I design .

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

Journal

My journal, a collection of my design work, inspiration, discoveries and personal experiences in running a business.

GDPR - Some useful links

13 April 2018 business

GDPR - Some useful links

If you’re reading this then you will already be aware of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that will be coming in to effect on 25 May 2018. The GDPR is the European Union’s new...

5 Shopify features I like the most

25 February 2018 Shopify

5 Shopify features I like the most

I’ve designed and built a lot of ecommerce sites during my career and have even built my own ecommerce platform. But, recently I started using Shopify as my chosen system and have been very impressed...

Tips on migrating your website to a new host

5 February 2018 web hosting development

Tips on migrating your website to a new host

When the time comes to move your website to a new hosting provider, it’s best to create a plan of action that outlines the steps and processes required to ensure a seamless and successful migration....

Mobile Compatible Slider using HTML5, CSS & jQuery

27 December 2017 jQuery CSS HTML5

Mobile Compatible Slider using HTML5, CSS & jQuery

HTML5 introduced the new range form element that is perfect for creating sliders with min and max values. It’s supported in all the modern browsers: all versions of Chrome, Safari and Opera; iOS 5+, IE...

CSS Colour Names

21 December 2017 CSS Design

CSS Colour Names

There’s over 100 CSS colour names, most of which are unknown. You can find all of them here.

Logo Design - My Process

15 December 2017 logo design graphic design

Logo Design - My Process

Your logo defines you as a professional business, so it’s important to have one that depicts quality and offers a good lasting impression. Designing logos is one of the most enjoyable projects for me as...

Why I decided to set up my own Shopify store

11 December 2017 Shopify Business

Why I decided to set up my own Shopify store

Update: February 2018 Since this post was first written I have sold my ecommerce website - Desktop Designer. I’ll be working on a couple of new stores in the meantime which should be launching this...

Contentful RESTful API CodeIgniter Library

10 December 2017 PHP CodeIgniter API

Contentful RESTful API CodeIgniter Library

Below is a simple CodeIgniter Contentful CMS library that I created for this website. It connects to the REST API and returns entries, assets or a single entry. Download library from Github It’s really easy...

Designing restaurant websites

22 November 2017 web design

Designing restaurant websites

More and more people use the internet to check which dining options are available nearby and it’s important that your restaurant website offers a good online experience. So how do we do this? Make it...

Choosing a Web Designer

1 November 2017 business freelance

Choosing a Web Designer

As a small business owner, choosing the right website designer is an important decision; a good website can attract more business, but a bad one can do the opposite and drive away new prospects. The...