Posts categorized: News & Reviews

  • Gadget Site Gets A Redesign

    It’s seems like have a brand new website. It’s wider, it’s orange and at first glance a nice designed site. Technically the build leaves much room for improvement with inline css styles and incorrect semantics being used. New Firebox website Old Firebox website Thoughts?

  • Digg to SPAM Twitter and Facebook?

    Spam is everywhere, in our emails, in our blog comments and worst of all in our sandwiches. Recently a new form of spam has started to emerge on Twitter that could spoil the service and drive people away. It’s what’s best described as a RT SPAM or Retweet Spam. A simple explanation of a retweet… Read more »

  • Top 20 Websites and Search Engines in the UK

    According to Hitwise, here are the top websites and search engines ranked by visits ending 23/05/2009. These stats are based on the UK internet users only, not worldwide. Top 20 Websites The following report shows websites for the industry ‘All Categories’, ranked by Visits for the week ending 23/05/2009. Top Search Engines – Volume The… Read more »

  • British Isles shaped cloud

    In this striking picture, a formation can clearly be seen in the shape of what looks like Britain and Ireland drifting over the English countryside. This picture was taken by Jessica Wild and featured on The striking image was captured by a 16-year-old schoolgirl on a sunny afternoon as she tested out a new… Read more »

  • 24 SEASON 7 FINALE Photos

    Airing in the UK next Monday (9pm, Sky 1, 25th May), the two hour season finale of 24 is going to be a blinder with these photo teasers wetting the appetite of every die-hard 24 fan, including myself… enjoy! 24: SEASON 7: President Taylor (Cherry Jones, L) is caught off-guard by her daughter Olivia (guest… Read more »

  • Big Tech Buyouts: How 10 Internet Startups cashed in Big

    This is a special snippet post summarising the Big Tech Buyouts article from BusinessWeek, by Douglas MacMillan. All images copyright of BusinessWeek. Silicon Valley angel investor Jeff Clavier “It’s a good time to be an investor because there are tons of opportunities out there that are interesting,”. What’s good for investors is an outright bonanza… Read more »

  • More than one H1 on a page: good or bad?

    Matt Cutts released a YouTube video talking about having multiple H1’s on a page, quoting “… it’s not so bad to have multiple H1’s”. Semantically best practice is to use just one H1 on any page so this video has caused confusion throughout the web industry. Video of Matt Cutts talking about multiple H1’s Questions… Read more »

  • Search Engine for Geeks: is a geeky mix of Ask Jeeves branding and the power of Google search. The logo and figure on the website is made up entirely of ASCII code and the active search system is a Google custom search, giving you the same results you’d expect from itself. After the fun we had with… Read more »

  • Football Rich List 2009

    I’m not a big football fan but I do like to watch the odd match on tv if it’s ever on. Now football players are supposed to be a bit thick, but from where I’m standing they’re actually very bright business people. Where else can you go to work everyday, kick a ball around, fall… Read more »

  • Vodafone Launching next Google Android handset on 5th May

    The 2nd Google Android handset, the HTC Magic, is out on 5th May exclusive to Vodafone so say the Telegraph. I was in a store at the weekend and they said 16th May, but either way it’s coming soon. A couple of guys at work have the G1. I have been tempted but decided that… Read more »

  • The Power of Personal

    Why do consumers buy into niche brands? Is it because they can’t get the product anywhere else? Is it the cost – usually higher than the high street – that makes it feel exclusive? Or is it the personal touch? It’s the middle of the credit crunch and according to the news, consumers are tightening… Read more »

  • Definitions of Typography Terms in Word

    According to Microsoft, this diagram illustrates perfectly positions of some of the typography terms in Word. To the trained eye with someone with a degree in typography I very much doubt this illustration has any use other than confusing the hell out of you! I had to look up the deinition of Pitch in typography… Read more »

  • St. George’s Day 2009

    St George’s Day is a time to celebrate the patron saint of England and syphilis, who survived almost as many murder attempts as Rasputin. Here’s the Guardians guide to the best sites on the dragon-slaying hero. 10 St. George Facts 1. Today is St George’s Day. George is the patron saint of England so, in… Read more »


    Do you remember Ling off Dragons Den? The Crazy Japanese Chinese girl who used a rocket to advertise her online car leasing website? Well I just stumbled across her website and being a web designer almost spat out the tea I was drinking. Forget the rule book, forget design best practices and certainly forget anything… Read more »

  • The CSS Bible – CSS is your God!

    Here you go, a stellar assortment of CSS related links for you to reference. If you’re a CSS beginner or even a CSS guru we’re sure there is something here for everyone, enjoy! The CSS Box Model CSS linky link craziness 5 Tips For Organising Your CSS: 5 Popular CSS Frameworks + Tutorials &… Read more »