Archive for the 'Business' Category

Designing: From The Mouths Of Babes

Sunday, June 18th, 2006

“I’ll probably be wearing some of these on tshirts this summer”
OK so I haven’t been studying for my exam which happens to be on Wednesday (well a bit but not a lot). Unreal Tournament 2004 is a good pre-exam destresser and I’m having a little play with some graphic software which I don’t get time […]

Marketing Trends: Exhibition Websites

Saturday, June 17th, 2006

“Exhibitions - rather than just artist portfolios - going online with their own dot-com”
For a few years I’ve slowly and quietly been one of those faceless people at gallery exhibitions suggesting, kneading, pushing ideas about how the web can be used to enhance these events. I don’t only mean to advertise the event but also […]

Designers Whitelists - Who Rocks You?

Thursday, June 15th, 2006

“My best pay check was my very first - for obvious reasons”
Its no secret there’s always a short list of preferred clients and collaborators who will by far exceed the satisfaction of working with others. Some designers may never have had a good client or work experience but they’d be few on the ground - […]

Designers Blacklists - Do You Have One?

Thursday, June 15th, 2006

“Mutual respect is a necessary part of the mix especially if you’re freelancing”
OK this is a second attempt at asking the dark question of designers and developers - is there anyone out there you wouldn’t work with, perhaps again, for the life of you? Do you have a hitlist or a blacklist of business to […]

MySpace Is Clogging The Pipes

Tuesday, June 13th, 2006

“Dare I point and accuse the sacred cow of CLOGGING UP THE PIPES?!”
My hand is up in the back of a large room. Hey me, pick me to ask what I’m thinking?!
Then it happens, I’m on the stage stumbling for my words. How do I say this? Dare I point and accuse the sacred cow […]

WCAG 2 Confusing Academia?

Sunday, June 11th, 2006

“It will only further marginalise the W3C in many developer’s eyes”
If the entities behind the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2 were hoping Joe Clark and anyone else who disagrees might just shut up and cop it on the chin - sorry to disappoint. Joe’s put up an article called Even Academics Can’t Understand It […]

How To Get Ad Space On MySpace

Friday, June 9th, 2006

“Plain blue text on white background at this point with the URLs for Norty Pig, Pig Pen and Pig Work”
Bandwidth sucking on Pig Pen is getting to be expensive thanks in a large part to MySpace and in a contributive part to several people out there with blogs who are just a bit too quick […]

And How Much Does A Blog Design Cost?

Thursday, June 8th, 2006

“Rule three: If you aren’t willing to pay that much for a blog…”
On a roundabout route feeding at the RSS trough I happened to be looking in the recent bowels of the Blog Herald and found a gem. Chris Pearson asks How Much Should A Design Cost? Good question. Like Chris I’ve had many phone […]

What’s With Hobart Metro’s Culture?

Wednesday, June 7th, 2006

“Old people are not an inconvenience to their bus schedule”
As a regular Metro bus passenger in Hobart its noticable when trends emerge in bus driver behaviour. Patterns of bad behaviour have a way of working through organisations via the tea room and really should be addressed before they become general culture within the organisation itself. […]

Is This A Bubble In Trouble?

Sunday, June 4th, 2006

“What I particularly liked about this article was the final paragraph”
If you don’t read Micro Persuasion I’d suggest you bookmark it. I’m a daily reader of Steve Rubel’s site and have fielded a lot of stuff on my blogs which came via there. Today just happens to be a bit more inspired by Steve than […]