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 …

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When Twitter went down

To people who don’t use Twitter, the thought of it being down for a day is hardly even newsworthy. To those who do though, a day can seem like a week. Is it back yet? Is it? Is it? People trying over and over again escalated the problem. Why is it so scary when web …

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Usable and accessible web design

When your customer lands on your website, whether it is from a search engine or from typing in your website address, they have to have a really good first impression. Otherwise they will just click off your site and go elsewhere. Your site needs to look professional and trustworthy. Once the customer has stayed on …

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Why I choose Dreamweaver

OK as a web designer, you might expect me to use Dreamweaver, and as a web developer, you might expect me to hand code. However, I think Dreamweaver is a by far the best tool for combining the two. This article is not an advert for Dreamweaver, Adobe are not paying me (I wish) it …

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Accessibility – JAWS is the screen reader of choice

WebAIM has released initial findings from their recent screen reader survey. As reported by the Web Standards Project here are some of the main findings The most common screen readers used are JAWS (74%), Window-Eyes (23%), NVDA (8%), and VoiceOver (6%). 75% of screen reader users upgrade to the newest version within one year. 12% …

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People will judge you on what you can build

Part of Barak Obama’s speech said “people will judge you on what you can build, not what you destroy.” This can be applied to building a website. People (your customer’s) will judge you and your company on your website and how it is built. Your website is a testimony of you and your company. This …

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Successful ecommerce during recession.

Now is the time to invest in your ecommerce website. This is the advice given by Gerry McGovern (authority on managing web content as a business asset) He assertains that for businesses, doing business online is so much cheaper than over the phone or face to face – and I agree. According to McGovern “It …

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Accessibility and British Standard BS 8878

If you are responsible for a company or public sector website you will be all too aware of the term ‘accessibility’. BS 8878:2009 Web accessibility is the British Standard Code of practice that covers building accessible experiences for disabled people. So how exactly do you go about building a website with a very limited budget, …

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UK ecommerce shopping cart

If you are based in the UK and looking for a shopping cart, no doubt you have seen that most ‘off the shelf’ solutions are in US dollars. This can be a big problem for UK traders wanting to trade in pounds sterling as most shopping carts do not allow total flexibility. We build ecommerce …

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Website VAT changes to your shopping cart.

Update your shopping cart with the change in VAT. As a business you are aware no doubt that as of 1st December 2008 VAT in the UK is being reduced from 17.5% to 15% (confirmed by HM Revenue & Customs). What impact does this have on your business? Not all companies will be VAT registered. Some companies …

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