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Ending Support for IE7 Beginning November 1, 2012

Over the past several months, companies and developers around the world such as Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Drupal and a host of others have been making a concerted effort to end support for Internet Explorer 7 as its marketshare continues to decline each month. As of this month, IE7 usage has dropped to between 2% and 4% worldwide. IE7 was originally released in 2006 and has long been showing its age as web development standards and techniques have moved on. IE7 lacks even basic support for many modern web standards including CSS3 and HTML5. Ending support for this aging browser allows us to take full advantage of these as well as many of the latest web technologies and standards to create richer, more powerful products. We had long debated when would be the right time to drop IE7 support and with its continued decline in usage, developers all over making the move, and the imminent release of IE10, we feel that the time is right. Therefore, beginning August 1 we will no longer support IE7 with our template and extension releases. It's time to say so long to IE7! Usage Statisticshttp://www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_explorer.asphttp://gs.statcounter.com/#browser_version_partially_combined-ww-monthly-201106-201205http://theie7countdown.com
25 October 2012
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Useful Tools & Links

Research,  Market & Idea Analysis Google Google Trends www.wolframalpha.com www.quantcast.com MSN AdLabs Demographics Prediction Tool www.startups.com Research, Testing & Feedback www.surveymonkey.com www.limesurvey.org www.pardot.com www.crowdscience.com www.uservoice.com www.kampyle.com www.conceptfeedback.com www.getsatisfaction.com Startups – Rate My Website Remote Usability UX Tools www.foviance.com www.touchgraph.com/home.html Statistics & Data UK National Statistics Department for Culture Media and Sport www.geert-hofstede.com SEO www.freekeywords.wordtracker.com SEOBook Keyword Suggestion Tool www.networkresearch.co.uk Website Submission http://www.google.co.uk/addurl/ https://siteexplorer.search.yahoo.com/submit http://www.bing.com/webmaster/SubmitSitePage.aspx http://www.dmoz.org/add.html Accounts and Productivity Online accounting software for small businesses and freelancers, recommended by 99.5% of users. WeTransfer is a free service to send big or small files from A to B. Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily. Wunderlist 2 - Your beautiful and simple to-do list Xmarks - Bookmark synchronization, search enhancement and web discovery based on sites bookmarked by users.
12 September 2012
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Generating and Developing Business Ideas

Many people we meet say they want to have their own business. Many of them also say they just don’t know what their business would do. So to help out here’s an overview of how you can go about generating and developing new business ideas. There are just three types of idea: A borrowed or adapted idea A genuinely new idea (invention) An idea based on what you know Bear this in mind as you have to carry on your usual daily routine. The source of inspiration will either come from; The world around you – What do you do each day, think about each thing you do, could you improve or simplify anything, does anything annoy or bore you, could you make it better or is there a need that could be provided for. Think “what if…” or “wouldn’t it be good if…”. For example, wouldn’t it be good if your washing hung itself out, your wardrobe tells you the weather report or you could get your favourite crêpes delivered to the office for breakfast. What do you use? What buinesses do you deal with? What do you read and watch? What places and websites do you visit? Could…
12 September 2012
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Vital Statistics

120 MillionProgramme requests per month handled by the BBC iPlayer. The figures for January show a six percent increase on December – which was 14 percent up on November. 37The average age of social network users, according to analysis by Pingdom. As you might expect, that differs by network: Bebo’s average is 28, MySpace 31, Facebook 38, Twitter 39 and Linkedin 44. 35 – 44The most active age group in social networking, again via Pingdom. The supposed social networking generation of 18-24 year olds only accounts for nine percent of usage. $12.7 BillionEstimated value of the mobile location-based services market by 2014, according to Juniper Research. Although usage will be the highest in the Far East, the majority of revenues will come from Western Europe. Source .net magazine, May 2010.
12 May 2010
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Advances in SEO – Semantic Profiles

SEO success no longer depends on words alone. Search engines are getting clever, they now look for meaning and look at semantics and ontologies. Below is a brief overview of what this entails: What is a Semantic Profile? Semantics is one of the three main branches of semiotics. Specifically dealing with meaning and how it is communicated through signs and symbols. As search robots index written content the symbols of interest here are words. Previously search results index rankings and relevance were returned in direct response to the sites domain name, page titles and meta tags (words hidden from the user). Then, as technology improved, the robots could index greater amounts of content and algorithms were created to calculate such things as keyword density and PageRank. However computers don’t think like people. Unless of course they are taught to. So the next big step was allowing search robots understand what they were indexing. To give each word substance. By teaching the search engines what words signify, by giving them context and by building a framework of related words and words with similar meaning the machines begin to think more human. Google have been using techniques like Latent Semantic Indexing for some years now, there’s a good article here on SEO Book.…
12 May 2010
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Primitive Words

Hello and welcome to our new site. Although we are a business our intention is to create a place that is also a resource. A place for thinking and for finding practical information to help you start and run a successful business. We’re just putting the finishing touches together and gathering feedback. If you have any suggestions or would like to see something adding to our site let us know.
14 March 2010
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