Are you a manager from Mars?

Apr 18, 2018

In the popular relationship book, Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus, chapter 2 talks about the concept of Mr Fix-it. The idea being that men see something that is broken and instantly need to jump in and fix it. Ignoring the fact that I’m not sure this is necessarily a gender specific issue, I have noticed that this “Mr Fix-it” mentality is something that most leaders and managers suffer from...

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Introducing, Getting things kanbanned

Feb 23, 2017

I have had on my ToDo list for a long while to write a post about how I manage my time and prioritise things. But to be honest, blogging in general has been suffering from being deprioritised so much of late that this post was just never getting written...

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Vision vs Delegation

Jun 4, 2016

There is a re-occurring thought I often have around what is the difference between Leadership and Management. Over the last 4 years working in different roles I have observed the good and the bad of both.

Identifying a good leader or a good manager...

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With Prince's passing…

Apr 24, 2016

News broke a couple of days ago that Prince died at 57 in his home. I have always liked Prince’s music and had massive respect for his incredible musical talent. I heard when I was a teenager that he played over 50 instruments!?!

However the biggest...

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Your Website Isn't Finished

May 3, 2015

I recently had an article published at Ora discussing a common misconception I’ve encounted throuhout my entire career: “build it and they will come.” In it I discuss the expensive circle of reinvention I see so many companies go through when it comes...

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Hackathon Part 2 - Symfony2

Feb 11, 2012

Over the last month I have be scoping a large web app for a client that has had me looking into different PHP frameworks for the server side and Javascript frameworks for the front end. Following on from New Years Day Zend2 Hackathon I decided to try...

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Is Google being hypocritical?

Jan 24, 2012

At the end of last week, Google announced that they had made a change to their algorithm that harmed sites that contained too much advertising above the fold (the content visible without scrolling when a webpage first loads) and not content. On the...

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IE6 Countdown to 1% usage

Mar 18, 2011

A campaign has been recently launched by Microsoft to encourage the reduction in use of Internet Explorer 6. The objective is to the usage of IE6 to only 1% by the end of 2011.

To track the reduction in use the website has been launched...

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Menu bug - is Safari too fast?

Jan 24, 2011

Let me say, before I talk about the recent Safari problem I found, that I am a huge fan of animating drop down menu’s in CSS3 and not relying on javascript.

However,  historically, before CSS3 my preferred method of drop menus was using the famous...

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Form Tag Not Rendering in IE

Mar 2, 2010

I was recently working on a very simple website for a new school that is being built in the near by area, when I came across a very interesting problem in Internet Explorer. The form tag in the header would not render, and as a result the entire formating...

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Jojo's hidden javascript functions

Oct 10, 2009

I have recently been fine tuning and fixing a few loose ends on a yoga studio website I did the development on. One of the really cool features of the site is the calendar at the bottom of every page. It gives you a really quick idea of whether there...

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Ding Dong the witch is dead - maybe???

Jul 22, 2009

I’m not sure if you haven’t heard this, actually I’m sure you probably have, but YouTube have announced that they are “.. phasing out support ..” for IE6 and earlier versions. They may not be the only ones, with rumors that Digg and Facebook are seriously...

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We Are Ever Going to Loose IE6

Jul 14, 2009

As a web developer I have a vested interest in Windows 7 being a success. Now I should also mention that I am a bit of a “Apple fanboy”. So why do I want Microsoft’s next operating system to be a success?

As this post on Sitepoint displays, the average...

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