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Cross browser support for website designers

Cross browser support – What DOES it mean and what SHOULD it mean? What are the popular browsers? As you would expect Internet Explorer is far far the most popular browser. This is hardly suprising as most PCs are supplied with Internet Explorer ready installed on them. To use another browser, a user usually needs to download it onto their…

iPad & iPhone Profits by “Real People

How would you like to get YOUR marketing messages in front of a network of 600 million people? People who will – almost on impulse – make a 1-click decision to grab what you have to offer. These rabid buyers are looking for digital magazines on their iPhones or iPads, and the GOOD NEWS is… You don’t need to own…

RIP RIM – The death of Blackberry

I could never understand why Blackberry phones where so popular. Maybe some human beings had fingers the size of match sticks? My thoughts have been confirmed today when the makers of the Blackberry (RIM) Research in Motion is losing adoring fans in its own territory, Canada, to Apple’s iPhone. RIM, which is based in Ontario, Canada has lost it’s  No.…

BOLT a new way of sharing the websites you like

We have all seen the rapid rise in popularity of Pinterest and how the site lets users create “boards” where they can collect images from across the web and share them with friends and strangers. Pinterest’s low key approach makes sense for the users because it appeals to people interested in creating curated collections of photographs around a topics, such…

The Challenge 2011 with Ed Dale

It is that time of year again when The Challenge starts. Now The Challenge has been running every year since 2005 and has seen over 173,000 people take the plunge. You have nothing to loose as the course is totally free. That is right – There is no charge for awesomeness. What is the challenge? The original idea was simple.…

Why our websites need to be mobile

I do not have a crystal ball but but over the years I am getting more aware of what is going to be happening with the internet. The growth of mobile devices is nothing new and we are seeing a rapid increase of people using their mobile to access the internet. Now the tablet market has exploded along with additional…

Why is Frontierville so popular?

Whenever I see my News Feed on Facebook I see a lot of people playing Farmville, Frontierville and now Cityville. With various requests like “Friend is out of energy!”, “Friend has stopped by your homestead with a hand drill” and “Friend has wood to share!” Over the years I have had numerous requests to join and play these social games…

What people searched for in 2010

Every year Google release Zeitgeist which highlights the most popular searches carried out over the year. This year Google have split the data into different categories like Fastest Rising, Entertainment, Sports, People, Health and the Fastest falling… The results are a like a snapshot of the year 2010. With the fastest falling being Swine Flu, The fastest rising iPad and…

Google Instant Previews blocking your advert

In the last 24 hours Google have introduced Google Instant Previews to the Google interface and user experience which allows you to preview the website prior to clicking on the actually link. It is a very nice AJAX effect and perhaps useful to a searcher who can tell from the preview the type of page they are about to click.…

Video on The Challenge

Watching this year’s Challenge has been different to previous years, OK I will re-phrase that! “radically different!” It used to be called The Thirty Day Challenge. It is no longer called that and is simply called The Challenge. Ed Dale who presents the opening video for each module this year he has recorded all his videos outside. Now previously Ed…