Beware of web sites that offer the cheapest price. Always be sceptical of sales and discounts. You are constantly being lied to about price, those sales and discounts that you are being offered probably isn’t the best deal you could be getting.
I’d be annoyed that I missed the War on the Internet (an event that was recently put on by Electronic Frontiers Australia, in partnership with the Australian Greens) if it weren’t for the fact that the videos of the talks were posted online. The videos were posted on Vimeo, a YouTube alternative, which I now [...]
In America On January 24 Congress will pass two acts, SOPA & PIPA, despite the vast majority of Americans and people world wide being opposed to it. These two acts amount to internet censorship and these laws will be passed unless 41 senators block the vote. These acts need to die. We need to protect [...]
Above: Tim Berners-Lee’s NeXT at CERN was the first-ever web server, browser, and editor. The computer that Tim Berners-Lee used to invent the World Wide Web. There is no such thing as the last web page on the web, well not unless you count the newest page that was uploaded to the web but then [...]
Yesterday I was bored so I decided to look through some of my old design work for some inspiration and came across some screenshots of websites I built back circa 2002-3 which prompted me to go digging deeper. In a draw I have about 100 CDs mostly MP3 CDs (from back in the day when [...]
How Gopher nearly trumped the web. It was the second killer app, after email, for the internet and to the average person it is the internet. The World Wide Web (henceforth referred to as the web) and the internet is indistinguishable to most people, they are assumed to be the same thing, they are inseparable. [...]
What!? Why would you want to stop the future of the internet!? Because the internet, PCs and technology in general is becoming more closed, we are drifting back to the walled gardens of the 80s internet services. In the 80s a time before before the World Wide Web (WWW) existed there were services like AOL, [...]
I don’t think that many people realise that the internet, as we know it today, wasn’t always commercial, i.e. that it wasn’t always accessible to the general public via an ISP by paying them a monthly fee for an internet access plan. The internet has been around for 42 years depending on when you start [...]
This is the third and final part of crimes against design. I hope you have learned something. If you commit any one or more of these crimes then either do something about it or save yourself some money and do everyone else a favour by removing your website/blog/monstrosity from the internet. Auto playing audio/video Don’t [...]
Love it or hate it, advertising greases the wheels of some of the biggest web sites about. If it weren’t for advertising then some of your favourite web sites may not even exist. I don’t mind advertising as long as it’s not obtrusive.