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Do You Know Your Customers?

I think I know my customers very well.  Some I have had business relationships with for the last 15 years.   Do I think I know their customers well.  Would I honestly try and second guess them. No, not really. It's not that I don't have...

Perfect Design Does Not Mean a Perfect Web Site

In the old media industry (print) all you really had to do was get the design right.   Follow the rules and your design would sing. However the web is not print - bet you have heard that before. Designing a web site is more than just a...

Your Web Browser Maybe a Problem

Earlier in the week a series of warnings about the web browser Internet Explorer was issued by several governments, including the Australian federal government.  This issue isn't a hoax, it's a genuine concern. That big "e" application that you...

Why You Need a Web Strategy

Web strategies are one of those misunderstood beasts of the web business world. Something you should consider if you are serious about your web site.  Yes, I can hear you going, "why do I need this waste of time, worthless document".   That's...

Your Website is not a Software Project

It's interesting that people still consider that the design and development of a website should be treated like a software development project. Most websites you see are information based by nature, they are not software. The same approaches...

The Day the Internet Slowed…

On last Tuesday (15th Dec) the Australian government elected to move forward and implement a filter on the Internet. We are very concerned about this.  For the first time 15 years the very nature of the freedom of the Internet is being...

3 Dec is International Day of People with Disability

Today the 3rd December is International Day of People with Disability.  This is to celebrate the worldwide recognition of the achievements and contributions of people with disabilities. I know there was big breakfast at Burswood today...

How do You Build Your Website

It’s interesting to look on how professional web designers and developers have worked on the web in the past, and the way they work now;  as I did in my presentation at the Edge of the Web conference in Perth. On the web we have moved from a...

World Usability Day 2009 – Make it Sustainable

Today 12th November 2009 is World Usability Day. The theme for this year is designing for a sustainable world. Something we often don’t think about with web design. “So what”, I hear you say. “What does usability and sustainability...

Web Accessibility Beyond the Check List

In these lean times there is often a temptation to ignore issues such as web accessibility, especially when the budget is tight.  Let's be honest here even with a holistic approach making a web site fully accessible can be a costly exercise,...