2014 Year Review

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From my perspective

This year has been a great year. It was a year of ‘flat style’, long shadow, hollow buttons and parallaxing aplenty - simplifying but enhancing with animation was the general trend from my point of view.

My new site design launched in its current guise following some of those themes. This is my portfolio site using mobile-first responsive design approach and a much bolder colour palette than previously.

I have been fine tuning ever since

What I had to say

It was also the first time I have blogged as a part of my site and I published my thoughts on a few topics.

A great year for CodePen

CodePen is a place for code experiments and demos. I had a few of those this year.

Phew… Any more?

In 2015

In the coming year, I think the wider industry trends will probably continue in a Material Design inspired style, with even more overt touch animations and the layer opacity effects introduced with iOS8 will become more commonplace.

Personally, in 2015 I aim to experiment further with SVG and animation, and launch more side-projects.

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