The Westville Hotel – a responsive web design

February 15, 2012By David HornDesign, Mobile, work

It’s an absolute age (well, just over 4 months) since I wrote this post saying that I was developing a responsive website for the Westville Hotel, in Enniskillen.  Well, after several changes of staff with the client, and at least two complete redesigns, we’ve finally launched this morning! Exciting stuff. So, yes, it’s a responsive … Read More

I Am Not A Web Designer – Freelance Switch article

January 17, 2012By David Hornwork

I meant to post this here last week, but I recently had a guest blog post published over at Freelance Switch. We need to get away from defining ourselves as the core service we provide. Yes, some of what we do may well be web design, but if we can define ourselves in the terms … Read More

Retail Website for Belleek Outlet Shopping

December 19, 2011By David HornCSS, Design, HTML5, work

This is the first hyper-local project I’ve worked on in a while … but it’s fun to get this local sometimes!  So … let me tell you a little story … There was a shop here in Belleek that had traded for 50 years.  Owned and run by 2 brothers, McGraths stocked a seemingly random … Read More

Mobile web design considerations

December 9, 2011By David HornDesign, Mobile, work

Have just written a lengthy page on mobile web design considerations … I’ve got it as a page, rather than as a regular post because it will eventually feature more prominently on the site … but for now, that’s where it is.  I’m gearing up for some changes here at TickTock – 2012 is going to … Read More

Let the designer design …

October 11, 2011By David HornEverything Else, work

So, a lot has been written about Steve Jobs this past week or so, (and for what it’s worth, this Stephen Fry piece is my favourite), but the quote below is one that is resonating particularly strongly with me at the moment. You can’t just ask the customers what they want and then try to … Read More

Online Marketing Training – resources from recent presentations

October 3, 2011By David HornSearch Engine Optimisation, Web Development, work

Right then – this post is primarily for those who attended my recent online marketing workshops which took place in Derry through September – but there’s plenty here for anyone interested in understanding more about how websites work – especially in relation to search engines and social media. So, I’ve broadly categorise the resources as … Read More

Prioritising features in web app development

August 25, 2011By David HornWeb Development, work

A nice article from Contrast.ie about prioritising features in app / software development. When you’re drawing the line around your software, make sure you’re not leaving in marginal utility features in an attempt to add more value. And, as a sucker for a nice infographic – this image from their post sums it up nicely.  Draw up a … Read More