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Minor Hiccup
July 1, 2007 by Katy Whitton

It would appear with all my fiddling with the website code recently I messed up the way that the posts display across the year’s change over (i.e. 2006/2007. I think I’ve fixed it now but if anyone see’s anything behaving oddly, please let me know. Also, some muppet set my New Years message to appear […] … Read Article »

Productivity

GTD/Next Actions the Katy way
July 1, 2007 by Katy Whitton

I thought I’d better clarify something in response to Darren’s comment on my post about Projects/Action I stated that I tend not to write any “Next Actions” down and Darren rightly pointed out that “Next Actions are the basic philosophy behind ‘Getting Things Done‘”. For the uninitiated, anything that has more that one step (action) […] … Read Article »

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Going back to the MBTI (again!)
July 1, 2007 by Katy Whitton

Every few months or so (for reasons of vanity I guess!) I retake an online Myers Briggs Test. The past year has seen quite a drastic change in terms of my personality. I’ve finally started to come out of my shell, have realised that I, as a person, can offer something of value to others […] … Read Article »

Motivation

Negative sayings at work
July 1, 2007 by Katy Whitton

Alexander Kjerulf over at “The Chief Happiness Officer” has an interesting post on negative sayings at work. A couple of my favourites are: “What’s wrong with people today?!”If every single person you interact with seems incredibly annoying… the problem may be you. Say this instead: “Hmmm… I seem to be easily annoyed today.” [Personal note […] … Read Article »

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The Importance of a contract
July 1, 2007 by Katy Whitton

Read any online forum such as WebmasterWorld and you’ll see no end of web developers complaining that their clients won’t pay up. Why? because they didn’t bother with a contract. As I’ve already mentioned here in Managing Web Projects #5, the contract is a very important (and yet often missed) part of the development process: […] … Read Article »

Project Management

Mindmapping Resources
July 1, 2007 by Katy Whitton

We’re looking into using Mind mapping at work as a means of capturing customer requirements when we’re onsite and then using this mind map to draw up a Technical Requirements Specification. I was asked to write up a list of software as I’d had quite a bit of experience trailing different mind mapping products. Below […] … Read Article »

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Weekly Wallpaper #3 – Important!
June 12, 2006 by Katy Whitton

Here’s this weeks “Weekly Wallpaper”, and I think it’s very relevant this time of year! You can click on the image below, or right click here to save it. … Read Article »

Coding

97% of websites fail the disabled
June 12, 2006 by Katy Whitton

An article on the BBC website states a shocking statistic that 97% of website’s tested by website Accessibility Agency “Nomensa” are failing the disabled: In the UK, the websites looked at included Marks & Spencer, Lloyds TSB, British Airways and The Guardian. The BBC’s website was not included in the survey. The British Prime Minster’s […] … Read Article »