Web Design

Implementing a ‘hottest’ algorithm in Laravel like that of Reddit / Hacker News

Posted on February 4, 2015 in Web Design

I’m building a directory of internet marketing products at the moment called It’s a project for me to learn more complex Laravel stuff and toy around with ranking algorithms, though I think there’s actually some serious money to be made if the idea is executed well. I had a slight dilemma in that I…

Officially a Author!

Posted on October 21, 2013 in Projects, Startups, Web Design, Web Dev

Ok that sounds much cooler than what is actually is. I’ve had my first theme accepted onto Themeforest! It’s for the Ghost blogging platform, and is called MeSquared. Yours to buy for only $16.00 🙂 It was made a a little bit of a hurry in order to be a winner in Themeforest’s “Most wanted” competition. The first…

Clever ways to get web design examples and inspiration

Posted on August 31, 2013 in Startups, Web Design

All web designers/developers check out other websites for inspiration at some point in their design process. You can find what you’re after in a number of different ways: Well known ways Look at sites that stick out in your mind. For me this includes sites like AirBnB, Harvest, Ballpark, etc. Search for ‘top x’ lists….

SendGrid email won’t send from 1and1 shared hosting?

Posted on August 7, 2013 in Web Design

Another quick lesson I’ve learned with the creation of is that 1and1 blocks port 587. I’m using for transactional email delivery (at the moment this is only being used on the contact form, but soon it’ll also be implemented into purchases). SendGrid are kind enough to recommend a number of different ports for…

How to create a repeating object in Illustrator

Posted on March 6, 2013 in Web Design

This method is going to save me a tonne of time and stop me from having to copy/paste an object just to replicate a look. My problem was that I needed to create a listings type wireframe in Illustrator. I would create a single listing, and then to create the desired effect I would simply…