ALT-C 2009: In Dreams Begin Responsibility

Watching ALT-C 2009, streaming live from the University of Manchester, from today through Thursday 10th August 2009. There’s also some other sessions being streamed via UStream. Follow the stream on Twitter. (#altc2009 seems to be the main hashtag, but there are other’s noted!). Beware of the concept of Digital Natives: Digital Fingerprint Digiexplorer (not guru), Continue Reading →

Digital Fingerprint

Since 1997, I have had “mydesigna” as a catch-all for the websites that I’ve designed. As I move more and more into social media, I have set up a new WordPress site, which will become the new, up-to-date site, far more appropriate! I’m faffing around with Blue Host, and hopefully will learn how to upload Continue Reading →

Winchester Holistics

Winchester Holistics is a holistic myofascial release, craniosacral therapy, hotstone massage, stretching and reflexology service based in Winchester, Hampshire (UK), providing complementary therapies. The site was created under the banner of my business MyDesigna, we initially created a site for Reflexive Feet in early 2007, but decided that New Year 2009 was time for a Continue Reading →

Working at It…

After a morning trying to produce a skills-based CV (bits of it are slowly emerging!), and trying to extrapolate what I’ve actually done this week towards my jobsearch, I was offered some work which involved getting to grips with a new CMS system. JoomlaJoomla! is a free open source content management system for publishing content Continue Reading →

Image Sources

Arranging a photo-shoot can be an expensive business, but websites look rather stark with no imagery (although I always believe the information must come first). Taking photos through e.g. Google’s image search generally means that you are using illegal images. Microstock PhotographyThere are many different microstock photography sites, in which you can purchase Royalty-free (free Continue Reading →

Careers: Media Agencies/Academic Work

I’m hunting for either web content or lecturing work, and have identified a number of agencies specialising in media/web content work: Media GuardianĀ (buy print newspaper on a Monday) Civil Service (Communications roles) Creative Pool Agency Purple Recruitment Consultancy Formula Won Media Recruitment The Blueprint (Digital Recruitment) Brand Republic Job Rapido Planet Recruit Chinwag Jobs Profiles Continue Reading →