Web Design

5 Sure Fire Ways to Break Your Site in iPhone's Mobile Safari

Apple promises the full Internet on the iPhone. Not a cut down, mobile version like on other devices. It’s a bold statement, one that has already got them in hot water with the British ASA (Advertising Standards Authority). As a heavy user of the iPhone, I’d say that Apple comes as close to offering the […]

BBC Launches Topics – Friend Feed for Stuff

The BBC have announced a new service called /topics. It aims to provide a one-stop shop for all news relating to either a person, place or subject, with the news gathered from the BBC News Website. So how does it hold up?

BBC Redesign – A Mixed Bag

The BBC recently launched a fairly major revamp of its web site and it ended up as a bit of a mixed bag. There are some real triumphs, but the effort seems disproportionally distributed resulting in some major failures.

Stuck in a Time Warp?

I was searching for the current time in the US earlier today and came across the Official U.S. Time Clock (screenshot below).  I couldn’t help but chuckle at the fact that the design for the official US Clock Website is so clearly stuck in the 1990s.  What use is a clock that’s behind the times? […]

Why Google HAD to butcher PageRank

With all the controversy about Google reducing the page rank of sites that sell links, everyone seems to be overlooking one crucial point. Google HAD to do it. To understand why, we really need to look at the overall effect of the PageRank drop across those sites. When the PageRank drop happened, many were surprise […]

Blog Usability – Get the facts

Usability should be a key requirement of any website, regardless of it’s purpose. As someone who deals in web app usability every day, it’s easy to look down at blogging. After all, many of the complex user interactions associated with fully fledged web apps, such as GMail, aren’t really found on blogs. There are, however, […]

LinkWorth – Something smells fishy

If you read this blog, you’ll probably be aware that we use Text Link Ads to provide some regular income. Text Link Ads is by no means perfect, but they are certainly the biggest and are probably the best outfit out there at the moment for selling links on blogs and websites.  Recently, a competitor […]

Apple Store Oddity – They don't want my money!

I was browsing the Apple UK store today, trying to decide whether it’s actually time to put my money into a new MacBook Pro, and I noticed something very strange. And it’s strange on two levels, multiple layers of strangeness even. I’m talking about the page you arrive at having selected to purchase a MacBook […]

Supporting Blogging through other Revenue Streams

If you are thinking about going professional with your blogging, there’s going to be a point where you have to make a conscience decision to give up your current job and put in the extra time and effort professional blogging demands. Unless you’re one of the lucky ones, it’s quite likely you won’t match your […]

5 Essential OSX Blogging Tools

As most of the readers of this blog know, I’m an OSX user and also a blogger. I’m not entirely sure why that conjures a self-help group image in my mind, but I’ll just have to get over it. I’ve not been an OSX user for an awfull long time, only around a year, but […]

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