Design

  • Nice web type in Internet Explorer 7 and 8

    Recently we revamped our myriad font stacks (pun intended) to a single one utilising a single web font. The font chosen (Raleway) was available in a number of different weights, affording us the flexibility of presentation that we had previously...

  • The new typography

    Perfect typography is certainly the most elusive of all arts. Sculpture in stone alone comes near it in obstinacy. — Jan Tschichold (Author of Die neue Typographie, 1928) Alexandria, Arial, Cambria, Droid Sans, Lucida, Myriad, Raleway, Tahoma, Times New Roman,...

  • Using Sass without Ruby

    As Liam recently pointed out, we have started using Sass to manage our stylesheets.  This is great, and I've become a big fan of Sass with its variables, nested rules, mixins, etc. However, we had an issue with using Sass because...

  • Moving stylesheets forward dynamically

    When I started 5 years ago, the university had a myriad of small stylesheets governing how each section - sometimes down to a single page - looked, on average these were small files and shared a lot of rules, generally...

  • When there is just too much to do

    As a department looking to assist all other groups in the University, there is always a huge demand on our time. We do our best to help everyone, but inevitably there are times when we need to do three things...