Jack Barber Design & Technology

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Archive of: 2015

So That's It, 2015 is Nearly Over

So That's It, 2015 is Nearly Over

I’m just wrapping up (pun intended) some final little jobs at work. It’s Christmas Eve and 2015 is nearly over. Shortly I’ll set my autoresponder and record an out of office voicemail message. Then it’s home time.

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Man on the Moon - Isn't There a Happier Ending?

I try not to get too deep and contemplative on my blog. It’s not really the place. But I saw the 2015 John Lewis Christmas advert this morning, and was left feeling sad and disappointed.

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Promoting Business with Print

I’ve been ‘up to my eyeballs’ since the summer holidays - working on loads of projects, including a brand new website for Whitby RNLI (more on that later) and a couple of online stores built using Shopify.

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Likes, Favourites, Dislikes - can social media ever facilitate proper social interaction?

Of course, Betteridge’s law of headlines states that the answer to my question is of course ‘no’. And in this case the law is, in my opinion, proved correct.

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(Back) Up and Running

Having blogged fairly regularly through June, I’d planned to try and keep it going in the longer term. But yet again failed.

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Stylish Coffee Mugs for Hadley's

Stylish Coffee Mugs for Hadley's

I know I keep going on about Hadley’s - but they really are a great case study. A company prepared to invest in design - to think ‘what else can we do?’ instead of just doing enough. It makes a difference.

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Prototyping - We're Living in the Future

I’ve been working on a bit of a side project for a couple of years now. It’s a device for healthcare - but to find out more you’ll have to ask me in person!

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Hadley's Stylish Greaseproof Paper

One of the things I find most annoying, as a designer, is when a company invests in some design or branding work and then fail to make the best use of the work they’ve had produced.

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New Support Portal and System

Dealing with support requests, including requests for minor amendments to existing websites, takes up quite a lot of my time - an an ever increasing amount as I take on more new projects.

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Simple 'Tweet This' jQuery Function

I've just spent an hour fiddling around trying to make a simple 'tweet this' plugin with jQuery.

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