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How do you Back Up?

Listen to episode 118 of the Sean Wes Podcast titled “The Fear of Losing Everything: Dealing With Stress and Catastrophic Failure” and I am sure you’ll have the same reaction as me – that is to go and check that your back ups are running. Or if you’ve not got backups running go set them up – RIGHT NOW! — Read full Article »

The Back to Front Show #030: So Entitled? — As we reach the ripe old age of 30 we sit back and chat about a topic we often come back to over an artisinal flat white - why do people think everything on the web "should" be free? We discuss some possible causes, the backlash against app developers charging for previously free tools and ponder if the rise of big VC has played it's part too. Oh and yes there's yet more mircophone drama. All will be explained next week. As always we do apologise for the disruption to the service.

An Afternoon with Shopify: Berlin Edition

An Afternoon with Shopify: Berlin Edition
An Afternoon with Shopify: Berlin Edition

I’ve hosted a number of “afternoons with Shopify” over the last couple of years and it’s a pleasure to be having the next one in Berlin as part of  Beyond Tellerrand. The format is informal and designed to offer attendees arriving in the city the opportunity to relax, meet new people and share experiences before heading to the conference on Tuesday. Here’s all you need to know about the afternoon: — Read full Article »

Briefly — Every project starts with a brief. But very few projects end up with exceptional results. Why? As a disruptive brand and design strategy firm that creates briefs across multiple creative disciplines including Advertising, Design, and Innovation, Tom Bassett, CEO of Bassett & Partners (and founder of MindSwarms), was curious to understand how some of the world’s most consistently exceptional creative talents thought about – and used – the brief.

21 Examples of UX Innovation in EcommerceChris Lake raises a toast to ecommerce UX innovation by highlighting a bunch of inspiring examples

Introducing GIFV

With Project GIFV, Imgur is reimagining the looping GIF video with all the richness it deserves as a key piece of Internet culture

The Back to Front Show #029: Around the Web — This week it's our links show in which we ask the question "does having a beard make you a better dev" as well as discuss a very meta podcast and a new team collaboration tool. You may notice a slight audio disparity towards the end. Unfortunately Kieran's Yeti cable fell out (professional to the end) — a new mic is on order!

How To Iron A Shirt In 90 Seconds — Not sure I could ever not do the whole shirt but interesting tip about using the "wrong" end of the board

The Secret to Making a Healthy Profit from SaaS — A post by me over on Web Designer Depot talking about how web designers can make a great living from working with SaaS platforms

Prompt by Engine Yard — A community initiative by Engine Yard and a means of encouraging a conversation about mental health at tech conferences and meetups