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My resolutions for 2013

Better late than never, I resolve…

1. Smoking. Best to tackle this one first. I resolve only to smoke Camel cigarettes. Where I live in rural Shropshire this is tantamount to giving up anyway, while leaving the door open to smoke in more exotic climes.
2. I will not shout at my children. No exceptions.
3. I will have more fun.
4. I will set and achieve one business objective each day..

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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

Work on what you want week!

It is all too easy to spend all of one’s life working to meet deadlines and catch up with outstanding work. I’ve just read about a neat idea to allow time to develop those personal projects which are easily often neglected in the day-to-day grind of paying the mortgage and school fees: “At Trigger.io, work
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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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