Posted by Mathew Hasker in E Commerce, The Web
on Jan 31st, 2012 | 0 comments
This is purely an example of how the internet becomes quite useful when it comes to getting the best price.
I have a new camcorder and I need a new memory card for it. Nothing special, a class 10 8GB SDHC card.
The first place I check is Currys as there is one just up the road. So, I find the Samsung Class 10 Plus SDHC 8GB card. Now, many think “Wow, look at that! £34.99 down to £12.99, that’s a good £22 off!”. I think, hmmm, this is the usual retailers trick into hiking the price up for a period of time and then claiming a big saving.
.Then, I check Amazon
and well would you...
Posted by Mathew Hasker in Microsoft, The Web
on Apr 15th, 2011 | 0 comments
Reading the Register today, Microsoft have made a claim that Internet Explorer 9 and the new Internet Explorer 10 support Native HTML5 when running on the Windows platform (i.e. Windows 7 operating system), which everyone on the web knows is a load of marketing rubbish – HTML is not supposed to be native, the web is open and HTML5 can be and will be supported by all browsers.
But this makes me laugh, because if you go to www.html5test.com in Chrome 3, you get a fairly good rating of 288 out of 400. Still a way to go, but good nonetheless. Well, lets put it this way, its better than the result I...
Posted by Mathew Hasker in Microsoft, The Web, Wordpress
on Jan 27th, 2011 | 1 comment
No, I didn’t think it was possible either.
If you are reading this then you are probably well aware of what WordPress is, and unless you’ve been living in a cave for the last 10 years or so then you will almost certainly know what Windows is, more specifically, its latest incarnation, Windows 7.
If you know a bit about WordPress, you know that WordPress runs using PHP and MySQL, normally found running on an Apache Server. Simply put, it wasn’t initially built for the Windows platform.
Wanting to set up a test WordPress environment on my box, I did some searching around to see how I...
Posted by Mathew Hasker in SEO, The Web
on Jan 27th, 2011 | 1 comment
The internet is a large place and finding relevant information can be like, coining the old phrase, trying to find a needle in a haystack. Everyone wants to be, and should be, part of the web and now is as good a time as any to get into it.
But where do you start? What do you need? How much do you need to spend and with whom? There are plenty of web designers, developers, SEO consultants, Online Marketing professionals, Hosting companies, Domain Name registrants, Domain Name Servers, www this and .com that out there, but where to start. I want to give you some pointers based on my experience in this...
Posted by Mathew Hasker in Google, The Web
on Nov 24th, 2010 | 0 comments
I was becoming increasingly frustrated with Google Chromes autocomplete feature. Everytime I typed in www in the address bar, sites that I had visited over a year ago were coming up. So, I cleared history, cache, saved data through Tools -> Options and the addresses were still coming up as suggestions in my address bar.
I then went to Tools -> Options, unchecked Show suggestions for navigation errors and Use a suggestion service to help complete searches and URLs typed in the address bar. Still, these websites were still coming up. I even turned my account sync as they were appearing on my home machine...