Create an organisation chart in a flash with CogMap

May 10th, 2007

CogMap is a great little tool for building organisation charts online. It’s based around a wiki, which means anyone can update and save relevant charts. Very useful if you want to add a bit more detail to your website or intranet.

Thanks to Lifehacker for the link.

Solve the lyric argument with LyricWiki

May 1st, 2007

Ever had “discussions” about the lyrics to a song where everyone knows they are right? Well now you can solve them with LyricWiki. “LyricWiki is a free site which is a source where anyone can go to get reliable lyrics for any song from any artist without being hammered by invasive ads.“.

Thanks to Lifehacker for the link.

Blogging on a budget

April 30th, 2007

Seeing as I’ve just moved my blog to sit alongside my domain, I thought I’d share with you the costs involved so far…turns out it’s actually very little!

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35 Designers x 5 Questions

April 20th, 2007

Excellent article from Smashing Magazine - hints and tips from the industry’s leading designers across the globe. A must read for anyone building web-based stuff.

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So you’ve decided you need a website…now what? (Part1)

April 10th, 2007

You’ve taken the plunge and convinced yourself that a website is the way forward. Great idea…but what now? Why do you want it? What need will it service? How are you going to use? Well here’s part 1 of my thoughts on why, what and how. Read the rest of this entry »

Firefox wallpaper

April 6th, 2007

Check out the cool promotion wallpaper from Mozilla Developer Center…he’s so cute!

Quote for the day

April 6th, 2007

“Of all the things I’ve lost, I miss my mind the most” - great quote from a mug I saw at work. I was in the kitchen at the time on my own and got some funny looks when I walked out!

Blogging terminology

April 4th, 2007

Remiss of me somewhat to assume that all readers were familiar with some of the terms used, either here or in the wider blogging community. Rather than re-invent the wheel, I’d like to link to The Blog Studio’s “Basic Blog Terms” entry. Here you’ll find many of the phrases, abbreviations and words used in blogs (not so much here ‘cos I try to avoid it where I can).

XHTML entity guide

April 3rd, 2007

If like me you have a mind like Swiss cheese sometimes, it’s great to find neat little reference guides on the ‘net. My latest find is Jim Rutherford’s XHTML entity guide which is great. Not only is is clean, crisp and easy to use, it’s got nice little touches like the the entity name and numerical reference. Great stuff Jim.

Web standards are good for everyone

March 20th, 2007

According to a recent study (thanks to That Standards Guy for the link), web standards are a good thing, not only for disabled users, but also for able-bodied users. Summarised into one line the article states: “The results support accessible design as universal design, of benefit to all users, independent of disability”. Read the rest of this entry »