Visual depths and surfaces

Photographic vision of ojo blanco

ojo blanco is Lester Weiss. He is a photographic artist based in Brazil with a remarkable eye for combining intricate layers of reality and surface tensions. His images often create one poetic whole from individual reflections, distortions and distressed fragments. The viewer sees a non-literal composition with interest across the entire visual field.

Copyright Lester Weiss

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Microsoft Excel – customising chart colours to match your website

Changing the colour palette in Excel 2003

If you need to create charts for your site you can choose from a multitude of online applications with flashy results but after trial and error I have found that they all lack the precision and customisation by the tool I used in presentations in the world of finance – good old Excel.

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The 7 point usability checklist

Key usability factors for assessing a website

Take a methodical approach when assessing the usability of a website. If you consider specific key areas instead of forming a general impression you will arrive at a more in-depth assessment. Otherwise you risk being blinded by whatever gloss the designer has applied over the top, or by whatever result you want to see.

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