Technical SEO for Developers

Posted on October 14th, 2017

SEO stands for search engine optimization. At its best, SEO is about developing a better user experience and providing useful, compelling content. The industry may not be perfect, but this post will show what you can do to make it better. Search engin...

Everything I Know About Designing Interfaces

Posted on February 10th, 2017

Till now this was just a disconnected collection of notes, bookmarks, articles and general principles. They would float around in the back of my mind every time I worked on a project. I am putting this together so that I can consolidate and share what ...

How To Stop Reading Slowly

Posted on December 20th, 2016

This post outlines how I doubled my reading speed in less than a month. Every book I read in preparation for this project focused on the same three points: Increase the speed that your eye travels across the page, Decrease the number of time it ...

When Pandas Attack

Posted on December 10th, 2016

Ankur is a music producer. The Guardian described his music as ‘Downtempo music makes for a welcome break from manic city life’. He is putting the finishing touches on his first album. He has no plans for the release. I wanted to help. I am no marketin...

Distort

Posted on October 10th, 2015

If something gets printed enough times without being challenged, it becomes fact. TV and radio used to fill their broadcasts with newspaper headlines, today they just repeat what they hear on blogs. Even blogs broadcast what they hear on other blogs. ...

How to Do a Patent Search

Posted on October 10th, 2014

A patent only protects an idea if it is new. The only way to know whether an idea is new is to sift through existing inventions to make sure the idea hasn’t already been thought up. The process is a little complicated, but I'll walk you through it step...

The Holy Grail Of Branding

Posted on September 10th, 2013

The holy grail of branding is to own a word in people’s mind. Not a made-up word but a simple everyday word that says everything you what it to about what you offer. There are two rules when it comes to picking the word you want to own: The first is th...

An Open Discussion On Gender Crime

Posted on January 10th, 2013

On the 30th of December 2012, an open discussion on gender crime was organised for people who wished to share their views on the matter. The goal was to encourage cultural dialogue that explored possible actions we can all take towards building a more ...

Flipside

Posted on August 3rd, 2012

This poster was designed for the Flipside Cafe. It was printed as a large A3 poster and as a postcard with half the image on each side. The promotional material ran in tandem with a simple Facebook Ad campaign for one month. The campaign preceded the ...

How to Make 100 Friends in a Month

Posted on July 10th, 2012

In June 2012, I did (or said) at least one genuinely nice thing for someone every day. In 30 days, I met more interesting people than I could have possibly imagined. My social calendar went from bone-dry to dripping, and I got invited an unexpected ev...

Josh Pitzalis

Freelance web developer. Love working with tiny businesses. Currently enjoying learning about blockchain technology and its future implications.