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An expert in combining innovative designs with all current technology has to offer, Steve has extensive experience that spans the entire creative design spectrum – whether it’s print, branding or website communications, he effortlessly crafts the industry’s most visually striking and unforgettable designs.

In his role as Creative Director for Big Eye Deers, Steve is responsible for the initial creative designs and innovative aspects of every website, print, and branding project that comes through our doors.

Recent posts from Steve

Being Agile Is About… Well, Being Agile, Isn’t It?

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I’ve recently been reading The Art of Agile Development by James Shore and Shane Warde (again, sad I know!). I’ll maintain the fact that It’s remains to be a very good book that manages to cut through a pretty stale topic (sorry super fans!) in a very readable and, dare I say it, an enjoyable way. The book contains practical guidance for anyone considering to apply an Agile Methodology for web development and web design. Continue reading

Most playing – Glitch

Signed up last week and i’ve been hooked since.

What is Glitch? We’ll it’s a massive multi-player social game built by the guys behind Flickr – and it’s all for free.

It’s one big connected world, and your smallest actions can have the most unimaginable consequences apparently. It’s fun and funny. It’s fresh and fantastic.

Sign up today and start exploring this mad new world…

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Html5 Goodness From Adobe

It used to be that if you wanted to create an animated, interactive interface for a website, you needed to use Flash. You might be able to get away with some basic animations using JavaScript, but if you made it too complicated, all you’d end up doing is bogging your visitor’s computer down and causing problems.

Plus, JavaScript was potentially more complicated to use than Flash, at least for those who aren’t fond of coding. But, of course, Flash doesn’t always work well (or sometimes not at all) on mobile devices, including the iPhone and iPad.

Enter HTML5. HTML5 works on just about every mobile platform out there. Anything you could create in Flash can be created with HTML5 (and sometimes added JavaScript and CSS3): animations, interactive elements, and more.

But it reintroduces the coding issue for a lot of designers, who might not be crazy about hand-coding everything. That’s where Adobe Edge comes in.

DOWNLOAD THE DEMO HERE…

It’s an entirely new program (currently available as a free preview version) that helps you create animated web content using HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript. It includes drawing and text tools for creating new compositions, lets you import images in a variety of formats (SVG, PNG, JPG and GIF), and choreograph animation with a timeline-based editor. You can animate position, color, shape, size, rotation and other elements at the property level.

The great thing about using HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript rather than Flash for your animated and interactive content is that your site remains standards-compliant. It preserves your CSS layout and keeps your content layer separate from your presentation layer. Because of this, your site will be compatible across a wider range of platforms and will be more search engine friendly with less work.

Because Edge is currently only in preview-stage, it’s bound to have some bugs and feature limitations. With that said, it already includes twenty five built-in easing effects, and other features to get you started. No word on how much Edge will cost after the 150 day trial period ends.

The Edge interface looks similar to many of Adobe’s other programs for working with interactive content, like Premiere Pro or Flash. If you’re already familiar with these programs, the Edge interface should be pretty easy to adjust to. If not, there’s going to be a definite learning curve, but it’s still a relatively easy interface to figure out.

Go have a play…