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Things Storm bookmarked this week 30/11/11

This week… Adam: “An absolutely fantastic read on why working 100-hour weeks in the name of ‘start up glory’ is utter stupidity. Don’t waste your one and only youth! Also, amused that the ‘you can’t say fuck on the Internet’ gang are out in force attacking Amy, when the piece is so very well written!” Read More »


November 30, 2011 | by Mike Ellis

Storm news roundup 25-11-11

Our favourite web(ish) stories from the week… Adam: “Google Analytics made a nice change this week when they started collecting and reporting page load speed by default. Previously webmasters had to add an extra bit of JavaScript to their site to get GA to track page load times. Now that functionality is being provided by Read More »


November 25, 2011 | by Dave Kelly

Things Storm bookmarked this week 23/11/11

This week… Dave: “I happen to have been involved in bunch of group discussions this week, which due to geographical constraints have taken place online. As such, I have been introduced to https://freedcamp.com. It is similar to google groups, only much easier to administer and less based around email. I must say first impressions are Read More »


November 23, 2011 | by Mike Ellis

The cookie monster

As many people will remember, a while back ICO caused a bit of a stir by announcing an…interesting…new law all about cookies. In short, the law says this: “The rules previously required websites to tell you about cookies they used and give you information about how to ‘opt out’. Most organisations did this by putting Read More »


November 22, 2011 | by Mike Ellis

Three sure signs that you are doing something wrong when building a webapp

We all make mistakes, but there are three schoolboy errors I see committed by web developers on a depressingly regular basis which indicate that they don’t really understand what they are doing.  What’s really worrying is the number of major sites that commit these easily avoidable errors. Not letting me use perfectly valid email addresses Read More »


November 16, 2011 | by Paul Leader

Storm news roundup 04-11-11

Our favourite web(ish) stories from the week… Adam: “Groupon has floated on the US stock market at a ridiculous valuation of $13bn. For a company that has never made a cent of profit that is quite amazing. Personally, my love affair with the service has ended. At the beginning of the year I was regularly Read More »


November 4, 2011 | by Mike Ellis

Plugin of the week: Exclude Pages

As we said last week, sometimes WordPress plugins are complicated and sexy; other times they’re incredibly simple but nonetheless useful. Our favourite this week is another simple one. All Exclude Pages does is display a checkbox next to your posts and pages. Unchecking the box hides the page. That’s it :-) For top-level nav on your site which Read More »


November 3, 2011 | by Mike Ellis

We’re supporting Bath Digital Festival!

We’re thrilled to announce that Storm will be supported Bath Digital Festival, taking place at venues across the city in March 2012. 


November 3, 2011 | by Dave Kelly

Things Storm bookmarked this week / 02-11-11

This week… Dave tells ms that iMessage is coming to OS X: “iMessage is Apple’s new messaging solution for the iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone found in iOS 5. It allows customers to send SMS-like messages over standard data connections rather than expensive text messaging plans.” Also: “AirPlay mirroring is going to mean that meetings Read More »


November 2, 2011 | by Mike Ellis