Great Website Development is just like Gardening

Written by Dr Alastair Weakley
Published on 13 Feb 2018

Clients regularly come to the IC because their existing websites can't be upgraded anymore. The sites were built in Drupal or Wordpress from a few internets ago, and for some reason the automatic upgrades to the latest version won't work, meaning the site is stuck in limbo. Worse, those old versions are now insecure, and have either already ...


Just Launched: The 21st Biennale of Sydney

Written by Dr Alastair Weakley
Published on 16 Mar 2018

With some delight we’d like to announce the launch of the new website for the 21st Biennale of Sydney. The project has been a creative collaboration between The IC and renowned, Seattle-based, design practice Civilization.

Mobile screenshots of the Biennale of Sydney website - Homepage and Artist Page

Tablet screenshot of the Biennale of Sydney website - What's On Page

The meat of our work was in building a flexible content entry system that respects and enables the design, while also accommodating the intricacies ...


Why fixed-price, fixed-scope projects are nearly always a bad idea

Written by Dr Alastair Weakley
Published on 9 Nov 2017

There are lots of reasons why a client might prefer a fixed-price, fixed-scope project. The biggest one is there’s a feeling of security when you set out to buy something and you know exactly what that something is, and how much it will cost.

It’s a bit like when you need a loaf of bread and you have ...


Why we prefer Straightforward Billing, and you should too

Written by Dr Alastair Weakley
Published on 16 Nov 2017

Our preferred approach to charging for software development is to charge based on the time we spend. We sell our time in blocks of hours and carefully spend that time working with you to establish, feature by feature, what you actually need to include in your site.

We call this charging style “straightforward billing”.

When we just charge this way ...




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