Browsing through Digg today, I came across a great example of how designers develop a series of pictures to end up with something truly beautiful. If you have ever dabbled with design, you’ll appreciate just how clever this is. Hats off to Taylor James, the Photographic Retouchers…
Yahoo have announced they have made changes to there index last weekend. Why is this important? Search engines don’t actually search the internet in real time, what they do is pre-search websites and build a database to all the pages they have found – this is the index. When you type a search into Yahoo, [...]
Hotxt is launched today. It’s a subscription based text messaging service, which uses the internet to send your messages. Co founder Doug Richard (the American guy, who is on the Dragon’s Den panel), seems to think the service can save users hundereds of pounds a year, “SMS text messaging typically costs 5-12p per message whereas [...]
Three out of every four UK searches are made using Google. That’s the latest statistic, which has been produced, independently, by WebSideStory. These figures, which state that the UK are bigger ‘Googlers’ than the Americans (UK 74.67, USA 55.39%), will have a major impact on companies that are looking to drive traffic to their website. [...]
AOL’s planned charges for sending emails to their email users is facing pressure from businesses and individuals around the internet. There are many groups now opposing the charges which are due to begin testing later this month (see previous post). One such organisation is the Electronic Frontier Foundation, who now have well over 500 organisations [...]
Google were ordered by the courts to hand over search data to the US Government. Unlike AOL, MSN and Yahoo, Google had held back from releasing any data to the US Government. They formally rejected demands to comply with the request stating “The request would violate the prvacy of its users and reveal secrets to [...]
Following my last post, a reader sent this short clip in…. Microsoft Motivates And another….. Developers I’ve heard many motivational speeches before, but this guy – Microsofts CEO… well take a look. Keep them coming, all good examples will be posted on this blog.
A recent viral email doing the rounds, shows a short video demonstrating Microsofts branding strengths! View the video here and a news piece about it.
My recent post regarding the accessibility guidelines, has obviously had some impact with the BSI (well i’d like to think it was down to me). For anyone wanting a copy of the guidelines they are now available to order and download online. I still think that for an awareness document it should be free, however [...]
lastminute.com have admitted that their recent email marketing message was inaproppriate. Inappropriate? That’s an understatement. Their email marketing message, was sent to their subscribers advertsising children’s shows in London’s West End, with two young boys faces and the headline…. “Doing it for the kids. Like Gary Glitter in a sweet shop, you too can have [...]
The British Standards Institution (BSI), sponsored by the Disability Rights Commission (DRC) have developed a set of guidelines on how to make website more accessible for disabled people. The guidelines called “Guide to good practice in commissioning accessible websites” (ref: PAS 78), have been developed to help any organisation comply with the UK’s Disability Discrimination [...]
Today Microsoft have launched a beta test of their new search engine at http://www.live.com/ First impressions are that it looks quite a bit different to a normal search engine – for example there is a continuous slider control to scroll through results rather than the familiar concept of page 1 pg 2 etc. It will [...]