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Data Protection

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

Drobo: Plug-in Peace of Mind

The Drobo Advantage

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Rome: Total War + Mac

Thursday, February 11th, 2010
Rome Total War on the shelves at the Apple Store, Regent Street, UK

= Here!

That’s right, I’ve got my first product in the shops… Actually on shelves! In an Apple store of all stores! Exciting times 8-)

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Summer is here!

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

design-is updated

Whilst the sun has decided to shine on the UK at last, all it seems to have done for me is make me a little less comfortable in my chair at work, instilled a yearning to go outside, and made me a little more sleepy.

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CMS from Scratch

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

Although WordPress has peeked my interest lately, I wanted to mention another Open Source CMS that has proved invaluable to my services. Where WordPress, Joomla or Drupal present an overly feature rich environment, this offering from Scratch Media fills the gap perfectly.

CMS from Scratch

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New Site – TSW

Sunday, February 15th, 2009

tswcarpentry.co.ukI’ve recently completed a new website for a skilled carpenter and general handyman based in Norwich, Trevor Waters.

The brief was to create a showcase for the craftsman’s work and allow clients to get in touch to request quotes and / or more information.

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Twitter

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

So, I have finally given in and signed up to another social networking tool. Twitter.

After leaving my Myspace account to rot, and barely touching Facebook since registering, I feel I’m not really the social network entrepreneur’s target customer…

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Web Standards

Friday, January 9th, 2009

As mentioned in my previous post, Push Forward, I have the opportunity to make some vast improvements to the structure and coding of a new website that my employers are launching. Unfortunately, I’ve been instructed to complete the site as it is first, and worry about this stuff later – mainly due (I think) to the people in charge’s lack of understanding surrounding the advantages of designing and building to web standards.

I have therefore been scouring the Internet for ammunition to backup my argument when the time comes to put my case forward. There are a lot of useful articles out there, but for my purpose, this short presentation from boagworld.com sums it up excellently:

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Push Forward

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

So, we are now well into the year 2009.

Unfortunately my aim to finish this and my freelance site over the Christmas holiday period was thwarted by the flu pandemic which seems to of hit the majority of the UK. However, all is not lost! I have now got my freelance site, design-is.co.uk, to a stage where I’m happy enough to push forward and get some stationery printed up and flyers/business cards handed out.

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As a designer, technology is closely linked with every aspect of my day-to-day life. Since an early age I have utilised the software at my disposal to bring ideas and sketches to life.

 

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