Thursday, 02 May 2013 12:57

The value of your facebook 'likes'?

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Just been reading a very interesting article on the BBC website which questions how much value your Facebook ‘likes’ are. The main reason is because just like every part of the internet, hackers and spammers have been making their mark on Facebook.

Don’t use Twitter solely for sales marketing, or expect to get lots of direct conversions. Twitter, and most other social media, should be about engaging with customers and other valuable followers rather than an extra RSS feed or telling people you bought some new socks. Don’t think you’ve failed because you haven’t reached a certain number of clicks or hits. It’s about finding new contacts, building up your brand and providing a friendly ear. That’s not to say that other strategies don’t work, but you need to be clear from the start about what you want to achieve with Twitter and what steps you’re going to take to achieve this; changing your mind halfway through will just confuse everyone.

Wednesday, 01 May 2013 13:21

Usability checklist for a modern website

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An outlay of the most important factors to look at in relation to the usability of your website. This will be a work in progress as there are many more points to look at.

Tuesday, 30 April 2013 12:28

How to plan your website

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Before creating and uploading a website, it is important to take the time to plan exactly what is needed in the website. Thoroughly considering the audience or target market, as well as defining the purpose and deciding what content will be developed are extremely important. Media-Slave has years of experience in web design and can guide you through this process. We use the processes and headings ourselves to run your project. We also make this information available to you as the project and tasks progresses. The complete project can be tracked with notes, files and timelines online at any time. We make sure that our web design and web hosting clients know exactly how their project is progressing.

Monday, 29 April 2013 20:16

Your website deserves awesome hosting

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Launch a brand new website or refresh an existing one, but all that hard work must be supported by great web hosting. We believe that our web hosting platform and customer support are up there with the best. The High hosting package includes access to unlimited web space, bandwidth, MySQL databases and Email boxes, as well as the ability to host multiple websites on one account. It also comes with a full version of website building software Serif WebPlus X5, an iPhone/ Android web hosting control panel and a library of over 65 one click install web apps including WordPress, Joomla and OpenCart.

Monday, 29 April 2013 20:09

The Importance of having a website

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I had to resurrec this article. There are a number of reasons of why having a website in today's age is very important. Firstly it is an obvious means of advertising yourself and your services more comprehensively. Secondly it is a great way of bettering your sales by providing an online service no matter what business you run. Finally having a website can help keep a clientèle by keeping them updated on what's going on in the business at any time.

Monday, 29 April 2013 19:57

Free Websites, What’s the score?

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The likes of Weebly and Wix claim to help people and businesses get online by giving them an “online presence”. On the face of it, this looks like a really good idea but you need to ask yourself why? We are now living in the 21st century at a time of major recession and financial instability. This has resulted in more and more people (and businesses) being more scrupulous and impatient about how they interact with their peers, family and how they run their day-to-day lives. Why go out if I can get a better deal online, have access to entertainment 24/7 and speak with my family for nothing via facebook at 2am?

The journey many people take when writing a blog, be it personal or for business, if often the same. You start full of energy and beans, ideas flowing as easily as water down a stream. Then the ideas start getting a little harder to come by and you find that you are publishing less and less, until, BAM!!! You haven’t written anything in 3 weeks and you have no idea what to write. Blog post ideas don’t have to come naturally or wait for you to be inspired, you can work on them and find them in a methodical manner. Here is how.

Thursday, 25 April 2013 11:03

Windows hosting

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Windows web hosting has been added to our product range to give our customers even more choice when deciding on a hosting platform for their website. Whilst Linux still dominates the market, there are a significant number of websites that use Microsoft technology to power their sites, and we felt it important that our customers should be able to have the option of both platforms when choosing their hosting package.

Fujitsu making some nice progress here. A way of making any surface a touchscreen interface. With the playstation, xbox and wii type controllers and some of the work done with gesturing you have to wonder wher things will be soon.

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