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Ideas for introducing programming to your kids if you’re technically challenged.

So how might you go about introducing your kids to the joys of computer programming if you’ve never really experienced programming yourself and just looking at a few lines like: <?php for ($i = 1; $i <= 10; $i++) { echo $i; } ?> has you  breaking out in a cold sweat. Please don’t feel bad! That bunch of lines is pretty head wrecking […]

New Website for McGrath Barrett

Recently finished a website for very interesting couple of ladies who specialise in social media training for librarians. They do other kinds of courses for libraries as well such as constructing the perfect search algorithim – I think we could all use a little training in that. Check out the whole website here: http://mcgrathbarrett.ie/ All About the Assets […]

How to Update Your WordPress Website

WordPress Pumpkin by Eric Martin

Without hiring me to do it!  By all means give me a call if you don’t have the time or inclination to update your website! However you might save a bob or 2 if you learn to do a couple minor things on your WordPress website yourself. Here’s are a few suggestions on how skill up in the basics […]

3D Legends

I watched Print the Legend last night on Netflix. And loved it! It’s a fascinating documentary about the people and the story behind two 3D printer start ups – MakerBot and Form Labs. It’s pretty compelling stuff – even if you’re not (or you think you’re not) interested in 3D printing as a technology. I would have preferred […]

Skilling Up

It’s been a busy summer here with plenty of visiting family, no childminder and a month long holiday in August to recharge. However, since the 1st of September the kids have been back at school and I’ve been back at my desk – and quite happy about it too. I’m also trying something out – […]

Doodling Offset

Offset 2014 was, as hoped, fantastic. I am positively bubbling with inspiration and motivation. Our goodie bags were full some good stuff including a sweet little notepad which I dutifully filled with doodles.   Standout speakers and creators? Well most of them were just brilliant – either their work was breathtaking or their presentation style […]

#offset2014

Ludicrously excited about Offset tomorrow – and the next day and the next! Even the graphics (see above) for the event are just stunning. And the line up is fantastic! My last Offset was 2 years ago and I am still inspired by the brilliance of the speakers and their work. And now I get […]

Smarts Swap – Sharing Knowledge

Something great happened yesterday. Friend and collaborator Maryrose Lyons and I hooked up for the morning for an exchange of knowledge. She needed to skill up in basic graphics editing with Pixelmator and best practice in applying brand guidelines to graphical content creation. I really needed fresh eyes on a Facebook campaign that’s been a […]

Big New Gorilla Website!

I landed the redesign of the Gorilla Post website recently and we’ve just gone live! Check it out: GorillaPost.ie . We used a commercial theme and spent some time making it Gorilla’s own – with a good font stack and palette to match the logo and few tweaks to the functionality. The project was handled […]