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.

30 June 2020 web design

The Return of the 90s Web

A nice little article about how some of the web design trends we all knew have come full circle, like having our own blogs on our personal websites, static websites and using WYSIWYG tools.

30 June 2020 ui design sketch

I've finally given up with Sketch.Cloud!

I’ve been using Sketch for a few years now, and their free cloud offering was a very welcome addition. But, the last few months have been testing my patience and have been making me revisit...

On Repeat - My most played albums for May 2020

30 May 2020 music coding life designing

On Repeat - My most played albums for May 2020

There hasn’t been any new music that’s caught my attention lately, so I’ve been listening to a lot of old albums this month. One of my particular favourites is “OK” by Talvin Singh which came...

19 May 2020 twitter

Six months without Twitter...so far, so good

It’s been six months since I quit Twitter (and LinkedIn) and so far I’ve had no inclinations to go back. In fact, it’s been refreshing, and stress-free not having to use twitter. I don’t miss...

16 May 2020 css responsive typography

Youtube video: min(), max(), and clamp() are CSS magic!

I’ve used min() and max() in CSS many times, but I wasn’t aware of clamp(), which looks amazing for typography! This youtube video by Kevin Powell shows a great example of them in use.

16 May 2020 design

Dieter Rams’s ten principles for good design

All of Dieter Rams’s “Ten Principles for Good Design” are just as important today than when he said this back in the late 70’s. He asked himself the key question “is my design good design?”, which lead to his ten principles.

12 May 2020 shopify ecommerce web development

Shopify limits? What limits?

I recently read a blog post by Shopit Commerce about how Shopify limits its features based on their plans. It was a pointless post that focuses on the “issues” with using Shopify, in order to...

Opening up possibilities with Shopify variants

2 May 2020 shopify web design web development

Opening up possibilities with Shopify variants

Over the last few months, I’ve had the opportunity to work on a uniquely challenging Shopify project in which I had to create a “customise your product” section using only the options available in Shopify....

On Repeat - My most played albums for April 2020

28 April 2020 music coding life designing

On Repeat - My most played albums for April 2020

I listen to all kinds of musical genres when I’m designing or coding, so I thought it would be cool to post a list of albums I’ve been listening to every month. This month, I’ve...