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Tangled in Design is the work of Stephen Greig, currently a Web Designer/Front-end guy in Nottingham, UK.

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I wrote a book on advanced CSS3, published by John Wiley & Sons. You should totally buy it…

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Tangled in Design is the work of Stephen Greig, currently a Freelance Web Designer/Front-end guy in Nottingham, UK.

Stephen specialises in design and front-end development, notably HTML5 & semantics, scalable CSS, along with particular expertise in the experimental, cutting edge CSS3 modules.

Stephen's been in the industry as a full-time professional for over 5 years, during which he has graduated with a First Class BA Honours degree, written a 380 page book on advanced CSS3 and held Senior positions in both New Zealand and South Wales.

He has since moved back to his home in Nottingham where he now works as a Senior Web Designer.

Stephen loves sports and is a keen follower of Hereford FC as well as the Welsh Rugby Union and Football teams.

He also has a deep passion for music and boasts an extremely varied taste, as is evident by his last.fm profile.

He also likes swearing and thinks that talking in third person is cool as fuck.

Want to know more? Tweet me. I'm nice.

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Colour in Web Design – Orange


Orange feels like an appropriate colour to kick off our Colour in Web Design series. It’s a vibrant colour which conveys excitement, movement and enthusiasm – which are of course all suitable words to describe this blog! Enough of my wishful thinking…

Typically, orange is used to communicate a friendly and inviting feel and is often used in designs that want to appear fun, flamboyant and energetic. If you want to create a calming effect, it is best to stay well away from this colour; its complementary colour, blue, would be a far better choice to achieve that outcome.

I’ve compiled a collection of beautiful websites that have utilised the colour orange to fantastic effect. Here’s the best of what I found…

Fajne Chlopaki

Fajne Chlopaki


Jessica Hische

Grip Limited





These Are Things

Mail Chimp


TedX Toronto

Joshua Giblette

The Conan Blimp

Ngen Works

Kyle Kramer

The Hickensian



Karlsruhe Blog

About Stephen Greig

Stephen Greig is a 25 year old Freelance Web Designer/Front-end guy, currently living in Nottingham, UK. Stephen is also the creator of messivsronaldo.net and author of CSS3 Pushing the Limits, a book on advanced CSS3. You should follow him on Twitter where he talks about the web, sports, music and swears a lot. Stephen's also on Google+ if that's more your bag.