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.
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.
To find our way through each territory, we must use the right map.
A design exercise for the Clearleft UI designers.
CSS Grid Layout is so hot right now.
Our pledge to remove barriers for working mums.
I’d just bought a new camera when I joined Clearleft in September 2016. It wasn’t long before I was putting it to good use, shooting team portraits for the company’s new website.
Accountability. What does it really mean? And why is it important, anyway? Questions, questions… and hopefully a few answers.
The lows are low, but the highs are high.
Just what is it that I do, anyway?
Last week, we did some laundry. Some clearleft.com laundry, to be precise. It was a two hour cycle.
But AMP doesn’t trust us.
Creating the utopian dream. A site created purely out of your component library.
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.
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.
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.