Should all Church Websites look the same?

Oh look – BigAwesome Church has just launched a brand new website. It looks awesome – really modern and engaging, lots of personality. Let’s take a look at the homepage… A nice black or white panel at the top with the logo in it? Check. BIG full width image at the top? Check. How about …

A Third Path

There’s a great article over at GOOD talking about a ‘Third Path’ for school leavers, apart from school or university/college. I’ve been having similar thoughts recently – albeit along a slightly different track. Around Australia (and presumably the world) Universities, TAFEs and Colleges are pumping out design graduates. As a general rule, these graduates seem …

This is My Wollongong

I realised last night how long it has been since I went for a wander with my camera – so I decided to rectify the situation. 18 months into living in Wollongong, and I’ve now got a selection of favourite places to wander and hang out – so I thought I would share some of …

Wollongong – a 21st Century Renaissance?

The more time I spend in Wollongong, the more little pockets I discover where there are exciting things going on. I wrote about this a little while ago, but have been thinking more about it recently. There is so much great brewing in Wollongong at the moment. Artists, Designers, Startups and Entrepreneurs. A 21st century …

On speaking at WordCamp

Attending WordCamp Sydney the other weekend was a really great time – lots of inspiring and interesting people talking about stuff that changed the way I think about, and do, my work. The scariest part was that for the first time at a conference, I was one of the speakers. I’m not really a person …

WordCamp Sydney Recap

WordCamp Sydney was held over the weekend – with over 200 devs, designers, site owners and users swarming to the University of Sydney to share their love of WordPress, meet fellow devotees and hopefully learn a few new tricks. I had the pleasure of speaking on the Saturday presenting a few thoughts on how Responsive …

Responsive WordPress at WordCamp Sydney

I’ve been a long time fan of WordPress as a publishing system, and despite trying various other alternatives along the way, I have always ended up coming back to it as my first choice as a Content Management System for any website I build. I was so excited when I heard late last year that …

When I Grow Up I Want To Be

Inspired by a little snippet from Matt Steven’s new website (go check it out, it’s lovely)… When I Grow Up I Want To Be: Josef Müller Brockman, Dieter Rams, Jan Tischold,  Dan Cedarholm, Jason Santa Maria, Vince Frost, Michael Beirut, Tony Mott, Ethan Marcotte, Experimental Jetset, Erik Speakermann, Frank Chimero, Paul McCartney, Nick Hornby, Ben …