Elliot Jay Stocks is a designer, writer, speaker, and author, currently serving as the Creative Director of ClearScore, and the Co-editor and Creative Director of lifestyle magazine Lagom. Previously, he was the Creative Director of coffee roaster Colonna, the founder of typography magazine-turned-book 8 Faces, and the Creative Director of Typekit (now Adobe Fonts). He’s also an electronic musician, recording as Other Form and releasing on the Berlin-based label Unterwegs.

24 ways

Posted on 03 December 2007

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On 1st December, Drew launched this year’s 24 Ways, the web industry’s annual ‘advent calendar’ of tips and tricks, and I’m pleased to announce that my article for the site has gone up today! Entitled “The Neverending (Background Image) Story”, it’s a quick run-down of how to create a seamlessly repeating background, reduced to 5 simple steps that you can apply to pretty much any image you use.

The premise behind the 24 Ways is a simple one: to give away a web design tip for every day of December up until Christmas Eve. It’s a kind of mini A List Apart except that you get a present every day. It’s a shame Zeldman isn’t Santa, though – I think he’d make a jolly good one.

My article will sit alongside tips, tricks and musings from some of the web’s finest designers and a whole bunch of my heroes, so I’m extremely proud to be a part of this excellent publication. ’’The Neverending (Background Image) Story" is on 24 ways from today, so go and check it out… and let me know what you think!

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