I would like to make this public apology to anyone who knows me. Everyone who knows me, knows my musical tastes. I have tastes that fit my age nicely. Well something happened on Saturday night…
I had just knocked up a nice chicken curry (low cholesterol kids, so don’t worry). I sat down in front of the TV (something a bit rare for me I know). I watched a bit of Michael Palin’s Europe then turned over to watch XFactor.
Then it happened. Continue reading
It all went to bat sh*t. I have some plugins, you know those things that do stuff on the blog, and they’re not compatible…
Well hopefully it is all sorted out now and back up and running.
Lesson of the day? Backup BEFORE you upgrade – no matter what they say, there will always be something to poke you in the eye with a sharp stick.
PS My mouse battery is just about to die and it is 2am in the morning – I hope I have a spare!
Having experience of using local and outsourced programmers:
Never EVER believe the following from a programmer:
1. Examples of work* (unless on the site of someone you know and they’ve been openly using it for at least 3-6 months)
2. Testimonials (unless from someone you know – see 1 above)
3. Reviews (unless from someone you know – see 1 above)
4. Sites they’ve developed (see 1 above)
5. Certification of ownership/rights (coders can disappear overnight when they are found out)
6. Statistics (PR can be forged, traffic can easily be diverted, forum posts/comments/testimonials can be forged)
excellent article on web design mistakes
|1. PDF files for online reading
Users hate coming across a PDF file while browsing, because it breaks their flow. Even simple things like printing or saving documents are difficult because standard browser commands don’t work. Layouts are often optimized for a sheet of paper, which rarely matches the size of the user’s browser window. Bye-bye smooth scrolling. Hello tiny fonts.
Sorry, been well busy doing stuff. If you look hard enough you will easily find out what I’ve been up to…
It’s not rocket science, but you will have to read to find out.
Don’t you love a mystery?
“Money isn’t the key to happiness…
But if you have money – you can have a key made!