We've just upgraded to the latest version of WordPress MU - the system that powered blogs.edgehill.ac.uk. You can see that latest features in this video: http://wordpress.tv/2009/12/21/introducing-wordpress-2-9-%E2%80%93-carmen/ That video was embedded using one of the coolest new features in WordPress 2.9.1 - oEmbed. oEmbed is a way of websites sharing information about how content should be … Continue reading WordPress MU 2.9.1
Do you ever have really great ideas that on second thoughts are incredibly stupid? Yeah, I have them all the time but usually I’m sensible enough not to tell anyone about them. A month ago I was caught out by an email from Corporate Marketing Communications and Student Recruitment asking what people are doing for … Continue reading 125 by 125
I'm a big fan of creating unusual ways to visualise data so I thought I'd throw together a page showing some statistics from the last year.
You have Spam! Web content editors, designers and developers have all worked hard to make their website interesting, attractive and functional. A lot of time and money is spent promoting the website. People find the website talk about it and link to it from their website, blog, wiki, bulletin board ect. Search engines then trawl … Continue reading A load of “Gobbledigook” from an online form
Google Wave was launched on the 28th May, 2009 at the ‘Google’s I/O Developer conference’ in San Francisco. It has been developed by a team working in Sydney, Australia. Which consist of two brothers, Jens and Lars Rasmussen and has Stephanie Hannon as the lead project manager, all of whom were previously involved in Google … Continue reading Google Wave is coming soon! – Part I
Today is the second birthday of the Web Services blog! Is it really a year since the last birthday and two years since Alison's first post?! Yes, it really is. The frequency of posts has dropped off in the last year - we've crept up to 201 posts - but we've still covered a lot. … Continue reading Happy 2nd Birthday Web Services Blog
I know there are a lot of sites and blogs talking about the twitter phenomenon and I don't intend to turn our Web Services blog into a Twitter blog. Just take a look at this sites and tools for getting the most out of your twitter experience: Twitter Tools to optimize your twitter service: Twhirl: … Continue reading Get the most of your twitter experience
After a short break from blogging while we finished off the redesigned website I'm back with the third and probably final part of my guide to Twitter. It's a fast moving world and since the last post, Twitter have stopped delivery of SMS to UK mobiles: Let's start with the bad news. Beginning today, Twitter … Continue reading Twitter Part 3: Into the real world
Last time I covered getting started with Twitter, building your network of contacts and interacting with others. This time I'm going to discuss some ways to manage your Twitter subscriptions and discover tweets about topics you're interested in. The easiest way to use Twitter is to login to the website to read and post messages. … Continue reading Twitter Part 2: Bringing order to chaos
I've been threatening promising to blog again about Twitter. I've posted before introducing Twitter so this time I'll go into a bit more detail about some uses that maybe aren't immediately apparent. When I was writing this I thought I'll ask my followers for a bit of help: Drafting a blog post about Twitter for … Continue reading Twitter Part 1: What are you doing?