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Turn a textarea into a WYSIWYG

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Thursday August 9, 2007 )

If you’re running an application that requires users to have knowledge of HTML in order to apply formatting to their submissions and comments, this free utility may well be the answer for you. (more…)


Designing for the iPhone

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Monday August 6, 2007 )

I realized something today, I’m likely the only regular web technology/marketing blogger in the known universe who hasn’t written a single word about the iPhone

…I can’t stand the isolation and non-conformity any longer. (more…)


A healthy market

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Friday August 3, 2007 )

Searches relating to health care information have become more common over the past 12 months according to Harris Interactive; leading the company to dub those who regularly look for health information as “cyberchondriacs”. (more…)


Scrolling text box trick

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Thursday July 26, 2007 )

Uber-quick post tonight. Ever wanted to create a scrolling text box where the visitor isn’t able to delete or type over any of the text? It’s very easy to do. (more…)


Comment relish

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Thursday July 19, 2007 )

Relish comments? Let your readers know you do with this handy WordPress plugin. (more…)


Screen resolution statistics – July 07

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Thursday July 5, 2007 )

After finding yet another one of my favorite sites changing their design to suit 1024×768 screen resolution and higher, I thought it was time to check out some statistics on what monitor resolution most folks are running these days and whether 800×600 is still rapidly being dropped as the resolution of choice. (more…)


Increasing blog comments

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Friday June 22, 2007 )

Just a brief tip I’d like to share that may be of benefit to bloggers or content site owners who invite publicly displayed comments on articles and posts. (more…)


Building a site? Password protect it

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Wednesday May 30, 2007 )

Just a quick tip I wanted to pass on to those of you who have sites under construction – password protect them. There’s a couple of good reasons for this.. (more…)


Consumers hungry for eatery sites

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Tuesday May 8, 2007 )

If you own a restaurant or other form of eatery, take note – many potential hungry customers will scope you out online before deciding to turn up at your establishment with their wallets! Web developers, here’s a great niche for you to target! (more…)


40% of small businesses site-less

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Thursday May 3, 2007 )

The results of a 2007 survey of 500 small and mid-sized businesses in the USA show 35% will establish or enhance a web presence as a growth strategy in the coming 12 months. That’s good news for designers and developers. (more…)