Posts by Alex Christie

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Microsoft previews IE9 at Mix10

23 March 2010 | Alex Christie

The long awaited ‘first peak’ into Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) was given to developers at the annual MIX event hosted by Microsoft in Las Vegas, USA. MIX is a conference for web designers and developers [...]

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Improve your ROI with user testing

22 March 2010 | Alex Christie

The focus of conversion design should be to place the user at the centre of your design and to make the user journey as smooth as possible. One of the main ways to achieve this [...]

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Google and PubSubHubbub

16 March 2010 | Alex Christie

Google has developed a system that will enable a Web publisher to ‘automatically submit new content to Google for indexing within seconds of that content being published.’ The name of this protocol is PuSH, or [...]

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I’m livin’ in a box… a CSS grid based box

16 March 2010 | Alex Christie

Following on from a previous post about whitespace and the integral part it plays in design, this post is about the use of grids and the focus on layout options and usability / readability. Grids [...]

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Tamar at the Social Media World Forum 2010

16 March 2010 | Alex Christie

Yesterday, I visited SMWF and enjoyed a full day at the event. I spent my time attending the workshops which were focused on exploring social media and provided a holistic overview of the field. Presenters [...]

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I’m not sure I need my reality augmenting

16 March 2010 | Alex Christie

My 3 predictions for the advent of 4G are as follows: A huge rise in lamp-post related accidents clogging up A&E’s A massive increase in the chances of getting stuck with someone who is insanely [...]

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Searchers are blind to Real Time Search

16 March 2010 | Alex Christie

At the end of 2009 Google launched real time search results to show Google users updates as they were happening around the web. This pretty much meant crawling Twitter and displaying the tweets from trending [...]

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The Importance of Early Innovation

10 March 2010 | Alex Christie

Apple vs Sony Last week, the Wall Street Journal ran a piece on Sony’s upcoming products which are posed to challenge Apple’s beloved iPhone and the “revolutionary” iPad.  The article explained that while Sony had a [...]

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WordPress ‘pushes’ blogs into real-time

5 March 2010 | Alex Christie

You may remember a previous post of mine about the real-time web and various emerging technologies that will enable the transition for older technologies into this frontier. I mentioned how Twitter could be useful in [...]

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Google webmaster tools loves site managers

4 March 2010 | Alex Christie

In the space of a few days two great features caught my eye, as they will make the lives of webmasters so much easier. Long awaited Site Verification Sharing I couldn’t be happier to hear [...]