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Why Facebook and TickTock struggle with mobile apps

I read this short piece the other day: Why the Facebook innovation machine doesn’t work on mobile devices. It’s an interesting read and I couldn’t help draw parallels with my brief (and aborted) foray into mobile app development. (And I refer here specifically to mobile apps – apps you download in an app store, and […]

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How LinkedIn Saved My Life

Disclaimer: my life has not actually been saved by LinkedIn.  A man called Steve once saved my life by grabbing hold of me just as I was about to walk out in front of a car (thanks Steve!). A couple of months ago a server I have hosted with MediaTemple fell over.  It had been attacked […]

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The Cheese Hub – site launch

Cheese and websites … two of my favourite things, and brought together so wonderfully with this deceptively simple little ecommerce project: The Cheese Hub.   They’re business based in Leitrim that have some lovely looking hampers and a really interesting business in cheese maturation for local producers. Shelves and shelves of maturing cheese line their […]

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A new CMS on the block: Blocks (see what I did there?)

There’s a new CMS about to be released that could genuinely offer something new: Blocks.  The guy behind it has worked extensively with Expression Engine (beloved of developers everywhere) and definitely has the pedigree to pull off something special.  The question is: has he? For the past couple of years WordPress has been my ‘go […]

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WordPress plugins for advanced content management

I’ve been spending a good amount of time in WordPress lately – with two projects in particular really testing it’s capability as a full content management system.  Since WordPress reached what we might call ‘full maturity’ with version 3.0 back in June 2010, it has become an incredibly powerful system – not just for blogging […]

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New Site Launch – Claremont Insurance Services

As I wrote briefly last month, the website for Claremont Insurance Services has now just launched.  It looks well, and I’m pleased with it (as are they it seems).  They’ve a ton of content – almost 400 PDF downloads – and a whole bunch of functionality included (logging in to a 3rd party website, custom […]

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New work and upcoming projects

It’s shaping up to be a busy summer at TickTockDesign … and I’m not talking about the kids being off school for 9 weeks.  (NINE!) About to hit the streets is the new website for Claremont Insurance Companies – a General Insurance agency based in Walnut Creek, California.  There is some connection in this … […]

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Creating and using sub-domains with MAMP Pro

This weekend I was trying to set up sub-domains in MAMP Pro to replicate the server set up for a new project I’ve taken on.  Although this task is actually quite straightforward in the end, I couldn’t find any decent documentation on it until this article by Mark Van Der Putten got me going in the right […]

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