The Best Worst Web Designs!

The Best Worst Web Designs!

Now there are some sites that are truly awful. This is a celebration of those sites, sites that you just can’t believe ever got made. I don’t know if all of these are serious websites but I really hope they are! (read more…)

Posted By atikusdesign on March 16, 2010

20 Top Free Fonts

20 Top Free Fonts

Today I have been searching for fonts and thought that it might be a good idea to showcase some of the most popular fonts from Fonts 2 U here. (read more…)

Posted By atikusdesign on March 11, 2010

Web Analytics Tools

Web Analytics Tools

There are many ongoing tasks a web master performs and a very important one of them is website analysis. If you have the right analytics, this task is not only easy but enjoyable as well. Here are some great tools you can use on a daily basis: (read more…)

Posted By atikusdesign on January 5, 2010

Great People To Follow On Twitter For Web Designers

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Hi, I’m a web designer and I’m part of this really niche group of people using an unknown micro blogging tool called Twitter.

Is that enough sarcasm for you? Well Twitter has changed the way I communicate and opened up lots of opportunities for me to meet and learn from some really great individuals. The design community has taken to twitter especially well, meaning that there are literally thousands of similar people to me, sharing all sorts of great information.

Well I thought I would recommend the people I gain the most from and tell you exactly why you should consider following them. (read more…)

Posted By atikusdesign on June 17, 2009

The WordPress Plugins I Use Everyday

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You may have guessed by reading this that I run a blog. I chose to use WordPress as the back end of this blog because of the extensive range of plugins available making it’s potential extremely powerful. I thought I would put together this review of the plugins that I have found useful and use regularly. I have installed a large number of plugins and uninstalled a huge percentage of them because they didn’t meet my needs. Luckily these bad boys did and I just wanted to show my love for them by recommending them to you.

I just want to apologise now for the awful images from the plugin sites, plugins are all about working under the hood so I guess they don’t worry too much about the aesthetics. (read more…)

Posted By atikusdesign on June 3, 2009

10 iPhone Apps I Use Daily As A Web Designer

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I’m a full time web designer based in Bournemouth and my job is my life. As such, I spend nearly every waking hour thinking about design and anything that can help streamline my efforts is very much appreciated! First came the iPhone which helped me keep in touch with the world from anywhere. After that a mass of applications were built enhancing the way I used my iPhone.

Here is a list of my favourite 10 iPhone apps. I have tried to choose the applications that relate to my life as a web designer so I’m sure they will be of use to you, enjoy!

(I would like to apologise for the lack of quality screenshots in some of the images you are about to see I searched for a long time to no avail) (read more…)

Posted By atikusdesign on May 13, 2009

Top 10 Apps Using the Twitter API

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I don’t know about you but I LOVE Twitter and spend far too many hours reading my updates. In the last few months Twitter has really exploded into the mainstream with user numbers rising hugely.

This rise in users has led developers to use the twitter API to create all manner of useful (and not so useful) web applications. With this in mind I thought I would try and roundup my favourite 10: (read more…)

Posted By atikusdesign on May 7, 2009

Top 10 Design Blogs

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Hi, I thought the best way to start D-Lists was to recommend to you my top 10 favourite design blogs and give you an idea of what I want to achieve with this very site. I would love it if D-Lists could become anything like as successful as the following blogs:
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Posted By atikusdesign on May 4, 2009