Website development and design blog, tutorials and inspiration
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Welcome to my Web Design and Development site. In this blog I provide tutorials covering a wide range of topics including Web Design, Graphic Design, Software Engineering, C#, HTML and SQL.

I have over 15 years experience building quality websites and software applications to drive traffic and sales to a range of industries including retail, tourism, clothing and medical. I have an HND in Software Engineering, I'm a Microsoft certified ASP.Net / C# developer and I have diplomas in Graphic Design and Photography.

 

Tracing Artwork in Adobe Illustrator
26th March 2016Graphic Design
This guide shows you how to use Adobe Illustrators powerful artwork tracing tools to rapidly convert scanned artwork into vector illustrations.
Introduction to Adobe Illustrator
19th March 2016Graphic Design
A brief introduction to using Adobe Illustrator for creating vector based illustrations, logos and icons. We will cover navigating around the application, basic tools, working with shapes and layers and applying filters.
Introduction to Photo Editing
12th March 2016Graphic Design
Photo editing, or manipulation, allows designers and photographers to improve photos in countless ways. This can be as simple as cropping and rotating, or complex such as creating composite images.
What's New in MVC6 and Why MVC6 is the Best Yet
8th March 2016C#
There are lots of changes introduced in MVC6, not least of which is a new view engine to replace Razor. This tutorial outlines the changes to MVC6 and explains why this is the best version yet.
.Net Core and Why it's the Future
7th March 2016C#
Microsoft's latest focus is on .NET Core as the future of its development platform. In this article, we look at what .Net Core is and how it differs from Microsoft's .NET Framework.
Introduction to Adobe Photoshop
5th March 2016Graphic Design
Adobe Photoshop is an incredibly powerful image editor, but it can also be very intimidating to the newcomer. If you want to start using Photoshop but don't know where to start, this tutorial will get you started.
Typography
27th February 2016Graphic Design
Typography is the art and technique of arranging type to make written language legible, readable and appealing when displayed.
Colour Theory
20th February 2016Graphic Design
Colour is by far one of the most important elements in graphic design. Different colours evoke different feelings. This article explains how colours can be used to create feelings and moods.