Brands need guides not guardians

I’m not keen on the term brand guardian. I understand what it’s supposed to mean but there’s something about the term that has irked me since the first time I heard it. I think I know what that is now.

Speed up WordPress with CloudFront

If you’ve ever been frustrated by your WordPress site loading slowly it may be time to take the plunge and move to a Content Delivery Network. Here’s how I did it.

Hack24 and the creation of Hubbub

Last weekend Helen, Greg and I took part in the second Hack 24 event which is organised by TechNottingham. We one ‘best video submission’ for our entry called Hubbub.

Lessons I learned from the design of the NES

This week I was in the rare position to be able to learn about the design of the Nintendo Famicom (that’s the NES to us Westerners) from its designer Masayuki Uemura. He spoke for a couple of hours at The National Videogame Arcade in Nottingham. We heard about design decisions, successes and failures of the project from it’s inception in Japan to becoming a global phenomenon.

Do we need to handcraft websites anymore?

I certainly used to think that anything other than hand-crafting every element of a website was not playing the game properly. But why is this? I think there’s a certain feeling of pride that comes from hand-crafting something. But is that really what we’re doing?