10 Reasons Websites Fail

10 Reasons Websites Fail

Yesterday I did a talk at Creative Monday about my business (Tall Whale). Since most people already know what a web designer does, I decided to focus my talk on reasons why websites fail and how I would fix them. The talk was (surprisingly) well received. Here is a link to my presentation for anyone that is interested. One day I will update the link to a proper handout that will include more detail. But that day is not today.

Why Chromebooks Should Replace Your Laptop

chromebooks

I am not going to lie. I like Chromebooks. I believe they are great. I believe they can be suitable alternative for 96% of laptop users. However, most people do not know that Chromebooks exist. Even people who know that Chromebooks exist do not know if it is the right device for them. In this blog post, I am going to write about what are Chromebooks, my experience with using the Acer C720P, and the type of users that should be using a Chromebook.

I also know that recently I have been posting less about games and more about technology. This will change very soon. I have had these articles saved for some time and decided to post them now, as I did not have much game-related content to post. Someone might be interested in this information, and someone out there on the World Wide Web found it useful. If not, it is here for everyone to see for the rest of time. This does not mean I am stopping game development or stop posting game-related content. In fact, I have big news that I am going to announce in the very near future (hopefully before the end of this month, otherwise early next year). But back to the topic on hand.

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Effective Ways To Advertise Online

Online Advertising

There are numerous different services that offer online advertising. These can be very effective way to showcase the business’ product to potential customers. The product can be anything from innovative footwear to videogames. In this blog I will explain why online advertisement is effective, what online advertising services there are currently available and my personal opinion on which advertisement service is the best.

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Printing Ourselves Into The Future

3D Printed Heads

I have been recently researching about 3D printers at my current job. Some of the things I learned from this research were quite interesting so I decided that I am going to post some of my research on my blog. I will start this blog post explaining what 3D printing is, how it works, where it has been used and my views on three different 3D printers I had used in the past.

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One Month With The ZTE Open And Firefox OS

ZTE Open

It has been over one month since my ZTE Open arrived. For those of you who do not know the ZTE Open is a smartphone that runs Firefox OS. Firefox OS is the first operating system that is run by web technologies (well most of it). I still remember how excited and happy I was when my ZTE Open arrived. In this post I am going to write a summary of how it has been using the ZTE for just over a month.

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30 Day Challenge: January 2014

30 Day Challenge

Let me start this post by wishing everyone a Happy New Year! As this the beginning of the new year I thought I will start it of with a new challenge. As most people would have noticed that over the last couple of years tablets have started to appear everywhere. They have took a big market share from traditional computers and 2014 does not look any different. I have always preferred a computer over a tablet as I never felt it was possible to do any real work on tablets. This is mainly because tablets have been known as devices where you consume content whilst computers are devices where you can create content. Because of this, I have always been skeptical of the people who claim that tablets are the only device that we need and that computers will become obsolete. I know this will never be true because tablets will never provide the screen size, power and usability of a traditional desktop, or even a laptop/notebook. But I do wonder how much work is possible to do just from a tablet. So I am going to put this to the test.

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Augmented Reality Software

Augmented Reality Example

In my current job as a Technology Facilitator, one of my roles (among many) is to research on technologies that can help SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises). This past week I have been researching about AR (augmented reality) software. I decided to post my research on my blog as it may benefit anyone who is looking into AR.

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Game Generator

Game Generator Screenshot

While I was playing some of the games from Ludum Dare #27, I was thinking where all the people who created the games get their ideas from. I know some people that can come up with ideas in seconds during a game jam whilst others struggle to find inspiration to continue making the game. I definitely belong in the latter group. So this week I decided to create a game generator which I could use during the next game jam I am going to participate in. Hopefully the game generator will stop me from struggling on the idea segment of a game jam. Now I just have to create a code generator that can help me during the coding segment of a game jam.

You can try out the game generator by clicking on the link at the bottom of this post. I will update the generator periodically so that it can continue to inspire me, and anyone else who wants to use it.

If you are a game developer, or someone who enters game jams, then let me know if you found the game generator useful, or how it could be improved and made better for future use, by leaving a comment.

Link to Game Generator: Game Generator