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 – Roundup


We’ve compiled some fantastic collections of beautiful websites which make exceptional use of various colours. So it’s time to bring it all together. We’re just going to briefly look at using different colours together in different situations, using complementary colours and I’ve created a colour in web design quilt – a wave of colour and inspiration.

Using Different Colours in Web Design

Firstly, you need to consider the nature of your design. What’s its purpose? Who’s its audience? If it’s a corporate site, it’s usually appropriate to use mixtures and combinations of black and white to form the basis of the design, before choosing one or two brighter colours for emphasis.

If your design needs to be a bit more abstract and show a bit more character and personality then this is where you can really make full use of your colour palette. High volume usage of colour can help to portray the appropriate atmosphere for your site and can set it apart from the rest.

Colour is much more important in these situations and must be given intense consideration. It’s usually best to use complementary colours in order for them to really emphasise each others presence.

Complementary Colours

Blue and Orange Complementary Colours

Purple and Yellow Complementary Colours

Green and Red Complementary Colours

Colour in Web Design Quilt

All your inspirational needs in 450×4410 pixels. Enjoy.

Colour in Web Design Quilt

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.