How to use a custom share button on your Squarespace site


I was getting frustrated by the same old facebook and twitter share buttons and most of the tools out there are either very standardised or complicated. I wanted to use my own style share buttons for some of my web designs. I have aimed the tutorial at Squarespace websites but the principles should work with any site. Continue reading

Why I was surprised by Social Quant Twitter Growth Tool


I had previously tried a free trial of one of these services promising to get ‘Real’ ‘Quality’ Twitter followers for your business account and I must say that I was not really satisfied with the results. That is until I signed up with Continue reading

Google rolling out Material Design web-wide


Since 2014, Google has been redesigning its apps and services according to its own Material Design principles. Yesterday it announced on its design blog that an upcoming release of its Chrome browser (version 49.2) will adopt Material Design as its default rendering. Critically the new version of Chrome—dubbed Chrome MD—will override site-defined CSS in deference…

via Google rolling out Material Design web-wide — Webdesigner Depot

Essential design trends, March 2016

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One of the great things about looking at trends each month is catching a glimpse of what designers are experimenting with. In particular, you start to see a distinct crossover of elements that you might have missed at first glance.

That exact thing happened with this month’s collection. Note all the yellow and gold tones. Even in picking out examples of great work for other trends, websites with these hues kept creeping in.

Read what’s trending in design this month at

Is There a Link Between Self Employment & Insomnia?


It’s a genuine question that I am investigating!

I am sat writing this blog post at 4am after around one and a half hours sleep which seems to be normal for me at the moment. Admittedly, I may doze off at around 6pm for an hour tonight but these habits seem to have become prominent since starting my own web design business. Continue reading