When a pixel is not a pixel

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

One of the most important new features of the iPhone 4 is it's 'retina screen'. The screen has the highest pixel density of any mainstream mobile device and looks absolutely stunning. A retina...

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The top 1000 web sites in the world – May 2010

Friday, May 28th, 2010

Originally published by Google, this list details the top 1000 web sites in the world today. Rank Site Category ...

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Running multiple versions of the Symfony framework on Windows

Monday, May 10th, 2010

As the Symfony project continues to develop I thought it was about time I upgraded to the latest stable version, Symfony 1.3 As I am sure to build several websites with this framework, it is important for the Symfony system files to be shared between all of my projects. Therefore the library files need to go in my PHP folder. I also need all of my existing web sites, built with version 1.0 to...

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Website speed matters

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

This week Google started using speed of a website as a factor in determining it's page rank. This means that it is now...

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Apple’s enforced product progression

Saturday, April 10th, 2010

Hidden behind the announcement for the 4th iteration of Apple's iPhone software was a sneaky reminder from Apple that they would like all their customers to upgrade to the latest...

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Firebug is known to make Google Mail slow unless it is configured correctly!

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

Firebug is one of the most useful browser extensions for web developers. It allows a developer to look in-depth at the HTML and CSS code which makes up the page and follow any asynchronous connections fired by the web page. Unfortunately, because Firebug 'listens' to all connections made, AJAX-heavy websites such as Gmail can often run slow when Firebug is running. The developers behind Gmail...

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