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How Much Does a Website Cost?
How Much Does a Website Cost?

Date: 01 September 2014

Sean Johnson’s talk at The Business of Web Design 2014 was about the balancing act that is finding the right price to charge for a website. He covered everything from working out day rates, whether we should consider an hourly rate at all, and how if you’re not careful you can actually lose out for not attaching the right price to your efficiency.

The Business of Web Design 2014
The Business of Web Design 2014

Date: 26 July 2014

Last week I was in Cardiff for the Business of Web Design conference, where I attended a day of talks by people in the web industry. Topics ranged from working out your day rate to Beanie Bears.

Handheld Conference 2013
Handheld Conference 2013

Date: 30 November 2013

On Thursday I, under cover of darkness starting at 4am, drove down to the Wales Millennium Centre at Cardiff to watch a great day of talks at Handheld Conference. There were some amazing presenters, and I took a few notes. Here they are.

Building with Perch
Building with Perch

Date: 25 July 2013

Recently there’s been a lot of chatter about Perch (excuse the pun), and for good reason. Rachel Andrew and Drew McLellan are the brains behind Perch, and they call it “the really little content management system”. And it really is…

Hammer for Mac - I'd Pay Double!
Hammer for Mac - I'd Pay Double!

Date: 20 July 2013

Hammer for Mac is the static site tool that everyone should be talking about. I share my thoughts on what I really like about it, and why I think it will really help you too.

5 Podcasts Every Designer Should Listen To
5 Podcasts Every Designer Should Listen To

Date: 18 July 2013

I wanted to write this post to share which podcasts I enjoy listening to most. Not just because I like listening to them (although I do), but because I get so much out of them, and maybe you’ll find something in them as well. So here goes…

Using and Creating Font Icons

Date: 16 July 2013

This is a long post about my experiences with working with font icons and how to create your own.

The Thing They're Calling Flat Design

Date: 12 July 2013

Like so many things it’s been around before in different guises, carrying a different name (and no, Microsoft didn’t invent it). Personally I’ve always been a fan of this type of look, the stripped down aesthetic that isn’t minimal, but does focus wholly on the necessary, and does away with the rest…

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