Just a quick post to tell you about the sound and smell of Siena in the morning. It is 8am and in the square below us there are only service vehicles – no locals and no tourists to speak of. Mind you, the place was still buzzing at 11pm last night. The smell of fresh… Continue reading The Grand Tour 18 – Morning
What is it really like in Rome? Well, for a start shopping is easy. It is also easy to forget the exchange rate. Most places are used to tourists and we only had to resort to Google translate once when buying a SIM card. Once a server in a shop heard an accented ‘buongiorno’ we… Continue reading The Grand Tour 12 – Out & About
A few times a year I release browser and OS stats for http://www.radionz.co.nz and The Wireless. In this February 2016 release we can see that the the Chrome browser is still increasing its market share, and the shift from desktop to mobile continues. It is no longer good enough to provide a mobile compatible site, or even… Continue reading RNZ Browser and OS stats for Feb 2016
This is the July 2015 release of browser and OS stats for www.radionz.co.nz and The Wireless. The Chrome browser is still increasing its market share, and the shift from desktop to mobile continues. Browsers Browser 07/2015 02/2015 09/2014 03/2014 11/2013 06/2012 11/2011 11/2010 11/2009 Chrome 37.63 33.6 30.8 25.23 23.7 14.6 13.8 8.75 4.2 IE 14.73 17.2 18.9… Continue reading RNZ Browser & OS Stats for July 2015
Over the last 20+ years I have built, chosen and deployed many web content management systems (CMS). I’ve also integrated them with existing business systems and processes. The task of choosing a CMS for your own use is filled with hard questions. Do I build from scratch or buy off-the-shelf? Can I use Open Source… Continue reading What CMS Should I Choose?
It has become fashionable in recent times to remove underlines from links on home pages and lists of repeating summary content. You see this pattern on the home pages of almost every news site on the planet. One assumes this has been done in the name of aesthetics, but my guess is that in many… Continue reading Should we underline links on headlines?
We’ve all seen websites that reflect the internal structure and politics of an organisation. It is a particularly common pattern among Government agencies. From their home pages you can see all the departments and what they do. The divisions with the most space on the home page can be assumed to be the ones with… Continue reading Who Is The Customer?