Archive for the 'Design' Category

Vitamin - A Week For Collaborative Blogs

Wednesday, April 19th, 2006

“We need good sources of reliable and varifiable information”
Collaborative blogs are great if you can get them to work. Gaining support, content, agreement and editorial balance all must be extremely hard. Last week Bite Size Standards came out with an initial flurry of activity and now we have Vitamin which is a resource for web […]

Bite Size Standards

Sunday, April 16th, 2006

“A resource where you can incrementally become a whole lot smarter over time”
The must subscribe site of the day of course is the launch of Bite Size Standards which aims to have many highly skilled authors submitting small bites of information which are highly digestible. Long tutorials won’t be found but even better is a […]

Jon Hicks New Logo

Wednesday, April 12th, 2006

“Its distinct and recognisable and there shouldn’t be an issue”
The unveiling of Jon’s new logo seems to have scored a thumbs down in some quarters but there were always bound to be negatives with his rebranding. Its human nature to not like change and this is a large step away from the leaf. Oh there […]

Flash Lite On Mobile Phones

Friday, April 7th, 2006

“They developed three flash animations that could be used on mobile phones”
One of the most exciting aspects of this time in particular is the potential for opening up markets for mobile applications. The potential of the mobile marketplace is huge and we’re really waiting for that evolutionary step into next generation ‘useful to us’ applications. […]

NO SPEC! - Just Say No

Wednesday, April 5th, 2006

“Its so ingrained into some industry heavyweights”
The No SPEC! initiative is something I strongly believe in when it comes to web development and actually all design. The fact is if big fat wallets want to get five of us monkeys dancing on the chance one will get some money then its not a healthy situation […]

Island Of Rejuvination - Nethead

Tuesday, April 4th, 2006

“So the plot thickens on the road to absolution I guess”
Thanks to someone I know who would know the lowdown on this and just emailed me in confidence. Well I’ll quote from the contact directly…
Nethead aren’t tasmanian - as far as I know they don’t even exist anymore. They set up a one man office […]

Reboot Time Is Looming Again

Sunday, April 2nd, 2006

“I’ve got a plan to combine both this blog and Pig Pen with the aim of synergy”
Hey its nearly Reboot time again and like a belly dancer without underpants I wouldn’t mind getting into the action but for the fact I’m sitting here struggling with some technical issues that are driving me nuts. This consumes […]

Island of Rejuvination - Not Work

Friday, March 31st, 2006

“Under the hood if you dare to glare your eyes on the actual code that runs this simple home page”
The new Tasmania Tourism site Tasmania, Island of Rejuvination is an interesting look at the state of play in the current mind set of the local web development scene. I have three avenues of comment. The […]

Standard Comment Form Versus User

Tuesday, March 21st, 2006

“They’re analogue newbies in the digital blogosphere”
We do some free Non Profit Organisation work here for the Hunter Island Press Inc - Linden is a member and their Web Mistress - and the main benefit that comes back to me is the access to fresh input from analogue minds on why stuff doesn’t work. Or […]

We All Know Splash Pages Are Crap

Monday, March 20th, 2006

“Tell them in words, image and ambience where they are and what they can expect”
Splash pages are those sucky things you hit which are supposed to somehow show you how slick a site is but which in all but very very few cases just costs us a little piece of our lives. Time is expensive […]