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an e-wallet that actually makes sense?

Ever heard of NFC, or ever used Google Wallet at the cash-out?

No, neither have most people. Using a phone to pay just doesn’t make sense. Its much slower than a card or cash, complicated to set up and just plain risky. But how about this? Read more

updating an old site? don’t waste your money!

Want to waste your money? Ask for an update to an old website.

I’m not talking about wanting to renew or design a brand-new site. What I mean are the changes to a site designed some time back. The site that “doesn’t seem to be working any more”. Read more

graphic designers win my CBA award!

I wrote a while ago about the impending demise of Flash and how HTML5/CSS3 was the future.

Nothing’s made me alter that opinion, but I’ve now discovered something else. The thing I’ve discovered is how unprofessional, bad-mannered and arrogant some graphics artists really are. Read more

responsive design – what’s that all about?

Once, all web designers had to do was to produce a creative design, wrap it in a bunch of HTML code and present it to the client.

Of course, it had to work with every web browser and still look great. No one ever had to worry about responsive web design. Read more

websites are UX!

UX. Another set of initials to get your head around. But the idea is as old as design itself. What we’re talking about here is user experience.

When a potential new customer visits your site your task is to take them on a journey. You need to show them products or services you want them to see, but in a way they enjoy and find stimulating. Read more

clients deserve better developers!

Just seen a client who started her business about three years ago. She had some amazing ideas and the guy who designed her site took it all on-board and produced a great website for her.

The site was highly graphical and Flash-heavy – in fact 100% Flash. It looks very cool, But its just not performing for the client. Read more

hope you like my Facebook page!

There’s so many things you have to do when re-branding a business and working in digital sector doesn’t make it any easier!

In fact, in many ways, its more difficult. You have to get it right, or you’ll never live it down. You can’t invoice for the work, so it takes longer fitting it in between paying clients. Read more

communications breakdown?

I received a surprising text message from one of my clients recently. She’d wanted to send me something, but she couldn’t find my email address on my website. That stopped me in my tracks.

You see, I’d thought I’d really got my site’s contact methods nailed. After all, my phone number was everywhere, I’d placed contact links on every page, but I’d clearly got it wrong. Read more