15 Useful Tools For The Designer

Posted in Design by
Anthony Hortin

No doubt you’ve come across the odd list or two of “Useful Tools”. Most people have a collection of tools or certain sites that they find invaluable for designing. Well, now it’s my turn to create one. These are some of the tools that I find extremely useful and use on a regular, if not daily, basis.

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The 5 Basic Principles Of Design

Posted in Design by
Anthony Hortin

Good design, much like anything,┬ástarts with understanding the basics. Applying the following design principles will help you avoid design disasters and allow you to communicate your key theme. You’ll find that it’s rare to see only one principle being used at a time as they all work in conjunction with each other.

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iPhone OS 3.0 Software

Posted in Technology by
Anthony Hortin

Well, it’s finally been announced. For all of us iPhone users, the wait is over (almost). Apple’s finally announced what’s in store for the next major Operating System update for the iPhone and iPod Touch. OS 3.0. Yay!!

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Top 10 Web Design Mistakes

Posted in Design, Tips by
Anthony Hortin

…Or “How Not To Make Your Website Suck”.

Below is a list of 10 “don’t do’s” when building your new website. Most of these come down to common sense, but it’s always good to reiterate good design.

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Welcome!

Posted in Personal by
Anthony Hortin

Welcome to my new Blog. It’s finally up and running. Now I just need to find time to write some content for it!

Who the hell am I, you might say!? My name’s Anthony Hortin and Maddison Designs is my Web + Graphic Design business. If you’re interested, you can find out more info about me.

As well as the “standard” Design type posts that you’d expect from a design company, I’ll also look at providing some tips & tutorials, marketing info, interesting & useful resourses and anything else that I think may be of interest.

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