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I’m still trying to get my head round Microsoft’s crisitism of our comapny website this week. Yes, Microsoft. The comapny that revolutionised the web with Internet Explorer, the Firebrands that changed the face of search with Bing and bossed development



I’d only ever played around with JavaScript as a way of achieving something within a development environment. I’d given little thought to object orientation and code reuse- ability, focusing more on write once, use once and move on as soon as the thing was working.


I’ve been looking at content management today. We need to upgrade our current CMS as the front end isn’t giving us the flexibility we need. There are a million CMS products available, all offering more simplicity than the next, the


So now I can update my blog by using the fantastic WordPress Android app. Brilliant, why has this taken so long? WordPress, Android and HTC, what a fantastic combination. 🙂



We run a dynamic website that retrieves information from a relational database. There’s lots of content involved across loads of domains and in several languages, this makes the site fairly heavy. Performance is as important as ever and it’s only



The 5oth anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s journey into space seemed like an appropriate time to talk about Russian graphic design I’ve always liked the simplicity of Russian design. The heroics of the people, the sweeping blocks of colour and style.


I’ve been working on a project over the last week that involves fairly heavy use of Stored Procedures. It’s not a new technology and we’re not that new to it either, it’s just that during the development cycle the logic


I’ve been working with cookies for the last couple of days, also known as a web cookie, browser cookie, and HTTP cookie (got that from Wikipedia). For some reason I always end up getting confused about what cookie is written


I’ve been using WordPress to blog in various places for a number of years now, but it’s only recently that it’s started to live up to what it should have been. WordPress seems to be converging at point where all


Amid much fanfare Firefox 4 was released today. I watched and listened to the event live on the web, and heard the download count increase in its hundreds of thousands to whooping and applause. It sounds boring, a load of




As the spring sun shone through our office window this morning I came across a couple of great things online that made the already great day even better. The first is an online code editing app from Mozilla Labs called


I have a couple of great additions to my world of web development that are worthy of a mention. The first is the discovery of WebDevRadio, a site based around a set of regularly updated podcasts on web development issues.



2008s project at work will be the next step in our re branding exercise, the development of an in house application to manage our content, otherwise known as a CMS. The technology will come courtesy of Microsoft’s .NET framework, that



I wrote earlier this week about the rebranding process we’re going through at work, and the problems that have surfaced regarding static legacy pages. The curse of the WYSIWYG has reeked havoc amongst the ranks, the files now stand in