The Outlook Is Bleak

I Like The HTML Email Standard - There Are So Many To Choose From

A couple of projects that I've been working on recently have required "pretty" HTML email messages to be generated. You might think that this wouldn't be an issue, HTML is HTML, right? Wrong!

Posted 18/12/10 Read more... »

Lost On Safari

Apple is a Bitter Fruit

I acquired a new client the other week, who wanted me to turn their PDF web site design into html code. There's nothing remarkable in that, it happens quite a lot. It's actually quite a nice task, as you can put your "arty" head away and bring your "techy" one out. You can usually guarantee that the client will like their own design.

Posted 03/09/10 Read more... »

Now You See It Now You Don't

Google Map Misaligned

A client of mine has come up with a design for their new website. One of the required features for the site was the display of a Google map, on demand when a link or button was clicked, so as not to bother their audience with superfluous information unnecessarily.

Posted 24/08/10 Read more... »

Meta Tag Madness

What Have You Done To Upset The Googlebot?

I had an old customer vaguely on my case this week about their website, claiming that it had apparently vanished completely from Google. A quick check using site:wwwdomain.co.nz proved that what I was being told was correct. Google returned absolutely no results.

Posted 03/08/10 Read more... »

Spam, Spam And More Spam

Fending Off Spam With Grey Listing

Anyone who's had an email address for more than a week has most likely started to attract spam. Our hosting platform took on a new domain this week, which seems to be a spam magnet.

Posted 03/08/10 Read more... »