19 December 2007

Good CSS

Looking for some inspiration on tabless web design check out these sites! CSS Remix A blend of some great CSS web design CSS Web Design Yorkshire CSS Web Design Yorkshire is a gallery of web sites created by css web designers in the Yorkshire region who build tableless websites using cascading style sheets with good semantic xhtml.

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19 December 2007

Show me the video!

Whilst online stores cover their ears and pretend not to hear us, they will find we will only turn the volume up and our message is: we want to see product videos before we buy. A 2-D photo of a dress – no thanks. A video of the garment on the catwalk – now you’re talking! Whilst the retail sector …

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19 December 2007

Fab Stuff!

A HUGE Thank You to Waterstones and especially Peter Trembath and Sue Graveling (Sarah’s mum) at the Maidstone Branch for sending us loads of fantastic stationery to send out to the school. The children will be completely thrilled and it’s especially nice now as gifts such as these allow us to keep our relationship with the school. We have a …

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19 December 2007

Facebook Friend Lists Arrive

Things must be very busy over in Palo Alto at the moment, as Facebook continue to roll out new features in time for the Christmas holidays. Today’s new addition is Facebook Friend Lists, a feature that’s been talked about for quite a while now but has only just materialised. According to the Facebook blog: "The new Friends page lets you …

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19 December 2007

Google’s yearly ‘Zeitgeist’

Every December, Google releases information that they compiled over the year containing information about the most used searched terms. This compilation is known as the Zeitgeist. The Zeitgeist is a look at which search terms people are typing into Google most often and which terms are increasing or decreasing in usage. Every year hundreds of companies make use of this …

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19 December 2007

Does Anyone Care About OpenSocial?

After all the hot air from doomsayers regarding OpenSocial, the so called coalition of the willing.  My question is this: Does anybody care? Ok, so there are benefits to a social operating system standard, but in the North America, Canada and the UK, the standard is facebook. According to Adonomics.com (as of 10am London GMT 19th Dec 2007) There are …

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19 December 2007

The Future of Google and Natural Language Search

The MIT Technology Review recently posted an interview with the director of research at Google, Peter Norvig. Some of the topics touched in this brief interview included: The approach Google take to user testing and research How natural language search has changed in the past 10 years and what Google’s response is to question based queries, such as what Ask …

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18 December 2007

Pubcon Top 3

It’s not been long since the end of the coveted Pubcon 2007 and it seems like some gems have surfaced. My Pubcon top 3 so far have been:    1. Stephan Spencers interview with Matt CuttsMatt advised using the Search Engine SDK for Flash and gave a simple explanation as to why Google have the Flash problem in the first …

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18 December 2007

BBC beta site

BBC beta home page: BBC beta site Interesting notes on the beeb site: The greek letter (beta) isn’t the only Web 2.0 cliché that has been embraced: Rounded corners: check, Sloppy gradients: check, Garish colours: check, Drag’n’drop: check. Don’t know how much I’d use it but I quite like the Drag’n’drop, and I’m loving the clock in the corner. And …

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18 December 2007

Google 411 is listening…

Google’s revolutionary 411 service that they have been running in the USA seems to be more than it appears. The service was implemented earlier this year (April) and is a free phone operated directory inquiries, like the yellow pages but your connection phone call is free. It is not known how many people use the service but if its free …

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