Meteora, Greece.

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My Bucket List

During my annual sojourn to Andalucía I sat up late one evening making a preliminary list of things that I have left undone or would like to do, and places I would like to visit. I was surprised on reading it to discover how many of them involve going for very long walks, or climbing things. The list is, of course, a work in progress and incomplete.

Highlights include walking the Camino de Compostela de Santiago and trekking the Pyrenees from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean.

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About Simon.Hibbott.com

Simon.Hibbott.com is the personal weblog of Simon Hibbott, Web Designer, Developer and Managing Director of Generation X Computers Ltd.

Founded in 2004 Generation X Computers has evolved from building primarily static marketing websites to developing Content Management Systems and e-Commerce solutions.

Simon is happily married to Jude, and has three daughters, Tara, Isabelle and India. They live in a Georgian terraced house in Ellesmere, Shropshire and spend their summers near Orgiva in Spain.

Email me at simon@hibbott.com

Simon.Hibbott.com is developed on a Wordpress platform, using the Branford Magazine theme.

Web Development

When bespoke isn’t best

Wherever possible I have always chosen to develop bespoke designs for my websites, be they static marketing sites or developed using content management systems. When discussing the design for a new project with a client I tend to suggest looking at a representative sample of sites (usually, but not necessarily) within their industry in order
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Responsive web design: What goes around…

“Responsive Web Design essentially indicates that a web site is crafted to adapt the layout to the environment that it is being viewed in.”1 At Generation X it has always been a first principle to consider the wide variety of user platforms when designing websites. Cross browser compatibility and varied browser resolutions have always been
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f-Commerce logo f-Commerce: The Rise of Social Commerce

f-Commerce, also known as Facebook commerce and f-comm, refers to the buying and selling of goods through Facebook. f-Commerce is a subset of Social Commerce, the use of social network(s) in the context of e-commerce transactions. These transactions can be completed either on the Facebook, or off-Facebook using their Open Graph.

Joomla!

Joomla! CMS Development Status

Joomla Version 2.5.0 is the second release made within the new six-month release cycle that started with the delivery of Joomla 1.6 in January 2011. Version 2.5 is a long-term-support (LTS) release that will be supported for at least 18 months. Joomla Version 1.7 reaches end of life on 24 February 2012. All users of
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Wordpress

WordPress themes that I like

I’m increasingly attracted to the idea of using WordPress as a platform for developing websites which need content management capabilities, but without the degree of complexity that calls for a Joomla imlementation. I love Joomla, and have been using it since Joomla 1.0, but a number of factors have lately forced me to reconsider it
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Life

Meteora, Greece. My Bucket List

During my annual sojourn to Andalucía I sat up late one evening making a preliminary list of things that I have left undone or would like to do, and places I would like to visit. I was surprised on reading it to discover how many of them involve going for very long walks, or climbing things. The list is, of course, a work in progress and incomplete.

Highlights include walking the Camino de Compostela de Santiago and trekking the Pyrenees from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean.

Projects

Day 1316 – The Rebirth of Mummy Cool Part 2

I’m blogging about my journey in setting up a new startup affiliate marketing portal. You can read about the history of this project here. The site concept is to provide a portal enabling parents and prospective parents to compare maternity and baby products and accessories. Keyword Research Preliminary research is essential to the success of every
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Web Design

Responsive web design: What goes around…

“Responsive Web Design essentially indicates that a web site is crafted to adapt the layout to the environment that it is being viewed in.”1 At Generation X it has always been a first principle to consider the wide variety of user platforms when designing websites. Cross browser compatibility and varied browser resolutions have always been
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