PGL RSS Reader Presentation

The ability to subscribe to a RSS feed has transformed the way information can be processed on the web.  By clicking on the orange RSS icons or placing the RSS Feed URL into your Reader you can subscribe to a blog or a website.  New content arrives on your desktop as it is published, saving you time and effort.

With a good RSS Reader by your side, you can easily wade through tons of content discarding what you don’t need and only reading the items that require your attention.

As a backup to my third Peer Group Learning presentation I’ve listed the URL’s mentioned in my presentation below.

What is RSS?
Wikipedia
BBC RSS Guide

Desktop-based Readers
Internet Explorer
Microsoft Outlook
FeedReader
FeedDemon

Web-based Readers
Google Reader (My Reader of choice)
Bloglines
Rojo
MyYahoo

Thanks for dropping by, if you enjoyed the presentation please leave me a comment below.

New site for R&M Electrical

The R&M Electrical Group of companies are one of the largest independently owned Electrical Distributors in the United Kingdom.  In the UK R&M’s comprehensive service covers the supply of electrical products, cables and fixings to commercial, domestic, marine and industrial contractors.  Outside the UK the Group have a number of international projects in the Caspian Sea Region and the Middle-East specifically serving the Oil, Gas, Petro-Chem and Pharmaceutical Industries.

We are delighted to be involved with the development of a new website for R&M. SUGAR will be providing web design services as well as an online marketing campaign to reach new customers across the globe.

Fighting spam with reCaptcha (Part 1)

I have a couple sites which suffer from a deluge of contact form spam. This particular type of email spam attempts to use a site’s contact form to send out unsolicited email. My Cape Holiday site has been receiving a steady stream of these emails over the last few weeks.

PGL Blogging Presentation

[Post Update] Please note that I have updated the URL’s and information below for the Peer Group Learning session in Winchester on the 26 June 2008.
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During November 2007 I delivered a presentation to my local Peer Group Learning group in Fareham. My talk was an introduction to blogging and how it can benefit a small business. I’d like to thank everyone that attended, I really enjoyed the session. One of the attendees Gavin Meikle from Inter-activ has already moved his blog from a hosted account with Blogger to a WordPress Install. Well done Gavin!

IT Support for Small Business

DS Baker IT provides IT Support and computer maintenance to Small Businesses in Hampshire and London. They provide a range of services to install, maintain and repair computer systems and networks. If you use computer systems or a network in your business to share files, supply email, or give your employees internet access DS Baker IT can help to keep your computers running smoothly. Dave Baker and the team aim to become your “Tech Guy” so that you can concentrate on your business.

Just “google” it

I love the debate over whether google can be used as a verb. I was given a great reminder of how pervasive the term has become this weekend.

PGL Podcast Presentation

I recently delivered a presentation to my local Peer Group Learning session at the Marwell Hotel. The talk was an introduction to podcasting. The sessions are run by our local Business Link team. Thank you to Wendy and the team for giving me the opportunity to talk. I hope everyone enjoyed it.

UK spending on TV Adverts

If anyone still needs convincing about the importance of online marketing, a report on the BBC News site today bangs another nail into the coffin of traditional media.

Helvetica is 50 today

Where would we be without a great font like Helvetica? This classic typeface started life as Neue Haas Grotesk, but thankfully it was renamed in 1960 after the Latin name for Switzerland, Helvetia.

Welcome to SUGAR

Welcome to the Sugar Web Development blog. I’d like to use this area to post bits of news, interesting announcements and random ramblings.