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

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25 September 2018shopify ecommerce business

Is Shopify right for you?

Shopify is a popular ecommerce platform which powers over 600,000 businesses across the world. It has some great features and a very well designed admin that makes running your store a breeze. Is it the best option for your business?

21 September 2018personal ecommerce shopit

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.

20 September 2018UX design ecommerce

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.

30 June 2018CSS

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.

28 June 2018Freelancing Business

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.