I just did a Google Trends comparison of the search terms "web design" vs "seo" over time. The results confirmed what I expected.Read Post >
Future Job Prospects For Web Designers
There have been a couple of articles on Smashing Magazine that have generated quite a lot of interest over the last few days. Firstly there was the provocatively titled post "Does The Future Of The Internet Have Room For Web Designers?" and then the rebuttal "I Want To Be A Web Designer When I Grow Up". Both articles speculate on the future job prospects for web designers and while they both contain some interesting points and are worth taking on board, I don't think either deal with the most pressing issue that faces small web agencies and freelancers.Read Post >
Does the Web Industry need an Accrediting Professional Body?
It still amazes me how low the quality of a large proportion of websites across the internet is. Indeed it pains me to see clients who have paid good money to an agency with a slick sales pitch but nothing behind it to back it up with. The worst thing? The client doesn't even realise they've been sold a lemon. Is it time for a well-funded national or international regulatory body to set the bar in our industry?Read Post >
What is a website?
These days, most business owners would agree that having a website is a necessity. But when you have a website designed for your organisation, are you just going through the motions in order to "tick another thing of the list?" In my blog post today I wanted to pin the concept of website design up on the wall and actually ask the big question: "what is a website for?"Read Post >
Google faces anti-monopoly probe
Last week I speculated that Google could end up facing an anti-monopoly probe and today that's exactly what has been announced.Read Post >