The social media minefield

If you can make social media work for you what happens when it works against you? Why you or your business should take its effects very seriously.

23 Sep, 2015

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Ad blockers... friend or foe?

Ad blockers are big news with downloads increasing 41% in the last 12 months, but are they fair to online publishers who need advertising revenue to run sites?

19 Aug, 2015

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Canadian online sales growing rapidly

Statistics Canada have reported that Canadian businesses sold more than $136 billion worth of goods and services online in the last year, how can you get a piece of the online action?

26 Jun, 2014

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New net names now available

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has approved a selection of new net names, with 1300+ generic top level domains (gTLDs) potentially coming online in the next few years.

19 Nov, 2013

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Google Reader alternatives

If you have been a devoted user of Google Reader to keep up-to-date with the enormous amount of new data that hits the internet every day, then you were no doubt sad this morning that after eight years of service it was retired by Google.

02 Jul, 2013

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The internet needs more cat photos

It sometimes appears that the internet was developed purely for cute cat photos and videos, for example, look at Charlie Schmidt's Keyboard Cat on YouTube, he was the original, and over 31 million YouTube views later he has what every cat aspires to... fame, adoration and millions of copycats (sorry, pun not intended).

26 Jun, 2013

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Are you being showroomed?

Showrooming is the practice of people seeing something in a physical shop, checking the price online on their smartphone, and when they find it's cheaper, walking out.

17 May, 2013

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Anyone for Raspberry Pi?

For those of you licking your lips, sorry, not raspberry pie but Raspberry Pi. However, those of you in the know are probably salivating all the same. Raspberry Pi is a barebones, low cost, uncased computer about the size of a credit card, that is aiming to set children's imaginations alight, and hopefully foster the next generation of programming whiz kids.

13 Mar, 2013

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What is a CMS website?

If you're looking for a website for business or personal use then you will have no doubt come across the term Content Management System (CMS) website. So what is a CMS website? And what does Open Source or Proprietary mean?

07 Feb, 2013

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We don't just build new websites

We don't expect all clients that come to us to want a new website. In fact we perform content maintenance on existing websites that we didn't build, whether regular or one-off, for a lot of clients.

24 Jan, 2013

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25 Worst Passwords of 2012

Passwords dominate our online lives, we need passwords for banking, buying, emailing, posting and tweeting. The average person therefore needs a veritable thesaurus of passwords... in theory. In reality we often use the same password for all logins, we don't change default passwords, or we use something that is extremely obvious, like our dog, cat or child's names.

22 Jan, 2013

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Who was Alan Turing?

Today marks the 100th birthday of Alan Turing. If you haven't heard of him before, then to put it simply, he was a codebreaker credited with saving millions of lives in World War II. But he was much more than just that, he was also a computer pioneer, artificial intelligence theoretician and mathematician, in fact he can be summed up as a genius.

23 Jun, 2012

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Happy Birthday to the internet

20 years ago today the first World Wide Web page went live to the public, an event that passed most people by unless they were deep into the world of networked computers or computer engineering.

06 Aug, 2011

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ICANN plans major changes to domain names

ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers), the global internet body responsible for the creation of new website domain suffixes, has decided to allow a major change to domain names from 2012.

23 Jun, 2011

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Is your web browser up-to-date?

Google have announced that from August 1 they will phase out older web browser support for some of their products. This means that if you are still using Firefox 3.5, IE7 or Safari 3, and any of their predecessors, then you're going to find some functionality loss after Aug 1.

07 Jun, 2011

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Why have a contact form on your website?

We always recommend to clients that they have a contact form on their website rather than a visible email address link. Why? Because with a contact form you are not publishing your email address on the internet.

08 Apr, 2011

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Why Flash websites don't (always) work

First thing to say is that Flash websites can look really... well... flash. Animations and all sorts of special effects can make your website look expensive and professional. So are Flash websites desirable?

29 Nov, 2010

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How environmentally friendly is your new PC or Mac?

Well for a start, how often do you upgrade your entire system because the latest PC, Mac or laptop is faster, you can't run the newest Microsoft offering on your old one, the new one comes with some cool freebies or a great looking body etc etc.

06 Sep, 2010

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Domain name renewal scams

It's something clients ask us about on a regular basis, "I've just received a renewal notice from Domain Registry of Canada do I renew my domain with them?"

30 Aug, 2010

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