Miles Burke

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Perth’s own web conference!

What does Derek Featherstone, Chris Messina, Ben Buchanan, Cameron Adams, Kai Koenig, Nick Hodge, Tim Lucas, Lisa Herrod, Laurel Papworth, Stephen Collins, Donna Spencer, Russ Weakley, Marc Lehmann and Sonja Bernhardt all have in common, besides all being great people?… Continue Reading →

Definition of a Freelancer

I’m working on a project at the moment which involves me speaking to a number of people who I would loosely term as a ‘freelancer’. In speaking with these folks, I am finding that the definition isn’t so black and… Continue Reading →

Presentation Tips III – Interview with Eric Scheid

As the third post in my recent series about presentation and public speaking, (see Public Speaking Tips and Templates and Interview with Maxine Sherrin) I couldn’t neglect to speak to Eric Scheid, the brains behind the popular Australian Information Architecture… Continue Reading →

Presentation Tips II – Interview with Maxine Sherrin

In my last post, I linked to many blogs and websites which discussed how to present, both technically and tips on stage presence, etc. However, that’s only half the battle – how do you approach conference organisers, and what are… Continue Reading →

The Web2.0 colours of 2007

They’re finally released – the 99 Scruptious colours of 2007, Web2.0 style! After the fun and excitement of the original Web2.0 colour palette, which I created back in Feb 2006, I have been itching to do it again. Now that… Continue Reading →

That Monster Called Free Pitch (Why You Can’t Fall For It)

Last updated August 2022 No matter what you call it, Spec Work, Free Pitch, etc the concept is the same. I’ll get a handful of designers or studios to come up with a handful of concepts for my website, and… Continue Reading →

Downsides of online community as a business

There is a double edged sword that exists within ‘online community as a business’. On one hand, you want to do the right thing by your members/users/participants and on the other hand, you have to keep in mind the interests… Continue Reading →

How to start a Port80 chapter

Port80 is always looking to start monthly meetings in other parts of this world of ours. Are you keen as well? Read on… Being involved in a port80 chapter is great! But don’t just take my word for it, check… Continue Reading →

58 Ways for Small Business to Save the World

We’re always hearing about nasty big corporations destroying the earth, and how we as consumers should be doing more to recycle and save the environment, however easily the largest employer in Australia is small business (90% of all Australian businesses… Continue Reading →

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