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Social media and Tumblr

Teens, social media, and privacy This is quite lengthy, but may be of interest to those with an interest in social media and how young people behave online. Universities turn to Tumblr to reach prospective students The…

Redesign projects

The theme of this week’s links is redesign projects. Redesigns are painful. Users find it unsettling when a familiar website radically changes its design, even if the new design is a great improvement. But…

Trello at St Andrews

At the meeting of the Scottish Web Folk, on Thursday 31 May held at the University of Edinburgh, I gave the above presentation about Trello from Fog Creek Software. Trello is, according to its own help text, a…

Our journey into Agile, pt.2

Encountering Agile Back in April 2008 I attended the Scotland on Rails 2008 conference in Edinburgh; I literally have the t-shirt to prove it.  It was an absolutely fascinating (read: über-geeky) conference let down…

Our journey into Agile, pt.1

In November of last year (2009 if you don’t have a calendar to hand) we started to seriously look into using Agile methodologies to better manage and run our Web projects. The crunch came when we realised that in many…