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We Deliver – a 24hr project

I’ve been meaning to do something sporadic and creative for a while now but have never got around to it until now. I decided to challenge myself to build a site (wedeliver.papermashup.com) in under 24hrs from concept and design through to development. The site is a silly idea based on a simple delivery website with the twist of allowing [...]

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5 SEO tuning tips

If you think you can just build a website and expect it to perform well you can think again. Getting a website to the top of search results is every marketing managers goal. Im going to run through five key points that will put you in good stead to getting the results your site deserves. SEO is often percieved as a dark art. If you start out [...]

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Key web development skills

API Knowledge A key tool for any budding web developer is API knowledge. It’s good to familiarise yourself with a variety of application interfaces. I started out using the Twitter REST API with PHP and CURL when twitter first launched the API to basically get a users tweets, pretty simple now I look back, but at the time it was the [...]

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Steps to learning a new programming language

Learning a new programming language can be daunting to say the least. I’ve recently cracked it when it comes to jQuery. I wouldn’t say Im a pro by any stretch of the imagination but I can successfully build applications. It wasn’t an easy ride learning a new syntax, I’m going to run over a few tips and techniques that [...]

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Display your Feedburner stats

I’ve been away for the last week. My wife and I bought a flat in North London and finally moved in on March 16th. So I’m currently without the internet and won’t have it until the end of March which is frustrating when I want to update my blog but simply can’t so please excuse my infrequent posts over the next few weeks. [...]

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Looking At RSS Feeds

RSS feeds or ‘Rich Site Summary’ are standards when it comes to transporting data and using it on other sites, RSS feeds can be read in a web browser or subscribed to. Feeds are commonly refered to as ‘pulling’ rather than ‘pushing’ technology. ‘Pushing’ technology is publishing content and [...]

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Blogging Trends

Over the past ten months there has been a change in blogging trends. The top five noticeable trends are firstly many blogs are starting to have multiple authors and contributors, this increases the amount of content and brings more variety to topics. This also opens the blog up to contain more subjects. A ‘mums blog’ for example [...]

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