Category: Deep Thought
Reality check: Why Adobe Muse doesn’t matter.
Recently a number of people in the web community, specifically developers have been complaining about Adobe Muse, a website creation tools for people without coding knowledge. And while I agree that Adobe doesn’t know what the community wants, I think the reactions to this tool have been a little too big. Here are my musings […]
Trimming the Fat
In light of the recent redesign of Tom’s Big Box I thought I write a post about some of the design choices I made with regard to ‘trimming the fat’. I want to look at the attitudes towards certain aspects of websites, and more specifically blogs. In re-designing the site I was constantly asking myself […]
Why Facebook is potentially fatal
So that’s a rather brash title isn’t it? Well I feel that a subject like this needs to be met with outright forwardness and it is for this reason that I am writing this article. Now this isn’t an article bashing Facebook or it’s recently changed privacy settings, its about the people that use it. […]
Flash, and all that Jazz
So it seems that the web is alight with talk of Adobe’s ubiquitous Flash platform because of some rather interesting decisions taken, and points proposed by Apple’s Steve Jobs, but what are the main points, beyond the simple “it crashes Macs” argument? Well in the article I hope to set out a few of my […]
Squarespace is great, but…
Disclaimer: I think Squarespace provides an excellent service and I don’t hate them! So there has been a lot of hype recently surrounding the service Squarespace recently. And I read an article in .NET which was an interview with the founder, but when I finished reading I realized that I disagreed with some of the […]
Designing for the Web
When you sit down at your computer, or with a sketch-pad and pen, to design a website, you are essentially designing for the web. But what does this actually mean? From a designer’s perspective like mine, it simply means that I take a number of things into consideration (on top of the many fundamentals of […]
The problem with Web 2.0 Design
Web 2.0 is the quirky title given to the way in which developers and users have used the web since 2004 to present; and I haven’t got a problem with that. I have a problem with the overuse of web 2.0 design. Now there are design trends that come and go, and I am someone […]
Could Facebook groups be a bad thing?
Recently I was looking around on Facebook as you do, and I realized that around 90% of my news feed was full of “John Doe joined the group … and so did 16 other friends”. Now apart from the annoyance this served me it made me think about the purpose behind such groups. One could […]
Do you do To do?
In today’s modern society, with the ever growing amount of information I find many people are turning to “To do” applications to keep track of all the little things they need to get done in their lives. I’m told they are a God-send; that they couldn’t live without them, or that they don’t know where […]