Archive for January, 2009

Last Week In Ireland

Friday, January 16th, 2009

I leave for Belgium to start a new life as a strategic designer on Monday 26th January, so this coming week will be my last in Ireland for a while.

I’ll be going from this…


To this…


I need some suggestions for things to do in my last week to make sure I make the most of it.  Obviously I will be drinking copious amounts of proper Guinness, climbing the mountain in the picture and probably having more than my fair share of Irish Stew.

Any other ideas?

Me The Interviewee

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

For once I am being interviewed.  Shekman Tang, a 4th year computer science student asked me a few questions about the web design industry, my projects and social media. Thanks Shekman!


How Did They Twitter?

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

Over the last couple of weeks I interviewed a series of experts from various fields including Internet marketers, SEO experts, artists, podcasters, web designers and technology gurus.  I asked them questions about how they used Twitter, their thoughts on social media and how people can use it to promote themselves and their brands.  Thanks to everyone who took the time to give their thoughts.  Below are links to all the interviews so check them out.

Some priceless advice here from the people in the know.

interview mashable twitter

interview guy kawasaki

interview chris brogan twitter

interview mayhemstudios

Dear IE6…

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009


That name conjures up so many bad memories of sleepless nights for me, and I know it does for many of you other web designers out there.  One day we will look back and laugh at all the hours spent trying to get that div to float correctly in IE6.

I think not.

And neither do these guys who have set up which very beautifully displays all the goodbye messages tweeted, bidding a fond (not really) farewell to one of the worst browsers ever to grace the Internet.  Hopefully IE6 will get the message(s) and just leave us alone!


The simplistic design of this site is fantastic, and it definitely strikes a chord with web designers everywhere.  Seeing the carefully thought out messages from others does make you put a little work into making your farewell stand out.

All you have to do is follow @dearie6 and send them a goodbye tweet containing ‘@dearie6’.

I went with ‘The dinosaurs called.  They want their browser back.’

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Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

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