Category: Website Design

A satisfying bug fix. 3

A satisfying bug fix.

As any website developer will know, as well as actually building new websites and developing new features we are constantly having to fix things that go wrong. It isn’t just me, we are all the same. We write scripts and build applications just the way we think they should be, only to find bugs and...

Last day at Work 0

Last day at Work

Yesterday was my last day working at the university. I’ve been working as a website editor for a project there. The project is now ‘in limbo’ so my contract hasn’t been extended which means I’m back to being a full-time freelance website designer. I shall continue working for the project on a freelance basis for...

Should I use HTML 5 – Yes or No? 3

Should I use HTML 5 – Yes or No?

I’m about to start work on building a new website for a new client. It’s a fairly simple brochure style website and it won’t use any of the new ‘features’ of HTML 5, but I wonder if I should use the new HTML specification or not? It might be a good excuse to build a...

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Capitalising on unexpected traffic

As a freelance website designer, I run various sites of my own, most of which have some form of advertising on them to help cover the running costs. One or two of them do provide some income, all of which helps us with our ‘Simple Life of Luxury’ and making the most of modest means...

A Day in the Life of a Freelance Website Designer 3

A Day in the Life of a Freelance Website Designer

Yep, that’s right, for my sins I’m a freelance website designer. Actually its a great job for funding my ‘Simple Life of Luxury’ as it allows me to be pretty flexible, it is also a fairly interesting job in its own way and no two days are ever the same. That said, most days do...

Which Mac shall I get!!! 3

Which Mac shall I get!!!

Amazon.co.uk Widgets I know, I know, now isn’t the time to buy and don’t worry I shall wait until WWDC in June just in case anything new is announced, but my Dual processor G5 Powermac is feeling a little long in the tooth now so I shall be upgrading soon. The G5 actually does everything...

New Look Weblog 2

New Look Weblog

Hope you all like the new design of the site… I wanted to have a change and also make links to the latest comments a bit more visible. These can now bee seen in the column on the right. It also allowed me to add a few extra things to the columns on the right...

Work-Life Balance restructured 0

Work-Life Balance restructured

Those who know me or read this blog regularly will know that I fund my ‘Simple Life of Luxury’ as a freelance website designer which in many ways allows me to get my work-life balance just right. Although, as I’ve said elsewhere in this blog there are pros and cons to working from home and...

The Highs and Lows of Web Development 0

The Highs and Lows of Web Development

Sometime website development can be very frustrating, and as a freelance web developer with few people to turn to when I come across a problem I really get to experience the highs and lows. Just the other day whilst working on a fairly complex project that I have on at the moment I came across...

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Customer Satisfaction = Free Headphones!

Working as a freelance web designer here in deepest darkest Wales can be a fairly isolated job at times. Many of my clients keep in contact with me via email and I rarely even speak to some of them let alone meet them in person. They simply send me an email telling me what they...