• The Learning Curve

  • 12.Feb
  • Carey Clarke
  • After a quiet weekend, waking up on a Sunday without a hangover in Dublin has its advantages. After a lazy morning I met up with my friend Jane and we decided to head into the RHA (Royal Hibernian Academy) to see if there was anything interesting on. We chose wisely. As it turns out there [...]

  • 07.Nov
  • RefreshDublin
  • Last week there were some fantastic web events happening in Dublin which was a pleasure to see and an indication that the Irish web community is alive and kicking more than ever.  One which stood out for me was the first RefreshDublin organised by Niamh Redmond.  Part of and  inspired by the Refresh Cities movement, [...]

  • 26.Jun
  • Adding .FLV MIME Type in IIS
  • I’ve recently started working with Flash a lot more and while its proving good fun, I had forgotten how frustrating it can sometimes be. I recently created a flash video player from scratch and while it worked wonderfully on my computer and local server in work, it was flat out refusing to load the video [...]

  • 11.Mar
  • Accessibilty @ FOWA Dublin
  • Last Friday was great day. It was my first experience of the FOWA event held by the good folks at Carsonified. I had been hugely looking forward to it and was not dissapointed with some fantastic speakers. David Heinemeier Hansson from 37 Signals was the big draw and he didn’t dissapoint with a typically [...]

  • Quick Post

  • 13.Feb
  • Burial EP
  • Burial has a new EP out and it sounds very very good. I’m not a hardcore dubstep fan by any means, but it’s deffo a style of music I’ve been listening to more of in the last few years. It was actually Burial’s 2007 album ‘Untrue’ that introduced to the the genre in the first [...]

  • 10.Feb
  • Azealia Banks - Whelans
  • There is no doubting that Azealia Banks is a ferocious talent. A filthy, quick witted lyricist dripping with attitude and prick tease charisma. She had big boots to fill in terms of being able to live up to the hype that surrounded her. She needn’t have worried. She had the crowd in the palm of [...]

  • portfolio

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  • 01.Mar
  • Lolly and Cooks
  • Sometimes you get a real gem of a small project to work on and the new site for Lolly and Cooks was definitely one of those times. Lolly and Cooks’ cupcakes have long been one of my favourite guilty pleasures so when they asked me to do the site I was delighted. I was given [...]

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  • 19.Jan
  • 24 hour challenge
  • This post is long overdue so I’m going to keep it very quick and simple. A few months ago I was part of a fantastic experience, namely to conceive, design and build a fully functional website for a charity in 24 hours. It was called 24theWeb and was organised by the talented Stewart Curry. I [...]


Rachel is a freelance web designer and developer based in Dublin. She is passioniate about making beautiful, innovative websites. She is also on a constant learning curve so this blog is an example of her mutterings on learning, creating and all those in between. Her spelling is appalling, she apologises for that. Rachel also wondering why people write these things in the third person?



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This time last year I was preparing to go to Coachella Music Festival in the Californian desert, possibly the best festival I've ever been to. It was so good that this was my second visit and as usual the lineup was to die for. Roger Waters playing Dark Side of the Moon, Prince and The National were some of the highlights. However, Portishead was the pinicle for me that year. Back after a ten year break, they blew the crowd away and the backdrop of imagery was incredible which added to the atmosphere. This was one of the images that I captured of Beth. She is both the head in the background and the tiny spec standing singing. Oh how I wish I could be there again this year!


  • Rachel: Thanks a mil Chris! It was a pleasure to work with you too. Hope everything is going well!
  • Chris: We think the site is awesome too! Thanks again to the magnificent Team C! Chris
  • Rachel: Thanks Claudiu! Definitely get involved next year!
  • Claudiu: And you did a great job Rach! Hope I can make it for this year, must be a great experience :)
  • Nick McGivney: And as if by magic!


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