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Aug 29

What I learned from starting my own business

48 comments 2007 at 08.30 am posted by Veerle Pieters

People are e-mailing me with all kinds of questions. One of the recurring questions is about how I started my own business and if I could spare a few tips. In this article I’ll share my experience and what I’ve learned together with some tips and advice. Hopefully this will give people who are about to start freelancing some guidance in this big step.

Aug 24

Coca Cola - The Happiness Factory

28 comments 2007 at 07.53 am posted by Veerle Pieters

Normally I don’t spend any time looking at advertising because I don’t watch live TV anymore. We own a HD recorder and we cut out all commercial blocks so that our favorite shows contains no mood spoilers. Once in a while a spot comes along that makes you forget it’s advertising.

Aug 20

A CSS styled table version 2

74 comments 2007 at 02.12 pm posted by Veerle Pieters

In 2005 I wrote an article about styling a table with CSS. After receiving so many requests I finally decided to give in and write another tutorial. Seems like a popular topic and an interesting one to share some tricks on how you can nicely style them. This article is about the proper usage of tables, for tabular data. How you can implement them with accessibility in mind and how to make them appealing for the eye using CSS.

Aug 16


31 comments 2007 at 05.08 pm posted by Veerle Pieters

I don’t know about you, but I always loved the fact that I can customize my Mac easily. I am talking about changing icons and desktop backgrounds and even themes from time to time with help from ShapeShifter. Today I want to focus on the desktop aspect. There is so much choice out there that it can become a struggle to find high quality looking desktop backgrounds.

Aug 13

Creating pins in Illustrator

33 comments 2007 at 08.47 am posted by Veerle Pieters

Pins are popular these days, so I thought why not write a tutorial on how to create these in Adobe Illustrator. If you’ve ever wondered how to simulate this realistic looking pin or button effect, here’s your chance to learn.

Aug 06

Creating light motion trails & glowing sparks

35 comments 2007 at 10.09 am posted by Veerle Pieters

A technique often used in advertising these days, is these glowing lines. They look like light motion trails. If you ever wondered how to create these kind of lines, here is how I do it…

Aug 01

Belgian outdoor furniture part 2

15 comments 2007 at 10.29 am posted by Veerle Pieters

We continue our exploration of Belgian brands that are leaders in designing premium outdoor furniture. If you have been following along you’ll know that we started this series with Royal Botania and Extremis. Today we shed our light on Tribù and Some.

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