Add to New PR • Save to del.icio.us • Digg This! Sometimes the poor standard of so-called 'professional body websites' astonishes me. I have, in the past, referred back to the FEBCA and CiB websites as prime examples of communication gone bad, in these cases, the communication inherent in the design. They are truly awful, … Continue reading Is this the worst website in the world?
Add to New PR • Save to del.icio.us • Digg This! What to make of our oh-so-screwed up celebrities then? Lily Allen recently posts on a blog about feeling fat and ugly. This is very conveniently just before she makes her debut on American TV. She gets headlines in the UK and raises her profile. She … Continue reading At worst she feels bad for a while.
Just a quick update for the terribly small number of people who read this blog: I've been working extremely hard over the past week or so and simply haven't had time to update it. Also, I was assaulted last night and have a bust lip, a black eye and a suspected broken nose (put it this … Continue reading This is not an ex-blog. It’s just resting.
Add to New PR • Save to del.icio.us • Digg This! Can you just 'relaunch' a website? FG thinks not. There has to be a reason for doing it. I'm in the middle (I hope) of a website relaunch. Where I once was a copywriter, I am now also a web producer and project manager. … Continue reading It’s not just a website
Add to New PR • Save to del.icio.us • Digg This! FG has just returned from a business trip to Germany. I know, it sounds very glamorous but on arrival in a small village in the Black Forest (about an hour out from Stuttgart where the meetings were to take place), it turned out no … Continue reading The screen syndrome
Proof-reading is another element of the copywriter's daily life, particularly when working in an agency. At any point you might be called on to proof someone's work before it goes to a client and you need to be able to stop, switch and concentrate on the new 'mindset' of that account. The problem is that agencies … Continue reading The proof’s in the proof
Add to New PR • Save to del.icio.us • Digg This! Recently I reported on the Case of the Disappearing Widgets in which, because my blog reverted to its default layout, I realised how useful the blogroll could be and started displaying it again. Now I'm starting to think that it's about time I really … Continue reading The Friendly Ghost BlogBoost: review of ‘a shel of my former self’, Shel Holtz
Add to New PR • Save to del.icio.us • Digg This! The digg attempt to prevent publicisation of the DVD crack tells us that the Internet is a massively intelligent baby. If we take a step back, let's consider why companies want to protect copyright. It's because they make money from the content they issue. … Continue reading DVD crack proves intelligent babies do exist
Add to New PR • Save to del.icio.us • Digg This! Some food for thought: Videocasting - you can already do this to an extent with YouTube. Person-as-broadcast-brand - the ultimate expression of videocasting could be Justin.TV and it's here, now. Vertical searches - have been creating a buzz but I don't think they're there yet. Niche social networks … Continue reading Web-as-personalisation is The Next Big Thing