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Search engine behemoth Google may be about to reward you for having a mobile-friendly website. Earlier this month, Google announced on their Webmaster Central Blog about upcoming changes to their search results which will clearly indicate to users which sites are optimised for mobile browsing.
Posted on 29 October 2014 in Web Standards
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Today marks an important milestone in the history of the world wide web: the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has finally published HTML5 as a Recommendation. HTML5 is the markup language that drives almost every modern web site you visit, and has sure come a long way since 1997's HTML4 specification.
Posted on 10 September 2014 in Corporate Fail
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Does anyone else remember the seedy days of the early world wide web? When the browser wars first reached their zenith, and visitors to many a site would receive messages such as "This site only works in Internet Explorer"? I hope for your sake that you've forgotten, but unfortunately it seems that Apple, in 2014, has not.
Posted on 31 August 2014 in Industry Trends
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There is no doubt that web browsing via mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones is on the rise, and has been for the past few years. But, if you need further proof, look no further than this clever chart produced by TNS Infratest Germany.
Posted on 31 July 2014 in Conferences
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Colin went over to Wellington, New Zealand for WDCNZ 2014, a yearly conference of tech talks for web developers. Wellington is also the home of SilverStripe, the company which produces the awesome open source product that Praxis CMS is based on. What better opportunity than to meet face-to-face with the creators of SilverStripe, fellow developers, and a score of industry leaders giving enlightening talks?
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Usability testing is a fundamental part of quality web application development. So why is it often ignored by so many? In this month's blog post we'll examine why usability testing should be given a high priority in the development process, and why it is critical for success.
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Australia needs a next generation broadband network now more than ever. The Labor Rudd government began building such a network, undertaking the largest infrastructure project in our history. Now, the Coalition seems poised to deliver an inferior, stop-gap solution. The NBN has become our greatest wasted opportunity.
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Our world has forever been changed by the power of social media, but for some companies social media can be a double-edged sword. In the immortal words of Spider-Man, "with great power comes great responsibility". In this blog post we'll list the top 5 social media blunders of all time.
Posted on 26 March 2014 in App Reviews
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This month we are reviewing Begin by Applause Code, a beautifully designed to-do list app for iPhone that does exactly what it says on the box. Beautiful and elegant in it's simplicity, Begin is everything an iOS app should be.
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Are you still using a browser from the prehistoric era? In terms of the computing scene, prehistoric could be as recent as five years ago. Holding on to an out-of-date browser hurts the development of the web, and affects how your own site performs for you. In this blog post we'll explain why you should always stay up-to-date.