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Favorites icons

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Saturday July 19, 2008 )

The importance of having a favorites icon for my sites was again driven home to me recently when setting up a new notebook. (more…)


Skype “call me” links

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Saturday July 12, 2008 )

Given how long this feature has been available for I’m likely the last person on the planet to have seen it; but in case I’m not and you’re a Skype user, here’s how to create links for your pages and emails which will put a call through to your Skype ID. (more…)


2008 dialup access statistics

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Friday July 4, 2008 )

From time to time I take a peek at the latest Internet dialup access statistics. Dialup access in the USA, even today, is still very much alive and well. (more…)


Flash now search engine friendly

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Wednesday July 2, 2008 )

Big news for Adobe Flash lovers. Up until recently, search engines spiders had problems with indexing Flash based content. That’s now changed. (more…)


Make your site mobile for free

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Saturday June 28, 2008 )

With the proliferation of handheld gadgets and WAP enabled cell phones, more consumers are accessing online content via these devices; presenting challenges for site owners wanting to better serve this group (more…)


News currency on web sites

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Saturday June 14, 2008 )

Ever started up a blog or news section for your online business, but gave up due to lack of time? You certainly wouldn’t be the first, but that abandoned section could negatively impact on your sales. (more…)


Even Google hates splash pages

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Thursday June 12, 2008 )

Well, that’s somewhat an exaggeration, but Google does recognize that lots of folks (me included) hate those interruptive and usually bandwidth intensive splash pages. (more…)


Auto playing video

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Monday May 19, 2008 )

Before allowing video to automatically play when a page is loaded, there’s something very important to consider. (more…)


A webslice of IE 8

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Saturday May 3, 2008 )

Internet Explorer 8 will be available as a more stable beta for Joe Surfer soon and one of the interesting features I’ve been reading about recently are “webslices” and how they relate to ecommerce. (more…)


Image file sizes

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Sunday March 23, 2008 )

Working at a web hosting company gives you not only an interesting insight into common problems that ISP’s experience, but also at the user’s end as well. One of those is image file sizes. (more…)