Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is this site for?
    It’s meant to be a place where webmasters, designers and writers can find answers to all those fiddly little questions about making content look good and work well.
  • What types of content do you cover?
    Anything that can appear on a website, including (but not limited to) text, images, movies, sounds, tables, Flash and other animation, web forms, Ajax, XML, RSS, forums, bulletin boards, push, pull, .gifs, .png, Quicktime, Real media, Sneezy, Sleepy, Happy, Grumpy, Bashful, Dopey and Doc.
  • Do you speak with any authority?
    None whatsoever, apart from the experience of more than two decades of making some of the biggest mistakes you can make in journalism, content and life. As it is said: “A man learns by his mistakes. A wise man learns by others’.”
  • Is this site impartial?
    Hell no! If I like something, I’ll say; if I hate something, I’ll say: You should be able to spot the difference. What you do with the information, I leave up to you.
  • Are you linked to anyone?
    I work for Regus (the world’s biggest supplier of serviced office space) but that’s all: I have no hidden agenda as far as content goes. I don’t even filter the Google ads!
  • Do you accept submissions?
    I like submissives. But even if you’re not, I’ll happily look at your suggestions for topics to cover. If it’s good, I might even stick it up here under your name (I try not to plagiarise).
  • Do you accept criticism?
    I do, but be gentle with me. In fact, I’m sure I’ve made some mistakes here but only because I sincerely believe my mistakes to be true (which is always worrying). Besides, thinking changes with time; wrong-thinking doubly so.
  • Have you run out of things to say?
    For a change, yes.