Paddi MacDonnell

Paddi MacDonnell is a designer and entrepreneur from Northern Ireland, follow her on Twitter.

How to optimize for legibility using text-rendering

The most frustrating aspect of web design for designers trained for print, is the persistent lack of typographic…

Honest logos

Companies spend thousands on logos and branding aimed at putting a positive gloss over their products. But what if the…

Windows of New York

If Bill Shakespeare is to be believed, eyes are the windows to the soul. Designed to look outwards, looking into them…

15+ tools for getting things done

Even the most creative mind needs a bit of left-brain order sometimes. While more work is what every freelancer and…

Typographic art

Good typography is an art: choosing the best type to complement the meaning of the content, balancing sizes and spacing…

How to send clients some Christmas cheer

The first question to ask, is do you really need to send Christmas cards to your clients and business contacts, and if…

Classic film posters reimagined

Taking an entire movie and translating it into a single image is not an easy job. Identifying the elements which best…

Holiday gifts for designers

There are just 12 days until Christmas! If you're still struggling to find that perfect gift for the designer/developer…

20 Kid's WordPress themes

W.C. Fields famously said 'Never work with children or animals' and there are numerous blooper reels around to show…

Worldwide conferences 2012 – 2013

After a packed summer of seminars, inspirational talks, and crowd-pleasing predictions, we've reached the tail end of…

iPhone 5: the future of the mobile web?

At last, the much anticipated iPhone 5 was finally announced on Wednesday. After the disappointment of the iPhone 4S,…