Journal

  • Those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.

    — Dr. Seuss (1944)
  • How Google’s Panda update changed SEO forever

    With this new reindex of sites, Google has – among other things – improved their ability to detect scraper sites and banish them from the SERPs.

  • Design your day

    Why design your day? But why design your day yourself? Why not just learn from others,and copy best practice for productivity? Even place-based concepts like ‘home working’ or ‘mobile working’ don’t really capture the shift that’s going on. Right now, there isn’t any best practice. The old rules and structures of working life have been… Read more »

  • PressPausePlay

    The digital revolution of the last decade has unleashed creativity and talent in an unprecedented way, with unlimited opportunities. But does democratized culture mean better art or is true talent instead drowned out? This is the question addressed by PressPausePlay, a documentary film containing interviews with some of the world’s most influential creators of the… Read more »

  • Everyone should learn to code

    Related links: School ICT to be replaced by computer science programme BBC Codeacademy.com Learn to code any language online Code Club – A nationwide network of volunteer-led after school coding clubs for children aged 9-11.

  • Why WordPress? Advantages & Stats

    It’s clear to see why WordPress is a clear winner in the web app and CMS marketplace. Here are some other advantages: Flexibility – plugins, and types of businesses Scalability – can match ecommerce stores like Magento in number of products Open source – free community based web product SEO friendly, semantic, accessible Users and… Read more »

  • How not to do email campaigns

    No text in this email makes it a simple decision for the user what to click The only text that can be seen, even if they decide to scroll, is the unsubscribe link. Users on small screen devices Smartphones like Blackberrys, Android or iPhone devices who are on the move won’t have the attention span… Read more »

  • Emotional meanings of colour in design

    One of the most common questions I ask is why we have used a certain colour for a certain logo of certain part of a design. Colour’s evoke emotions, most of them you will know consciously, some not so. The graphic below shows some of these ideas but lets start with a few simple ideas about… Read more »