Archive for November 2008

Staying ahead of the game

28 November 2008

The web design & development industry is incredibly fast paced.  What is current and acceptable today, might not be tomorrow.  New technologies are being developed all the time, new ways of doing things, new ways of thinking.  As I’ve mentioned before, keeping on top of these changes is almost a full time job in itself.  […]

DeveloperDeveloperDeveloper! Day 7

25 November 2008

This weekend I went along to a Developer Day at Microsoft’s campus in Reading.  The community-organised day concentrated on software development using Microsoft’s .NET Framework.  However, unlike conferences such as PCD and Mix, there were no Microsoft technologists in sight.  Instead, all the speakers were from members of the .NET development community. During the day, […]

A look at government branding

20 November 2008

A few days ago I came across an article about the branding of the Dutch Government. It appears that they are fed up of having different brand for each of their 200(ish) departments and ministries. Instead, they are developing a single ‘Government’ brand that will be used for everything the government does, irrespective of the […]

60+ essential feeds for web developers

13 November 2008

Selene M. Bowlby, a web designer and developer who has recently taken the jump into full time freelance work has just posted a blog entry with 60+ essential feeds for freelance web designers. She made the post in response to an open thread on Freelance Folder asking “How Do You Stay Sharp?“. As a web […]

The problem with the commute…

11 November 2008

It has been nearly 4 1/2 months since I started working for the Cardiff web design company, so you would think I would be getting used to the daily routine.  Get up at before 7, drive or catch train to Cardiff, get to the office at 8.30, work till 5.30, drive or catch train home, […]

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