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Fail to Prepare, Prepare to Fail

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“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin It’s getting dark. You’re up a mountain. You need to find shelter for the night but you don’t really know where you are. You’re lost because you didn’t plan the the route terribly well before you started and you left your map at… Read more »

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Better feedback means better work

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Feedback is surprisingly overlooked. I have tried to make sure that this article is relevant to both designers and developers. The only real difference between design and development feedback is that, if you aren’t a developer, it’s hard to feedback on other developers API choices whereas when it comes to design, everyone can have a say…. Read more »

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Free website giveaway competition!

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Fancy your chances? I’m giving away a free website. As I stated in my last blog post, there are many different avenues you can take to get online, each way with a different price tag. You can pay a monthly subscription for a drag and drop interface or you can pay someone to design and… Read more »

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Why Do I Need a Website

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Around 10 years ago, there were no such things as smart phones. 40 years ago a computer would barely fit in your house. Nowadays, 2 out of every 3 Americans now own a smartphone. It seems now that technology is moving faster than ever. The internet is moving in tandem so it’s important to keep… Read more »

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Roles of a modern Web Designer

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This is the best piece of advice that can be given to a recent graduate. When you leave university, you are confident that you have a solid understanding of the industry with 4 years of experience under your belt. It is only when you arrive at your new job, that you understand the 4 stages… Read more »

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30 Steps to Mastery

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Shortly after getting into my first Web Design role after graduating, coming out of that University bubble after all the late nights, the dissertations, the ‘wealth’ of new knowledge you gained, I realised that what I *thought*  I knew was no more than the bare minimum to get by. Ok it got me my first job… Read more »

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Building a product & keeping it alive

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“We are a product of our world, and our world is made of things. Things we use, things we love, things we carry with us and things we make.” – Wilson Miner, Build 2011. Building a new product can be daunting. Where do you start? How much will it cost? Will it even work? These… Read more »

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God is in the details

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Your site might be failing because it lacks attention to detail. Bold statement, right? Lets say you’re looking for a new car. You’ve saved up all of your hard earned cash and you’re going to shop around. You’ve spotted a car you like the look of. It ticks all the right boxes at first glance… Read more »

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