My Ramblings

This is a blog about design, front-end development, WordPress and other random musings by Liam Jay

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FOWA – London 2011

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Last week I attended the Future of Web Apps (FOWA for short) in London for the first time. In fact it was actually only my second ever web conference, but if the quality of it is anything to go by, then it will certainly not be my last! I arrived early as I was half… Continue Reading +

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Setting a fallback on Links

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When I was writing one of my previous entries about my experience of the InSites tour, I made the word “InSites” link to the lovely website that was used to promote the tour and sell the tickets. There is obvious advantages to doing this, as it makes it easy for readers to check out what… Continue Reading +

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Insites Tour – Bristol

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On Thursday (21st July) I attended the final leg of the Insites tour in Bristol. Insites was a mini tour of four cities in the UK where Keir Whitaker and Elliot Jay Stocks asked questions to established people within the web/design industry. For the Bristol leg of the tour we were lucky enough to have… Continue Reading +

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Invasion of the (Facebook) killer circles (Google+)!

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When Google launched its “+ project” a little while ago, my initial thoughts were: is this going to fail the way Wave and Buzz did, and even if it doesn’t, do we really need yet another social network? However I have to admit that to my great delight, Google+ has obviously benefited from the subtle… Continue Reading +

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Why Design is a service NOT a hobby!

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I realise that I, and hopefully other web designers, are almost certainly in the minority of workers that can say say “I like my job” but I’d like to point out one thing (that to me at least) is really obvious, we might be artsy, alternative, creative, and a few other words that fit into… Continue Reading +

Gamers vs Non-Gamers

Gaming – or why I waste my time!

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I’ve been a console gamer ever since I first encountered my friends Sega Megadrive, although it wasn’t until my dad got me and my sister a PS1 that I truly got into gaming! Some of my friends are gamers and some are not, and a comment I often hear from the “non-gamers” after a conversation… Continue Reading +