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Classic Logo: Sun Microsystems

Why is this logo from the 80s still being used? Because it’s brilliant. Find out why.

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The Eternal Case of the Full Email Box

This must be one of our all-time top hosting enquires, so we thought we’d write down the answer and, hopefully save you some trouble. The call usually takes the form of: “Somebody tried to send me an email but it’s bounced. What’s wrong???”. On the occasions when we’re able to see the sender’s bounce message, […]

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How to Get Stuff Done

You can’t go far online without running into a link to something like “the ten top things successful people do” or “the secrets the entrepreneurs don’t want you to know”. The truth is that there’s no bulleted list which can make you more productive because everybody works in different ways –¬†even people at the same […]

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We’re Now in the GDPR Era

How it Went GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is something that has touched everybody in some way since its launch in May 2018. Ironically it led to an increase in unwanted emails as companies with your email address tried to woo you into staying on their mailing lists. As not many of these begging messages […]

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Charging for experience, not time

Here’s one of my favourites stories. I bore everyone with it when there’s a query over an invoice. One of the most important machines in a factory breaks down one day and production grinds to a halt. Nobody knows why, so they call an engineer out. The engineer arrives, looks at the machine and hits […]

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Just Flagging This One Up

How many times as a designer have you been asked by an excited young marketing person to to do a language selection dropdown menu “with all the flags”. I decided to write this all down so I can just read it out next time it happens. Because it will. Languages Don’t Have Flags! The whole […]

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Don’t Click Here!

Why I Never Use “Click Here” One of the things which annoys me even more than flags for language selection is when a link is marked “click here”. If you look at the link in isolation and out of context that text means nothing – it gives no clue as to what your click is […]

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