Posts Categorized: Essays

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…

Content management – a fresh approach…

Further to my article on the power of the niche I read this interesting article by highly acclaimed uber-geek Eric Sink. In it he describes how, when writing a computer application at least, going for a small portion of a large market may not be the best idea. He's absolutely right. I have a tendency…

The power of the niche…

I've been pretty busy recently, as you can guess from the very sporadic entries on this blog. Not only have I been doing a lot of work on the Wiblog system (have you seen the Wiblog Newsroom?) but I've been continuing my burgeoning career as a Serious Writer :0) If you've got your business head…

Wearing different hats…

It's one of the main things I enjoy about my job that I have to wear different hats. Not real hats, of course, I'm talking about metaphorical hats signifying different roles. Some of these hats I enjoy wearing more than others, and some I absolutely resent even going near as they are way outside my…

Modern JavaScript – a primer…

Soon I'm meeting with a couple of fellow web geeks and they've asked me to provide a quick talk about modern JavaScript including that whole pesky AJAX thing. In return they'll be giving me some help with the .net thing. Anyway, I thought I'd better write something down so I don't look like a complete…