C Cubed – A Caffeinated Religion

Posted on January 26, 2014

Once upon a time a few years back I created an amusing variant of the Lord's Prayer based around the idea of coffee. After a recent discussion with my good friend Ant, I resurrected it and am bringing it back to life from my old and  mostly dead WordPress account. So without further ado, enjoy!So I managed to spark a little bit of amusement among my friends the other day, by adapting the lords prayer into a prayer about Coffee. Now to those ...

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End of Year Clean Up

Posted on December 28, 2013

So 2013 is coming to an end and boy has it been one hell of a year, I'm glad it's coming to an end though and I'm looking forward to an awesome start in 2014. Should be a great year!So a brief summary of the end of this year, and the plans for the new!Moved over a lot of old Blog content to this one Started a sweet new Job over at LiberoNet in Warrington. A really cool Web Development agency and I love it there Moved into my own ...

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Life Developments

Posted on November 6, 2013

So the past couple of months have been pretty busy for me all in all with a lot of things going on. Obvious starting point though is that this site has gotten a pretty huge overhaul. Collapsing my old blog into the actual domain and giving it a fresh new look. I can't deny that it was in a bit of a need of an overhaul, and while there is still work to be done on the site. I'm pretty happy with the direction that it is going in.Next up. I ...

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SOPA was a Kitten compared to ACTA

So it turns out that our governments are duplicitous creatures and apparently entirely in the deep pockets of the entertainment industry. Today I am thoroughly disgusted with the UK, which has agreed to ratify Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). Fortunately we still have some time, as the issue still needs to be voted in the European parliament, and if it fails there, it fails globally.The Disgusting Circumvention of Politics Now ...

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Global Injustice and the Death of a Programmer

After having read this wonderful article on Mashable, I must admit I have become a raging cauldron of fury. To think that in this modern day and age, that this kind of human rights abuses can still go on sickens me to my very core.In essence for those of you that haven’t looked at the article in question, the story is that of one programmer, by the name of Saeed Malekpour.Malekpour has been sentenced to death in Iran for the crime ...

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A requiem for the Desktop Application

Cloud apps are making a strong headway on the desktop application front. And it doesn't surprise me in all fairness. The ability to get at your data or documents, anywhere at any time is a pretty attractive prospect in my book. Especially given the number of offices I work out of, not having to carry around large external hard drives or masses of thumb drives is a pretty useful. Everything is becoming so App-centric. Web apps, with the required ...

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What I do, is not What I do

Posted on January 16, 2012

It's an odd truism in the website world but it's often the case. What I do, is not What I do.How many of us introduce ourselves like this: "Hi, I'm Dave, and I design websites"? Seriously, I know I do, but that isn't even half the story given the myriad of different skillsets that roll into those 2 words. "I design websites". What the fuck does that even mean when you get down to it?After all my skill sets boil to so much more than ...

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Why Designers HATE Papyrus

Posted on January 15, 2012

In a homage to my post about Why Designers HATE Comic Sans, I am going to go and look at another member of the design worlds reviled font's collection. Seriously folks, I swear this font was BORN to be loathed by designers everywhere. It's incredibly tacky in a horrible kitschy way and it should never be used anywhere, certainly not in professional production pieces (Avatar, I am looking at you here). And if the Avatar clue hadn't given it ...

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Spec Work Kills Industries

Posted on January 2, 2012

As a designer, I hate Spec Work. It's so frustrating and it irks me that there are so many people still thinking it's a good way of getting jobs. It's really not. Spec work kills good design and opens up so many problems. And now I'll tell you why.Spec work stands for Speculative Work (Sometimes called Crowd Sourcing), where by a client will ask you to produce a design or a piece of work and if they like it they will buy it.This is not ...

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Why Designers Hate Comic Sans

Posted on December 26, 2011

Talk to any graphic designer and you will get this repeated again and again. We HATE Comic Sans, and when I say HATE what I really mean is MEGA-LOATHE Comic Sans. The Abomination Font. The Pariah of the Design world. At once one of the most popular fonts in the world but also the most hated.But what a lot of people don't understand is why designers hate the font so much. (And FYI, the following can also be applied to Papyrus and that cursed ...

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