) I took part in a debate at my local web meet-up to discuss whether there should only be one browser. (I was young and reckless back then, I know.) I thought it may be …

9rulers ~ On (Blog) CMSs

By Andrew Faulkner on May 15th, 2007.

I asked various 9rules members to come forward and speak openly on their chosen blog CMS. Here are their opinions in all their glory.
Kyle Neath of
Wordpress (Hosted - not

Killer Feature(s):
Absolutely amazing framework with unchallenged extendability and flexibility.

Let Down(s):
Updates (again). But this is more a gripe with …

SEO - Should search engines matter in your campaign?

By Andrew Faulkner on May 9th, 2007.

Today, I had a small epiphany related to SEO/SEM/Internet Marketing. Whatever you call it (I’ll call it SEO from here-on in), I mean in terms of getting as high as possible in the SERPs. The theory is a little offbeat but please bear with me. I’m sure many …

Best of the reboots ‘07

By Andrew Faulkner on May 2nd, 2007.

For those who didn’t realise, May 1st saw the reboot sites (Standards Reboot and CSS Reboot) open their doors to the rebooters. Whether you love or hate the concept, it’s an ideal place to browse for inspiration for both graphics and coding.

This year, I have the honour of …

Proper Use of ALT and TITLE Attributes

By Ted Goas on April 19th, 2007.

Different Practices Exist on The Web, Which Is The Right Way?
The World Wide Web Consortium requires all images and links in a webpage to have an ALT attribute and TITLE attribute respectively. Making web pages …

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