Notes on a web journey

posted on: 23 April 2008

A spiral ornament symbol in illustrator

filed under: @ 13:21:20

On Veerle's blog:

Today I want to show you how you can create a spiral ornament in Illustrator and reuse this ornament throughout your artwork multiple times resized, rotated, mirrored, whatever… by turning it into a Symbol. I've talked about Symbols before and I showed you how to use the Symbol Sprayer Tool. This time I'll focus a bit more on the creation of the ornament itself. Like always I'll talk you through the entire process step by step. By explaining every little detail of each step, this tutorial should be a good exercise for the beginners among you.

A spiral ornament symbol in illustrator


posted on: 05 March 2008

Graphic design poster competition

filed under: @ 16:35:04

..just found out about it..

This is the post that started it:

What is Graphic Design?

It became a competition:

What is Graphic Design Poster Competition

The entries on Flickr:

What is Graphic Design Poster Competition posts

And the winners are:

Winners of the What is Graphic design poster competition

Very nice initiative


posted on: 27 April 2007

Convey meaning

filed under: @ 18:18:06

If you’re a designer, you work to communicate and convey meaning. So it’s important that you understand the mechanisms by which things and ideas acquire meaning; more than any other factor, your grasp of these fundamentals determines your ability to communicate effectively. Without fundamentals, you will flounder when faced with complex design challenges or constraints.

Contrast and Meaning


posted on: 08 February 2007

Web and graphics design

filed under: @ 19:30:05

Via NoisyDecentGraphics:


posted on: 19 October 2006

Pictures and design

filed under: @ 14:23:01

Via Ace Jet 170:


posted on: 29 June 2006

The future of graphic design

filed under: @ 10:17:04

Three posts on graphic design by Noisy Decent Graphics:


posted on: 14 June 2006

Optical illusion

filed under: @ 10:52:55

A nice optical illusion: spanish castle
and a tutorial explaining how to do it


CSS,Javascript and Php studies

Anti spam email
A solution to writing an anti spam email contact link
filed under: Javascript
Background image
A background image randomizer that I used in the second version of this site.
filed under: Javascript/CSS
Javascript menu
A menu that uses Javascript and session cookies.
filed under: Javascript/CSS
Experimenting with CSS and Javascript.A simple but, in my opinion, nice navigation “system”. The MiniSite is a one page site.
filed under: Javascript/CSS
Photo display
Protect copyrighted photos: a simple but effective solution.
filed under: Javascript/CSS
Photo gallery
A photo gallery made for a friend
filed under: Javascript
PHP menu
A PHP menu that can be updated without having to re-publish all the pages is on.
filed under: PHP
Pop-up menu
A very simple pop up menu powered by Javascript. It works also if Javascript is disabled.
filed under: Javascript/CSS
RSS feed
How to write and use an RSS feed
filed under: rss-xml
Tag replacer
The Tag replacer explained and a link to it.
filed under: PHP
Tags search
A search form build and powered using Javascript and the DOM
filed under: Javascript