Design

Tame Geek is changing again but this time, you’re coming with me

Yes, It’s only been 10 months since the Tame Geek site launched on a new theme, but it’s come to my attention that it needs to change again. This time though, I plan to make the process public. That means the sketches, prototyped layouts and HTML/CSS elements will be posted to document the process. Why do

Considering Content – What’s next for Tame Geek

The more I publish on this site and build the social media following of Tame Geek, the more I’m thinking how best to provide the site’s content. After numerous redesigns, I’m happy to say that the layout of articles on this site is the clearest to read of many I find and visitors seem to

Why do instant messages load in the wrong place?

Here’s something perplexing that you may not have ever noticed. Your messages load in the wrong place. Let’s take a look at that graphic shall we? New items always travel to the top of the screen; Tweets, emails, updates, even message threads but not the messages themselves. This isn’t just something that’s in iMessage either. Look

Does your business really need an app?

  That title is a guaranteed way to start an argument in a meeting.  It’s a question I’ve asked of many people in meetings and it’s usually met with the same answer: “because ‘x’ has one!” Let’s add a little context to this situation. In 2008, Apple launched the App Store with iPhone OS 2.

Ideas don’t die

That’s a very serious title for an article but it sums up quite nicely the crux of a talk I delivered last month. The Refresh Teesside events are a great opportunity to meet like minded creative and technical types in the area. Every month there are talks on a wide range of issues and said

Audi Quattro Concept

Last night I tweeted that someone had sent me some fifthly images and that I would name them this morning. Well, that person was friend of the site Engage Sports Mode and this is what he sent!   Dirty thing! Well actually, in environmental terms, it’s very clean because this is a 4.0 litre twin-turbo

Refresh Teesside, August 2013

Earlier this month I had the pleasure of speaking at the Refresh Teesside event in Middlesbrough. This post is a little breakdown of what I said in my 5 minutes of fame and why I think this is such an important event. This was my third time at Refresh this year. It’s a monthly get together

iOS 7 Notification Center Mock Up

With a week before the Apple World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) kicks off, I was impressed with my self that I had managed to hold off from putting up an article about the speculation around new features in the forthcoming version of iOS. I had engaged in some speculation, yes. I pulled a little prank on Twitter

Become Iron Man – An interactive experience critique

With the cinema release of Iron Man 3 this week (in the UK), I thought I’d take some time to talk about when I became Iron Man (or Iron Mark, if you will). Back in February, a website launched ( www.becomeironman.com ) saying it would soon require testers to sign up. Over a month later,

Blast from the past

A friend of mine sent me a message yesterday which happened to have the attached picture. My old business card from my university days. The brief was to only use one colour and then tints. That was about 7 years ago when single colour prints was a lot cheaper than full colour.

How can retail remain relevant?

With there barely being a week go by without the collapse of a British retail business, it should be hitting home to the remaining companies that they need to evolve or they will go the same way. The death throes that have been all over the news over the last few months have all had a common

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