Posts by: The Floating Frog

  • Latest Internet Stats Roundup: Technology

    Did you know 95.1% of users connected to the Internet in the UK are on broadband connections, according to Weboptimization.com. Here’s a quick roundup of some other interesting technology based statistics. Latest Internet Stats Roundup: Technology 93% of enterprises (10+ employees) in the UK have Internet access. Eurostat ‘ICT Usage by Enterprises 2008′, ICT Statistics,… Read more »

  • 13 reasons why your online store will fail + Solutions

    This set of points is designed to help you critique a design, specifically for ecommerce websites, to make them perform at their optimum, to help with usability and inevitably increase sales and conversions. Each point may or may not be relevant to the design you are working on so use them purely as a guide… Read more »

  • Free Icon Sets For Websites and Applications

    Free icon sets – Need some free icons? Looking for those detailed 16×16 Silk icons from FamFamFam or the impressive Tango collection? Then look no further, below is a plethora of links to free icon sets. Each free icon set has it’s own license attributed to it so please read it carefully before using them…. Read more »

  • Apple Launch New 27″ iMac Range

    Being an Apple fan boy and owning pretty much everything Apple branded, it came as a shock when I read on TechRadar that Apple have released their new range of iMac computers, with the largest being an incredible 27″ beast! I was so excited I bought one within 20 minutes of hearing about it. The… Read more »

  • Google Chrome Web Browser Market Share increases 285% in 12 months

    According to Net Applications and their Top Browser Share Trends, Googles Chrome browser has increased it’s global browser market share to over 3%, a 285% increase in just a year. Comparing Chrome with Apples Safari browser there’s not alot between them with Safari currently holding just above 4% of the global web browser market. Still… Read more »

  • The W3C evolves and a new site is born

    Great so it seems W3.org (World Wide Web Consortium or W3C) have finally redesigned their website. Now for those that have never heard of the W3C they are basically an international community that work together to sustain and develop web standards. It’s fitting then that this redesign hasn’t deviated too far away from their old… Read more »

  • Hug a tree then buy the tee!

    Today is Blog Action Day 2009 and this years hot hot hot topic is Climate Change. Bloggers all over the world are talking about Climate Change in a joint effort the raise the profile of the issue all on one day, all for maximum exposure. The Floating Frog is proud to be part of this… Read more »

  • Free Images For Your Blog

    Today Crestock photo have released a WordPress plugin that they claim allows users to add images to their posts for free, all from the sidebar when creating a post. We haven’t tested the plugin so we’d love to hear your feedback if you install it. How does it work? The plugin uses Crestock’s existing search… Read more »

  • WWWTwitter.com

    Misspelt domain names is a very common occurance, a user speedily types in a domain name and quickly presses enter without realising they have misspelt the web address and have ended up on a bogus website. One of the most common misspellings of domain names is missing the ‘.’ between ‘WWW’ and the domain name…. Read more »

  • Top Site: FWAPhoto – A Photo a Day

    FWAPhoto is a dream photography gallery that showcases one photo a Day. The website has some truely inspirational images and has always been my first port of call when looking for fresh inspiration. FWAPhoto has also released an iphone application so you can now get your daily inspiration on your mobile, and even leave comments… Read more »

  • Tango posters – get a free limited edition poster!

    Tango, the orange flavoured fizzy drink from Britvic PLC, recently launched a new advertising campaign which we featured. The campaign stirred a mixed reaction amongst our readers with some being offended by the dumbing-down tone and offensive language. Others however found them highly amusing and asked where they could get one from. Popart UK are… Read more »

  • Google Wave described in 140 characters!

    Google Wave is getting a lot of people excited, but if you’re anything like me and have no idea what it is or why it’s making so many people sweat in antipication of getting an invite to test it then look no further. We asked Twitter “Explain what Google Wave is in 140 characters”, we… Read more »

  • Google Sidewiki: A top tip for site owners

    You may already know about this, but Google has rolled out “Sidewiki”, whereby Google Toolbar users can comment directly (and permanently) on webpages. The basic idea is that every page on your site now comes with a publicly accessible discussion board that cannot be moderated. Google Sidewiki is a new browser plug-in that adds a… Read more »

  • Google Earth spots 6 familiar faces

    Google Earth has been used once again to uncover some pretty cool images, this time it’s familiar faces. Amongst these natural and man made familiarities include an iPod girl, the 16th U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, Oprah Winfey, Jesus Christ on sand dunes in Peru, a Haloween Pumpkin and the Short Circuit robot. Google Earth spots… Read more »

  • How 20 popular websites looked when they launched

    A look back at the humble beginnings of some of the internets biggest websites. This post was originally posted by the Telegraph and we feel it fits as a sturn reminder to all those companies and individuals who wait and wait and wait in launching their website while messing over the little details. We say… Read more »