26 pager styles from around the web (css, images and html)

Published: October 27, 2008

After having a few projects recently that needed pagers for datatables in ASP.NET – I decided to trawl through a few sites looking for some alternative pager styles. Smashing Mag had a great article on paging – but alas no css or HTML to be seen. Hopefully this will be a useful resource for you …

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What exactly is linkbait? A 5 minute guide to content promotion.

Published: October 26, 2008

One of the newest SEO strategies that are in use today is linkbait, if your SEO optimiser is still talking exclusively about on-page optimisation and keyword stuffing – 1995 called and they want their meta tags back.

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5 questions old school clients ask, (and how to handle them).

Published: October 23, 2008

We’ve all had them. The old school client, who think that as a customer they are entitled to use you as a glorified computer operative. Unfortunately – whilst it is easy to just “do as they say” for an easy life, adhering to every client whim is often not in both parties best interests, and can often lead to problems further down the …

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The most important Google news for a while.

Published: October 23, 2008

from the Google Analytics blog.. The Data Export API enables you to create software programs and applications using all read-only report level data from Analytics. The data exported can be used in any number of ways, such as building custom dashboards, creating data visualizations or interfaces, performing offline analysis, and combining/mashing Analytics data with other …

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The great Webdistortion book giveaway

Published: October 21, 2008

I’ve been having a bit of a clear out recently and there are a few computer books and bits and bobs I’ve found that I’ve no real need for. If any of you guys want to pay postage, and can link here with the term “web design books” (follows please – no follows dont count)..I’ll be …

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Word Up.

Published: October 20, 2008

I’ve posted previous about the importance of tagging. Well, here’s one more cool reason. Wordle – takes your blog RSS feed, or a string of words you have created, and makes a neato mashup of the tags you have used. Here’s what it has generated for us: The implementation is a bit sticky. I freakin …

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DIY reputation management

Published: October 19, 2008

I’m a bit of a obsessive compulsive Ego-searcher. In fact I put together a wee tool a while back for combining some searches around the blogosphere, and spitting out an RSS feed for it. Knowing when someone has done you the favour of linking to you or when someone is talking about your product or …

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Website Pagination 101

Published: October 18, 2008

One of the most commonly overlooked and under-refined elements of a website is its pagination controls. In many cases, these are treated as an afterthought. I rarely come across a website that has decent pagination, and it always makes me wonder why so few manage to get it right. After all, I’d say that pagination …

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BoxFresh Baby

Published: October 17, 2008

I think this is probably one of the few and far between personal posts that I have on here, and this web design and development transmission has been interrupted for just one tiny personal post. For those of you expecting your usual dose of technology musings I apologize. My sister Claire has just started her …

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8 simple ways to implement a user generated content strategy.

Published: October 16, 2008

There’s only so much one person can do when promoting a site. If you are planning on hitting the big time, and receiving *thousands* of visitors a day, there’s only one way you’ll be able to grow exponentially. User generated content. This has been a bit of a buzz word in marketing circles for a …

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