Websites: where words, pixels and code come together

words, pixels and code

This website invites you to contemplate the merits of designing websites well. It provides examples of sites built well that perform well, that get indexed consistently well by search engines - yet are built economically.

If you want a website squeezed out of a template tube, this isn’t the place for you. What goes on here is all about caring. It’s also hard-nosed: in these pages you’ll find opinions based upon an experience of what works. In my experience, it works because care has been taken to get it right.

Carefully-designed websites

websites are words, pixels and code

A finished website occupies an intersection of converging interests: the client, the content or product, the designer, the rules of the code, the demographics of the likely users, the algorithms of the search engines, the limits of bandwidth and the possibilities and restrictions of the users’ screens. Getting this convergence right is a multi-disciplinary process, requiring care!

Latest resources

August 24, 2017

Flowers in a glass vase by the Dutch painter Jacob van Walscapelle is only midway in size between A1 and A2 paper sizes, an oil painting dwarfed by many of the larger canvases around it at the V&...

May 2, 2017

Barcelona’s Passeig de Gràcia would have been a competitive whirl in the years between 1870 and 1914, with wealthy residents vying with each other to build or renovate homes on this fashionable city centre...

April 24, 2017

Casa Milà was Antoni Gaudí’s fourth project on Barcelona’s main avenue Passeig de Gràcia and was to be his last civil work before he devoted himself entirely to...

April 22, 2017

The business of building a website is sufficiently detailed. Anyone engaged in this detail comes to depend upon a wide range of resources. Amongst these, there are some on whose giant shoulders we alight almost...

April 20, 2017

Here’s my pseuds’ corner post for the year, which will be of especial interest to all who have worked with databases.

It’s a street name sign in our new home town of Worthing, although...

April 20, 2017

Handling the display of images where their height or their width exceeds the height or width of the user’s screen is an on-going challenge. It’s also been a moving target of a challenge. As the cameras we...

April 8, 2017

Judged by almost any standard you choose, Barcelona’s Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família is extraordinary. Such are the legends surrounding it, that one feels as if one knows what to...

March 24, 2017
a Backdrop CMS | original design & coding | W3C standards-compliant | gloriously mobile-responsive | tip-top SEO goodness baked-in
February 27, 2017

A web page usually has a menu link that gets you there, as does this blog post with its menu link in the vertical menu of blog posts, listed chronologically, newest at the top. When you are reading this post, that...

January 18, 2017

A snappy introduction to pricing web projects, especially valuable for beginner freelancers. Replete with insight and specific about different industry pricing models. Take-away nugget: the price you charge for a website is based on the value you...