5 lessons learned from Apple’s conquest of the world

5 lessons learned from Apple’s conquest of the world

Apple is the highest valued company in the world, and love them or hate them, everyone can learn from what got them there.

You should be amazed

You should be amazed

Like millions of people I was carried to work today in a comfortable metal box by the controlled explosion of 60 million year old dinosaur juice. (You call that petrol).

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How to win your first clients

How to win your first clients

When I first started a business, I was 21, bald, and had the social confidence of an asthmatic field mouse.

The ultimate guide to becoming an entrepreneur

The ultimate guide to becoming an entrepreneur

You don’t need qualifications, money, a planet-sized-brain or even a particularly good idea. All an entrepreneur ever does is create something that consistently makes money.

The stupid cookie law is dead at last

The stupid cookie law is dead at last

The organisation responsible for policing the UK cookie law has just announced that they will stop asking users for permission to set cookies on their own website.

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I thought title text improved accessibility.  I was wrong.

I thought title text improved accessibility. I was wrong.

Do you add a descriptive title attribute to your links? Did you know that you might be making your site even less accessible? Everything I thought I knew about the title attribute was proved wrong when I started using a screenreader.

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Things I learned by pretending to be blind for a week

Things I learned by pretending to be blind for a week

I’m a full visually-able user and I love looking at websites. I know though, that not everyone experiences websites in the same way.

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How to start a business and not get punched in the face

How to start a business and not get punched in the face

11 years ago I was an impoverished student about to graduate with £14k in debt. I did what any sensible person would do in this situation, and started my own business.

Dear ICO:  This is why web developers hate you

Dear ICO: This is why web developers hate you

Dear ICO. On behalf of web developers everywhere, what the frolicking duck?

Was exhibiting at SXSW worth it? Here are our numbers and lessons

Was exhibiting at SXSW worth it? Here are our numbers and lessons

As a small software startup we were excited to be exhibiting for the first time at SXSW Interactive 2012. But was it worth it? Here I’m going to detail our costs, sales and lessons from the big event.