Todd Padwick

London Founder of http://functionandform.co.uk Joined about 5 years ago

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  • Posted to Lessons Learned Using Craft CMS to Build our Website, in reply to Kyle Conrad , Apr 24, 2019

    We've been using Craft CMS for a while now and we used to use Architect plugin to manage migrating the CMS settings. However we've now started using into https://plugins.craftcms.com/migrationassistant which may be better considering it stores the migration data in a way which can be passed through a version control system like git.

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  • Posted to Should I learn prototyping in After Effects or apps like Flinto, in reply to Samantha S , May 08, 2018

    I learnt by just re-doing my own portfolio website over and over. I kept building it, then learning new skills and that gave me the urge to redo it better each time. So, for the most part, I just used my basic CSS and HTML skills learnt in a short module within my graphic design course at Uni and built on them with https://stackoverflow.com/ (although people on there can be a little ruthless to beginners.)

    I have heard https://www.codecademy.com/is one of the best places to really start from the beginning. Well structured, bite-sized lessons. Once you get past the frustrating bit and are able to create basic websites you will really start to enjoy it :)

    good luck.

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  • Posted to Should I learn prototyping in After Effects or apps like Flinto, Apr 25, 2018

    HTML/SCSS/CSS/Jquery As a UX/UI designer, teaching myself to code was the best thing I ever did for my career. It's also not as scary as it looks. It only gets tricky when you start learning raw javascript.

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  • Posted to Best app for holding library of screen grabs, inspo images?, Mar 05, 2018

    If it's for websites, https://hypershoot.com is excellent.

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  • Posted to What sucks about my website?, in reply to Ken Em , Feb 24, 2018

    I disagree... most of these startups are unheard of, so let's be honest, who cares what the company name is. The titles are subjective, so again, not so relevant. So, that leaves the most important thing that I want to see when scrolling down the page is the tags. These tell me whether they are relevant to me and my project. Primarily the pink category tag.

    By the way, I think the site, on the whole, looks good and stands out. Colour palette could be seen as a bit jarring but I actually like it.

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  • Posted to What CMS for designer/front end developers?, in reply to Marcel van Werkhoven , Jul 11, 2017

    This is true... However a lot of the websites I do these days are a little more complex. lots of content...

    for example http://www.darwinairport.com.au/

    These days if all a client requires is blog/about etc I suggest that they go to squarespace as it's just not worth doing.

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  • Posted to What CMS for designer/front end developers?, in reply to Ste Grainer , Jul 11, 2017

    after now teaching myself a bit of craft... matrix looks great. Thanks a lot for introducing me to it.

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  • Posted to What CMS for designer/front end developers?, in reply to Daniel Puglisi , Jul 11, 2017

    A lot of work I have done in the past has required regular alterations to page structures... for example we did a site ages ago for a council where they are always moving pages around multiple times a week and adding new sections. have a look at the mega menu to see what I mean.

    https://www.darwin.nt.gov.au/

    each page also has further sections within them breaking down content.

    (Design ended up getting butchered after I left)

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