New Street Management Website

Dec 3, 2014

This is a nice clean and simple one-page design for a Guernsey Trust company, using the Foundation CSS framework and graphical elements from TwoDegreesNorth. The project well well and was turned around quickly for the client.

Really simply HTTP Authentication on Apache

Apr 7, 2012

There are countless reasons for using some kind of HTTP Authentication on your website but the one I come across most often is to password protect a new site until the client is happy for it to go public. For this kind of situation I usually use the Apache mod_auth_basic module because it is quick and easy to set-up and equally quick to remove once you are ready for the site to be public.

Marketing Ecosystems Presentation

Apr 5, 2012

I had the honour of preparing a presentation for the first ever Channel Island-wide digital marketing seminars in March this year and the whole thing has made its way onto the net. So if you can put up with me talking for half an hour on the subject of Marketing Ecosystems and where we are likely to see marketing opportunities in the digital world over the next few years, here it is.

Humans Who Made – A directory of humans.txt files

Mar 2, 2012

After a few weeks of development I have finally decided to “go public” with a new site I have designed and developed. Drum-roll if you please… Humans Who Made! The site is basically an index of humans.txt files that forms a directory of sites and the people who actually built them. The idea for humans.txt files themselves comes from the people over at and the idea for indexing the files using a crawler, rather than by submissions is down to me.

A Look at two HTML5 Canvas libraries – JCanvaScript vs Processing.js

Jan 16, 2012

I have recently made a start on a website that requires a more graphical interface than you would ordinarily be able to produce without the use of flash. Thankfully the rise of HTML5 and it’s associated specifications and technologies now gives me the option of using the far more palatable (not to mention iPad compatible) option of the Canvas element. While there is always the option to work directly with this kind of graphical library, such as the GDI in old windows programming or the newer canvas HTML element it is generally better practice to sit your application on top of a higher level framework.

Web standards and why I still really don’t care

Jan 3, 2012

Web standards and why I still really don”t care Originally published: 2nd March 2009 but before the content gets lost I thought I would republish it here! I really think this view is even more valid now we have HTML5 and CSS3 appearing, not to mention dealing with IE6, 7, 8 and 9! I really don”t care about web standards. There I said it. I feel slightly guilty and ashamed about this but I”m rather hoping that there are plenty of people out there who feel the same way.

Lite Website Content Management Options

Aug 15, 2011

Building websites that can be quickly and easily updated is vitally important but with so many content management systems available how do you make the decision as to which one to use. I am really concentrating on what I would categories as “lite” content solutions. Sites that take the pain out of managing your design and content but aren’t going to give you absolutely everything you might ever need in the process.

Should your tweet button, tweet the current page or your homepage

May 23, 2011

I have been thinking about this for a while and I am just not sure what the best option is. Not to mention what the user expects or how twitter originally planned it. Twitter themselves provide a way of creating a “Tweet” button, that also keeps track of how many tweets you have had – you can take a look at it here: [Tweet button][1]. I think the original intention was to allow people to quickly tweet about the page they are reading, which is great for them and hopefully their followers.