13 March 2008

Sync your Google and Outlook Calendar Now!!

Do you still use different calendars at work and home?  Have you ever missed an important day or arranged two appointments at the same time, because of your two different calendars?  Now you can try the New Google Calendar Sync Tool, which can synchronise your Google Calendar and the Microsoft Outlook Calendar together.  All you need is just to download …

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13 March 2008

Bytes for bites

Ever hated being stuck with the waiter or waitress who has had a bad day? Or perhaps the constant pressure to ‘hurry up and choose’ affects your evening experience? The e-menu is being trialled across the world; the ability for a customer to search a visual display of the restaurants offerings and to order when they are ready. A novelty …

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13 March 2008

Google purchase DoublecClick successfully

Google has completed its acquisition of DoubleClick – the digital marketing technology and service provider worth 3.1 billion dollars just after EU permitted this agreement on Tuesday.  Eric Schmidt, the CEO of Google, said with excitement that Google became the leading online advertiser and could bring up-to-date technology and infrastructure to the market. The efficiency and performance of publishers and …

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12 March 2008

HTML – The Basics

Having recently brushed up on my HTML skills, thought I would share this site with the rest of the world: HTML Center It has loads of useful tutorials on HTML, PHP, CSS, Photoshop and Usability. Learn how to bold elements, format pages and write clear, compliant code.

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12 March 2008

Project management – Top Tips

Hi there, my name is Bogdan Szychowski and part of my role at Tamar is to project manage and facilitate many of our build projects.  Being a PRINCE2 and ITIL service management practitioner I have had the opportunity to manage and deliver a number of build projects each being very different from one to the next.  As each project has …

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12 March 2008

Web Analytics explained

How Web analytics impacts your business. Web analytics concerns itself with what goes on inside a particular web site. How successful are you at attracting valuable visitors? We’re looking beyond how many people clicked on your search engine listing or keyword and asking how many high-value visitors showed up? Once an individual becomes a visitor, what do they do? Where …

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12 March 2008

YouTube rival Hulu goes live!

Today sees the YouTube rival Hulu, a joint venture between NBC Universal and News Corp, go live. The service will contain programming from Time Warner Inc.’s television group, Lions Gate Entertainment and sports groups. The online service is described as a YouTube rival and will offer full-length episodes from more than 250 television series, including The Simpsons. Visitors will also …

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11 March 2008

All about the detail

While browsing through ‘A list apart,’ a website all designers love, I came across an article based on a topic that is very close to may heart ‘Design is in the detail’. Here is an overview to how to get your design 100% perfect (or near enough!) Experiment – Sketch out a number of designs, throw ideas together and see …

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11 March 2008

Topicle search engine

Topicle is the latest in the line of ‘create your own, human-powered search engines’ and is the brainchild of former Google Product Manager Steffan Mueller. Topicle enables you to build your own vertical search engine, it is simple to use and is has a definite Google custom search feel about it. The process is simple. First you select a ‘search …

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11 March 2008

Mirror Mirror on the wall, who caches fastest of them all?

Which search engine caches sites information the quickest? This is a totally one-off example but a recent relaunch of a site shows that even with site maps in place Yahoo! was the quickest to crawl, index and cache the full information of a site. Google was second and MSN last. Google did manage to pick up the title tags very …

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