I created my first website in 1997, which was a mix of a personal homesite and information from the PhD that I’d then started, moved on to learn Dreamweaver in 2001, then started using WordPress in 2009. Tools aside, the most important element of site development is a focus upon the audience of a site, taking time to design a workable structure, and creating strong content.  I was an early adopter of social media , Continue Reading →

New Theme: http://ww2poster.co.uk

So, I’ve found a new theme that I like for my PhD thesis site (still book in planning!), now to make it more self-managing, so that it remains useful, if not that frequently updated! I’d bought the theme to use for my personal site, then decided it didn’t do what I wanted. Whilst playing with free themes for this site, I decided I’d try this one, and see if I could get something from the Continue Reading →

NEW SITE: Not quite there yet…

So here we are, a new LOOK for the site, and some early tweaking to the structure. There’s quite a lot of work to do on the content (as it was still built quite strongly around web site portfolio, whereas I’m focusing more on digital culture/workshops): I’m awaiting a bit of help from a friend to tweak a few other bits that I’m a bit lost on (I’m more interested in what’s possible than any Continue Reading →

[WEBSITE] Winchester Holistics

Winchester Holistics is a single-person holistic therapy business based in Winchester. The company required a small, friendly, small business website, which would not involve frequent updates. In 2006, we spent time in discussion as to content and structure, and used one of many free WordPress themes. After discussions and research, I designed and structured a friendly small business website. We wanted to keep the site simple as Tina had no desire to update it, and Continue Reading →

Focusing for October

So, this year, pretty much everything that I’m doing is digital, so I’m starting to be a bit more strategic about what I’m doing, and allowing my projects to inform each other…. I’m really looking forward to reading @unmarketing’s book (see right), as I’ve never been a fan of marketing, it’s always been about the community, and community engagement… I’m expecting to see ideas for how to kick-start communities and the kind of tactics that Continue Reading →

SkillsNet: Boosting Academic Skills Performance

“Students’ lackadaisical attitude is just one of the things that troubles Bernard Lamb, emeritus reader in genetics at Imperial College London, who campaigns to improve the use of English. He worries that students are leaving university without a grasp of the basics and paying the price in the jobs market. He says employers often reject applicants purely on the basis of spelling or grammatical mistakes in their CVs: “Their errors showed poor attention to detail, Continue Reading →

The BigBible Project; Housegroup… with a new media layer!

I have just written the following blog post to summarise the project that I am working on with CODEC this year… I came on board on the 1st July, working 2.5 days a week, and after looking around at the number of other projects that existed, and knowing that the book formed a central part of this project… this is what has now exists: The BigBible Project is an exciting new initiative tying in with Continue Reading →