Responsive Web Design

Posted by on Dec 17, 2011 in blog, copywriting | No Comments

What is responsive web design? The term Responsive Web Design was coined by web designer Ethan Marcotte ( in an article on A list Apart (, and it basically amounts to a new way of designing and developing websites to ensure that the design is optimized for all possible types of browser window displays, resolutions,  […]

5 Common PHP security issues and how to address them

Posted by on Dec 17, 2011 in blog, copywriting | No Comments

PHP has developed into the most popular language for programming on the web, but like all languages, it has its weaknesses. Described below are some of the more common areas of vulnerability found in PHP web applications and suggestions on how they can be managed and prevented.   1. SQL injection What is it? One […]

The importance of Web Accessibility: how to build an accessible website

Posted by on Dec 17, 2011 in blog, copywriting | No Comments

1. Introduction Definition Accessibility in its broadest sense is the ease with which one can access, read and understand the information on a web page. It is influenced by many factors including disability, the browser being used and the functionality supported by the user’s browser.  In order to design an accessible site, the web developer […]

A history of HTML

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HTML was invented by World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee with a support team at CERN. He is currently the Director of the W3C, the group that sets technical standards for the Web and vets and approves changes to HTML versions. HTML or HyperText Markup Language is a subset of SGML (Standard Generalized Markup Language) […]

A history of the Open Source movement

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Wikipedia defines Open Source culture as “the creative practice of appropriation and free sharing of found and created content…where participants in the culture can modify those products and redistribute them back into the community or other organizations.” The concept of Open Source had its roots in ‘hacker culture’ and the “Free Software Movement” which was […]

A history of the Internet

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In 1957, the US Department of Defence established the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA), later renamed the TheDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency (or DARPA) in 1972. In 1962 Paul Baran, of the RAND Corporation (a government agency) produced a report on the potential for establishing a network which would enable communications between decentralised locations in […]

CS4 unleashed…10 WOWs from a fab launch

It’s been a restful yet exciting couple of days in Cape Town, having squeezed in the last couple of days of annual leave I shall see until the election in April next year (sheesh)…all shore leave officially cancelled as of last week..the campaign ship sets sail. Being the procrastinator I am, I’ve only got down […]

Free love…the geek way

Posted by on Aug 29, 2008 in blog, geek stuff, marketing | 4 Comments

It’s been a very busy week in geek-land, and now after 3 events in 5 days and waaay too much strong coffee, I’m gonna start to tie all the confused threads together. Please forgive me if this lacks cohesion, I’m suffering from serious information overload. As these events have been very widely blogged about, photographed, […]