With Christmas almost upon us it is time for boagworld to pack up shop, drink a large glass of mulled wine and fondle presents under the tree. However, I do want to leave you with one parting gift from Leigh Howells and the other guys at Headscape. We wanted to explain responsive design to our […]
A List Apart recently released a mammoth collection of thoughts from people across the web design community on what they have learnt in 2011. It’s a brilliant post and well worth the read. One particular theme really resonated with me. Dan Cederholm introduces the theme when he writes: These recent advances can seem overwhelming to […]
Big news today. Microsoft is to make our lives just that little bit easier by auto-updating Internet Explorer. Twitter is abuzz with excitement over this news because it will mean a sharp decline in the use of older versions of the browser. However, I would advise against getting too excited. Things aren’t going to change […]
Aral Balkan has for many years been known as ‘the flash guy’ within the web standards community. He certainly proved to many of us that Flash was far from the evil technology we believed. However, Aral is a smart guy and his latest post for .net magazine demonstrates perfectly why Flash is no longer his […]
Joshua Porter seems to think we are entering a golden age for designers where companies are differentiating themselves through design. He writes: I talked with many people who were building startups and their top priority was getting great designers on board. But they didn’t just want good designers. They wanted designer co-founders, people who could […]
Kevin Dees was recently kind enough to have me on his video podcast. He asked some great questions about my career and my thoughts on success.
Once again I was honoured to host this years .net awards and once again I was blown away at the quality of work being produced across the web design community. For me who won in each category was somewhat irrelevant. Whether winners or runners up the stuff these guys are producing is truly awesome. Some […]
I am on a mission in 2012. My mission is to convince the web design community that working with clients can be enjoyable, constructive and creates outstanding websites. A tall order I know. Most web designers complain bitterly about their clients and many have abandoned client work entirely. However, it doesn’t need to be that […]
Have you noticed that Google Analytics is returning ‘not provided’ when you view user search terms? Let me tell you why…
There is serious stuff afoot at Headscape and it could change your life or at the very least earn you a bounty of £500! Although many people know Headscape for our UX work, in reality we do a huge amount of server side coding with some seriously meaty integration and development projects. We are already […]
Gary is spot on. I am sorry to say we are seeing history repeating itself with bad business plans buoyed up on venture capital and fickle advertising revenue. This is something I have written about for a long time and the longer that passes the more worried I become. You may argue that I have […]
In a recent blog post Adobe wrote: We will no longer continue to develop Flash Player in the browser to work with new mobile device configurations. HTML5 is now universally supported on major mobile devices, in some cases exclusively. This makes HTML5 the best solution for creating and deploying content in the browser across mobile […]
I have been looking over some stats recently and it is becoming increasingly clear that there are patterns of behavior emerging for the use of different types of mobile device online. Android users don’t seem to be downloading and paying for apps, or surfing the web on their device. And, quite surprisingly, iPad users are much more active online, despite […]
I’ve been wire framing today using Flash Catalyst. My early conclusion is that it’s just what I’ve been looking for. It’s simple first impressions are very deceptive as its true strength lies in its architecture, the way it allows you to build components and build multi-state objects within each other. Not only has it already […]
It’s that time again! Headscape are once again recruiting. This time we are looking for a web developer.
As web designers we like to complain that clients don’t “get it”. However, the truth is we suck at explaining our designs.
It’s been ages since I have given away free stuff on boagworld so thought it was about time I changed that. A few emails with moo.com later and we have ourselves a competition.
What makes an expert? Is it hours worked, mistakes made, lessons learnt, or just the ability to speak with confidence?
Whether you are a designer, developer or website owner you can save time and money by recycling the existing outputs of your job.
I have recently been writing a lot of articles elsewhere on the web. In this post I give a summary of the best.