How many is too many fonts?

Great cross browser support for "@font-face" and the rise of online font delivery services like Typekit, fonts.com and Google web fonts has completely transformed the landscape of typography on the web. You can't use that, it's not a web safe font! Years ago, this would have been hurled across agency offices and on phone calls to clients frequently. There used to be a limited assortment of fonts that you could use on the web without having to worry about…

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Running in 2014

Upping the ante with this years running challenges! Last year I completed the Beverley 10k and Hull 10k 9k within 7 days, raising over £250 (which was totally unexpected and amazing!). Along with being the slowest member of the Engage Interactive team when running the Leeds Abby Dash 10k for AgeUK. This Year I'm trying to take it to the next level by adding in a half marathon into the mix! Harewood House 10k Leeds Half Marathon Beverley 10k Hull…

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Why aren't you jamming?

Now before I lose you, I don't mean 'jamming' in the more traditional sense. Sadly, other than learning piano during my GCSE music (I could smash out Bon Jovi - Runaway perfectly), I have no musically talented bones in my body. In the end my music teacher decided my best course of action would be to sing for my final examinations, which I did, and just scraped a C grade. Jamming was (and is) not a thing i'm capable of…

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Switching to Sublime Text

Some of the guys in the engage office recently decided they'd like to (finally) make the switch to coding in Sublime Text, so Alex decided it would be a good idea if Todd and I set aside a bit of time to make a little guide for everyone... I wrote this for the Engage Interactive blog so if you're still interested carry on reading after the jump: Switching to Sublime Text…

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Strawberry: Three years

Strawberry was the first "Real" design agency I worked for, and enjoyed every minute of my three years there, with location (Hull) being the only factor for me leaving! I was sad to go but excited to be at the beginning of a new chapter in my life. So I thought it would be a good idea to take a quick look back at some of my 'highlights'. Here are a few of the projects I was lucky enough to…

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Minimal dock icons

When I switched to mac, after getting over all of the minor differences that are just similar enough for my brain to find it incredibly hard to adjust — using cmd instead of ctrl, but maybe that was mainly down to muscle memory of all the shortcuts I used. I turned my attention to the dock, on windows, I had the usual suspects pinned to my taskbar, but had never been bothered enough to think about changing any of them, even…

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