Alex Morris is an Interaction Designer with over 15 years experience designing and building websites, games and applications for clients ranging from small startups to multinational news networks (and pretty much everything in between). Now working as User Experience Director for Mark Boulton Design.
An obsessive tinkerer, Alex likes to get his hands dirty taking things apart and then re-building them. Alex has hand rolled his own CMS, written a bespoke ecommerce platform, released a number of iOS apps and is hell bent on creating a better way to design websites. The first part of that quest launched in November 2011 with Alex’s first Macintosh application. CSS3 Toolkit is a simple utility tool that allows designers and developers to create complex CSS3 effects without writing a single line of code. The plan is to build on the custom webkit engine that runs Toolkit, to create a tool to design in the browser without needing to know any HTML or CSS.
Alex learned HTML whilst studying publishing back in 1996 and has since used it daily for everything from quick and dirty prototypes through to large scale applications.
With a firm focus on UX since the beginning of his career, Alex considers himself a multi-disciplined designer combining Interface Design with the ability to execute technical solutions when the need arises.
Articles by Alex Morris
10 12/2011 Context First: Web Strategy in Four Handy Ws
Alex Morris flips open his well-thumbed journalist’s notebook to approach web projects through four powerful lines of enquiry that can set your product’s strategy on the right track. “Winter? Wonderland? Wellies?” Stop right there. “Wassail?” Oh, dear.
11 12/2008 Easier Page States for Wireframes
Richard Rutter brings an interesting new tool to the wireframing table with the introduction of a smart and exceptionally useful jQuery plugin. If you ever get involved in designing or prototyping modern multi-state web sites or applications, you’ll want to check this out.