Turing Fest 2017 Wrap-up

I was delighted to attend Turing Fest in Edinburgh on Thursday with some colleagues, and it was a great event that brought some of the best and brightest in the digital world together. Throughout the day, there was a range of speakers giving 30-minute talks on their area of expertise, with two different “tracks” (stages) for marketing and tech-related content. It was fascinating to get some expert insight into the state of the web today, and how best to move forward in producing websites, content — Read more →

Songs of the Month: June 2017

Continuing what’s been a fantastic year for music is another month worth of great tunes.  At this point I’ve already added about as many songs to my iTunes library as I have throughout 2016, and there’s still albums to come from LCD Soundsystem, The Killers and potentially CHVRCHES too – so things can still get better! Here’s my pick of the bunch from this month: Lorde – “Perfect Places” Melodrama was a great album, with lots of tracks that are easily some of the best — Read more →

WPJM Job Schema Plugin for WordPress

Schema.org markup is the future of the crawlable web, as search engines grow more and more favourable to easily parsed code that make their job easier. This new structured data is behind a lot of the new “smarter” search results that you’ll find in Google – whether it be from flight info to menus.  The chances are the reason those flights, and those menus, appear to you is because that site has good structured data. Google is now turning it’s focus towards jobs, and they’ve — Read more →

Lorde – “Melodrama”: Review

Lorde burst on to the scene three years ago with “Royals”, a self-penned pop hit that was all the more remarkable for her being just 17 when doing so.  She took on the mantle of and up and coming international pop star with ease, and Much like her first album “Pure Heroine”, her second outing “Melodrama” takes on a clear and defined theme that runs through all the tracks.  The first album was about glamourizing the life of a typical teenager, searching for the big — Read more →

The Scotland team I’d pick

Scotland had the narrowest of defeats draws against England on Saturday, with four minutes of ecstasy produced from Leigh Griffiths followed by a lasting moment of agony from Harry Kane from which I’m still to recover. It was almost one of the Scottish football results of this century, but alas we were foiled. The truth is though that for most of the match we were poor.  England were too, and that’s why the game finished as close as it did, but we weren’t a team — Read more →