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I'm Ketan ‐ A Melbourne web designer, developer and illustrator with 20+ years industry experience.

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Shopify 2.0 looks amazing! And metafields...finally!

A few days ago Shopify announced some of its upcoming features at their annual Unite event. Some of the exciting announcements for me were themes 2.0, improved performance, metafields (finally, and it looks flippin’ awesome!), more focus on store content, GitHub integration for devs, and more checkout customisation possibilities. This short summary video is definitely worth a watch - can’t wait to start working with version 2.0!

3 July 2021 ecommerce shopify

CSS:is

I wasn’t aware of the CSS is() pseudo-class, but this would help avoid that much-hated selector duplication.

31 May 2021 css

Frustrating Design Patterns: Mega-Dropdown Hover Menus

Great article about the problems with mega-dropdown menus. I’ve never been a fan of them, and implementing them is always a tricky task. I recently redesigned the menu on AbilitySuperstore.com from being a mega menu to a traditional “slide-out” structure, akin to how OS (macOS, Windows, etc.) menus work.

20 May 2021 ux usability design patterns

A love letter to HTML & CSS

A brilliant post about how important HTML and CSS truly are today more than ever. I’ve been watching the JS and React craziness going on over the last few years and have refused to take part. The fundamentals of the web are, and always will be, HTML and CSS. Without these at the core, JS, React, or even PHP (or any other web-based language for that matter) would not even exist.

17 May 2021 html css

Three Lions get a makeover for new England Football brand

The logo for the English Football Association (The FA) has had a makeover. I like the idea behind it, but the implementation just doesn’t work for me. Personally, I think it lacks any strength and looks too scruffy, with jagged edges, as if it was designed in a 1998 copy of Microsoft Paint! And why are the lions laughing?

5 May 2021 branding logo design