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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 »

Productivity News

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 »

Productivity News

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 »

Site News

Hosting Update
June 12, 2006 by Katy Whitton

It would appear that my website is in limbo no more. Hoorah! Now I have to redesign the blooming thing! … Read Article »

Motivation

Weekly Wallpaper #4 – Let it snow!
June 12, 2006 by Katy Whitton

Here’s your weekly wallpaper. I know it’s not Friday but I’m off on holiday tomorrow (hoorah – first holiday in 8 years!) and I wanted to check the advanced posting feature I’ve implemented works, so here it goes! You can click on the image below or right click and save here. … Read Article »

Productivity News

Ouch! I've been tagged!
June 12, 2006 by Katy Whitton

The social medium of the internet, and blogging specifically, always makes me smile. You get to have conversations with people whom you necessarily  wouldn’t interact with in the “real” world. One person I have met in the “Real World” is Wayne Turmel (although now I know his name isn’t really Wayne ;)) from “The Cranky […] … Read Article »