HTML style guide

Submitted by bas on Wed, 16/09/2009 - 14:49

When designing websites graphic designers often draw a neat picture in photoshop. The day to day use of a website greatly differs from this ideal scenario. The design shows a calm and readable site with demo text. But the actual website in use everything but serene and readable. The text style is usually the first aspect of a site that gets diluted. Both users and visitors create content or leave comments which just don't fit the initial picture painted by the designer. A lot of problems stem from the use of wysiwyg editors in content management systems.

SEO and performance

Submitted by bas on Tue, 21/07/2009 - 15:46

Discussions on Drupal site optimisation are usually technical discussions. But many a time they boil down to philosophical discussions. Search engine optimisation (SEO) and performance tweaks aren't necessarily good for the manageability of your site or for your potential visitors. I ran across a couple of these dilemmas in recent days while trying to optimise my own site.

New Layout

Submitted by bas on Tue, 14/04/2009 - 02:05

Code Culture has a brand-spanking new layout. My wonderful friends Leon and Rob from WAT Ontwerpers have concocted a colourful corporate identity, logo, and website design. The drupal theme for this website, I built myself. Though this is still a work in progress (and it probably will be a work in progress for the remainder of it's life), many of the elements of the new design are in place. Let me point out some highlights:


Afgelopen jaar is Interpay gefuseerd met een Duitse partner. Uw pintransacties worden nu dus afgehandeld door een Europese combinatie die Equens is gedoopt. Ik heb er in opdracht van Eden Design voor gezorgd dat een rimpelloze overgang van de Interpay- naar de Equens-vormgeving mogelijk was.