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Ben Holliday is an experienced design leader, writer and speaker. This is his blog (started in 2005). If you’re new to this site, Ben has published a playbook for design linking together many of his blog posts from the past 5 years. You can book him to speak at an event, get in touch or follow him on Twitter.

All blog posts in @media2006

New Media, New Engagement

In a belated post I had the opportunity to attend this one off conference on the 12th of October. Organised by the CIPR Education & Skills Group this was a one day event looking at the strategic use of new media in Marketing, Communications and PR in Education. Continue reading…

@Media Podcasts

The @media podcasts are now available on the @media 2006 website or subscribe to the feed. It looks like they are adding a new session each week. I’m finally looking forward to catching all the sessions I couldn’t go to the first time around. Continue reading…

Open Search

I’ve got to admit that the Beta 2 version of IE7 I’ve been testing at work is impressing me and I was further sold after attending Chris Wilson‘s talk about IE7 at @media 2006. It was at this session I first came across the the term open search and I really like the idea.. Continue reading…

A new College website (and an old one)

I’m pleased to say that I’ve just launched a new version of the Central Sussex College website. The new version is geared up for IE7 with virtually no css hacks and a general spring clean for good measure sorting out a few of the design and usability issues and taking out most (the rest to follow shortly) of the obtrusive inline javascript that sections of the site previously relied on. Continue reading…

@media 2006

Well my first web conference was most enjoyable… here is a brief round-up of my highlights…

Day 1

Eric Meyer‘s Keynote presentation was an enjoyable journey through the last ten years showing how CSS and standards have developed and as a relatively recent convert to CSS layout (20 months down and counting) it was good to get a history lesson to kick things off. Continue reading…

…and so it begins

Well I’ve finally got around to writing a blog. As you can see we’re currently running on the good old wordpress default template… but I have always said that content was more important than style (cough!)… but no really, good things shall come of this and I thought that it might actually be nice to document in the blog how I designed the blog as we go along. Continue reading…