It’s been over a month now since Google announced that it was shutting down Google Reader. The closing of the much loved RSS client has caused a lot of ripples in the online community. This post talks about a few of the alternatives to Google Reader. Continue reading
Check out this infographic from the daily egg which shows some interesting statistics on how consumers use their mobile devices for online shopping. Continue reading
Microsoft will be officially shutting down Windows Live Messenger (formally MSN Messenger) on March 15th, 2013. Launched as MSN Messenger back in 1998, the messenger has become less popular since the release of alternative chat and video services like Skype and Google Hangout. Continue reading
June 29, 2012
Anyone who’s into web design & development knows that it’s important to keep up-to-date with the latest technologies. The best way to do this is to read quality blogs and online magazines. I’ve put together a list of the blogs I find are the most useful and interesting as a front end web developer. Continue reading
May 23, 2012
There’s a huge buzz around responsive web design at the moment. As I mentioned in my previous article, mobile web browsing is expected to overtake desktop browsing within a few years. Now designers are using responsive design to ensure their sites adapt to different devices. But is it worth jumping onto the responsive bandwagon? Is responsive design an important step in the evolution of web design or is it just a gimmick? Continue reading
March 25, 2012
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Use Twitterfeed to automatically update your social networking websites directly from your blog!
Twitterfeed is a social media publishing tool that can handle multiple social networking accounts on your behalf! It keeps a close eye on your blog’s RSS feed and posts new entries to your Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts. It’s easy to setup and you can create multiple feeds to different blog categories. Continue reading
July 10, 2011
If you want to improve your search engine ranking, here are some tips for search engine optimization (SEO).
This article talks about how to write well written content, how interlinking can help with page rankings and, if you’re using Wordpress, which plugins can help.
Cheesetoast has moved from Joomla over to WordPress! Having become more proficient with using WordPress I decided to make the switch. Joomla is a great CMS, but WordPress is just way more fun to play around with.
If a web page is made more attractive, does that make it easier to use? Usability and aesthetics have been the topic of much discussion with designers. The word ‘aesthetics’ can be defined as the study of beauty and artistic taste. Unlike usability, aesthetic appeal is not something which can be easily measured or quantified as it is largely based on personal preference. Beauty itself is a combination of shape, colour and form and can be interpreted in a variety of ways. People like to see attractive websites because they are visually stimulated by them. What researchers are trying to determine is if visual attractiveness aids the usability of a site or if it acts as a distraction. Continue reading
For people with disabilities surfing the web can be difficult, if not impossible. Common tasks that most people take for granted such as reading, typing or online purchasing can become complex, time consuming endeavours for people who are less capable.
Making websites usable involves taking into consideration the disabilities of the users. Continue reading