Bookmark these SEO tools.

Published: May 26, 2009

SEO is a wide topic – one minute you are researching, the next managing someone’s reputation in the SERP’s. Luckily some of this can be automated, and over the years some sites have positioned themselves as leaders in providing tools that every SEO needs. Hopefully this roundup summarises some of them. Feel free to bookmark. …

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17 more must see horizontal scrolling websites

Published: May 24, 2009

Some of these sites have been around for a while, others have just been launched on the web. If you are looking for inspiration when designing a site that you think would work well with a horizontal scroll, here are 17 more horizontal navigation sites, some utilise flash and some good old html and css.

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Refreshing web design ideas from Front.

Published: May 23, 2009

Refresh Belfast is a regular meetup of designers, programmers and pretty much anyone involved in the web in the Greater Belfast area. It is designed to help educate and grow the community at large, encouraging debate, best practise and standards, and is part of the Refreshing Cities movement.

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8 brands that captivate their audience with augmented reality

Published: May 22, 2009

Augmented reality is becoming more and more widespread, and is set to become shit hot property in the years to come. For those of you who aint got a clue what it is- basically augmented reality is a technique which combines real-world and computer-generated data to create a virutal reality. It enhances further the users …

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Mozilla’s Jetpack is go!

Published: May 21, 2009

If any of you have tried developing Mozilla Firefox plugins before – you’ll know that whilst they are loosely based around technologies such as HTML, there is a certain amount of navigation away from the technologies towards XML and RDF. You also have to worry about packaging your plugin in XPI format for installation by …

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How confident are you in your product?

Published: May 19, 2009

Do you Zig whilst everyone else Zags? This post discusses a business in Ireland which break the mould by actually linking directly to their competition on their website.

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Get the rss feed of a Google search.

Published: May 17, 2009

Ever wondered how you might get an RSS feed of a Google search? Well, its pretty simple to be honest – and enables a whole plethora of options for reputation management – especially when combined with a Google search. So how do you get the data? Well it is a relatively underused feature of Google …

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Bizcamp Belfast Roundup & Competition

Published: May 17, 2009

I eventually took the plunge and decided to talk at Bizcamp Belfast. The turnout was lower than Barcamp, but that may have been down to both the weather being typically Belfastish, and a bit on the damp side.  The NW200 road race was also on which probably prevented a few people from attending. However a …

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A newbie guide to getting more website traffic.

Published: May 14, 2009

Here’s the advice I would give to anyone looking for more traffic to their site. This is a follow on post from my earlier post on tips for building traffic – and covers a few things I didn’t get a chance to squeeze in. Search referral is the source of the majority of traffic. Or …

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How much time to put into a blog?

Published: May 12, 2009

This is a question many newbie bloggers ask when they are starting out – and even seasoned pro’s sometimes find it hard to time manage.  It’s a question I’ve overheard on the grapevine recently. As your subscriber count grows, the pressure on you to produce content regularly to keep visitors happy increases. The other side …

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