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Jun 10

Blogs, Mad About Design

29 comments 2009 at 04.29 pm posted by Veerle Pieters

This morning the mail man delivered a huge enveloppe containing what felt like a huge book. The curious type that I am I immediately opened the enveloppe to see what the content would be. Inside was the newest book from maomao publications called ‘Blogs, Mad about Design

Apr 22

Veerle’s blog goes mobile

24 comments 2009 at 06.02 pm posted by Veerle Pieters

The folks of Mobify contacted me a few weeks ago with the request if they could create a mobile version of my blog. A mobile version of the blog is one of those things that got moved from my ‘to-do’ list to the ‘one day’ list. This request sounded like music to my ears, and of course I was really curious about the outcome, but first, some introduction…

Mar 23

SXSWi 2009 Color Angels session

15 comments 2009 at 07.36 pm posted by Veerle Pieters

South by Southwest Interactive (Austin, TX - US) was really a blast as usual. This year Cindy Li, Leslie Jensen-Inman and I decided to enter a panel with the title “Color Angels, Episode 1: Colors: It’s Not Black and White”Our session was about exploring the challenges in color combinations as a key to successful website designs. Advice on what tools you’ll need in your arsenal to be inspired. Navigating through cultural and accessibility differences in color and showcasing some of the best uses of color the web has to offer…

May 06

Does Flash irk me?

60 comments 2008 at 01.25 pm posted by Veerle Pieters

Recently my mailbox seems to contain a few messages of people mailing me about Flash. Many readers will likely assume that I have a natural distaste for anything Flash related. It’s not because I prefer HTML/CSS that I don’t like it or hate it as some people do. Flash/Flex have their place. With that out of the way let’s continue…

Nov 21


29 comments 2006 at 08.44 pm posted by Veerle Pieters

Defining the colors you will use can always be daunting, it’s sometimes hard to find perfect complementary colors. There are a lot of web-hosted applications out there that can help you with that. If you want an overview of some of the better ones you can find it on my link page. A new kid on the block is “Kuler” from power house Adobe.

Nov 13

Speaking at Web Directions North

19 comments 2006 at 01.41 pm posted by Veerle Pieters

I’m just starting to settle in in our new place and the next exciting adventure already comes knocking at my doorstep. One of the countries that has always been on my to-go list is Canada, the world’s second biggest country with its 24 thousand kilometers coastline. Its great nature is one of the reasons I want to visit it. Now I have another, it’s called “Web directions North”.

Sep 11

My first website

42 comments 2006 at 01.45 pm posted by Veerle Pieters

Let’s do something boldly and step into the time-machine. I’ve searched our archives and found some interesting material. I’ve first started to make my feet wet in the Internet world back in 1996. We didn’t even have a domain name back then. First a bit of history on how I discovered the magical powers of the Interweb :)

Sep 06

AOL looking for talented designers

17 comments 2006 at 10.45 am posted by Veerle Pieters

This isn’t a job board here but I’m helping out a friend and maybe along the way a reader to a new job. AOL is looking for some talented designers to help shape the portal page. If you ever thought this could be better well here’s your chance ;) These jobs are both in the United States.

Aug 29

Open letter to Adobe

64 comments 2006 at 09.39 pm posted by Veerle Pieters

Yesterday Andrei Herasimchuck of Design by Fire wrote an open letter to Adobe with regard to typography on the web. The idea was since Adobe is a license holder of several classic typefaces to motivate them to release some of these into the public domain. Andrei suggested eight to twelve core fonts. Of course this would mean that Adobe loses some revenue but I also think that it wouldn’t have a significant impact on Adobe’s bottom line.

Jul 03

Implementation of my comments in Expression Engine

21 comments 2006 at 01.45 am posted by Veerle Pieters

Some of you asked for an Expression Engine tutorial a while ago and I thought today would be a good moment to explain how I implemented the comment boxes on my site. There is a lot to talk about so lets move ahead and get on to it…

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