Hiding unstyled div that shows on page load

Posted by on Mar 26, 2010 in Javascript, Tech | One Comment

In the spirit of sharing web development tips and techniques: Have you come across a situation where you have a javascript carousel or accordian that is fairly content heavy? When the page loads the list items or the div content flash onto the screen until the page loads and then the whole page “pops” into […]

In celebration of Ada Lovelace Day 2010

Posted by on Mar 24, 2010 in Tech | No Comments

Today is the opportunity to celebrate women in tech, as inspired by Ada Lovelace the person to programme the first computer algorithm for Babbage’s analytical engine. This year I’d like to celebrate my partner Jenni.  Besides working on her jewellery business Twinkleberry, she has steadily ramped up her involvement with SUGAR until today she is […]

Hide or Remove the Info Window on an embedded Google Map

Posted by on Oct 7, 2009 in Tech | No Comments

So for the last couple of hours I’ve been grappling with a small, thorny Google Map related problem.  Since I’ve spent so much time finding an answer for this, I guess there might be others who are looking for the same solution. When embedding a Google Map into a site you often end up with […]

How do Adwords auctions work?

Posted by on Mar 13, 2009 in Tech | No Comments

One of the discussions I find myself having with new and old clients, involves the auction system in Adwords. Its an intricate mechanism involving the advertiser, the user and Google. Concepts like Quality Score, Relevancy and the importance of Landing Pages can be difficult to explain. Luckily the Adwords team have just released a fantastic […]

History of the Web

Posted by on Feb 2, 2009 in Tech | No Comments

Great video put together by Melih Bilgil as part of his work at the University of Applied Sciences in Mainz, Germany.  The animation uses the icons Melih has developed as part of his effort to create a pictorial language for describing electronic communication.  Really worthwhile watching:

Fighting spam with reCaptcha (Part 1)

Posted by on Dec 17, 2007 in Tech | No Comments

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

Posted by on Nov 16, 2007 in PGL Presentations, Tech | 5 Comments

[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. === 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 […]

PGL Podcast Presentation

Posted by on Jun 21, 2007 in PGL Presentations, Tech | No Comments

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.