Your website contact page – is it making friends, or making enemies?

Article written by Paul Shadbolt. When talking to clients about designing their website, I quite often get… “oh, and my site must have a contact page!”, to which I respond… “sure, what communication method do you want to use, what are the hours that it will be manned, and what is the expected time period for a reply?”. Cue silence, a …

The new iMac Pro, a mere snippet at $22,439.00

I have been lusting after the new iMac Pro and for ‘shits and giggles’ I customised it to it’s highest specs, which produced this Frankenstein’s Monster of a 2.3GHz 18-Core Intel Xeon W processor (with Turbo Boost up to 4.3GHz), 128GB of RAM and a 4TB SSD. That’s also including the standard 5K Retina display, 5120‑by‑2880 resolution screen with a …

Legion | Season 2… yahoo!

Fanboy excitement growing with the announcement of Legion Season 2, the release of the new trailer and the NZ’s Jemaine Clement as that dancing Oliver Bird. Legion | Season 2 – Official Trailer What do you remember? Watch the OFFICIAL SEASON 2 TRAILER for Legion. Premieres April 3 on FX.

Students from 2014 have made it to the Best Awards final

Yahoo… three of our third year Unitec students from 2014 have made it to the Best Awards final. Well done to Camille, Sapphire & Angelo… so proud and happy for you. Big thanks to Kim Meek and Penny Thomson of Team PPK.   Angelo Aperocho.   Sapphire Lukupa     Camille Perrett

4 Myths About Apple Design, From An Ex-Apple Designer.

WHAT’S LIFE REALLY LIKE DESIGNING FOR APPLE? AN ALUM SHARES WHAT HE LEARNED DURING HIS SEVEN YEARS IN CUPERTINO. Apple is synonymous with upper echelon design, but very little is known about the company’s design process. Most of Apple’s own employees aren’t allowed inside Apple’s fabled design studios. So we’re left piecing together interviews, or outright speculating about how Apple does it and what …

Making Good Design Decisions

Reposted from Prismatic Blog There’s a popular misconception that NASA spent millions in a failed attempt to create a space pen while the Russians just used pencils. The implication is that good design is simple in the sense that it is simplistic or obvious. Simple design is often simple for the user but complicated for the creator. They really do …

7 Reasons Why You Will Never Do Anything Amazing With Your Life

Raymmar Tirado in Life Learning. Read original article @ Raymmar.com    A unique perspective on what it takes to succeed. Yeah that’s right; you heard me… I’m talking to you… I’m calling you out. I’m looking you in the eyes, (ok well, not really since you are probably reading this article, but figuratively, I am burning a cyclops type hole in your face right …

Wow! Just had the most amazing therapeutic massage

Wow! Just had the most amazing therapeutic massage from Pauline Inwood who is a Masseuse Extraordinaire at The Elements Medi Spa in Hinemoa St, Birkenhead. Pauline gave me a fantastic hour long massage that included reflexology… it was absolute bliss. I then had a great night’s sleep and the following morning was one of the best gym workouts ever. “Thank …

The Principle of Priority

“The Principle of Priority states (a) you must know the difference between what is urgent and what is important, and (b) you must do what’s important first.” Steven Pressfield, The War of Art A great article and a few thoughts from Scott McDowell of 99u.com about prioritising our workflow in today’s world of “present shock” where everything is happening so …

IMAP vs POP3 E-Mail

Most users will have their email accounts set up as a POP3 E-Mail account. But with the explosive use of secondary devices like a smart phone or tablet, the benefits of an IMAP E-Mail account are worth considering. There are pros and cons to both methods, but with some careful consideration of what is most important to the users you can …

10 Corporations Control Almost Everything You Buy

According to this chart via Reddit, called “The Illusion of Choice,” these corporations create a chain that begins at one of 10 super companies. You’ve heard of the biggest names, but it’s amazing to see what these giants own or influence.

12 Indispensable Mindful Living Tools

By Leo Babauta The focus of my life in recent months has been living mindfully, and while I don’t always remember to do that, I have learned a few things worth sharing. The first is a mindful life is worth the effort. It’s a life where we awaken from the dream state we’re most often submerged in — the state of …

Creative Costumes of Still-Practiced Pagan Rituals

Now these are not your average Halloween costumes. For two years, French photographer Charles Fréger has been traveling throughout 19 European countries and trying to capture the spirit of what he calls “tribal Europe” in his “Wilder Mann” series. What he found was a huge array of pagan rituals, mainly related to the winter solstice and spring renewal, focusing on …

When Is the Best Time to Post on Facebook?

How can you determine the best time for your business? Focus on understanding your audience Research shows that a Facebook post receives half of its reach within 30 minutes. Consequently, you should try to determine when your fans are on Facebook and aim to schedule your posts around that time. Step 1: Determine who your audience is Look at your Facebook demographics. …

Here’s What You’ll Find Living In The Deepest Spot On Earth

At 36,000 feet below sea level, it’s perpetually dark, freezing cold, and there’s enough pressure to liquefy human bones. Welcome to the Mariana Trench, the deepest spot on Earth.Even in one of the most inhospitable places on our planet, certain life thrives.Researchers announced on Sunday that bacteria live in booming communities, feeding on the remains of dead animals, algae, and other …

What Is RSS? RSS Explained

What is RSS? RSS (Rich Site Summary) is a format for delivering regularly changing web content. Many news-related sites, weblogs and other online publishers syndicate their content as an RSS Feed to whoever wants it. Why RSS? Benefits and Reasons for using RSS RSS solves a problem for people who regularly use the web. It allows you to easily stay …