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I'm Ketan ‐ A Melbourne web designer and developer
with over 20 years of industry experience.

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Music to code to - Part 1

I like to get in the “zone” when I’m coding, so I usually have my headphones on, even though I’m the only one around, which helps me focus and ignore any distractions from outside.

RIP Shopit - My farewell to a great, undiscovered ecommerce platform

I still remember that day in 2009, where I was sat in my tiny two desk office in the Bolton Enterprise Centre, realising I had to build an ecommerce platform from scratch. It was raining outside and a client I’d known for a long time was starting a new online business and required a feature that no off-the-shelf shopping cart supported. And, I had a month to build it.

An example of poor UX design in ecommerce

Not too long ago I was invited to meet with a clothing company to discuss some fundamental improvements to their Shopify website. Disappointingly, after two hours of driving and an unproductive 10-minute meeting (where their only in-house developer didn’t show), I came away with a wasted journey.

Increasing the font size of messages in Gmail with a little CSS

I love the new desktop design of Gmail but I find the font size of the message composition window to be too small. Amazingly Google hasn’t added any options to change the font size other than providing the default “small”, “normal” and “large” (which is too large) choices.

Freelancing: Reducing those subscriptions!

Nowadays there’s a subscription for everything and it’s so easy to get carried away and sign up for everything you need to get your work done. But, the costs can quickly add up and before you know it most of the money you’re making is being consumed by subscription services.

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