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Tuesday 10 November 2009 05:08
We have a Brown and White holding page! A special mention for Susannah, who spent ages kerning various typefaces for a very long time, well done sweetie. Full site coming soon (depending on how busy we are)...
Saturday 10 October 2009 11:08
I just got in from walking the dog and Miss White said she had some very good news. The Skylinehas been featured on Site Inspire...whoop! My favourite site has just featured one of my finest pieces of work which is an impressive achievement for me as I see everything featured on here is the cream of crop of digital design.
Sunday 30 August 2009 06:10
This week I've been featured in Web Designermagazine as a CSS All Star!
www.rdbrown.me.uk is the personal showcase for Norwich based freelance web designer Richard Brown. The site was designed in December 08 and launched in January 2009. At the time of the design process I was adamant on staying well away from the sketchy/homemade look which was a very common design trend of the moment. As much as I liked it, I just couldn’t bring myself to design something that had already been done 1000 times before and something I would be bored with after only a few days or weeks from launch. I wanted something clean and minimalist that would allow the work in my portfolio to speak for itself, something that wouldn’t confuse visitors and displays what I do from an instant glance.
The css and scripts used are extremely simple yet effective. There’s a nice jQuery script called Sliding Boxes for the latest portfolio pieces. I’ve also used twitter and flickr badges to pull in my latest social networking feeds.
For my portfolio site, I used a really simple yet effective Sliding Box jQuery script by designer Sam Dunn to display my latest work at a glance. All of the sliding box animations work on the same basic idea. There is a div tag (.boxgrid in my css) that essentially acts as a window where two other items of your choosing “peek” through. I decided upon using just one sliding effect to keep the selections consistent, but there are actually six different transitions you can select from, you can take a look at the options here http://buildinternet.com/live/boxes/.
Using the script itself is extremely painless. Simply insert the script in the header of your page, here you can specify the size and duration of the transition. Customize the css to fit the style of your website, then simply insert a line of code specifying the div class, alter the image path, description of the project if necessary and amend the link path to the correct destination.
Friday 24 July 2009 05:17
Miss White & I went so see Michael McIntyre last night at the Theatre Royal in Norwich and I have to say it was one of the funniest things I have ever seen. We could almost relate to all of his 'middle-class' observational humour, just brilliant. If you haven't seen him before, check out the click below from his Live at the Apollo show.
Friday 10 July 2009 16:09
A couple of months ago I posted a new logo design for my freelance business Zaum & Brown. After many long days (and nights) I finally completed the new site design and build and the new website has finally gone live and is making rather a big splash within the online css and design galleries.
Zaum & Brown was set up a couple of years ago after I deconstructed a myspace page (i wouldn't recommend anyone trying that unless you've got a lot of free time!) and realised I could really make a difference as a myspace designer making it a somewhat prettier place to visit. Since I started Z&B, the company has grown drastically and now has over 20 freelance creatives worldwide ranging from myspace designers, illustrators, flash coders and animators, developers and many more.
We've had some really good projects to work on too including a fantastic new flash site and myspace page for newcomers Sick City Club , a myspace design and artwork for new British Asian hip hop artist Sikanotions , artwork for Delta Rush and a myspace page design for critically acclaimed R&B singer/songwriter Natalie Williams.
Visit the new Zaum & Brown site here
Monday 06 July 2009 03:14
It's been around 5-6 months in the making but today is the launch of Sick City Club's website promoting their new video. The guys wanted an all singing all dancing flash site focusing on their new video, driven my an easily managed cms. Go check it out now!
View Sick City Club website here
Sunday 07 June 2009 06:26
I've been working on new branding for my 'side-project' company Zaum & Brown. Here's some early work on the new logo, based on a typeface called Geist Rnd by Frederik Frede, I've customized it to give more balance between the 4 letters, adding more curves for clearer definition and make the letters more illegible. The typeface used for '& Brown' is Avante Garde Book, I really liked the the hard angles combined with beautiful curves of the 'R' and the perfectly round 'O'.