My name is Chi-Wai Li, Digital Creative and Tech Blogger.

This blog is a collection of lessons I’ve learnt on website design, creativity, business development, entrepreneurship. I also write a lot on where I think tech is going as well as a place for all the useful code snippets from all the genius developers that came before me. I love to chat and learn, so please feel free to leave a comment or drop me an email.


  • The innovation of Moleskine

    I personally don’t use Moleskine notebooks, mainly because I’m cheap but I have to say I admire their products and branding. It is incredibly how far they have taken a simple notebook? I saw their new ad for a new range of notebooks and it is incredible, they now have ones for musicians, one for rough   …Continue Reading

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  • My Startup Project: Getfit.hk

    Several months ago, I had the idea of developing Getfit.hk, a website that promotes sports and fitness as well as provide a comprehensive listing of all Sports clubs, Yoga studios, Martial Dojos and Training Gyms available in Hong Kong. I wanted to build this website because I’ve been wanting to work on my own project   …Continue Reading

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  • 5 Killer Mac Apps you should be using

    I love my MacBook Pro, I think it’s amazing and I really enjoy doing my work with it. When it got rained on a few months ago and smoke started to come out, I even overcame the temptation to ‘upgrade’ to a smaller screen, since they don’t make 17″ MacBook Pros anymore. Still, I don’t think   …Continue Reading

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  • The science of designing modern slot machines

    The thing I love about design is how it requires delicate balance between art and science. After graduating from University, I spent several years working in a online gaming company in Central London. Looking back it was surely an educational experience, I learnt a variety of interesting skills such as card throwing, magic tricks, how to   …Continue Reading

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  • “How to disagree” from co-founder of Y-Combinator, Paul Graham

    A very interesting essay I recently read from Y-Combinator co-founding Paul Graham on different types of disagreement and how you may be “attacked”. He details the difference between childish Name Calling “You smell” to Counter Argument “but as this data shows, the end result often behave like this” and Refuting the Central Point “Your case   …Continue Reading

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  • Ultimate guide for HK Startups: Office Space

    There are a variety of co-working spaces in the Hong Kong area. Perfect for start ups and those seeking to be in an environment that fosters entrepreneurship, co-working spaces are an excellent way to get affordable office space. In addition, co-working spaces provide excellent networking opportunities with other business owners. X. Coffee Shops & Libraries   …Continue Reading

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  • An over simplified web developer’s guide to hacking through InDesign

    First of all, please know I am an absolute beginner when it comes to Adobe InDesign, the following notes are various similarities I’ve noticed between HTML/CSS & InDesign whilst learning to put together my first book.  This is by no means a step by step walk through either, for that I would highly recommend this article.   …Continue Reading

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  • 3 tricks that saved my productivity sanity

    One of the biggest pain with working in digital media is how easy it is to get distracted. Since I am always ‘connected’ it’s not always easy to remain focused. I’ve been testing with a few new approaches lately and these 3 are working pretty well. 1. Set up E-mail filters 15th June 2013 Update:   …Continue Reading

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  • Design good presentations NOT powerpoint slides

    A presentation can exist beautifully without powerpoint slides, so please stop making mind numbingly boring slides with 20 power points in each slides. I’ve been looking into the art of presentations and it is such a fascinating art form. I’ve long been a huge fan of TED talks It’s amazing how a good presenter can   …Continue Reading

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  • The very exciting CrazyEgg for understanding your website

    I’ve known about the in-page analytics and visualisation tool CrazyEgg for a fair sometime now, but it wasn’t until very recently did I realise just how interesting and useful it can be! It all started when AppSumo offered a FREE lifetime use of CrazyEgg for any one web page. Being extremely cheap and curious I  decide   …Continue Reading

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  • Appointments and Meetings management with WordPress

    After my previous post on WordPress Booking Systems I am once again on the look out for a suitable plugin to help me manage appointments and meeting’s for a client. The WP Booking Calendar plugins I reviewed before was very good at the job but not wanting to settle for what I already know, I went hunting   …Continue Reading

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  • 22 Rules for a great story and entrepreneurship

    A few days ago I came across a wonderful article on Pixar’s 22 Rules of Storytelling. The rules often ask the story teller to challenge what they are creating and that they should always be pushing their imagination to make a better story. Although I love a good story whether it’s through a novel, an animation   …Continue Reading

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