Posts Categorized: Essays

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…

The danger of being driven…

Something I read on Andy Budds website the other day got me thinking. In an entry about the end of the web standards awards, an unofficial celebration of the power and beauty of web standards-compliant sites, he says the following: What I wanted to do was set up some kind of CSS showcase, highlighting the…