I regularly write for three websites, my Digital Barn blog, BrainHackr and Interactions with History. Below are links to all of my blog posts across the three sites.
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Adam and I have embarked on a new pet project here at Digital Barn. A Face A Day is a new Instagram account that is exactly what it sounds like, a face … a day. Between the two of us we create vector or hand drawn faces, showcasing a range of emotions and styles. No […]
We’ve been working hard this week on the brand for Australia’s Homosexual Histories Conference 2017. The conference is being hosted in Adelaide this year, and Digital Barn is proud to be sponsoring the event. As part of our industry research for the project, we’ve put together a showcase of some of the logos and logo […]
Since I’ve been living in the world of touchscreens I thought it would be a good opportunity to write a few tips. If you’re a curator getting started with including digital displays, or maybe a designer trying to create your first touchscreen interactive, read on.
Today is a big day for me. It has now officially been a year since leaving traditional employment and going into freelancing full time. I thought I’d take the opportunity to highlight some of my milestones from the last year. #Recre8SA with Recreation SA Interactions with History (SA) Local recognition for BrainHackr And big thanks […]
Although it has been in existence for around 15 years or so, you may not have ever heard about geocaching. There are roughly ten million ‘geocachers’ around the world, adventurers who use their GPS devices to go on treasure hunts in the real world. The treasure they are hunting for? Geocaches. For the most part […]
I’m not entirely sure why people rip on Adelaide being a sleepy city. Over the weekend there were at least three major events on, if you can’t find something to do then you’re just not trying. Unfortunately we weren’t able to get to everything, but here are a few photos from the events we did […]
This morning Recreation SA launched their new #Recre8SA social media campaign, designed to encourage people to get out and get moving. There is plenty to do in South Australia all year round, whether in our national parks, pools or parks. So get moving! In the spirit of #Recre8SA, here is an infographic I designed a few years […]
Today is the birthday of the most famous of hobbits, Bilbo and Frodo Baggins. The first book of Lord of the Rings starts with Bilbo’s “eleventy-first” (111th) birthday, which also happens to be Frodo’s 33rd birthday.
Adelaide celebrates an interesting anniversary today. September 15th, 1973, was the date of Adelaide’s first gay pride march. A parade of around 100 young people marching through Adelaide, beginning in Victoria Square and ending in the parklands. If you want to know more head to adelaidia.sa.gov.au.
If you want to learn about the importance of imagery then this is the place to start.
Yesterday I found myself writing questions for an FAQ section on a new website. It’s always interesting writing questions for an FAQ section on a site that hasn’t been launched yet. They aren’t so much frequently asked questions, but questions we are expecting to be asked. So, I don’t know, EFAQ? Questions we expect you […]
I’ve noticed a trend over the last few months around the style of images bloggers and authors are using in their blog posts. I have been seeing the usual photos less and less, becoming more scarce in favour of highly stylised illustrations and text styling. There are pros and cons in opting for illustrations over […]
Before the poppy and Remembrance Day came the violet, and the aptly named Violet Day. Today is the centenary of the first Violet Day, held on July 2nd 1915. The History I have to thank Catherine from History SA for educating me on this one. Knowledge that I’ve since passed on to others (including my inquisitive […]
Have you noticed that your website has dropped in the search engine rankings recently? Well Google has made a big change that may be the cause. I’m sure most of us have probably been in this situation at some point. You’re clicking around Facebook or Google on your phone, and you find yourself looking at […]
The About Time History Festival is just around the corner. Held throughout May, the festival is one of South Australia’s largest community events and promotes South Australia’s collections, places and stories through a huge array of history-related activities. I picked up one of the great looking programs from History SA last week, and have been […]
I’m happy to announce that I’m working with History SA for the next few months on a couple of big and fun projects. I’ve always loved museums and history, so let’s just say I’m excited to be working with such a great organisation. If you don’t know, History SA is the organisation behind the National Motor Museum, […]
The 2015 Adelaide Fringe has begun with a bang. The opening parade kicked the fringe off last night, with an hour long procession of acrobats, jugglers, dancers, and everything else you could think of…
From time to time myself and a designer friend come up with exercises to flex our creative muscles. This week our challenge was to design logos for the businesses the X-Men may have run if they were no longer X-Men. While glamorous, a career as an X-Man doesn’t exactly pay much. Overtime and risk of […]
Sherlock Holmes was a master detective, always able to deduce the solution to any problem he encountered. From this quote, I assume he’d also be great at debugging code. Many developers aren’t great at debugging problems in their code, or god forbid in someone else’s. When it comes down to it, debugging is a combination […]
I hope everyone is having a happy new year so far. I’m spending the first day of 2015 relaxing in the Adelaide Botanic Garden reading a classic Roald Dahl story for the first time. Tomorrow the real work of 2015 begins, and I have a lot of exciting things planned.
This week marks the birthday of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, published in November 1865. Lewis Carroll coined or popularised a wide array of simply frabjous words in his books. Some of these words you may use every day, others are a little scarcer. Carroll’s words include chortle, galumph and burble, amongst many others. […]
I have a slightly nerdier one for you this week. Did you know that Star Trek Generations and Stargate were the first two movies that had websites developed to publicise the movie? Both websites were launched late 1994, and featured images, trailers, behind the scenes clips and actor information. It’s fitting that at a time […]