Articles tools and process

From the NA team and guest contributors.

Ten years of misadventures

Daniel Benneworth-Gray | January 2013

We gave Daniel free rein and he came back with a sort of The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole — but for web designers, and mercifully shorter.

Creative flow and the state of discomfort

Sam Hampton-Smith | January 2013

I find myself once again, devoid of ideas. I sit and wrack my brain for a creative solution to a user interface problem posed by a client, and there’s nothing there; no suggestion of even an ounce of creativity flowing through me.

Your journey and mine

Mark Boulton | January 2011

Growing up as an architect’s son, I was encouraged to walk around with my eyes open. Quite literally: he told me to always look up as you miss all the detail at eye level.

Establishing a visual grammar

The Standardistas | January 2011

Having a great idea doesn’t always translate to a great design. Fantastic, original concepts can still end up as run-of-the-mill executions, merely leaning on recent trends and contemporary visual approaches.