work, websites

ron allum

You never know where your next client is going to come from. I’ve always known this, and it’s one of the reasons I enjoy chatting with people about what I do. Anyone can turn into a client. For me, Ron Allum is a case in point. Until 2006, I lived in Lilyfield, a lovely inner […]

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thinksmart bewize

A client of mine called ThinkSmart (as covered here) underwent a significant business change, growing and changing the types of services offered, the way they’re offered and the target market. So, ThinkSmart BeWize. Recent discussions on the topic have made me consider whether what I did was a redesign, a realignment, a redeployment or a

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a world of prayer

Back in March 2008, I designed a site for a Sydney author to promote her book, Mosaic, a “collection of favourite prayers and reflections chosen by a broad range of Australians from different backgrounds and faiths“, which Ros Bradley was inspired to compile in the wake of the 2005 London bombings. It was a lovely

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financial education professionals

Time for another site launch, this one a redesign for one of my longest standing clients. I designed the first website for Financial Education Professionals in 2003, when it was a two-person operation run from a home office. Nowadays, FEP has an office just off Circular Quay in Sydney, with a permanent staff of seven

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elisabeth holdsworth

I’ve been able to launch another new client site, this one for Australian writer Elisabeth Holdsworth. Elisabeth is an essayist and reviewer who has just published her first novel, Those Who Come After. The book is based on and extrapolated from Elisabeth’s own experiences, which she previously covered in an essay that won the inaugural

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helen caldicott

I’ve long been an active proponent of both caring about what you do and doing what you care about. One way I have of showing this is to provide pro bono web services to deserving clients. I consider myself fortunate that this can range from websites for local community groups with which I’m involved, like

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iain mccalman

I consider myself exceedingly lucky in that quite a few of my web projects are for some very talented people, most of whom find their way to me by means of word of mouth recommendations. Most of the time, it’s a straightforward task to work out what the person wants from their website. Often, it

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Despite finding my time limited by taking on editing and writing work with print and online publisher SitePoint (more on that shortly), I’m continuing to put together some new websites as well as taking care of my stable of longer term web clients. This includes putting together a site for a little commercial venture for

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While I’m at it, I’ve lately also enjoyed giving the Australian Council of State School Organisations website a makeover. ACSSO is a long term client and one that I value because the subject matter matters. Having not so long converted the site to WordPress (admittedly in a clumsy albeit functional manner), it was good to

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sci-tek systems

Here’s another site that’s just gone live. Sci-Tek Systems sells, installs, tests and services medical refrigerators. These are the kind of fridges and freezers used by hospitals, pharmacies and pathology centres to store blood, vaccines and the like. They’re based in Wollongong and service pretty much all of NSW and ACT. As always, I spent

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