Posts Categorized: Essays

Hiring for attitude

It's been increasingly obvious to me over the last few years that a lot of businesses fail to prosper because they get one major thing wrong: they hire the wrong people. That's not to say they hire stupid or dishonest people (although of course some do) but that they hire for the wrong reasons. There…

I’ve seen the future; garlic bread

There's been some broo-ha-ha over the future of HTML. To say the least it's been going on a while and has caused no small amount of disagreement in the web world. However a concensus seems to be on the horizon that HTML5 is the way forward, thanks mainly to the WHATWG. I've taken a few…

Off-road web technologies…

The internet is often described as an information superhighway. And on any highway there are vehicles, lots of different types of vehicles. I started to think about this over the last few days and realised that the two (server-side development) technologies I spend most of my time using these days represent two wildly different 'vehicles'.…

Increasing user interaction with websites…

I recently gave a presentation entitled "Increasing user interaction with websites". Because I'm all into savig the earth, recycling and being a Jolly Nice Chap, here it is. I did it in the quite wonderful S5 system by the esteemed Eric Meyer which I will no doubt be using again very soon, and works best…

An exciting time to be a web craftsmen…

One of my favourite blogs has mentioned one of my favourite words, and I like what Craig says. It is an exciting time to be working on software, especially web software, as there is a real feeling of the sky being the limit. Google, Flickr, Youtube, they all did it - why can't I? The…