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A farewell to Erskine

28th February 2010

Some three and a half years since I co-founded Erskine Design, I have—after much deliberation—decided to leave the agency in pursuit of new and exciting challenges.

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Redesigning the undesigned

25th January 2010

For two years—and with much embarrassment, I have been apologising for my undesigned blog. Well, no more shall I blush. To mark this fourth redesign and rebuild, I’ve decided to detail my inspiration, ideas, processes, type and design choices—and hopefully explain what this miscellany thing is all about.

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Starting from the beginning…

14th August 2009

Last week I was invited to do a video interview with Ryan for his please start from the beginning series.

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Dad’s tree

18th May 2009

On an eerily foggy day in May, we laid my Dad to rest at the head of the Hope Valley. Just myself, my Mam, and a lone crow that arrived at the beginning, stayed throughout, then left as we did.

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Four days in remote Wasdale

18th May 2009

I’m reaching the end of a wonderful week off, which included a five-hour drive to remote Wasdale in the Lake District, two full days of trekking and scrambling, and a return journey of over eight-hours through three national parks. And all of that under sun-kissed skies. Plus, my highest-ever tweet!

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Climb the mountains…

4th May 2009

I recently realised that the main thing missing from my life over the “web years” has been my love and understanding of the mountains and national parks. With this in mind, I made a return trip up my beloved Kinderscout for the first time in years today, a sort of “training” trip prior to the bigger fells of the Lake District next week.

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I am not John Cleese

27th November 2008

OK. Lets start this post about my book Beginning CSS Web Development with one of my favourite reviews.

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Belle & Sebastian, Burgerman, and some other mates all rolled into one neat Christmas competition

21st November 2008

I have to blog about this competition, seeing as it involves a mix CD created by a musician I once booked and purchased tomato soup and mash for; it has artwork by my friend and office pal; its on a website built by someone who taught me all I know, and it is facilitated by a company run by a friend I’ve known for 30 years; some cash goes to a charity researching a disease which hit my family hard this year. No arguments.

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Trailer: Erskine and the Great Nottinghamshire Bike Ride - a tale of horror and woe

20th November 2008

As previously posted, in June 2008, four members of the Erskine team completed the Great Notts Bike Ride 50 mile route.

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Eulogy

14th November 2008

You all know that I believe our blogs can be as much for personal reflection as they can be about bloody web design. For me its a cathartic exercise. This post is typical of that.

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