Tangled in Design Branding Decoration

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 – Red


Red is a powerful colour, commonly used in an intense bold format to communicate a number of emotions including anger, love and passion. It is said to enthuse and stimulate an action and can even cause your pulse rate to increase.

Red can be very effective when used with black, white and shades of grey and can be used to make certain areas of your page stand to attention. When used in high volume, a darker tone is best to use in order to maintain ease on the eye, whereas lighter tones can appear harsh and unappealing when used to fill large areas.

It’s also used to create a warm atmosphere, along with orange and yellow.

I have selected a list of 20 websites that utilise the colour red to outstanding effect, from subtle to high volume usage.

Jarad Johnson



Just Dot

You Are Music

Pound and Grain

Never Been a Better Time



Ad Ppacks



Struck Axiom

Design Collectors

Future of Web Design

Simon Collison

TEDx East

Parveen Verma

Full Creative

Consulta Bern

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.