Archives: October 2012

Picture Perfect Web Design

As website designers we’re seeing more and more overlap between the worlds of photography and web design. The old adage about a picture painting a thousand worlds remains a very helpful one when we’re trying to build beautiful and functional websites. Carefully selected, appropriate photography always complements what we’re trying to achieve. A great photo

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Hitting a Home Run

Baseball is a team sport that combines many roles and skills, but we all know that the most exciting part of a game is going to be the home run. Winning teams hit a lot of home runs. They are defining moments in a match that will be remembered and shown on the highlights reel

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Finding Your Voice

Many of us can remember times in our life when we had to find our voice. This kind of experience can be really quite nerve-wracking, whether it involves learning to sing, talk, write or simply communicate in a new environment. Can you remember the first time you had to stand in front of a room

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Broadband, Business and Britain

If you’ve read any publicity from a broadband provider recently then you’ll have no doubt noticed that speed is still very much on people’s radar. Whilst things have changed immeasurably in the past decade (many of us can still remember our early experiences of browsing the internet using ‘dial up’, waiting for the phone line

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iPad Mini Launch?

After weeks of speculation and leaked photos it is now looking like a very real possibility that Apple will be officially launching the iPad mini tomorrow (Tuesday). With tablet sales on the rise and more people than ever before using tablets to download books, browse the internet and do their shopping through ecommerce sites it

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Windows of Opportunity

If you’ve been following recent developments from Microsoft you’ll know that we are now less than 2 weeks away from the launch of Windows 8, the company’s latest major software release. The software has now been released to a range of PC and Laptop manufacturers who will now be busy getting their products ready to

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The Numbers Game

As Felix Gaumgartner spent his Sunday plummeting through the air at over 800mph, becoming the first skydiver to break the speed of sound, over 8 million of us watched on via a live stream on Youtube. This might not be among the many records that Felix and the Red Bull team were planning to break,

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Steve Jobs: 1 Year Anniversary

  Friday 5th October 2012 marked the 1-year anniversary of the passing of Steve Jobs, the maverick co-founder of Apple. If you’re reading this on an iMac, Macbook, iPhone or iPad then it is at least in part thanks to the pioneering work of Jobs. He is widely regarded to be one of the great

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No More “Kodak Moments”?

It’s a well-known phrase that will bring to mind all kinds of happy memories. We can all think about those “Kodak moments” when special occasions were captured on film. Whether it was a family wedding, summer BBQ or holiday abroad, there has traditionally been no better way of capturing the essence of the moment than

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Edvard Munch: The Modern Eye at The Tate Modern

Edvard Munch was a Norwegian artist, most known for his painting ‘The Scream’, which has been the target of many high-profile art thefts and the highest nominally priced painting ever bought at auction. Munch was a modern painter and printer who had many influences, such as 19th century Symbolism and German Expressionism. ‘Edvard Munch: The

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