Posts Categorized: Internet

Useful stuff #1 – Seize the day

It’s all very well blogging, emailing or twittering for the sake of it. But if it’s just banal space-filling nonsense your followers will quickly melt away.

One of the best ways to find relevant topics is to set up a daily Google Alert so that you get the latest online news about your markets to write about.

And of course it’s utterly free. How do you use yours?

* Google,
* Alerts,
* Content,

IE 6 No More

The premise is simple: Internet Explorer 6 is antiquated, doesn’t support key web standards, and should be phased out. This isn’t about being anti-Microsoft, it’s about making sure that we encourage people to move to modern browsers such as IE8, Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Opera. IE6 accounts for up to 20% of web usage, primarily via business users. Clients pressure designers to ’force’ sites to work in IE6, and designers, not wanting to lose business, comply, using hacks and workarounds. This wastes time and money. While Microsoft is encouraging companies and developers to move on from IE6, designers need to unite, and we all need to move on.Read More

Safe-crackingly good questions for the perfect website project brief

There are evidently many questions that can be asked from the outset to develop good brief and no doubt you’ve collated many of them already. From my perspective I want to know 4 things: The objective, the assets available, as much about the audience as possible and the journey you’d like them to take. With these questions answered you will be very well armed to create an utterly storming brief. Read More