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The Geek In All of Us

From the overwhelming initial information on what a geek is, I still am struggling to get the true picture of one. The only thing I am sure of at this point is that it is a slang or informal term. The American Heritage Dictionary defines it as an odd or Read the Rest…

Internet Explorer 9 is Here

Touted as being faster, more streamlined and simplified, is Internet Explorer 9 gonna make me spurn Firefox? Ah.  Not so quick.  Just went to download for Windows 7 x64.  Downloaded.  Ran the install. “Internet Explorer 9 – Downloading required updates…” “Internet Explorer needs an update before installing……go online and install Read the Rest…

Top Tip For Customising Magento E-commerce

Trying to find the right file to add / edit your latest Magento e-commerce website? Login as Admin, go System > Configuration Top left you see ‘Current Configuration Scope’ – choose ‘Main Website’ assuming you have a default installation. Then scroll down on the left till you see ‘Developer’ – Read the Rest…

Netbeans 6.9.1, Netbeans 7 beta, Scanning Projects….

If like me you use Netbeans 6.9.1 as your IDE, you probably already installed Scan on Demand to stop Netbeans choking up while scanning projects… That (unfortunately) stopped working today.  So I downloaded the 7 beta – this is reported to have much more ‘unobtrusive’ scanning of projects. Still, my Read the Rest…

How to Create Symlinks In Windows

Nice and easy step to help with those of us on Windows / Wamp / similar setups.Works nicely for me with Wampserver 2.0, Win 7 x64.See the post here

Symfony Tests: Enabling Color (colour) Output for Windows

I’ve seen many confusing posts on how to enable colour output for Symfony testing on Windows. This was pretty straightforward in the end for my Windows 7 x64 machine. First, download and install Cygwin.  Windows command prompt just won’t do it. Then go to http://adoxa.110mb.com/index.html and download ANSICON (I used Read the Rest…

Auto Adjusting Screen Lighting by time of day

If you’re like a lot of people who work on the web and end up developing, programming, or fiddling with graphics until after dark, then the likelihood is you’re giving your eyes a hard time, and/or the odd headache. Handy little (free again) tool called flux that adjusts the colour Read the Rest…

Yep, the Golden Ratio Strikes Back With Free Tools!

The Golden Ratio, the Fibonacci sequence, oft mentioned in the same breath, are well known to those beyond the spheres of mathematics.  Always striving for the ideal layout, many designers use this simple 1.6 / 0.6 (approx!) ratio to fill our screens with well-balanced delights. Our widescreen TV’s, credit cards, Read the Rest…

Copy More than 1 piece of text in Windows at a time

Ever needed to copy/paste 2 or more strings of text in Windows, and find yourself Alt-Tabbing, Ctrl-C, Ctrl-V’ing all over the place? Well, this free little clipboard manager from xNeat allows you to copy multiple items, then paste from the list. Dead handy if you need to copy database names/usernames/passwords Read the Rest…

StExBar – Easy Command Prompt for Windows

Among other things – this makes it easy to right click any folder from Windows Explorer, and kick off your command prompt window from that directory, without too much keywork. See it at Tortoise Tools.

Version Control – Tortoise SVN book available

New Tortoise SVN book available for us Windows users.  If you’re a Windows user, and need a handy (context / right-click ) interface for version control, this gives a good run-through. Alternatively, go to Tortoise documentation for free manuals.

Set Up Skype and Wamp

If you’re having an issue or problem starting or restarting Wamp Server, and you’re also using Skype, then Skype could be the problem. Close Wamp Open Skype Go to Tools > Options > Advanced > Connection Uncheck ‘Use port 80 and 443 as alternatives for incoming connections’ Save and restart Read the Rest…

Can CSS Help Save The Planet?

With the advent of CSS three, web designers now have some incredible tools at their disposal compared to just a few years ago. These new tools may well help to combat just a little bit of the carbon footprint we leave behind.  Features of CSS 3, including gradients and rounded Read the Rest…

Local SEO Mobile Matters

At a recent convention in the U.S., Google has hinted that local search will be much more important in 2010 for mobile searchers.  Google mobile ads Products manager Paul Feng  is reported to have said that Google thinks location is a very important factor. Location has played an important part Read the Rest…

Free Bournemouth Websites Press Release

123 Web Design Bournemouth have announced the launch of their new website service to local Bournemouth businesses.  The service is also available to those businesses in close proximity to Bournemouth.

Pure and Simple Web Design Has Moved

A little notice for all concerned: Pure and Simple Web Design (http://www.123webdesignbournemouth.co.uk) has now moved over to the new server and business name 123 Web Design Bournemouth at http://www.123webdesignbournemouth.co.uk. Work on the blog customisation is cracking away to tie in with the new branding as we speak

Bournemouth IT Sales Staff Required

Intabase Solutions Ltd are hiring. Candidate required for a full time sales person ote 30k + good basic salary. Contact 01202 757747 for details.

SEO Resouces in Bournemouth

They are the 3 magic letters on everyone’s lips – “SEO” – or search engine optimisation.  I spoke to a very nice chap the other day who was fitting the carpets in our hallway right here in sunny Bournemouth.  We were talking about his website, or lack of one, and Read the Rest…

Business Start Up Services Bournemouth

Pure and Simple Web Design in Bournemouth will soon be launching it’s new Business Start Up Service, helping local businesses with a complete business start up service, taking care of all the essentials – logo & graphic design, letterheads business cards and stationery, web hosting and website design. And all Read the Rest…

Web Design Compliance and Validation

The eternal puzzle of web design validation, with standards being set by the World Wide Web Consortium, is likely to continue for some time.  Until such time as all browsers are similarly compliant, we have some careful coding to apply in our web designs, and of course the handy Validation Read the Rest…