Scrapbook Showcase: Radiant

It was four hours in the making, but this was the page that made me understand the truth in the old adage, “it’s not the destination, but the journey that matters.”     My youngest daughter was three when she took the photos used … Read More

Search Engine Optimisation Tips

Like all technology, website design is ever-updating. The way in which websites are constructed today is quite different to how they were constructed back when I coded – in Notepad – my first Dark Angel fansite. Likewise, search engine crawlers are frequently changing their algorithm. Good luck, and may the odds be ever in your favour. But if they’re not? Maybe these tips might help…… Read More

Latest Website: Garden Fairy Creations

Garden Fairy Creations is a New Zealand ecommerce store that supplies miniature fairy garden ornaments and kitset fairy gardens. I had so much fun putting together this website in the weeks leading up to Christmas. My client (who is, by the … Read More

Create a children’s dinosaur garden!

A long time ago, with the help of our then-puppy, Bree scooped out a ‘dino pit’ directly at the base of the back steps. It was perfect for use as a dinosaur waterhole and, better yet, trapping anyone who forgot to mind their step when venturing out the back door. But from that wee Dor the Unsuspecting Visitor, an idea for a fully fledged dinosaur garden was born…

Until one day, having grown tired of watching visitors fall into the trap, I picked up the spade, marked out a circle (or thereabouts) in the grass, and began to dig.… Read More

Vector art: The eye-bags are real!

All has been quiet on the IMD front lately, though for good reason. Although I’m sure the chirping crickets and tumbleweeds have sorely missed my ramblings. I’m currently working on a website for a local artist who has exhibited throughout … Read More

The last of Autumn’s fall

There’s a window of time – before the grey haze settles like an unwelcome weight against one’s chest- when Winter is beautiful. When it’s not yet cold enough to merit 15 layers of thermal underwear. When the early morning frosts are more novelty than nuisance. When the skeletal structure of trees becomes the latest source of design inspiration.… Read More