Posts by Alex Christie

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Facebook Privacy Policy – a slow slide towards disintergration

11 May 2010 | Alex Christie

Since Facebook first launched the privacy policy that it adopted in its infancy it has slowly eroded. In the beginning it had the privacy of the user at heart, but now it seems as if Facebook is […]

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Apple boss Steve Jobs explains ban on Flash

11 May 2010 | Alex Christie

Steve Jobs recently published an open letter defending Apple’s decision not to allow Flash on many of the firm’s products. Neither the iPod, iPhone nor iPad can run the software despite the widespread use of […]

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Googlemail becomes Gmail again in the UK

7 May 2010 | Alex Christie

Finally after a 5 year trademark dispute between Google and a company called Independent International Investment Research has come to end. The IIIR claimed it used the term “Gmail” first, and this resulted in claims […]

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HTML 5 and accessibility

5 May 2010 | Alex Christie

I’ve written previously about HTML 5 and the new possibilities that it offers. But how will HTML 5 affect web accessibility? HTML 5 has so far received limited support from the most commonly used browsers, […]

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Microsoft clarifies its stand on IE9 Flash

4 May 2010 | Alex Christie

Microsoft got some bad publicity last week due to its stand on IE9 and Flash support. On Thursday last week, Dean Hachamovitch, General Manager of Internet Explorer, published a blog post noting that “the future […]

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Usability best practice, Part 3 – Embedded text links

29 April 2010 | Alex Christie

In this third installment of usability tips I am focusing on embedded links or hyperlinks. The purpose is to show how to use them with usability best practice techniques. Hyperlink styling This section suggests ways […]

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Windows Phone 7 available at the end of the year

28 April 2010 | Alex Christie

After attending UK Techdays earlier this month, I had a sneak preview of what the latest Windows Mobile phone will look like. I also got some insight as to what can be expected. The release […]

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Should you use CSS3 now?

28 April 2010 | Alex Christie

CSS3 is the next generation of stylesheet due to be rolled out across the web when it is finalised. It has been ongoing since 2002 and is still not completed so when it will be […]

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Ideal article length: a cost versus benefit perspective

22 April 2010 | Alex Christie

As ranking competition increases, many SEO content providers are opting to create increasingly longer landing and support pages. Yet as I often like to point out, who would choose to read a 2500-word article about […]

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What are governments requesting from Google?

21 April 2010 | Alex Christie

Google has launched a new tool that shows the number of requests “each nation’s government has made for users’ personal information or for the removal of URLs from Google’s search index”. So in a nutshell, […]

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