20 March 2009

To title or not to title and the misuse of the alt tag

The tooltip like feature that most people are used to seeing when hovering their cursor over a text link, is commonly misunderstood as being due to a link having an 'alt' tag. It is true that the 'alt' tag text will display this way, but this is only true for Internet Explorer. Microsoft has wrongly implemented the 'alt' tag to …

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19 March 2009

Style notes – Increase online fashion sales

Stories of record losses and plummeting profit margins are making the headlines on an almost daily basis, serving as a constant reminder of the difficult times the world's economy is facing. The online retail sector however appears to be bucking the downward trend by seeing a positive growth in sales over the past 12 months. Thriving over the Christmas months, …

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19 March 2009

New Twitter phenomenon

TwitterJobSearch, has introduced the first “smart” search engine. This means that it extracts the meaning of a search term from Twitter content database and creates a resource that will link and or associate all jobs posted on their platform. This is achieved by using algorithms developed by Workhound, a leading job search portal. Twitter regards this as phase one and …

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19 March 2009

Colour eBook readers now on sale.

Another first for technology comes from Fujitsu this time. The company has put the first colour eBook reader to market in Japan in the first quarter of 2009. Called flepia the device uses sunlight-visible e-ink. The screen is capable of displaying 260,000 colours on it’s 8inch, 768 x 1,024 screen. Amazingly, the screen only draws power when redrawing screen, giving …

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18 March 2009

Reciprocal Link Cloaking. Do you smell a rat?

Every now and then the internet springs another clever scam. Whether it's cloaking, doorway pages, or the recent and fiendishly clever con around parking tickets and dummy payment pages, there is always someone out there thinking up something new to misguide our trust and pull the wool over our eyes. It seems another method has just reared its ugly but …

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18 March 2009

London CSR project 2009 announced

Those of you following the updates on the TLC site will know that we've selected a brilliant project to be involved with this year, and we're incredibly excited about the opportunity to work with the school in the summer and to continue our relationship beyound. We'll be working with Oak Lodge School in Balham, South London. Oak Lodge is a …

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17 March 2009

Which website would you most like to redesign?

http://thecookskitchen.com/ There are many reasons why I would like to redesign this site and the main reason is because apart from the way the site looks, fundamentally it's a good site. They have a broad range of products, the content is good including a “Trends” and other sections for browsing, their customer service is reliable with a My Account section …

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17 March 2009

Adopt-a-blog #33 – Catwalk Queen

I believe it is quite essential in our day to day lives to pay attention to the way we dress up and keep up with the changing world of fashion. In today's day and age where our work basically drives our lives, I do like to take out some time every week to browse through the fashion world and keep …

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17 March 2009

Track Google outages with Google Apps Status Dashboard

Google's new Apps Status Dashboard is a daily update on any outages or disruptions. Drawing attention to breakdowns when they occur seams to be part of Google's pledge to be more open about service outages. A few weeks ago a small amount (no number were released) of Gmail's 100 million users were locked out of their accounts. Word spread quickly …

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17 March 2009

WeFollow – New Twitter Directory

There's only been one thing I've not enjoyed about Twitter. And that’s the fact that you can't search for users as you would with Facebook. Digg creator Kevin Rose has answered this need by creating WeFollow a directory of Twitter users. Now you can find all your favourite celebrities and once its more populated, I'm sure you'll find some hidden …

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