Showing posts from the category "General"

  • 2021 In Review

    Posted on 31st December 2021.

    2021 was the year everything just carried on being a bit rubbish in the world. There were, however, some excellent highlights in the year

  • Incremental updates don't win awards

    Posted on 28th June 2021. Written For Liquid Light

    The web industry thrives on “the big reveal” of new designs and websites but we don't believe that should ever be the case.

  • My 2021 writing schedule

    Posted on 6th April 2021.

    Since 2021, I have stuck to a writing schedule - not only has it helped write more posts, it prevents the flurry of inactivity

  • Mikestreety's New Clothes

    Posted on 15th April 2020.

    For regular readers, you will notice a fresh new face on the old dog (my first blog post that made the many migrations was from 2009!).

  • The Real World of Web Development

    Posted on 31st July 2019.

    I read "The Real Dark Web", a blog post from @whalecoiner and within a few paragraphs it really hit home. There are a few noisy web developers who are innovating, ...

  • 2018 in review

    Posted on 31st December 2018.

    2018 was a big year for me, in all sorts of ways. This blog post summarises one of the most life-changing years of my life.

  • Xbox One vs PlayStation 4

    Posted on 17th November 2018.

    I recently sold my Xbox One S and bout a PlayStation 4 Pro. Why did I do this and what are the differences? This post outlines my thoughts from an "everyday consumer".

  • Music obsessions

    Posted on 18th October 2018.

    The table below details what I've been listening to, what I am listening to, or albums I've discovered. There is no shame in this list

  • 2017 in review

    Posted on 31st December 2017.

    It seems to be the done thing to do a "year in review" post. I initially scoffed at the idea, but the more I thought about it, the more I thought about how keeping track of accomplishments can be a little encouragement and ego boost. So here goes!

  • How I kicked a millennial habit

    Posted on 22nd June 2017.

    Changing habits is hard - especially when it's being part of your lifestyle for so long. After watching a video, I decided to address my reliance on social media and mobile phones.

  • Render Conf 30th March 2017 - A review

    Posted on 18th May 2017. Written For Liquid Light

    On 30th March, I took the many trains over the many hours required to get to Oxford from Brighton and attended Render Conf. In it’s second year, this conference ...

  • How we use Trello to keep track of our marketing schedule

    Posted on 2nd August 2016. Written For Liquid Light

    Trello is a great tool which lets you easily manage projects. Ranging from websites to weddings, Trello helps you create tag and move cards. At Liquid Light, we use Trello to keep track of our marketing output - this blog explains how.

  • Let's drop IE8

    Posted on 3rd December 2015. Written For Liquid Light

    For website creators, making sure a website looks good across device and browsers is our biggest challenge. Websites don’t have to look the same, but they do have to ...

  • Using Slack to Improve Team Communication

    Posted on 30th April 2015. Written For Liquid Light

    Slack is a hugely popular communication team tool which has grown from strength to strength over the last year. It was publicly released in February 2014 and has recently been valued ...

  • HTML Newsletters - Design Considerations

    Posted on 15th December 2014. Written For Liquid Light

    HTML emails are a great way of keeping your customers up-to-date, but are not as versatile as web pages. Here's our list of things to consider when designing and building HTML emails.

  • Be a Better Road User

    Posted on 18th February 2014.

    I've been cycling since I can remember, and driving since 2009. Over the last few years, I've believed something more and more and I would like to make a bold statement - Cyclists make better drivers, drivers make better cyclists

  • Trailwalker 2013

    Posted on 29th July 2013.

    The Trailwalker event is something I've had my eye on for a while. 100km over 30 hours seemed like a sporting challenge I could do. I was 16 when a friend started ...

  • Forget-me-not

    Posted on 22nd May 2013.

    Frank Turner, a wonderfully talented musician with whom I have recently embarked a music-man crush upon, has sung some beautiful songs on his recent album.

  • A world without the web

    Posted on 21st February 2013.

    For those of you that know me, you would be aware that I have recently moved house. For those of you that don't, I have recently moved house.

  • Starting Afresh, Starting Anew

    Posted on 15th February 2013.

    So like my good friends Anthony and Kris, I've realised how little i've blogged over the last year. Looking at my archive the last 6 months of 2012 played host to just 1 ...

  • Start Your Own Event

    Posted on 29th August 2012. Written For .net magazine

    This article first appeared in issue 230 of .net magazine – the world's best-selling magazine for web designers and developers. Conferences are great. You get to meet fantastic people, you learn ...

  • I hate road cycling

    Posted on 19th July 2012.

    Road cycling. Its boring. Its rubbish. Most road cyclists just go round in circles. Up to the top of a hill, turn round and back again - wash, rinse, repeat.

  • Future of Web Design - May 2012 - Day 1

    Posted on 11th July 2012.

    In the middle of May, I attended my first big web conference – the Future of Web Design. I’ve been to a few small-scale conferences before, but never one but never one of the big boys

  • I bloody love twitter

    Posted on 16th May 2012.

    I bloody love twitter. It's great. Now, I'm not some twitter addict or nerd, well I am, but that's by the by.

  • Dahon Vitesse Speed D7

    Posted on 26th February 2012.

    Whenever I am thinking about making a significant purchase, I always hunt around for reviews, check out blogs and generally search the web for word, be it good or bad.

  • The Commute: The Rant

    Posted on 4th February 2012.

    I’ve been commuting for nearly a year now. Proper commuting that is. Getting up at some unearthly hour to sit on a train for a bit. Living in a ...

  • Chilly's Dip

    Posted on 19th May 2011.

    I found this in an old recipe book I found in a charity shop. Not quite sure what happened to it, but I've tweaked the recipe and named it after my wife!

  • Public Relations

    Posted on 16th March 2011.

    Sometimes I wish we lived in a musical. Not not necessarily with all the singing but just with all that general happiness.

  • The next step...

    Posted on 2nd June 2010.

    So you've got a brand new website that you want to promote? Recently I finished a website for Frag Records. Once completed they asked me for some hints and tips ...

  • Twitter; Twettle

    Posted on 22nd April 2010.

    Just a short note on my Twitter series of posts! I thought i'd let you know about this tweeting kettle...or Twettle (seeing as it is on the title..). I ...

  • Twitter; Twintergration

    Posted on 21st April 2010.

    Twitter, Twitter Twitter. How you have taken over the world? (And my life?) I have recently properly got into Twitter. Before it was just a laborious update to show I ...

  • Covers and Remixes

    Posted on 20th April 2010.

    I have always been a music fan. Playing violin from the age of 7 and progressing onto guitar, the musical world has always intrigued me.

  • Geeks

    Posted on 29th January 2009.

    I feel geeks are somewhat underestimated in the continuum of time and space. But, in reality, they are amazing. I'm not ashamed to admit I'm a geek.

  • To Know or Not To Know

    Posted on 28th January 2009.

    Knowledge is a powerful thing. I can turn worlds into war, it can turn people to power, and it can turn children to critics, humans into inhabitants. Its one of ...

  • Thoughts...

    Posted on 27th January 2009.

    Thoughts are someone’s heart, someone’s soul, someone’s hero trapped inside the body of their worshiper, their disciple, and their devotee. Thoughts can make someone’s day, someone ...