A web designer from Toronto
Veerle’s blog was a major inspiration to me when I first started learning web design. I used to visit her site everyday hoping a new tutorial would be up and spent hours figuring out Expression Engine just because it was the CMS she used to run her site. It means so much to me to receive something from her, even if it was just part of a giveaway.
For those who don’t know, Veerle was the one who designed the covers for The Smashing Book 3 and 3⅓. Check it out!
I recently finished designing and coding a website for Ryan Sousa, an up-and-coming musician who mainly does reggae, jazz, and soft rock. He wanted a layout that was: a) clean and unobtrusive but still implied his genre of music, and b) allowed him to post updates and share new songs quickly and easily.
As this was the first Wordpress-powered music website I was commissioned to do, there was a steep learning curve I had to go through to figure out how to integrate things that all musicians require on their site: music players, show listings, social media widgets, etc. All I can say is that it was frustrating but very rewarding in the end.
There’s still a lot of bug-testing to do so I’m not ready to share the full website just yet, but you can see the mockup of it HERE, though some changes were made in its final iteration.
Nothing like being able to get a 360º view inside the Sistine Chapel—complete with background choir music—to renew one’s faith in mankind and the internet. I highly recommend you set your browser to full-view to get the full breadth of Michaelangelo’s masterpiece. Use your arrowkeys and control/shift buttons to move about.
It’s incredible how this has been preserved for so long. Look at that anatomy, those colours, and how he fully integrates the architecture into his painting. Gah!
I actually think this might be better than being there in person, what with those tourists crowding the chapel and all.