This is the personal site of Tim Child.

I am Creative Directory and Co-Founder at Cantemo AB where we create extensible next generation solutions to Digital Media Management problems. I live in Stockholm, Sweden where Cantemo is based.

Recent Work

iconik.io

iconik.io the Hybrid Cloud Media Management Platform

Cantemo Portal

Extensible and Powerful Media Asset Management Solution

Recent blog posts

Using Netlify, Hugo and GitLab

          

Now that the site is up I thought that I would quickly mention how this is built. I have been really into static site generators for some time, mainly after having to administrate and maintain a large number of WordPress sites and clean them up after hacking attempts (protip: if you want to use WordPress - just pay for it at WordPress.com so that they keep it up to date).


New Site

     

New Site I have needed to update the site for quite sometime, and I haven’t updated the blog for about 5 years now. At the same time I also needed to work on blog for iconik.io for which we wanted a static site generator, and then I wanted to have a proper publishing workflow. So I took the opportunity for upgrade this site and learn Hugo at the same time.


UI Design in Hacker News

        

It seems a week doesn’t get by without a post or two in Hacker News about GUI design or graphic design, often entitled something like “Design for Hackers” or “Design for Developers”. The trouble with all these posts is that they are trying to shortcut the methodology of design by various hacks, even something as lengthy as read 5 books is by-in-large a hack. There is no substitute for practise, for looking and appreciating your world in a different way (this can be self-taught, I will discuss more below) and for in-depth thinking about what either comes down to communication or feedback problems.