• Inspiration Dubai

    Dubai is an architects’ playground – a showcase of design and construction achievements, with each building trying to stand out from the...

  • Freezing Fog

    On a very icy February morning (-13) in Cambridgeshire, freezing fog left amazing ice crystals on stones, trees and iron gates. Unfortunatel...

  • Responsive Wireframing

    I am conscious that some people in the web industry, including myself may be getting tired of hearing the word ‘responsive’ in everythin...

  • Cut The Crap

    Some companies just don’t know how quickly they can ruin the look and feel of their own website simply by spewing out far too much copy.

    W...

  • Please, no more tired analogue metaphors

    Right. If I see another Polaroid image on a website I'm going to... well, I'm not going to do anything really apart from sneer a little, and...

  • The Power of Sculpture

    My father was a sculptor. He had a rare skill of visualising a block of material and extracting a three dimensional model from within it. He...

  • Why I love constraint

    I wrote this piece of music about 15 years ago when I was a music student at York.

    It’s still my favourite composition and was technical...

  • Interview with my Grandfather

    I am a man of humble origins. My paternal grandfather, Wyndham Howells, was a salmon fisherman at G oldcliff on the River Severn . In fact I...