As some of you might have noticed, 84colors has a brand new shiny design! I’ve been working like crazy these past few days to get this up before the end of the year and here it is finally.

Some areas might still be a bit wonky (like this very blog section), but rest assured, I’m working on it. Well, I’ll be working on it next year, now I’m off for a well deserved break (and drink).

Cheers everyone and a happy New Year!


spring cherry blossom painting

Just in time for the new spring season, I finished a new painting!

I really enjoyed working on this one, although I must admit when I first chose the theme I thought it would be way easier. I mean, how hard can painting a few blots of blurred color be? Well, turns out the bokeh background took waaaay longer to get right than the flowers – I sort of lost count on how many times I repainted that bit.

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Making your website responsive can seem a daunting task, but it turns out that once you get started, responsive web design is actually a pretty simple concept that’s also easy to implement.

And it can totally be done without ever touching any mobile frameworks, responsive grids, user agent sniffing scripts, javascript hacks, redirects or using funny math for column widths (no 33,63636363%s) or rewriting your entire code.

All that’s needed are some well placed media-queries and a bit of common sense. That’s how I made my whole website responsive and I’ve showcased the process in a small and easy tutorial below.

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some background info

PandaWebStudio is the website of my sister, Anda. She’s a professional developer, doing programming work in all sorts of languages (PHP, JavaScript, python), libraries, frameworks and APIs. I designed her old website a few years ago, but we decided it needed a refresh.

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As I’ve mentioned in a previous post, I am a self-taught web designer and I often get messages from people who want to change careers or just want to get started web design industry don’t know how exactly how to do that or what sort of knowledge is required from a web designer today.

There are so many great resources available on the internet that it seems to be quite a daunting task telling apart the good from the bad and what’s the proper place and order to get started. I hope this guide will help with that.