What we do - Website design & build - that's it in a nutshell

What kind of websites?

Big ones, small ones, medium sized ones. HTML? Yes, of course. With content management, without content management. PHP & MySQL? Yes. Ecommerce. No commerce. OK what about Java? Yes. ASP.NET? Yup. Ruby on Rails? Er, not just now. But you never know...

Anything else?

Yes, I am also an Information Architect. Eh? What's that? An Information Architect is mainly concerned with the user experience. IAs plan user journeys, look at how the user gets the information they need and plan what content sits where. To put it another way, IAs provides the glue between the designers and the techies. But why do I need an IA? You may not. There are lots of excellent designers and techies who will be doing this without even thinking about it. However on larger projects the work needs to be split between different teams and it can be useful to have a dedicated IA team or person. That's where I come in.

What about cake recipes?

This site is called cakemix! There must be something to do with cakes somewhere. OK, OK. This is my very own recipe for date flapjack (I know it's not cake, but it's close enough, and it is very easy and rather delicious, if I do say so myself):

Ingredients

  • 75g Unsalted Butter
  • 75g Light Brown Muscovado Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Golden Syrup
  • 175g porridge oats
  • 90g Medjool (soft) dates chopped into bite sized pieces
  1. Preheat oven to 180 Oc.
  2. Line a small baking tray (about 15cm x 15cm or similar) with baking parchment.
  3. Gently heat the butter, golden syrup and sugar in a saucepan, stirring continuously until smooth. Remove from the heat.
  4. Mix in the chopped dates & oats.
  5. Put the mixture in a tray. Smooth off with a metal spoon. I usually aim for a thickness of about 1cm, but it depends how you like your flapjack and size of your tray.
  6. Cook for 20 minutes.
  7. Cut into slices before it has cooled.
  8. Put it in the cupboard then try to resist the temptation to scoff it all in one go...

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