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Ben Barden

Editing

Instead of taking forever to make a point, I’m going to edit my posts and say more with fewer words. This post had more of a point to make, but it’s been edited out. Read More

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A Change of Scenery: getting my music back online

Over the last few years, I’ve probably spent more time reorganising my personal site than actually working on new material to put on the site. I was in a bit of a creative drought, and just wasn’t 100% happy with the various personal sites I’ve tried to put together over the last few years. I’m hoping today’s efforts will be a… Read More

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Write better posts – let your blogging ideas stew

A couple of years ago, I wrote a post suggesting you should write ideas when you think of them. An idea is just an idea – you should get it into a published post as soon as you can. However, I’ve recently had a few ideas that I haven’t written up immediately, and the resulting posts have come out really… Read More

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UX 101: put the cursor in the first field

When loading a page where a form is the focal point of the page, always put the cursor in the first field. This allows the user to start typing immediately. A good example is when you go to create a new blog post at WordPress.com. Have you noticed how it works? When the New Post page loads, the cursor goes right… Read More

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