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.

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...

Should I use WordPress for my business website?

22 October 2017 wordpress web design cms

Should I use WordPress for my business website?

WordPress is a very popular choice amongst web designers and developers because of its easy setup, large community and thousands of plugins to extend functionality. But, there’s an array of content management systems out there...

Ecommerce Tip: Showing off the best of your products

3 March 2009 ecommerce photography

Ecommerce Tip: Showing off the best of your products

One of the most important aspects of any Web Store is displaying the best of your products. This not only means providing an accurate title and description of your product, but also getting your product...

My work recognised in Web Design Index 8

21 August 2008 book business personal

My work recognised in Web Design Index 8

Created by Ketan Mistry, oleniuk.com has been included in the latest publication of the Web Design Index (8). The series is one of the most important publications in its field. Since its first edition in...