It would feel wrong to have posted my overdue IA Summit blog post today without also posting this bigger news.
About two and a half years ago we left Brighton – the place we’d called home for the past 7 years – and moved to Wokingham, where my in-laws live and where my wife spent her childhood. I’d just left my job at Clearleft, and aside from being near our friends and our love of the place, there were no commitments to stay by the coast. Continue reading
Nothing gets my back up more than somebody using the word “humble” to mean exactly the opposite of its definition. Continue reading
When I left Clearleft in 2010, my intention was to run my own business, not take another full time job within a year. Becoming a civil servant wasn’t even on my radar. But after a 3 month contract on the prototype ‘Alphagov’ project in the spring of 2011 it felt right to be working on something that I knew by then would have a far reaching impact, and touch millions of people – even if it was in a small way for each of them. Continue reading
Since the dawn of time, web designers have had the tools to provide “print stylesheets” with their websites – invisible instructions that tell a user’s computer how to format the page when it’s printed, rather than displayed on a screen. Continue reading
I recently had a mammouth clean-up of my iTunes libraries, which basically involved bringing everything together in one new location on an external HD, and re-importing 10,098 tracks into iTunes (that’s about 59GB of music).
Problem was, I ended up with a few thousand less tracks actually in iTunes than expected, no matter which obvious way of importing them I used. I had tried dropping my content into the “Automatically Add to iTunes” directory, and I’d tried dropping my content from the Finder directly into the iTunes window (each time about a dozen artists per batch, in case it failed half way through). Here’s what finally worked… Continue reading