11 November 2009

The new W3C website and its overhauled accessibility section

On the 13th of October 2009, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) launched their new website. There was a bit of an uproar when people ran the new site through the W3C’s very own HTML and css validators. The HTML (with the pages using the XHTML 1.0 Strict doctype), validated on all of the pages, but people discovered that the …

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10 November 2009

Google Caffeine live after holidays

Google Caffeine live, but not fully until January Matt Cutts has posted that the Google Caffeine is not expected to go fully live until January 2010. In a bid to stem concern from retailers that a big shake up (which was not really likely anyway) he has said that caffeine results will be made available on a visible datacenter soon …

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10 November 2009

Google Caffeine live soon

Google Caffeine on a datacenter near you  – soon You may remember that back in August we announced that Google was updating their infrastructure and the process was called caffeine. On the back of that they launched a test ‘site’ where you could search and see what impact this had on the search results. And if they were not what …

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9 November 2009

Google gets clever on Local

Local times are changing… For brands seeking exposure on Google, especially those selling localised services, Google Local Business Centre offers an avenue into geo-targeted search rankings for very little cost and up until recently relatively little effort. In the ealy days of Google Maps, brands had to do little more than add their company title, description, product category and location …

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9 November 2009

Support Twitter silence on Remembrance Day

Image by simonkimber via Londonist Last month, Twitter demonstrated again that it could mobilize the masses to support a good cause – tweeters worldwide helped the US-based #beatcancer campaign raise $70,000 for four cancer charities AND set a new Guinness World Record for the distribution of the largest mass message through social media. The Royal British Legion is the latest …

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3 November 2009

Two key principles to encourage trust online and increase conversion

It’s likely that the first impression many new customers will have of businesses will be gathered from their website. Users will make an instant decision about the site the second they arrive, then spend the rest of the journey looking for key elements to challenge or confirm that reaction. Following some key principles will ensure that expectations are met and …

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3 November 2009

When will the web know what I want?

So you need to find the answer to a question but the question you’re asking doesn’t have a ‘fixed’ answer. How does the web know what you are actually looking for and how does it know what it has will actually match it? Do we need a ‘new’ search engine or can we improve on existing services? Typical questions with …

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30 October 2009

Twitter Listomania

Yesterday was a good day! In addition to another fine edition of London Cozytweetup, Twitter gifted me with the ability to create lists! I’m no longer part of the uncool, list-less tweople. As I started to put my first list together, I realized I’m following way too many people. Going through my ‘following’, I noted that I don’t remember why …

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30 October 2009

Facebook War Declaration

Last year, I donated to Barack Obama’s presidential campaign. That act landed me on the U.S. Democrats’ email mailing list. Yesterday, I received an email with the subject line, Sarah Palin’s Facebook Lies. I usually ignore most emails they send my way, but this, I thought, deserved a quick read through. I wanted to see how the gun-wielding former beauty …

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