invisible technology

Technology works when it’s invisible

As Apple’s advertising for the iPad states, it is only when technology is invisible that it truly works. Do you remember how many times you used to have to reboot…

e-volving

Is sport e-volving?

I’ve never really been a sports fan. Recently, however, I’ve developed a growing interest in eSports – the term given to organised video game competitions. I’ve been aware of eSports…

rail network

Latest work – a new rail network

In the run up to the launch of Train Simulator 2014 (launched last week on 26th September), RailSimulator.com asked us to help them create a new community website to replace…

experiment with google and js

An Experiment with Google and JavaScript

Here at Techdept we like the websites we develop to have a rich user experience and be developed in a clean and consistent way. An important factor for the majority of…

open business

Are You ‘Open’ For Business?

The last two years have seen an explosion of books, articles and talks about ‘social business’. There are currently 108,250 social business books on amazon.co.uk and when IBM have written a book…

you need a new website

5 reasons why you need a new website…Now!

1)    Mobile and tablet usage Roughly 15% of global web traffic is now from a mobile phone. This equates to over 1.2 billion people accessing the web from their smart…

we are nine

We are nine!

Crack open the bubbly…on 1st of June we turned 9…which is nearly 10! So we will be having a party (watch this space for photos) but only as a warm up…

pomodoro technique

Pomodoro Technique

Phones, email, instant messaging, text messages, RSS feeds, Twitter, Facebook… The next time I feel like I’m getting distracted, I will try out this Pomodoro Technique. There are plenty of…

kpcb internet trends

2013 Internet Trends from KPCB

The latest edition of the annual Internet Trends report was released yesterday and we have been having a flick through in the office. The report, by Mary Meeker (partner at…

history of the personal computer

My history with the Personal Computer

This was the first PC I ever got my hands on, it’s a BBC Micro. The primary school I attended had one of these to share between about 400 pupils….

children programming

Why I will not be teaching my children to program

It seems that many people are suggesting we should all learn to program computers and that all children should be taught programming at school. I guess people see computers and subsequently programming…

avoid the bottom half

Avoiding the bottom half

That’s it. I’ve had enough. Today is the beginning of a better life. From today I will not be reading the comments on web pages. AT ALL. Who the hell…

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