• 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 As regular visitors will have realised, we’ve recently re-built our site from the ground up, deleting old features and out-of-date content and introducing some new features along the way.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

  • 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.

  • Brown Brothers Engineers

    Brown Brothers Engineers

    Our final website launch of 2013 brings Brown Brothers Engineers to life. Established in New Zealand in 1908 initially specialising in electrical engineering and later diversifying into pump manufacture for domestic and commercial use, Brown Brothers Engineers today employs 140 people in 13 locations throughout Australia and New Zealand.

  • Richmond Fellowship Queensland (RFQ) Annual Report

    Richmond Fellowship Queensland are a community-owned organisation that supports people facing mental health challenges and social disadvantage. This year Propeller were delighted to have the opportunity to work on RFQ’s annual report.

  • OpenSSL (Heartbleed) Advisory for PropellerMail

    OpenSSL is an open source software suite that is used all over the world to encrypt communications over the internet. Heartbleed is the name given to a bug in that software that could allow unencrypted access to that information while it is in server memory.

  • Changes to Email Configuration

    It has come to our attention that previous (and some current) versions of hosting cPanel services have incorrectly displayed email account logins with the following format:

  • Scheduled upgrade of cPanel hosting service

    We are excited to announce that we are now in the final stages of a major cPanel hosting infrastructure upgrade.

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