Holden Media Pro Logo development below
Final logos below
Pretty Pixels – Design tips
Pretty Pixels – Design Tips. Useful info to learn for those of you who want to upload images to the internet. Very useful.
WordPress Plugins to speed up your site
Autoptimize boosts your website’s loading speed by applying various performance tricks. It joins all scripts and styles then minifies and compresses them to decrease the data transfer from your blog or site to a client’s browser. It moves styles to the page head and scripts to the footer, making your page lightweight and faster to load.
Compress JPEG & PNG Images makes your website faster by compressing JPEG and PNG images. It uses the popular lossless image compression services – TinyJPG and TinyPNG – to automatically optimize images. This results in compressed images that are smaller by 40-60% for JPEG format and 50-80% for PNG format, and yet still maintain good picture quality.
Kraken Image Optimizer optimizes your new and existing images using its API. The plugin reduces their file sizes comparatively while still maintaining decent image quality. Unlike ‘Compress JPEG & PNG Images’, the API supports JPEG, PNG, and GIF formats, lossless as well as lossy (but intelligent) image compression schemes.
BJ Lazy Load makes your website faster by replacing all your post images, post thumbnails, Gravatar images, and content iframes with a placeholder. It only loads the actual images when the visitor scrolls to that particular area of the page. The result is a faster website with less bandwidth usage and better user experience for the visitors.
WP-Sweep improves your website’s performance by cleaning and optimizing your site’s database. A website, after running for a while, will clog up with lots of unwanted data such as trashed posts, pages, and comments, revisions and auto-drafts, orphaned meta things, etc.
WP Optimize By xTraffic optimizes your WordPress blog or site by improving various aspects. One of its feature is to optimize links ie it automatically links keywords in your posts and comments with the best focused links. It can set “nofollow” attributes and make external links to open in a new window on your site.
Google Webfont Optimizer boosts your website if it uses web fonts from Google Fonts’ APIs. Modern websites use Google Fonts for a beautiful and fancy look, but this slows the load times because the browser needs to make lot of requests to Google Fonts for each page.
Simple Revisions Delete removes the unnecessary data created by the WordPress’s revisions feature. It removes and deletes old post revisions as well as optimizes your site’s database to reduce its size and improve site performance. It allows you to delete specific post revisions, keeping only the revisions you want.
WordPress Instant Articles may substantially improve your website loading speed and user experience by pre-loading the content. It pre-renders the last two posts on the front page, next and previous posts on a single post, and even sticky posts. It does DNS prefetching, which resolves domain names before a user actually clicks on a link; this eliminates any delay after.
Disqus Conditional Load brings advanced features to the Disqus Commenting System. Your website’s performance can degrade as more people write comments on your site with Disqus working on your blog or site. The plugin provides power options to tweak Disqus in areas such as lazy loading, comment widgets, script disabling, etc.
Logo Design + Spot UV Business Cards
Designed logo and business cards for start up company
Graphic Designer London, Pretty Pixels – Welcome 2016
Freelance Graphic designer, Logo designer, Website designer.
Graphic designer London, portfolio. Remember to bookmark the page to see all of the latest projects. You can also subscribe to the Pretty Pixels Pinterest board for inspiration, or follow the twitter account for lots of FREE fonts, Photoshop tips and other useful information. Pretty Pixels was created by Alex Walker-Wilson (westminster university graduate) and this website showcases his portfolio of work along with design services, useful design tips and links.
Alex Walker-Wilson – Curriculum Vitae
Pretty Pixels | Brand Designer
October 08 – Present
I decided to pursue my dream of setting up a brand design and
website company. Doing so, taught me about the importance of
time management – keeping clients such as Google, Unilever, Mars,
Redbull, Nokia, Gourmet Burger Kitchen happy.
?WHATIF! Innovation | Designer
Whilst at ?WHATIF!, I worked alongside other creative designers and
innovators. We loved bouncing ideas off each to come up with great
ideas for new products and services for worldwide brands. This was a fun
company to work with. After two years I was given the responsibility of
managing a team of publishers.
PSC Photography | Digital & Internet Manager
I was in charge of managing all Internet production, DTP and corporate
materials for The Times Newspaper, T3 Magazine and Elle Magazine. I was
also responsible for building and managing the company website.
Emap ‘Bauer Media’ | Photoshop & Layout Designer
January 02-Beb 03
I was responsible for editing and manipulating photos for magazines such
as FHM, Elle, Red and Empire. I liaised with photographers, designers and
clients to create magazine layouts.
Renful Aviation| Multimedia Designer
Here I created Multimedia training software. This involved creating
multimedia simulations of the X-ray machines used at airports. I was also in
charge of maintaining three websites for 3 separate subsidiary companies.
Freelance.st | Website Creator & Designer
I developed the Freelance.st website in which freelancers added their
details & portfolio. Freelance.st provided me with various design work over
the past years, such as creating multimedia presentations for
International civil engineering firm CarlBro IBI, which they used to support
their architectural bids. I also designed many restaurant menus, web sites
and large format exhibition banners for Red Apple PR agency.
I created dozens of website mock-ups using HTML and Photoshop for
Business Data International.