• 28 11/2011 Interview on RPH Adelaide

    Following our result in the 2011 Australian Web Awards, I was interviewed on Saturday by Peter Greco on RPH Adelaide discussing the award and website accessibility in general.

  • 14 12/2010 Use uppercase (capitalised) text judiciously

    I don’t normally re-post articles regarding website data-entry and styling but I find myself having to re-iterate warnings against the over-use of uppercase or block-caps to clients continually, so this article from Roger Johansson, one of the web’s foremost authorities on accessibility issues, was nicely timed.

  • 10 11/2010 Accessibility myths in 2010

    Five and a half years ago I posted an article about Accessibility myths and misconceptions where I tried to explain why some commonly held beliefs about web accessibility are incorrect. Early this year, Ian Pouncey posted a few other Web accessibility myths.

  • 15 06/2009 To mode or not to mode?

    As regular visitors will have realised, we’ve recently re-built our site from the ground up, deleting old features and out-of-date content and introducing some new features along the way. After perusing Modal Windows In Modern Web Design at Smashing Magazine it got me thinking about using a modal window for our contact form or PropellerMail login form.

  • 30 01/2009 Web Standards: Where the ROI is

    As proud and nationally recognised proponents of web standards, Propeller have been quietly basing all of our work on and occasionally loudly selling the many benefits of designing with web standards since our inception in 2004.

  • 23 12/2008 Virgin Blue to Court again for Discrimination

    A Complaint by Les Kerr, 53, Wooloowin, Brisbane for Disability Discrimination against Virgin Blue over the accessibility of their various websites will be lodged in the Federal Court of Australia in the first week of the New Year.

  • 03 11/2008 Only 4.13% of the web's code is valid!

    A new study from Opera finds that the overwhelming majority of web sites don’t adequately support web standards. The good news is that compared to previous studies, more web sites are valid today than they were in previous years. The bad news is that just 4.13% of the URLs included in the studies sample size — which was over 3.5 million web pages — passed the W3C validator.

  • 25 08/2008 Federal disability commissioner threatens to '€œname and shame'€ government departments and agencies

    The federal disability commissioner has threatened to ‘€œname and shame‘€ government departments and agencies which do not make public information accessible to people with disabilities.

  • 08 08/2008 Grocery website 'discriminates'

    A DISABLED Brisbane man has lodged an official complaint against the Federal Government’s new grocery price watch website, claiming the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is in breach of the Disability Discrimination Act.

    Les Kerr, 53, of the suburb of Wooloowin, is vision and mobility impaired and says the GROCERYchoice website is inaccessible. His complaint is about the difficulty in using the website.

  • 13 11/2007 The new 'cutting edge' Ch7 Sunrise website, standards not worth the effort?

    As a regular viewer of Channel 7’s ‘Sunrise’ breakfast show I was interested this morning when they roped in Pete Blasina to run through their new and supposedly ‘cutting edge’ website and tell us how great it is.

    Graphically the site isnt the worst I’ve seen though its not the best either and is extremely cluttered and disorganised. It almost looks as though they made a list of features they needed to include then threw them at a magnetic board…

Recent Projects

  • The 'New' Stradbroke Island Beach Hotel Website

    Stradbroke Island Beach Hotel

    We dont often share single website launches but in this instance there is a degree of history behind it which speaks to a return on investment not normally associated with websites.

  • Brown Brothers Engineers New Zealand

    Brown Brothers Engineers New Zealand

    December 2013 saw the launch of a new Brown Brothers Engineers Australia website. October 2014 sees the turn of New Zealand parent company Brown Brothers Engineers.

  • RedFest 2014


    Read about Propeller’s 2014 responsive reboot of the RedFest website.

  • Into Harmony Health Services

    Into Harmony Health Services

    Into Harmony Health Services are located in Bayside, Brisbane. Melanie Young has been passionate about health and wellness for over 30 years. Following a substantial period of rehabilitation following a car accident and surviving cancer in her late twenties, Melanie has dedicated years of personal development and training to assisting other people with their health challenges.

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