Search for ‘Great Escape’

There are 50 entries matching ‛Great Escape’:


  • Great Escape Festival day one

    The Great Escape festival is the UK’s fledgling answer to SxSW Music. It’s a 3 day event featuring 180 bands in 10 venues across Brighton with talks from industry luminaries during the day. I got a 3-day gig pass, the first evening didn’t disappoint.

  • Great Escape 2007 day one

    The Great Escape has begun. The second year of ‘Europe’s leading new music festival’ has come to Brighton again, with even more bands and venues.

  • Great Escape 2007 day two

    Day two, and following the CSS failure yesterday I thought we’d camp out in the Corn Exchange all evening to ensure we saw Art Brut.

  • Great Escape 2007 day three

    The final day. We only managed to squeeze in two-and-a-bit bands today, following a 40 minute queue to get into the Honey Club.

  • Great Escape Festival day two

    Wow, what an evening. I spent the whole evening in the Hanbury Ballroom – a great little venue two streets away from my house. I was really looking forward to this night and I wasn’t disappointed.

  • Shorter URLs

    Great free, simple service to make those huge URLs nice and short. Great domain name: makeashorterlink.com.

  • Lists and more lists

    Russ Wealkley of Max Design has created Listamatic, a great resource showing how to apply CSS styles to lists. There’s heaps of examples with the CSS exposed, including a version of my own tabs as a list effort. What’s more, it’s in the spirit of the Zen…

  • CSS crib sheets

    Another CSS crib sheet (on centering divs) from Andy Budd and a first A List Apart article (on creating a JavaScript image gallery) from Jeremy Keith.

  • Perfect client

    Discussion on the perfect client, demonstrated by a great little project we did for the IBM GCat team.

  • Far Heath Studios

    It is with great pleasure I introduce the new website for Far Heath Studios.

  • Talking type at SxSW

    First thing on Tuesday morning, I’ll be presenting Web Typography Sucks with the venerable Mark Boulton. Also that day is Helvetica the Movie. And on Saturday there’s the Great British Booze-up.

  • Interface widgets

    Christina Wodtke has created Widgetopia, a collection UI elements, and discusses solving user interface problems – by best practice or common practice?

  • Clearleft is hiring

    We need a talented producer/information architect to join our team in Brighton.

  • Bring on Brazil!

    So England are through 3–0 against the Danes. Watched the matched in a packed The Greys, a fantastic little pub in Hanover with some great Belgian beers. I digress. I’m really enjoying The Guardian’s coverage of the World Cup. They have a great feature –…

  • Ajax training workshop

    Following on from the great response we had to d.Construct, Clearleft is proud to be putting on an Ajax training course early next year.

  • Gravatars in PHP

    The great thing about publishing a blog through your own CMS is that said CMS can be hacked around and added to at will. You’ll find below a snippet of code shows how I’ve implemented my gravatars in PHP.

  • Beers are on me!

    I won a case of beer today. A sodding great case of London Pride. It rather took me by surprise.

  • A new beginning

    After months of preparation I’m immensely pleased to announce that Andy Budd, Jeremy Keith and I have joined forces to form Clearleft, which officially launched on Monday.

  • Buy buy

    Boxes & Arrows has a great article on the Principles of Task Flow for Web Applications which outlines the concept of views and forms. All the cool kids are doing it, so why not me. Go and buy Zeldman’s Designing with Web Standards, or better still get your employers…

  • @media 2007

    The media conference this year was as good as ever. Even the queues for coffee and food were quicker this year. I’ve jotted down a few titbits gleaned from the sessions I attended.

  • When I’m 94

    A few weeks ago my Great Uncle Jack passed away aged 94. Throughout Uncle Jack’s house were stacks of annotated photos. But what would happen when I’m 94 and dead and buried? The digital age could prove to be an archivist’s dream or a nightmare.

  • HTML Entity Character Lookup

    HTML Entity Character Lookup is a little free webapp and comes a Dashboard widget too, which is super-handy.

  • In a pickle

    A List Apart explains a great time management system for those that can’t be bothered with time management systems. The gist is to schedule in the critical tasks of the day and fill in the gaps with all the rest (email, site maintenance, phone calls, reading ALA, etc.).…

  • J.Spaceman Acoustic Mainlines

    Last night I went to see J.Spaceman on his Acoustic Mainlines tour, at Brighton’s newly refurbished Komedia. These are my thoughts on the evening.

  • No mention of mark-up

    Breeze is an elegant new minimalist theme for Mozilla. Googlebar is another great add-in from mozdev (source of the afore-mentioned Checky). It’s just like the IE Google toolbar, but for Mozilla. I’m a bit of a foodie, so it won’t come as much…

  • Swiss cheese?

    I enjoy minimal design, and I also believe that, for the majority of commercial and otherwise meaningful sites on the Web, that is exactly what is required. But minimal design to me, does not mean no graphics, no Flash, etc. If these elements are seen to add to the experience…

  • Clichéd cynicism

    You won’t be hearing from me for a few days, so have yourself a terrific Christmas (happy holidays, fab festive season, whatever is PC this year) and a great New Year. And remember these wise words from the Biscuit: You moan at the snow
    Cos your car wouldn’t go. …

  • Checky

    Checky is a great plugin for Mozilla that gives you one-click page validation, configurable across any of 18 different online validation and analysis services. It’s not quite as groovy as the tool in Opera which will validate local files, although Checky’s scope is…

  • Colours

    EasyRGB has got a great tool for determining colour harmonies, perfect for someone with my eyes. Centricle has a brilliant table of CSS filters (hacks); note the smart column/row mouseovers. And I forgot last Friday’s HMHB. I’ll make up for it this week.

  • Website analysis tools

    In recent commentary, people have lumped together Google Analytics, Mint and Measure Map as three new traffic analysis tools all competing with each other. The reality is somewhat different.

  • Pushing CSS

    Introducing Position is Everything and CSS Destory, a couple of CSS resources exploring bugs and extremes.

  • CSS Tutorials

    I’ve been following Simon Willison’s ongoing CSS Tutorials with great interest. He’s so far covered styling blockquotes with big quotation marks, a CSS version of jwz which gaves us a bunch of IE5 workarounds, a remake of scripting.com to introduce the…

  • I ran a marathon

    Last Sunday I completed the inaugural Brighton marathon. It was a great day, for a good cause.

  • Out of Season

    Beth Gibbons, of Portishead fame, has teamed up with Rustin’ Man (Talk Talk) to create a gorgeous sounding album, out today. The album is called Out of Season and has a great website which makes good use of frames† to keep a Flash 6 jukebox ever present and looping…

  • A sad loss

    It seems that Glasshaus, publisher of some great web design books, has gone out of business. The rumour is that their parent company, Wrox Press, is broke, so all the publishing houses below them are gone as well. Glasshaus weren’t around for long, but managed to capture…

  • Only on the Internet…

    Pepys’ Diary is a weblog with daily entries from Samuel Pepys’s diary, starting from 1st January 1660. I don’t know how well known Samuel Pepys is outside of Britain (anyone care to enlighten?), but every schoolkid here learns about him in History. As a…

  • Remix results

    Entries for the WThRemix competition are in. Many of the entries stuck quite closely with the current W3C feel, but a few pushed the boat out a bit (as I believe was the idea of the contest). In no particular order, my favourites came from Ben Darlow, Rene Grassegger, Tom…

  • Wevver bruvver

    Site improvements: nice new weather icons, improved search ranking and a decent 404 page.

  • XMaLarkey

    Grant Hutchinson provides a bunch of extremely useful RSS links. ’Cos I intend to follow the herd at some point and get this blog syndicateable. Bob Sawyer gives us a dead handy XHTML meta tag generator. David Eisenberg creates an XML-based markup language from scratch…

  • Playing with Delta

    I recently posted a bunch of photos taken on the South Downs back in late December. I was playing with Ilford Delta 400 film (pushed to 800) for the first time; in fact it was my first time shooting monochrome since college. It was a typically dull winter day, but still…

  • Ajax and accessibility

    There have been some great articles published recently on the accessibility of Ajax and DOM scripting.

  • Back into type

    The Z-man pointed us to webactivism.org today. And a fine blog it is too with some great typographical postings, particularly on the value of Arial and Bringhurst. And this coincides nicely with the latest Cre@teOnline magazine which has an errant focus on typography. I shall…

  • Girls, girls, girls

    In the Guardian, a discussion of the disturbing lack of women in New Media: The rarity of women in the field of technology makes it hard to establish good networking opportunities. “It’s a great shame, because women are particularly good when it comes to the…

  • Links from Future of Web Design

    FOWD last wednesday was an enjoyable affair. I didn’t get a huge amount out of the conference itself, but there was some good stuff and I culled a few good links along the way.

  • Good stuff

    Good stuff on design, usability and elegant coding from Adrian Holovaty and Tantek Çelik. And Dean has introduced a great Google highlighting tool which highlights your Google search terms. See it in action here (click the top link to clagnut). Update: Cal Henderson…

  • The importance of putting your champions on a pedestal

    A champion is the person in your client’s organisation who can pinpoint the barriers to a great solution going live. Champions are obstacle clearers, problem insulators and praise singers. Find them and treat them with the reverence they deserve.

  • Squabble

    Last month Adobe and Macromedia finally settled their patent squabbles. Perhaps it went like this: Adobe BigWig: Heh, those Macromedia palettes are just like ours! Let’s sue their ass! Macromedia BigWig: That does it! Your element blending & sound technology…

  • Silverback has launched!

    Clearleft’s first desktop application is now available! Silverback is a handy piece of software to make ‘guerilla’ usability testing a breeze.