Posts tagged ‘Design’

FOWA 2009 – Day 1

12 October 2009

Last week I attended the Future of Web Apps conference in London. For those who haven’t been before – this event is run by Carsonified (a web agency based in Bath) and covers the latest thinking around developing Internet applications. I went along to the FOWA event in Dublin earlier in the year, but this one was […]

A look at the new Birmingham City Council website

8 September 2009. 2 Comments

Hello? Is that Birmingham City Council? This is 2001, we’d like our website back! There has been a lot of talk on Twitter today about the launch of the new Birmingham City Council website. Without a doubt, Birmingham have successfully launched one of the most delayed and expensive websites of the last few years. After being delayed […]

Who owns your portfolio?

28 April 2009. 6 Comments

For web developers and designers the question of who owns your portfolio is an important one. It is a question that is not as clear cut as you might think. It seems that depending on your circumstances, you may not have any legal right to display the work that you produce. The general opinion is split into […]

It’s official… politics 2.0 is here

24 January 2009

This week it feels like a new phase in social media and the internet has begun. The beginning of the week saw America inaugurate a technology-savvy president, who, along with his team, appears to understand the importance of technology and the internet. Throughout last year, Barack Obama and his team made fantastic use of social […]

TechCrunch goes for the cluttered look

18 January 2009

Back in August, technology blog TechCrunch updated with a new design, which was slowly but surely rolled out across its network of sites.  At the time I wrote about how much I liked the new design.  It was simple, clean and effective, as well as quick at loading. More recently, the blog network has taken […]

Aims for the next 12 months

11 January 2009. 5 Comments

In typical fashion, I’m over a week behind in this obligatory post marking the start of the new year. In fairness, I had the notes written on New Year’s eve, but for one reason or another, didn’t actually write it up until today. So, here we are, a brand new year. What have I got […]

Designer’s block

21 December 2008

Last week I was busy trying to put together a new design website design for an important client at work.  As always, we were on a very tight deadline and it had to be completed the end of the next day.  I’d left work early so I could concentrate on the design without being distracted […]

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.  […]

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 […]

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