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The Rissington Podcast

Author: Jon Hicks & John Oxton-King

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Jon Hicks and John Oxton-King, broadcasting from deep inside the Cotswolds, UK. Think of this as a web-geek version of Gardeners Question Time. We also have regular(ish) spots such as typeface of the 'week', UX techniques we like and any geek/technology thing we care to talk about.
We are your expert panellists, agony aunts and general life-gurus, so visit the website to send us your questions, we are all ears, and the space inbetween them.
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10 years of housekeeping is discussed, whilst John OK fails to concentrate on anything but the recording process and practicing his heavy breathing routine. Fortunately Mr. Hicks holds it all together, consummate professional that he is. That is right until the end when Jon (short for Jonathan) makes a revelation that will rock the design industry to its very core. Clickbait? You betcha!
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2019-09-1100:01:53

Jon Hicks and John Oxton-King, broadcasting from deep inside the Cotswolds, UK. Think of this as a web-geek version of Gardeners Question Time. We also have regular(ish) spots such as typeface of the 'week', UX techniques we like and any geek/technology thing we care to talk about.We are your expert panellists, agony aunts and general life-gurus, so send us your questions we are all ears, and the space inbetween them.
Episode 20

Episode 20

2009-02-2501:03:09

Stupidly, we recorded this one when we were both knackered, and it shows. It’s the longest we’ve done yet, and we’ve had to edit it to within an inch of it’s life to make it vaguely listenable! Anyway, for better or for worse, here’s episode 20!Housekeeping! Mark Boulton’s Designing for the Web (http://www.fivesimplesteps.co.uk/), the best book we’ve seen in a long time. It’s a triumph! We’re moving away from the RAF base at Rissington to the cute Cotswold town of Burford (http://www.the-cotswolds.org/top/english/know/villages/burford/index.html)The lovely folks at Sitepoint have given us 5 copies of Ian Lloyds “How to build your first website the right way using HTML and CSS” to give away. We also endorse this book (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tS8MuRham6E). Email us by March 28th with suggestions for a new name for the podcast!Links! Simon Clayson’s on this site (http://flickr.com/photos/hicksdesign/2889837176/). The Tweed Run (http://acontinuouslean.com/2009/01/27/london-the-tweed-run/) mentioned by Mr Dennis Places to visit near Moreton-in-the-Marsh Stow on the Wold (http://www.cotswolds.info/places/stow-on-the-wold.shtml) Dude a day (http://atomictoy.org/365dudes/), which one are you? Butter Label (http://butterlabel.com/) The RYDA Bear (http://www.flickr.com/photos/21222042@N05/3182831780/) Beep! Beep! It’s Chav Pingu (http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=GB&hl=en-GB&v=lsZqnY2iPL0) Cheeky Monkey (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6oajPBSnO8) was also mentioned Jason Santa Maria’s Recommended Books (http://www.jasonsantamaria.com/reading/) Mister Nice Hands (http://www.misternicehands.com/) Robin Reliant made into raft (http://twitpic.com/pi58)Tally ho and chocks away!
We wish you a merry festive period and a satisfactorily refreshing New Year.Can you spot all 3 subtle earworms in this podcast?Linky-poos Letter from the Welsh Space Agency (http://flickr.com/photos/oxton/3093021696/) The Shorty Awards (http://shortyawards.com/) John’s somewhat ancient photo gallery template (http://joshuaink2006.johnoxton.co.uk/templates/gallery/) Clientcopia (http://www.clientcopia.com/) Mr T in Your Pocket (http://www.firebox.com/product/860/Mr-T-In-Your-Pocket) Captain Plughole (http://www.doodlebank.com/plughole/) Mr T’s Treat Your Mother Right (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=7_rBidCkJxo) Font of the week: Galaxie Polaris (http://www.vllg.com/Village/GalaxiePolaris/mudTyper+Weights/) Paper Prototyping on A List Apart (http://www.alistapart.com/articles/paperprototyping) Things – Task management on the Mac (http://www.culturedcode.com/things/) The IE6 Equation (http://24ways.org/2008/the-ie6-equation) ‘Minority Report’ OS brought to life (http://www.engadget.com/2008/11/14/oblongs-g-speak-the-minority-report-os-brought-to-life/) Lumen (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lumen) Dr. Who logos (http://www.throup.org.uk/doctor_who.php) Sir Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity? (http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/ken_robinson_says_schools_kill_creativity.html) Caine blows the gaff on end of a cult classic (http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article1115272.ece)User experience design linksA few regular spots John Oxton visits for UX info: Wikipedia’s info on UX design (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_experience) UX Magazine (http://www.uxmag.com/) User Interface Engineering (http://www.uie.com/)Finally, the Nielsen Norman Group Report on Agile Usability: Best Practices for User Experience on Agile Development Projects (http://www.nngroup.com/reports/agile/) is a whopping $84 for the PDF but if you are a designer inside an Agile Development team and you are struggling with the whole thing, I thoroughly recommend it for you and your colleagues.Tally ho and chocks away!
Episode 18

Episode 18

2008-12-1101:01:42

After the 3rd recording attempt, we’ve sorted out our recording problems, and we’re back with a backlog-clearing, hour long marathon!Loads of links below, first however, we need to post the information from Steve Marshall regarding location of servers:Search Engines and Geographical Location of ServersOn episode 14, you were asked about search engines and the geographical location of your servers. I asked an SEO about this, and he had the following to say:Google uses the IP of your server, initially, to determine your target audience. So an IP in the UK will rank more favourably in Google.co.uk than google.com for searches. Further to this, the users use of the ‘pages from cc’ could flush your rank from SERPs if the IP is outside the selected cc. Current suggestion is somewhere between 10% to 18% of searches use country searches.Using a ccTLD will balance out or over-ride a non-agreeing IP geolocation but the geolocation of the IP and the ccTLD are of similar influence so a ccTLD over a geolocated IP should not be relied on alone.You can also use Google Webmaster Tools to specify a target market, again improving your ranking in that market and helping inclusion on ‘pages from cc’ searches.Furthermore, Google’s perception of markets of inbound links can also affect this: if you have lots of inbounds from the UK, you’re perceived to be more apt to the UK market than someone with lots of inbounds from, say, Germany.Oh, and if you correctly identify your audience—if you use Adsense—that can also make a difference.Hope that helps!(Sorry it took so long to post Steve, and thanks for the information!)Linky-poosGive up and use tables (http://giveupandusetables.com/)Sassoon Primary (http://www.faces.co.uk/fonts/Adobe/Sassoon-Primary-MT000006528/)Squeezy Condensed Milk (http://www.nestle.co.uk/OurBrands/AboutOurBrands/CreamsAndDesserts/)Duxford (http://duxford.iwm.org.uk/)Bletchley Park (http://www.bletchleypark.org.uk/)Hicks Radiohead Stylophone magic (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mysleepyhead/2981279835/)Font of the week, Scala (http://www.fontshop.com/fonts/downloads/fontfont/ff_scala_pro_collection/)Dropbox (http://www.getdropbox.com/)Growl (http://growl.info/)Agile development with Jakob Nielsen (http://www.useit.com/alertbox/agile-methods.html)Stinky cheese (http://blog.hotelclub.com/top-10-stinky-cheeses/)Javascript drum machine from Cameron Adams (http://www.themaninblue.com/experiment/JS-909/)Sam Hardacre (http://nocturnalmonkey.com/)One Phat DJ (http://www.onephatdj.com/)Nutella (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nutella)Salad Cream (http://www.saladcream.com/)Tally ho and chocks away!
Episode 17

Episode 17

2008-09-1800:30:59

Recorded on the 7th July, and finally edited and released! Hopefully, we’ll record a new one next week…Housekeeping Linkage Ben Ward (http://ben-ward.co.uk/), now residing in our office The Kate Bolin (http://www.katemonkey.co.uk/) The Daily Chegwin (http://www.thedailychegwin.co.uk/) DropBox (https://www.getdropbox.com/) which we absolutely adore!Questions Linkage Shorpy (http://www.shorpy.com/), the 100 year photo blog How to spot the difference between the right and wrong Firefox logos (http://weblogs.mozillazine.org/asa/archives/2007/08/responsible_log.html) The TED Talk with a tour of Rome (http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/david_macaulay_s_rome_antics.html) Information about Swap Shop (http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/classic/swapshop/intro.shtml) Marcus Lillington and Bob Carolgees (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hicksdesign/2867104045/) , you never see them together.Competition!We have a license for the excellent Trading Eye the standards compliant ecommerce solution to giveaway!How to Enter : Get someone to film you doing your best Spitfire impression in a public place, upload it to Flickr, and tag it with ‘iamrissingtonspitfire’. We’ll pick the one we like best, and notify you by carrier pigeon. Competition closes 10th October – good luck!Tally ho and chocks away!
Episode 16

Episode 16

2008-09-0100:42:17

“Earworms”Summer break is over and we’ve finally had a chance to edit a show recorded back in June! We were blessed with plenty of flying aircraft noise in this episode, so it all sounds nice and authentic. Also I forgot to do the levels on this one, but never mind, I’m sure you’ll cope!Linky-Poos The History of RAF Rissington (http://www.amazon.co.uk/RAF-Little-Rissington-Central-Flying/dp/1844153819/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1220215123&sr=8-1) by Ray Deacon et al. The Fort outside the office (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hicksdesign/480337455/in/pool-450657@N22) The glorious Microformats advert by Stuart Langridge (http://www.kryogenix.org/days/2008/06/08/microformats-are-shi), which was about all we had to say on the subject! It wasn’t this David Jacobs (http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/shows/davidjacobs/), at least we don’t think so. For colour help, we suggested Molly’s Book Kuler (http://kuler.adobe.com/) site Some information about Toast Toppers (http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A855263), for those who have never tried the gloopy wonder. The Firefox Lady of which Mr Hicks does not approve (http://farm1.static.flickr.com/47/136239582_40d9ef105a.jpg?v=0). A logo shouldn’t need boobies to make you notice it, dammit. Chris Messina’s collection of interface patterns (http://www.flickr.com/photos/factoryjoe/collections/72157600001823120/)Any ideas for a theme? Leave a comment!
Episode 15

Episode 15

2008-07-0400:42:16

The one where we meet “The One They Call Fido Gesiwuj”Link Poos Comics we read: Eagle (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eagle_(comic)). Domain registars mentioned: 123 Reg (http://www.123-reg.co.uk/) The Star Wars Lego (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/file/939578/51249) walkthrough The brilliant Alarm will sound (http://www.bangonacan.org/store/product/51) covering the Aphex Twin Our Last.FM accounts: Hicksdesign (http://www.last.fm/user/Hicksdesign) John endorses Taylors (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Taylors-Eye-Witness-Classic-Sharpener/dp/B000I0LBHI) Mutiny over the Bount (http://www.last.fm/music/John+Shuttleworth/_/Mutiny+Over+the+Bounty)y by John Shuttleworth, grieving for the loss of the cardboard tray in the Bounty Bar. Will it Blend? (http://www.willitblend.com/videos.aspx?type=unsafe&video=iphone)Tally ho and chocks away!
Episode 14

Episode 14

2008-06-1700:35:03

Comin’ atch from the ‘wolds!This episodes Linky PoosNot many linkys this week – there more abstract concepts than usual. asv_tumblog plugin (http://forum.textpattern.com/viewtopic.php?id=24981)for Textpattern Chryp (http://chyrp.net/), the lightweight blogging engine. We use Levelator (http://www.conversationsnetwork.org/levelator/) and put together in Garageband. Stinking Bishop cheese (http://www.thecheeseshed.com/stinking-bishop-119-p.asp). Smells like arse, tastes lovelyTally ho and chocks away!
Episode 13

Episode 13

2008-06-0900:41:13

The episode in which we give you space for reflection.This episode’s linky-poos: Sender of the stickers The Fawcett Inn (http://www.somefoolwitha.com/fawcett/) Tea Cosy, Teamrooms (http://www.theteacosy.co.uk/) Tony Hart (http://www.tonyhart.co.uk/) Take Hart (http://www.tonyhart.co.uk/take_hart_tony_hart.htm) The amazing adventures of Morph (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajQx45iR0H4) (youTube) Upper Rissington (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upper_Rissington) RAF Little Rissington (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Little_Rissington) DOM scripting (http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=DOM+scripting) JavaScript: The Definite Guide (http://oreilly.com/catalog/9781565923928/) jQuery (http://jquery.com/) Source of the GOOD MEAT about 2.05 mins in Stalins brother the babysitter (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YonM49PWA0g) (youTube) Mouseposé (http://www.boinx.com/mousepose/overview/) OmniDazzle (http://www.omnigroup.com/applications/omnidazzle/) ScreenFlow (http://www.varasoftware.com/products/screenflow/) Metal Mickey (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metal_Mickey) Metal Mickey theme tune (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOiVXMcWHrw) (youTube) Tascam US122L USB2 audio interface (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tascam-US122L-USB2-audio-interface/dp/B000MUO0MC/) Logic Express (http://www.apple.com/logicexpress/) JML toastbags (http://www.jmldirect.com/Toastabags-PT4300/) Coldplay iTunes ad (http://movies.apple.com/movies/us/apple/ipoditunes/2008/ads/apple_ipoditunes_sonic_20080520_r560-9cie.mov) That cheesy pony ad tune (http://www.deagostini.co.uk/ilovehorses/) Cockney Rhyming Slang (http://www.cockneyrhymingslang.co.uk/) Graphics Editor or Text Editor? (http://www.hicksdesign.co.uk/journal/graphics-editor-or-text-editor)Tally ho and chocks away!
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