Archive for the ‘Design’ Category

Why is my Favicon not updating or refreshing?

Posted on: January 10th, 2017 | Category: code, Design, PHP, Xhtml/Css

Recently I was asked by a friend why his new and fancy favicon wasn’t showing in his browser. Since I have struggled with this annoying (yet very easy solveable) problem in the past as well, I decided to write the solution down once and for all.

The problem with no updating or refreshing favicons is due to the fact that they are very firmly cached by the browser. Even a hard refresh doesn’t solve the problem.

You can solve this very easyily by making sure there is a unique querystring (?v=x, where x is an unique number) in url to your favicon like this:

<link rel="shortcut icon" href="path/to/favicon.ico?v=2">

Every time you update your favicon, you just add another unique ID in the querystring and the problem should be solved!

If you change your favicon a lot (e.g. during design/development process) you can also automate this. This PHP example generates a unique ID every time.

<link rel="shortcut icon" href="path/to/favicon.ico?v=<?php echo uniqid(); ?>"> 

Top tip: When you’re interviewing designers, look at their portfolio

Posted on: July 15th, 2009 | Category: Design

I’ve been in the “internet” industry for quite some time now and I am still amazed by the amount of managers who don’t even bother to look at the portfolio of the designers that are applying for a design-job.

All they do is look at the skillset and the companies these people used to work for. We all know most people lie on their resume, so why do most managers don’t even require an online portfolio and just go with a bunch of text?

Even more amazing is the fact that a lot of so-called webdesigners that are applying for a job don’t even have an online portfolio (and believe me, I have seen many of them).. Hey.. newsflash.. if you are a webdesigner and you don’t have an online portfolio don’t even bother to apply at the company I work for..

I doesn’t even have to be the world’s most stunning portfolio, just a quick overview of your work is enough. A quick way to get your portfolio up and running in no time is to use Indexhibit. Get’s the job done – and quick.

On PS3, Spiderman and logo’s

Posted on: April 18th, 2007 | Category: Design, playstation 3, sony, spiderman

While working on a Spiderman 3 graphic today, I discovered that the font used for the new Playstation 3 logo is exactly the same as the Spiderman font (for Spiderman 3 they fiddled with the font a little though).

Apparantly it was the wish of Sony Computer Entertainment’s CEO, Ken Kutaragi.

“If you really look at the PS3 contour carefully, it is rounded when viewing the console in profile. Rather than creating a typography with all the risks that entails, it was wiser to use the one from Spider-Man, for which Sony has the rights.

“It was also the wish of President Kutaragi, who insisted that I use this typography. In fact, the logo was one of the first elements he decided on and the logo may have been the motivating force behind the shape of PS3.”

For two such strong brands, the idea of using the exact same fonts is just ridiculous.

You see kids… this is why managers and CE-whatevers should stay far, far away from design.

Linkypoo 18 mei 2005

Posted on: May 18th, 2005 | Category: Design, Linkdump, Web

Linkypoo 6 mei 2005

Posted on: May 6th, 2005 | Category: Design, Typografie

sIFR 2.0 is uit!

Posted on: April 28th, 2005 | Category: Design, Web

Dankzij het harde werk van oa Mark is sIFR 2.0 nu officieel gereleased.

Ik zeg: lees dat stukkie ff door en ga er mee aan de slag :)

I Like Your Colors

Posted on: March 17th, 2005 | Category: Design, Web

I Like Your Colors is een ontzettend handig tooltje om snel een overzicht te krijgen van de kleurencombinaties van een website.

Je vult gewoon een URI in en je krijgt een overzichtje terug van de gebruikte kleuren op een site

Hier een overzicht van de gebruikte kleuren op


Linkypoo 13 maart 2005

Posted on: March 13th, 2005 | Category: Design, Xhtml/Css

Nog meer kleurencombinaties

Posted on: February 7th, 2005 | Category: Design, Web

Enige tijd geleden schreef ik al over goede kleurencombinaties voor op het web.

Vandaag kwam ik via Andy Budd nog zo’n leuk kleurenlijstje tegen.

Erg handig.

Tekstomloop op het web

Posted on: January 11th, 2005 | Category: Design, Xhtml/Css

Dit is eigenlijk een reminder voor mezelf, om hier eens mee te gaan spelen.