I'm a Christian, a designer, and a gadget fan who lives in Cheltenham, UK.

This is my blog, a creative outlet to mess around and play with as well as a place that logs my thoughts and inspirations.

The Week in Links

The latest edi­tion is a bit late in arriv­ing. I’ve tried some­thing a bit dif­fer­ent this week, just adding a few thoughts to each link. Enjoy some Monday lunch­time reading.

  • Ini­tial Thoughts on iOS 9’s iPad Mul­ti­task­ing: A Deep Transformation
    Thanks to iOS 9, I put The Talk Show’s video play­er in a float­ing popup, opened Twit­ter­rif­ic, and con­tin­ued watch­ing. When I wanted to take notes, I swiped from the right edge of the screen and I star­ted typ­ing in Notes – all while still watch­ing the video and hav­ing Twit­ter­rif­ic open at the same time. It all felt nat­ur­al, and it was glorious.

This is one of the things that’s intrigued me the most about the iOS 9 announce­ments. Apple paid the iPad some much needed atten­tion and it grew up, mak­ing it an extremely com­pel­ling device once again.

  • The Apple Watch
    I’ve been wait­ing for this review from Ben Brooks, he’s waited and spent time with the device for pub­lish­ing his thoughts to the world. What’s inter­est­ing to me is that the Watch seems to be genu­inely help­ing people become less con­nec­ted, and to have more space and time away from their more intrus­ive devices. I was con­vinced the Watch would just be even more intrusive.
  • Build­ing an audi­ence – Matt Gemmell
    There’s not much to add about this, oth­er than a big YES!

I’ve been writ­ing on the web since 2005, one of the biggest regrets I have is that I let that first blog die out and it’s posts dis­ap­pear into obli­vi­on. Build­ing an audi­ence takes time, and it’s tak­ing a long time to rebuild it.

  • Mes­sageKit
    I really the concept out­lined in this post on Medi­um. I have a load of apps installed on my iPhone that only get used occa­sion­ally. It does­n’t play well on a 16GB device, this seems like a great solu­tion. With nat­ur­al lan­guage com­ing in Spot­light on El Cap­it­an, maybe it’s not a far off idea…

The Week in Links

The sun has been shin­ing here this week­end and I’ve been out on the bike I enjoy­ing it. Con­sequently this weeks edi­tion of The Week in Links is a bit later than usu­al. There’s still some inter­est­ing reads to enjoy with your Sunday even­ing glass of beer or wine!

The Week in Links

Issue 15 of The Week in Links is a very visu­al one. Pho­to­graphy is at the heart of it, with photo stor­ies from a trip to Van­couver, an Apple Watch review, dif­fer­ent ways a design team uses note­books and the story of one of my favour­ite cyc­ling races. Enjoy!

The Week in Links

This weeks edi­tion of The Week in Links is an eclect­ic mix. The his­tory of Japan­ese busi­ness cul­ture, work­spaces, Ethiopia, Apple Watch and a look into design­ing a typeface to rep­res­ent a nation to the world.

The Week in Links

This weeks edi­tion of The Week in Links is a small one, but fea­tures some great pro­jects. An insight into devel­op­ing a con­sist­ent brand­ing for one of the most recog­nis­able brands and some tips on start­ing a busi­ness. Fin­ish­ing the edi­tion is a look at the pro­cess behind a bril­liant per­son­al pro­ject. One I would love to do myself one day.

The Week in Links

This weeks edi­tion of The Week in Links is packed with some great reads and a stun­ning video. It cov­ers note­books, Ant­arc­tica, work­spaces, focus, learn­ing and a stun­ning piece of brand­ing. Grab a cof­fee, beer or glass of wine and sit back and enjoy.

The Week in Links

Writ­ing, future uses of new tech­no­logy, design pro­cesses, an inter­view with a design legend and Apple Watch. The range of sub­jects covered in this weeks edi­tion of The Week in Links, has a bit more vari­ety in it than pre­vi­ous weeks. Sit back and enjoy.

The Week in Links

This weeks edi­tion is a bit of a bump­er one with a com­bin­a­tion of inter­est­ing and geeky. There’s a look at what Lon­don could’ve been, some thoughts on work and show­ing up, a his­tory of a typeface, a pen review and reflec­tion with the bene­fit of hindsight.

The Week in Links

This weeks edi­tion, cov­ers the new Mac­Book, a review of the iMac with 5K ret­ina dis­play, the struggle of pack­ing the per­fect bag, and the emo­tion­al roller­coast­er of being a freel­an­cer­/­self-eml­poyed developer.

The Week in Links

This weeks edi­tion arrives a bit later than nor­mal. A com­bin­a­tion of catch­ing up on a little work this after­noon, watch­ing my favour­ite cyc­ling race (apart from Le Tour) and then being engrossed in final round of The Mas­ters after church this even­ing has been the cause. If it’s a bit late in the day for you, you might have to make it these links your read­ing mater­i­al for your Monday morn­ing coffee.