James Gardner

James Gardner

I am a digital technology strategist. Now working in the pharmaceutical industry, I previously worked at Volume, one of the largest independent B2B digital marketing agencies in the UK. Throughout my career I have dealt with everything from social media to cloud computing, Storage Area Networks to Virtualization, giving me a broad view on the technology issues facing businesses today. In my spare time I can be found making cars out of Lego - with my two kids obviously - or dreaming of a walk-on part in a Romero zombie movie.

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Designing For The Future Web - Smashing Magazine

Designing for the future Web. That’s a big subject. Where do we start when we’re talking about something that isn’t here yet?

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Designing For The Future Web – Smashing Magazine

Designing for the future Web. That’s a big subject. Where do we start when we’re talking about something that isn’t here yet? In this article, we’ll look at what the future Web might look like and how we can adapt our current skills to this new environment, as well as...

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How To Respond Effectively To Design Criticism – Smashing Magazine

Winston Churchill once said: "Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things." Regardless of where you work or who you work for, being able to take criticism is part...

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EatStreet: Food Delivery | Order Online

EatStreet makes Ordering easy. Order online from your favorite restaurants for delivery or takeout....

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The Inconvenient Truth About SEO – Smashing Magazine

In this article Paul Boag explains why you should not spend money on SEO if you want to be number one on Google....

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Chapman University | A Top Private University in California

An academically distinguished university offering opportunities to learn and explore alongside world-class faculty, for a lifetime of personal achievement....

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Getting Started With Content Management Systems – Smashing Magazine

In this article, we will look at how to tell if your organization needs a content management system. We will also give you information on the abilities of content management systems to help you better understand what they can do....

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Top Ten Web Typography Sins – Smashing Magazine

While many designers have been quick to embrace web standards, it's surprising how often the basic standards of typography are neglected. Here are ten deadly sins to avoid in your web typography. Using hyphens instead of an em dash. If you need to interrupt yourself, do it with an em...

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Vivid Imagery In Modern Web Design – Smashing Magazine

By using vivid images designers can draw user's attention, communicate a message quickly and effectively and leave a memorable first impression. Practically all websites use images in their design, but few use vivid images to achieve maximum results. What is a vivid image? A simple definition is an image or...

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Why Companies Need Full-Time Product Managers (And What They Do All Day) – Smashing Magazine

What is a product manager? What do product managers do all day? Most importantly, why do companies need to hire them? Good questions....

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Showcase Of Brilliant Comic Book Cover Art – Smashing Magazine

From Rudolph Töpffer and Wilhelm Bush’s precursors to modern-day incarnations, comics have been a large part of popular culture for generations. Growing over the ages through contributions to the genre from Christophe Chabouté, Angelo Agostini and, of course, Richard Outcault, this then-revolutionary new way for artists to create and deliver...

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Design Legacy: A Social History Of Jamaican Album Covers – Smashing Magazine

Mention Jamaican music to someone who isn’t a fan and you can bet that a fairly predictable image pops into the head of your listener. Chances are this image looks something like the cover of Bim Sherman’s Exploitation. Same old Rastafarian colors… Some guy with dreads… A title that refers...

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The Difference Between Good And Bad Job Requirements – Smashing Magazine

This article looks at some good and bad examples of job requirements lists and explores what makes the best lists inviting and honest introductions....