About the Author

Stuart Brown is a professional web designer & developer based in Manchester, UK.

He has an enduring passion for the digital arts, from the early days of hypertext & multimedia through to the modern web.

You can get in touch at stu@rtbrown.org.

About Modern Life

Modern Life is a series of insights and research into the world of the web - presented in such a way as to be informative yet entertaining.

The hidden world of statistics, trends and dark arts of web design, development, marketing & SEO are the topics of choice - delving into the facts and figures that form the future of the internet.

The content is always original, independent and absolutely free - I recommend you subscribe to the Modern Life RSS Feed to stay abreast of the latest facts, figures, tips & tutorials.


Modern Life runs on a custom publishing platform, developed specifically for the purpose. Essentially a heavily customised article management system, it allows multiple, customisable, publications to be managed from one central source. It is written in PHP with a MySQL backend.


Site design, CSS et al © 2006-2007. Logo and supporting typographical elements are set in Adobe Caslon. All other type is set in Cambria, where available.

Vector originals prepared in Adobe Illustrator CS2, all raster images prepared and saved in Adobe Photoshop CS2. HTML and CSS marked up using Crimson Editor (http://www.crimsoneditor.com/).