09 April 2009

Web Design - Which Screen Resolution?

When designing a website it is important to take into consideration the different screen resolutions used by internet users. But a website that has been designed for 'modern' screens, that is 1024 pixels wide or wider, will not look good on the older screen resolutions such as 800 x 600 pixels. Such designs create a very annoying horizontal scroll bar, which does not allow user-friendly browsing. The latest figures suggest that 93% use screen resolutions of 1024 plus. For web designs by art4arts8, I have purposefully targeted the 7% minority. When considering the millions of internet users across the globe, this 7% works out to be an awful lot of people! Until the figure falls below 1%, I think web designs should take this into account. For the full facts and figures, click here.

03 April 2009

Combining art with web design

The art4arts8 website is now on its fifth iteration. It started out using a pretty dull free website builder but I soon got fed up with lack of utility and horrible advertising features. It was time to do something about it. Over the years, a working knowledge of Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) allowed the creation of websites that were to my liking. However, every now and again I get tired of the look and need a yet another change. The refreshed art4arts8 website will not only feature original art on sale but a new web design section. The art pages are currently being developed to provide a simple gallery for the paintings.

Aviation Art - Spitfire and FW 190

Another awesome aviation drawing from James Baldwin has been placed on the website. The perspective is unusual for an aviation art piece and this drawing of a Spitfire and Focke Wulf 190 really does capture the close combat experienced by World War II fighter pilots. Also, it is unusual to find a Spitfire drawing of one of the Polish squadrons of that time. Hopefully, limited edition prints will be available soon. Great work James!