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Thinking of adding a forum?

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Thursday August 27, 2009 )

Considering adding a forum as a way to generate traffic and attract customers? A forum *may* work for your site, or but it’s more likely to work entirely against it; particularly if it’s a new site – here’s why. (more…)


Increased calls for the death of IE6

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Friday July 17, 2009 )

It’s hard to believe so many people are still using Internet Explorer 6 given IE7 has been around for quite a while and Internet Explorer 8 is now available. (more…)


Designing applications.. and sites

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Monday July 13, 2009 )

I just wanted to drop a link to a fantastic free guide. While it’s in relation to developing iPhone applications; a lot of the information can be applied to other online applications, and for that matter, web sites and online communities generally. (more…)


Automated spell checking for sites

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Saturday June 27, 2009 )

Being your own proof reader is fraught with hazards. This tool may help. (more…)


Internet Explorer 8 bugs

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Tuesday June 16, 2009 )

If you’re a web developer used to using Firefox and you’ve assumed that Internet Explorer 8 will be pretty much the same compatibility-wise as IE7 in terms of how pages display, think again. (more…)


Browser and monitor resolution statistics

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Wednesday June 3, 2009 )

It’s been a while since I last reported on the most popular browsers and monitor resolutions and their market share, so let’s see how things stack up these days. (more…)


To blog or not to blog

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Thursday May 21, 2009 )

..that is the question: whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer the taunts of blogging peers, or to join in and compete against a sea of other blogs.. (more…)


Browser compatibility tools

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Tuesday May 12, 2009 )

Do you know what your site looks like in browsers such as Avant 11.7, Minefield 3.2 or Shiretoko 3.5? Should you even care? (more…)


Need venture capital? Google Ventures

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Wednesday April 1, 2009 )

There’s so many good ideas out there yet so little cash to go around at the moment it seems. Google to the rescue once again. (more…)


What the font???

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Thursday March 26, 2009 )

Have you ever seen a font you just gotta have, but haven’t been able to locate it as you didn’t know the name of it? (more…)