Well, would you look at that… the Web Princess now on WordPress TV!! Here you can see me, in living colour, presenting at WordCamp New Zealand April 21 2012 on the subject of Building the WordPress Community!
I was honoured to be invited to join a panel at WordCampNZ recently, along with Vaughan Rowsell (CEO Vend), Gianpolo Grazioli (Giapo Icecream) and facilitated by Bill Bennett It was a wide ranging discussion, topics covered include online...
I stumbled across this charming and intriguing video of the Feel Me iOS app, developed by Marco Triverio, an IDEO interaction designer. It attempts to cross the divide created geographic separation, but not quite closed by current digital technology.
Akismet passed another milestone: we caught our 50 billionth piece of spam yesterday. TechCrunch has the details: In April, Akismet blocked 1.8 billion spam messages, or 60 million pieces of spam per day, 2.5 million per hour, or 700 per second.
Well the 24 hour redesign challenge that I issued myself is now over. Literally minutes ago, i closed my text editor and ftp app and let the dust settle. I thought now might be a suitable time to jot down some initial thoughts on how it all went.
There’s been a lot of buzz over the last couple of days about the increasing number different screen sizes on Android devices, and what this might mean for the future of the breakpoints we use for responsive sites.
I recently had the pleasure of joining in on a discussion on Hand Coding versus using WYSIWYG editors, with the awesome guys from the Motley Design Crew. Jane was on the side of WYSIWYG editors while I was espousing the merits of hand coding.
It’s safe to say that the development of mobile applications, or simply ‘apps,’ has been one of the defining technologies of recent years, a boom bought about by the massive popularity of smartphones such as the iPhone and Android.
I’ll be discussing blogging and building your brand at Wordcamp Sydney 2012 - it’s on at University of Sydney 21-22 July 2012. You can register here. Some info about my session: How personal blogs have revolutionised publishing.
I had a great time at WordCamp this year, and thanks to Jason Kemp for posting this video of my Usability talk. I very briefly covered basic usability concepts to keep in mind while developing WordPress websites.
One of the things I love about Twitter is the way it enables serendipity on a grand scale. Recently, I can’t remember how, I ran across @blogbrevity (a.k.a Angela Dunn) whose Twitter feed resonated with me and we followed each other.
Do unto others are you would have them do unto you. It’s a simple concept, but we’re not born knowing this. We’re born kicking and screaming into the world, we are selfish little beasts, and then we have to learn to share and consider others.
It’s still relatively early days in my experience of developing and rolling out responsively designed websites. One of the more recent ones, CEP Connect, was a phase 1 project which is currently entering its second phase.