Perma Design’s web development round-up, #1

Here’s the first in our ongoing series of helpful/inspiring links for designers and web developers, as well as the music that’s been accompanying our working day.


Happy birthday, us!

Perma Design turned 1 last week. It’s been a great year, and though starting out alone can be daunting, the satisfaction of working for ourselves has more than made up for any difficulties. We’ve worked with some really interesting clients, met plenty of inspiring people and learned a lot along the way. Here’s to many more years of helping great small businesses to find success by building their identity and digital presence!

Special thanks goes out to Sammy Maine of Creative Bloq for egging us on when we’ve needed it the most!

Our first weekly round-up of design & web development tools and tips

Here’s the first in our ongoing series of helpful/inspiring links for designers and web developers, as well as the music that’s been raising our spirits. They may not all be completely brand new, but they’re things we’ve seen in the past week and thought were brilliant.

Over the Tiny Hills

We’ve seen links to this website everywhere over the past few days. It’s a great little promotional site for the new album by the Dead Pirates, and it reminds us of the thrill of holding an interactive CD-ROM adventure in our teenage mitts, fresh out of Our Price.

The website uses Three.js, WEBGL and API Web Audio. Particularly clever is the way the EQ of the audio changes depending on the user’s position relative to the gramophone speaker.

The Best Typography-Based Sites of June 2014

A monthly feature which we’ve found to be immensely useful for typography inspiration. We particularly love FF Super Grotesk and Sofia, and Akkurat is an old favourite.

Codrops Collective #123

We keep coming back to the Codrops website, as their tutorials and free components are always exciting and useful. In addition to this, they keep pumping out a fantastic newsletter of new technologies and techniques. This issue has a free font called Anders, an Angular.js UI library, tutorials, talks and more.

Underscores WordPress Starter Theme

We’re starting a new WordPress site this week (our first WordPress site in six months), and we’ll be starting with this. Contributed to by some of the world’s top developers and made to ensure as modern a website as possible, this looks like a fantastic place to start a new WordPress project. Lovely colour palette on the site too.

Shaping up with Angular.js

We’ve heard a lot about Angular.js of late, and ahead of Codehub‘s workshop tomorrow we thought we’d dig a little deeper. This is a fun and free primer for the JavaScript framework which will get you up to speed with the hows and the whys.

And on the stereo…

…is Kassem Mosse’s NTS Radio show (one week only), Macintosh Plus’ Floral Shoppe, and anything by Nils Frahm.


Web design and development meet-ups in Bristol and the South-West

Perma Design’s web development round-up, #2