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Google Scribe evolves from Google doodles

The mystery around Google Doodle deepens. Today we are faced with a blank grey silhouette of its famous colourful logo. However once a user starts typing in to the search box, the logo letters return to their full colour one by one………. Today’s doodle follows yesterdays interactive doodle, which used a collection of coloured balls bounce around the screen in…

Google Doodle Mystery Solved

People woke up to see an unusual Google home page. This time it was animated! Animated bouncing colourful balls, depending on mouse movement. We usually see this effect carried out using Adobe Flash however this effect is carried out using JavaScript. (Yes JavaScript! ) Most people only associate this language for validating forms not for animations. Most of the news…

Apple goes social with Ping

Apple have introduced a social element to the latest version of iTunes called Ping, now the idea sounds fine see what your friends are downloading or listening to all in one place but that has upset a few people at Facebook. After introducing Ping on Wednesday 1st September 2010. Apple’s CEO  Steven P. Jobs was asked why Apple built its…

Twitter shorten and check url

Twitter can now shorten and check the link before you click it! In the coming weeks, Twitter will start to see the rollout of our Twitters new link wrapping service t.co which wraps links in Tweets with a new, simplified link. Wrapped links are displayed in a way that is easier to read, with the actual domain and part of…

The day Facebook went down.

In the last couple of hours, Facebook has been unstable, for many users including myself. I only noticed this when viewing an Activity Feed on a blog and noticed a blank box, so I tried to login to Facebook and got the Sorry page could not be found. While downtime happens far more rarely. It is the world’s largest social…

Meeting with a graphic designer

Well today I have a meeting with graphic designer Adele Tolladay from Gablelake. We are going through re design issues for a clients website the website is The Mohair Sock Company site. We are wanting to bring the branding up to date and in line with the current brochure that has just gone to print, so the style of the…

The power of Posterous

It is an amazing and very powerful site called Posterous. The site works by posting one simple post via email and that is converted into a blog post, a news update on Facebook or a tweet on Twitter. A simple idea that allows users to post to many places from one place. You can decide which accounts you want to…

Build a successful business online

No doubt you have heard the stories of how people have earned thousands or even millions in the dot com boom years. Well if you have tried getting a new business set up online and getting traffic to the site you will know how difficult it is. For example some people have a website and are disppointed when they do…

30 Day Challenge Manchester Seminar

Well this weekend is going to be very busy as first thing Friday morning I will be travelling to The Spinningfields area of Manchester for a 3 day seminar hosted by Ed Dale and The 30 Day Challenge. The seminar is basically titled as “Three Days of Awesome in Europe“. Usually these large seminars are held in the USA or…

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) – do you need it?

If your website is competing against everyone else in your market and it is important to get higher rankings on search results, you are going to need to optimize your website. If you get more than enough work from word of mouth but you want your potential customers to see your portfolio, then you don’t need to be No 1…