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.

Please do not send me requests for "publishing opportunities on my website" or link placements - they will be ignored.

Freelancing: Reducing those subscriptions!

28 June 2018 Freelancing Business

Freelancing: Reducing those subscriptions!

Nowadays there’s a subscription for everything and it’s so easy to get carried away and sign up for everything you need to get your work done. But, the costs can quickly add up and before...

Invoice and order confirmation email designs

26 June 2018 Project Graphic Design

Invoice and order confirmation email designs

When it comes to building ecommerce websites, the order confirmation emails and invoices are often neglected or forgotten and we make do with the default design or template. But these are all important features and...

Displaying VAT prices in Shopify stores

21 June 2018 Shopify Web Development

Displaying VAT prices in Shopify stores

Recently, I’ve been working on a Shopify site that needed to display both VAT exclusive and inclusive prices to customers who are disabled or have specific health conditions. The requirement was that certain products must...

Experimenting with CSS grid

18 May 2018 Web Design

Experimenting with CSS grid

If you’re into front-end design and development then you would have no doubt heard about CSS grid which enables much more flexible layouts for web pages. In a nutshell, creating a grid is a simple...

My Story: A timeline of the last 20 years

1 May 2018 Personal

My Story: A timeline of the last 20 years

This year (2018) marks a big milestone in my career. It officially marks my 20 year anniversary in the web design and development industry. How time flies. I’ve created so much work over this period...

GDPR Cookie Consent jQuery Plugin

22 April 2018 jQuery GDPR

GDPR Cookie Consent jQuery Plugin

UPDATE JULY 2018 - I’ve updated the plugin to enable the cookie message to be reopened after it is set the first time. There’s quite a few cookie consent options out there already, but many...

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....