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Storm news roundup 30-09-11

Our favourite web(ish) stories from the week… Liam: “This week I became increasing concerned by Facebook’s policies and privacy, with various changes coming up which are concerning. The biggest of these for me is Facebook’s request to form a PAC, or Political Action Committee. This will give Facebook the power to give money to political Read More »


September 30, 2011 | by Mike Ellis

We’re celebrating!

We had a fantastic night last night at the Bath Business Awards! Storm were finalists in theStartup and Small Business categories, and our very own Dave Kelly came away with the Young Business Person of the Year award.


September 30, 2011 | by Dave Kelly

On the Psychology of Test Driven Development

Recently I’ve been doing my best to do Test Driven Development (TDD) with varying levels of success. I’ve made some observations, not about the methodology or the tools, but about it’s psychological effects on me and how I think about development, my motivation, my attention, and my boredom threshold. There are lots of places you Read More »


September 30, 2011 | by Paul Leader

Facebook is going to buy Spotify. Discuss

Doing a quick Google search turns up precisely no-one else who seems to have had this (to me, very obvious) idea. But here are some thoughts: Spotify is trying to penetrate the US market Spotify has just recently announced that in order to sign up you have to have a Facebook account – a very Read More »


September 29, 2011 | by Mike Ellis

Things Storm bookmarked this week / 28-09-11

From the week in which everyone’s favourite (?) bookmarking service, Delicious, relaunched – here are Storm’s favourite links… Adam went with the viral flow (sounds painful) by picking the now-famous video of Alessio Rastani telling us “The Collapse Is Coming”: This – as with any viral – was followed with claims of hoax, counter claims Read More »


September 28, 2011 | by Mike Ellis

All good geeks require good coffee

I am yet to meet a fellow developer who doesn’t share my love of good coffee, it seems to be a universal trait of techies. The tech folk in Bath love to talk about the best place to grab coffee (Jika Jika and Colonna & Smalls btw) and there is often much debate over the Read More »


September 27, 2011 | by Adam Pope

Administration Panels with Twitter Bootstrap

We love rapid prototyping at Storm. Firing things together quickly brings our clients closer to the development teams and lets us make sure the product is exactly what they wanted. We’ve recently blogged about our use of Adobe Muse for wiring framing, but today I’m going to talk about our newest discovery for the dev Read More »


September 26, 2011 | by Liam Gladdy

Storm news roundup 23-09-11

Storm’s favourite web stories from the week… Liam: “This week I’ve been induced into a Video Game coma with the launch of Gears of War 3 and OnLive, and the EuroGamer expo yesterday in London. It’s not all play though – The OnLive service (http://www.onlive.co.uk) is a technical masterpiece.We’re huge fans of the technical challenges Read More »


September 23, 2011 | by Mike Ellis

I’ve got a bad business idea for you!

To what extent should a web agency involve themselves in a prospective clients’ business idea? This is something that I have been pondering for a little while now. Clearly, given a clear cut choice, an agency is most likely to want to be involved with a ‘better business idea’ for a couple of reasons: firstly Read More »


September 23, 2011 | by Dave Kelly

Things Storm bookmarked this week / 21-09-11

Another week, another bunch of interesting web happenings. Here’s a few you may be interested in: Google+ opened their doors to everyone, with a whopping great homepage arrow thingy. At roughly the same time, I stumbled across this rather frank assessment of the service: “perfectly adequate, fun to stumble onto but completely irrelevant…”. Many in Read More »


September 21, 2011 | by Mike Ellis