• We are the virtual preservation society…

    Should we try and preserve web sites as part of our cultural history, or should they be left to rot, like a ruined building? Thoughts on this subject have been blowing around my head recently, mainly because of two things.…

  • The future’s bright…

    Dean Vipond will be speaking at the Leeds leg of Carsonified’s “Future Of Web Design” tour. The title of the talk is “Totally original, I swear!” – how personality can improve user experience.   How can a site, app or…

  • Amusing the Masses

    Dean Vipond creates visual style for Muse’s latest viral campaign. Dean Vipond was recently appointed by the lovely people at Six To Start to provide design support for a viral campaign to promote the forthcoming album by rock band Muse.…

  • Designing and building for the future

    I have always been a fan of post-war architecture, and its attempts at doing things differently. I admit this is partly due to being a child of the 1970s. I grew up surrounded by these kinds of buildings in Birmingham…

  • Creative Networks – Patrick Burgoyne from Creative Review

    It was a full house in the lecture theatre at Leeds College of Art & Design last night, for June’s Creative Networks get-together. There was a nice pre-talk vibe due to it coinciding with the end-of-year shows for the various…

  • Big Win for StreamThru

    Congratulations to Mantic Point – their StreamThru service has won an industry award! StreamThru won the ‘Best Mobile Technology’ category in the TravelMole Web Awards 2009. Other winners included P&O Cruises, BMI, Warner Leisure and Yorkshire Tourist Board. Travel Mole…

  • Are Facebook’s vanity URLs in vain?

    There’s been quite a buzz over the last few days around Facebook introducing vanity URLs, but is it really what users need? Of course, the word ‘vanity’ denotes that it doesn’t meet a user ‘need’ and is an added bonus,…

  • BarCamp Leeds 2009 report

    BarCamp Leeds 09 was another important example of the vibrant creative scene in the North. I attended on Saturday, and while the idyllic weather probably didn’t do a great deal for attendance figures (despite being a sell-out, there were numerous…

  • Future of Web Apps Tour – Leeds report

    There has been a huge amount of creative activity in Leeds this last week. The LSx09 Leeds Web Festival, curated by local technology/design advocate Imran Ali was underway and I managed to get myself to a couple of events. This…

  • Get some culture

    Dean Vipond has designed the header for the June edition of culture blog The Culture Vulture. Taking the overall theme of ‘ideas and creativity’ which covers much of this month’s content, the header was designed around the notion that ‘everyone…