Friday Round-Up #004

10th October 2014

Reading Time:

Hot darn, it’s been a while since I did one of these. I’m going to indulge in some shameless self-promotion before getting into the actual reading list properly, by first mentioning a few of my projects that went live recently!

First is the new MYA website, which came with a super-tight deadline but the client absolutely loves it! An interesting project to work on, with a lot different types of content all related to each other.

MYA

The Plumbee website has also been launched, and it was a really fun one to build (as you can probably tell from that awesome design). Some really nice flourishes and extras in there.

Plumbee

Stuff I thought was interesting

  • Cookie Monster takes over the internet with OmNomNomify, a funny bookmarklet that lets you unleash C.M. on any website you like.
  • Sticking with bookmarklets, Twitter Conversation Visualisation – a new tool from Paul Butler – shows the flow of your Twitter conversations and replies. Interesting stuff (if you have a busy enough timeline).
  • With LG’s new G Watch R we’ll soon finally have a smart-watch that looks like a watch. So many others so far, including the Apple Watch, look gimmicky or like flashy gadgets. The G Watch R actually looks like a watch.
  • If Fin Tech’s upcoming Plastc card takes off, they we may never need a wallet again. Apart from for the bus, parking, buying a coffee from the awesome Bare Coffee etc. In fairness, you could do away with all your other cards and it does look pretty cool, if it works.
  • Finally, my mate Sam Hannan is currently away on the trip of a lifetime (the swine) and updating his blog when he gets time. Worth flicking through to give yourself the travel bug and a reason to jet off overseas!

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Rik Kendell is a developer, designer and writer in Leeds, UK, specialising in responsive WordPress websites. With over 10 years experience in the industry, Rik has worked on award-winning teams at agencies, in-house and as a freelancer. Rik has worked with clients ranging from the NHS, Sky and Skipton Building Society to McDonalds, Lamb’s Navy Rum and Crabbie’s Ginger Beer.

Outside of work Rik is also a keen writer, an amateur woodworker, gamer and foodie. His blog posts, reviews and Tweets have been published by the BBC, the Evening Standard, the Guardian and the Independent. He has written guest posts for a number of agencies and industry websites.