Kevin’s BLOG on

Man oh Man it can be though keeping a blog on the road, and some of yee may have noticed that as well this Blog, I have been keeping a Web development blog on Pride Design for the past while now, this blog deals mostly with the fanaticising (!) world of web development and the issues that I encounter while working with Pride developing our content managed websites – As there are only so many hours in the week and as I don’t think that duplicated content servers any purpose, I have decided that I will publish most if not all of my webby stuff on my pride blog from now on, and keep this blog for other software engineering and development stuff.


So if you get a chance why not pop over to my pride blog and take a look, but don’t forget to visit this blog as I am working on some very interesting non web-stuff at the moment too and hope to keep this blog up to date too – thanks!!

New Pride Design Website goes Live

Congratulations to our good buddies and award-winning web design & development partners over at Pride Design, they have just flipped the big switch and put their new website live – nothing like a new website for the new year!


They tell me that there is still some tweaking and tuning to do on the site and that they will be getting around to in the next week – but once again congratulations and well wear!

Technical Support Service for irish Web Designers Launched

We have finally got around to launching our new Technical Support Service for Irish Web Designers – a service designed to take care of the occasional programming and enginering aspects of a Web Designer’s Web development work, leaving them free to concentrate on the actual Web Design and Delivery.


This is a local service provided by experts in Ireland – so fast response times with the minimum of  administrative overhead are guaranteed.  This service is designed to be as useful for very small tasks (perhaps just an hour’s duration) as it is to larger tasks.

More details can be found here…

Silverlight Pros & Cons

The register have posted an interesting list of Pros and Cons for Microsoft SIlverlight – agree or disagree, love it or hate it – it’s going to be in interesting time!


Personally I think that anything that gives Adobe a run for its money can’t be all bad!!

New ‘Technical Backup’ Service for Web Designers

We are currently designing an new service offering, the details of which will be posted on our web page once they haven been finalised.


In summary we will be offering a novel development/engineering service to web design firms.  Often web design firms will not have the need for a full time technical person and then sometimes feel the heat when they need to get some programming work done in a hurry as part of a web project.  In these cases it makes sense to outsource the technical work, however the act of outsourcing can quickly become a headache especially if the individual programming tasks are relatively small but numerous (as they often are).  It would be nice to be able to pick up the phone and ask someone to do some work or solve a problem without any extra administrative overhead.


That’s where we come in, our service will allow our clients to block book a set of hours that then can be used or draw down as needed over a period of time, we will invoice at the end of the time period.  Any hours not drawn down will not be charged for!  This approach will hopefully afford our clients a fast and responsive technical service with a the minimum of management overhead.


The services offered will include the usual suspects:


Server Side – PHP, ASP, Perl, Adobe Flash/ActionScript, SOAP

Client Side – Java Script, VBScript

Database – DB Design & Programming, mySQL, MS SQL Server

XML – XML Format Design, XML Programming

Custom Content Management Systems, Server Configuration, SMS/Text Message Support, etc.