Hi, nice to meet you, my name is Matthew James Taylor.
I created this website to share my passions of art, design, web development, and architecture.
I have been building websites professionally for over 20 years.
My personal website (the one you're reading now) is over 23 years old and it's where I publish my web design tips, layouts, and other experiments.
I am also an artist.
My Dad was a professional artist and art teacher so I have been drawing and painting from the moment I could pick up a pencil (40+ years).
I created several comic strips and my Ogga the Cane Toad strip was published in the Observer Times, and The Independent newspapers in Queensland, Australia.
Over the last 20 years, I have been keeping in touch with my creative side by life drawing at various venues around Sydney, Australia, and studying human anatomy, portraiture, and classical drawing at Julian Ashton Art School.
I like exploring the junction where technology and creativity meet.
One interesting fact about me is I have a form of grapheme-color synesthesia which is where I see letters and numbers as colors. This also helps me find four-leaf clovers!
If you would like to know more contact me.
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Recent Posts By Matthew
13 Small House Design Principles (The Illustrated Guide)
What is Considered a Small House? (Handy Size Guide)
Custom HTML Tags (18 Things To Know Before Using Them)
Print Out Your Own MacBook Air! (4 Easy Steps)
Empty HTML Tags (21 Weird Things You Need To Know!)
Equal-Height Columns (CSS Grid, Flexbox, Floated Containers, & Table Methods)
How to add CSS to HTML (With Link, Embed, Import, and Inline styles)
Replace Divs With Custom Elements For Superior Markup
Responsive Padding, Margin & Gutters With CSS Calc
Style Blocker: How To Prevent CSS Cascade With Shadow DOM
Responsive Font Size (Optimal Text at Every Breakpoint)
Responsive Columns: Build Amazing Layouts With Custom HTML Tags
3-Meter Wide Driveway Houses (Examples, Photos, & Floor Plans)
Responsive House Plan (Web Design Meets Architecture!)
Life Drawing: The Complete Guide (Illustrated)
The Art of Sharpening Pencils (Styles & Techniques)
12 Small House Benefits: Why Building Tiny Makes Sense!
Hallways: Are They a Waste of Space?
Create Fractals With This Amazing Recursive Drawing Tool
Charcoal Life Drawing (Plus White Charcoal Pencil on Toned Paper)
Graphite Pencil Life Drawing (Rendering & Sketch Examples)
Chalk Life Drawings (Conté Crayon Vs Chalk Pencil)
Ink Life Drawing (6 Experiments with Nibs & Brushes)
Graeme Frontbum (About the Comic Strip & Characters)
Ogga the Cane Toad (About the Comic Strip & Characters)
Synesthesia: My Colored Alphabet & Four-Leaf Clovers!
Small-House Architecture (Design Ideas & Inspiration)
Get Down! How to Keep Footers at the Bottom of the Page
CSS: Margin Top vs Bottom (A Trick You Should Know)
CSS: Horizontally Centred Menus (With Optional Dropdowns)
Fractal Gravity: The Solution Must Also Explain Itself
Comic Strips & Graphic Stories
Web Design (CSS Layouts, Experiments & Demos)
Responsive Banner Ads with HTML5 and CSS3
Ogga The Cane Toad (85 Comic Strips)
Soul Search (2 Page Graphic Story)
The Bug Insects (4 Comic Strips)
Graeme Frontbum’s Pet World (14 Comic Strips)
Architect vs Draftsman: Which One Should You Hire?
Hiring an Architect? 12 Questions to Ask them First
Open Floor Plans And House Value (2021 Trend Analysis)
Floor Plan Copyright: How To Legally Build From A Design
Do Architects Charge For Consultations? (Questions To Ask)