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Google Set to Reward Mobile-Friendly Websites

30 November 2014 4:00p.m. Search Engine Optimisation

Search engine behemoth Google may be about to reward you for having a mobile-friendly website. Earlier this month, Google announced on their Webmaster Central Blog about upcoming changes to their search results which will clearly indicate to users which sites are optimised for mobile browsing.

W3C Finalises HTML5 Standard

29 October 2014 10:40p.m. Web Standards

Today marks an important milestone in the history of the world wide web: the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has finally published HTML5 as a Recommendation. HTML5 is the markup language that drives almost every modern web site you visit, and has sure come a long way since 1997's HTML4 specification.

Why Does This Still Happen in 2014?

10 September 2014 9:41a.m. Corporate Fail

Does anyone else remember the seedy days of the early world wide web? When the browser wars first reached their zenith, and visitors to many a site would receive messages such as "This site only works in Internet Explorer"? I hope for your sake that you've forgotten, but unfortunately it seems that Apple, in 2014, has not.

Mobile Web Trends Update

31 August 2014 10:44a.m. Industry Trends

There is no doubt that web browsing via mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones is on the rise, and has been for the past few years. But, if you need further proof, look no further than this clever chart produced by TNS Infratest Germany.

WDCNZ 2014

31 July 2014 5:32p.m. Conferences

Colin went over to Wellington, New Zealand for WDCNZ 2014, a yearly conference of tech talks for web developers. Wellington is also the home of SilverStripe, the company which produces the awesome open source product that Praxis CMS is based on. What better opportunity than to meet face-to-face with the creators of SilverStripe, fellow developers, and a score of industry leaders giving enlightening talks?

Why Usability Testing Matters

30 June 2014 2:15p.m. Development Process

Usability testing is a fundamental part of quality web application development. So why is it often ignored by so many? In this month's blog post we'll examine why usability testing should be given a high priority in the development process, and why it is critical for success.

The NBN: Our Greatest Wasted Opportunity

31 May 2014 11:58p.m. Network Infrastructure

Australia needs a next generation broadband network now more than ever. The Labor Rudd government began building such a network, undertaking the largest infrastructure project in our history. Now, the Coalition seems poised to deliver an inferior, stop-gap solution. The NBN has become our greatest wasted opportunity.

The Top 5 Social Media Blunders of All Time

30 April 2014 10:04p.m. Social Media

Our world has forever been changed by the power of social media, but for some companies social media can be a double-edged sword. In the immortal words of Spider-Man, "with great power comes great responsibility". In this blog post we'll list the top 5 social media blunders of all time.

App Review: Begin

26 March 2014 10:33p.m. App Reviews

This month we are reviewing Begin by Applause Code, a beautifully designed to-do list app for iPhone that does exactly what it says on the box. Beautiful and elegant in it's simplicity, Begin is everything an iOS app should be.

Why You Need To Let Go Of Your Old Browser

28 February 2014 10:33a.m. Software and Applications

Are you still using a browser from the prehistoric era? In terms of the computing scene, prehistoric could be as recent as five years ago. Holding on to an out-of-date browser hurts the development of the web, and affects how your own site performs for you. In this blog post we'll explain why you should always stay up-to-date.

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