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Meta Contributors This issue’s panel of experts Welcometothatbitofthemagwherewelearnmore aboutthefeaturedwritersandcontributors… “ Typography and colour are the minimum components you would expect to use to form a design andcreatecontentthathasadistinctlookandfeel.” Steven Roberts Simon Jones Steven is a multi-disciplined creative developer from Teesside. He’s been designing and building layouts for over 10 years. This issue he’ll be revealing howtocreatelayoutswitha practicalfocusonCSSGrid. Page 62 This issue Simon digs into the depths of his knowledge to talk about static site generators. They offer a simplewaytoproducehigh performance static pages for the web. Here he choosestenofthebestout there. Page 74 Mark Shufflebottom Leon Brown MarkisaProfessorof Interaction Design at Sheridan College near Toronto. This issue he is exploring CSS4 variables andhowtheycanhelp designers experiment further with their web designs. Page 70 Leon is a freelance web developerandtrainerwho assists web developers in creating efficient code for projects. This issue he recreates a host of techniques as seen on the top-class sites seen in Lightbox. Page 14 Carl Cahill Carl is a creative who has been in the industy for over 10yearswithapassionfor UID and has previously been awarded Creative of the Year. This issue Carl uses his knowledge to reveal how to pick the right font, the rules for combining fonts, how to choose the right colours and thetoolsandresourcesto help. Page 42 Matej Latin Luke Harrison Matej is the author of Better Web Typography for aBetterWebandalsothe leadUX/UIdesigneratAuto Trader UK. This issue he unveils the six steps needed to create meaningful typography with some great examples. Page 46 Luke is a web developer from Sheffield, UK who is all aboutscalable&efficient front-end architecture. In this issue, he explores how you can automate your workflow with Node.js powered task runner Gulp. Page 80 Future PLC Richmond House, 33 Richmond Hill, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH2 6EZ Editorial Editor Steve Jenkins 01202 586233 Designer Harriet Knight Editor in Chief Amy Hennessey Senior Art Editor Will Shum Contributors James Norman, Mark BIllen, Leon Brown, David Howell, Carl White, Simon Jones, Luke Harrison, Tam Hanna, Philip Morris, Photography James Sheppard All copyrights and trademarks are recognised and respected Advertising Commercial Director Clare Dove Senior Advertising Manager Mike Pyatt 01225 687538 Account Director George Lucas Account Manager Chris Mitchell International Web Designer Contact the International department to discuss partnership opportunities International Licensing Director Matt Ellis Subscriptions 0344 848 2852 +44 (0) 344 848 2852 Sharon Todd Circulation Head of Newstrade Tim Mathers Production Head of Production Mark Constance Production Project Manager Clare Scott Advertising Production Manager Joanne Crosby Digital Editions Controller Jason Hudson Production Manager Nola Cokely Management Managing Director Aaron Asadi Commercial Finance Director Dan Jotcham Editorial Director Paul Newman Head of Art & Design Greg Whittaker Printed by Willenhall, WV13, 3XT Distributed by Marketforce, 5 Churchill Place, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5HU Tel: 0203 787 9060 ISSN 1745-3534 We are committed to only using magazine paper which is derived from managed forests, conforming to strict environmental and socioeconomic standards. The manufacturing paper mill holds full FSC (Forest Stewardship is, as far as we are aware, correct at the time of going to press. Future cannot are advised to contact manufacturers and retailers directly with regard companies mentioned herein. or have the necessary rights/permissions to supply the material and is sent at your own risk and, although every care is taken, neither Future Mark White MarkWhiteisTechiques editor on sister mag Photoshop Creative. He has been using Photoshop for over ten years. This issue he shows how to create an impressive isometric design that relies on vital features in Photoshop. Page 56 Tam Hanna Tamhasawealthof experience in a breadth of different development langauges. This issue he takeacloserlookathowto bring together TypeScript and React with the help fo the module bundler webpack. Page 86 Follow us! Facebook: WebDesignerUK Twitter: webdesignermag London Stock Exchange Chief executive Zillah Byng-Thorne Peter Allen Penny Ladkin-Brand Tel +44 (0)1225 442 244 4 __________________________________________________experts