11 February 2008

TLC website is live!

The official website for the Tamar Lifeline Charity is now live at:http://www.tamarlifelinecharity.org Visit the TLC website to learn more about this year’s project, our upcoming fundraising events and anything else you might like to know about the charity’s activities.

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11 February 2008

MySpace launches developer platform

MySpace last week launched their Myspace Developer Platform.  This comes eight months after their main rival Facebook launched their developer platform. The new MySpace Developer Platform site will be open to developers for a month to build and test applications in a live environment before the applications become visible to consumers in March, MySpace said. In order for applications to …

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8 February 2008

Top 10 dullest tasks a web designer has to do

Writing page lists Checking redirects Producing SEO directories Copy and pasteing content/metadata Fixing CSS bugs Typing up text when it has been given to us as a jpg! Chasing project managers Redoing work developers have broken Giving advice that is ignored Building sites for IE6

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8 February 2008

Chris Moyles Makes Waves on Facebook

As the Guardian Unlimited pointed out in their blog this week, the Chris Moyles Radio 1 show have recently gained themselves a Facebook fan page – which is getting HUGE amounts of interest from Facebookers. Live for less than a fortnight, the page was initially set up by a fan (according to the Moyles forum) but soon got picked up …

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7 February 2008

Manual reviews at Google?

Welcome to our first post from the dark side of search. Several hundred years ago a famous military strategist proclaimed "know your enemy", this has become extremely relevant for search, especially in today’s climate. With that in mind we will begin our forays into the dark side. Today I’m going to take a brief look into manual reviews, a subject …

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7 February 2008

Google vs Baidu in the Year of the Rat

Google have released a special New Year themed logo on the Chinese Google start page. This results page comes complete with firecrackers and a cute little rat. Compared to local SERP’s this is more customisation than we are used to and could be a sign of things to come. The Chinese market is very important to Google if they wish …

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7 February 2008

The week in mobile

The beginning of 2008 has bought with it some big developments in the mobile space, I’m not going to fall into the trap of announcing 2008 as the year of mobile, but it sure has been a busy year in mobile so far.With that in mind and following on the earlier mobile post, I’m going to do a brief recap …

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7 February 2008

Mobile internet usage up

Almost 25% of mobile users are online The Mobile Data Association has reported an increase in mobile online browser usage in December. Month on month figures showed an increase from 16.2 million users to 17.5 million users accessed the internet via their phone. While the figures include those downloading ringtones Mike Short, Chair of the MDA, said this increased usage …

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6 February 2008

Google pursuing grip on Chinese market

Google have been in the Chinese search market for about two years now, but are still playing catch up with market leaders Baidu. One way they are trying to make their website more popular is by teaming up with a Chinese online music company that would give it the opportunity to provide free and licensed music downloads for its users …

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6 February 2008

The low down on some exciting Facebook developments.

There have been a couple of new Facebook developments and instead of posting separate blogs I have simply combined them for one bumper read. Firstly, if you have been watching television recently you might have seen the latest of the iPhone adverts. In these adverts they continue their trend of showing noticeable brands on the iPhone during advertisements and the …

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