Type with Pride

2 days ago

I love typography - there, I said it. Although whilst I can’t confess to being a true type nerd (mentioning no names Rich Rutter), I am happy to spend plenty of time geeking out over x-heights, ligatures, weights and a whole host of other tiny details to find the ‘perfect’ typeface.

Ben White
Ben White

Real 3D

Opinion
5 days ago

Striding along a narrow footpath that slices up the side of a steep Lakeland fell, you pause to admire the majestic view – “is that Bow Fell in the background? How much further until I start heading for the tarn?” you muse.

Ben White
Ben White

Working Forward.

Opinion
5th April 2017

Our pledge to remove barriers for working mums.

Jessica Jebari

Open source

Advice
28th March 2017

The lows are low, but the highs are high.

Jeremy Keith
Jeremy Keith

Air the dirty laundry.

News
15th March 2017

Last week, we did some laundry. Some clearleft.com laundry, to be precise. It was a two hour cycle.

Rowena Price
Rowena Price

The Living Component Library

Announcement
13th March 2017

Creating the utopian dream. A site created purely out of your component library.

Graham Smith
Graham Smith

Take a closer look at the patterns in our language.

Opinion
10th March 2017

Somewhere in between our big brand revamp and our new site going live, we’ve given ourselves a new palette of language to work with. This post looks at the reasons why considering your tone of voice is important when designing for components and patterns.

Ellen de Vries
Ellen de Vries

Collaborate and celebrate for women in tech.

Announcement
8th March 2017

Today is International Women’s Day. Looking at their website, it’s clear to me that there is much to be inspired about, but also that there is much work still to be done.

Rowena Price
Rowena Price

Sound aesthetics

Opinion
8th March 2017

The aesthetics of everyday objects can be a tricky one to get right, particularly when those objects have technical specifications that impact their overall design. I personally can spend a lot of time researching said technical specifications only to be disappointed by the aesthetic qualities on my shortlists.

Ben White
Ben White