Yearly Archives: 2011

  • Gourmet 2 Go, Newcastle takeaway

    Living in a fairly student-y area of Newcastle, we get a lot of takeaway leaflets through the door. Largely, these are a fairly predictable split between pizzas, curry and Chinese, so when I saw the menu for Gourmet 2 Go come through the door, I was impressed. Well, impressed by the menu, not impressed by… Read more »

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  • Google Plus pages for business

    Google+ has grown up, and introduced pages for businesses recently. Google Plus’ pages come after Google’s insistence after launch that profiles must remain for individuals and not businesses and organisation, creating (quite rightly) speculation that Google was enforcing a strict line on this to ensure the success of the launch of its pages. I’ve been… Read more »

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  • Review of The Book of CSS3 by Peter Gasston

    A little back story to start this review off: I met Peter Gasston, the author of The Book of CSS3, at Front Row Conference in Krakow (highly recommended for 2012, by the way). The book The book is sold as ‘a developer’s guide to the future of web design‘; a (perhaps acceptable?) bit of marketing… Read more »

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  • Notes from my talk at Front Row Conference 2011

    The notes from my talk ‘CMS/design’ integration at this year’s Front Row Conference are online. URL for sharing is http:///bit.ly/frontrowtalk.

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  • Speaking at Front Row Conference, Krakow

    It turns out I can speak, as well as tweet. This new-found ability coincides with me being invited to speak at the Front Row Conference in Krakow, Poland, this coming October. The talk is going to be along the same lines as my recent SuperMondays talk, though I’ll be (almost) fully rewriting it and updating… Read more »

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  • Equality South West

    Finally, a work-related post! I’m happy to announce the release of Equality South West’s new website, one of the larger of many projects I’ve worked on in the past year or so at Peacock Carter. Simply, the project incorporated a redesign of Equality South West’s existing website, and redevelopment of their fairly substantial member database,… Read more »

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  • Review of Drupal 7 Themes book

    After being asked to review Inkscape 0.48 Illustrator’s Cookbook the other month, I’m back on the topic of Drupal, with a review of Packt’s recent Drupal 7 Themes book by Ric Shreves ( Drupal 7 Themes book page on Packt’s website). Chapter 1: Learning the Basics of Drupal Theming Chapter 2: Working with the Default… Read more »

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  • ‘CMS design/integration’ – notes from my SuperMondays talk

    I’ve included my (hastily written-up) notes from the SuperMondays talk I did last week (Slideshare link), entitled ‘CMS design/integration’ (original, I know!). Introduction Creative Director at Peacock Carter Ltd, a Newcastle-based web design agency Author of 4 books in theming: Magento 1.3 and Magento 1.4 MediaWiki Joomla! 1.5 Technical reviewer on more: Drupal 7 (x2)… Read more »

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