The Easiest Way to Shorten URLs

We all come across situations where a URL is just a little bit too long.   OK, that may not be true, but anyone who has used Twitter (follow me on Twitter!) knows that every character counts, so being able to shorten a 73 character URL into a 25 character URL is essential.   The […]

Add Twitter to your FireFox Sidebar with Hahlo

Twitter is great.   Hahlo is great.   And, FireFox is great.   And when you combine the three, wow.   There’s been a rush of late with people puttin iPhone versions of sites into their FireFox Sidebar.   it’s a great idea as iPhone sites are typically formatted in such a way that allows […]

5 Things To Do When Starting A New Blog

Starting a new blog is always a difficult process. There are so many things that can go wrong, and if you put a step wrong at this point, it’s likely to haunt you well into your first year. The best way to counter these risks is to plan meticulously. When launching the blog you can […]

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, […]

Productivity Tip – Keeping Home and Work Seperate

In years gone by, keeping your home life and your work life separate was easy.   At the end of day you left the office behind and went home to relax.   Even in recent times, with the proliferation of telecommuting, it was possible to close the door to your home office and leave the […]

2 OSX Accessibility Tools Everyone Can Use

Mac OSX has some fantastic accessibility features built in, from high contrast and large type to keyboard mousing. There are, however, some fantastically inventive features available that all users can take advantage of. The key to really getting the most out of these features is to tailor them to your needs. Sometimes this means you […]

2 FireFox URL Tricks

FireFox is a powerfull tool. With the amount of extensions available for it, you can tailor it for almost any need. There are, however, some fantastic pieces of functionality built right into FireFox that can be hugely beneficial, even if they need a bit of setting up first. In this post I’ll cover two such […]

Full Screen Window Switching in OSX

Expose is a great feature in Apple OSX.   it lets you easily and quickly switch between windows and crucially, unlike command – tab lets you see the content of each window while you are switching.   There are times however, when you want to see each window in a bit more detail than the […]

Mobilise Your Archive! – Better Blogging Challenge

This post has been written as weekly challenge issued to the members of the Better Blogging community, a collection of people passionate about blogging and committed to becoming better at it. It’s an open and friendly group, and you’ll be made to feel welcome. For this weeks task we’ll be putting our archives to work […]

Cleanse your Subscriptions with Google Reader

As a user of “the internet”, I’d be willing to guess you are currently subscribed to quite a few RSS Feeds. Feeds are a great way to ensure you stay in touch with your favourite sites and saves you the hassle of going round to each site every day to see if something new has […]

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