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The unfortunate early loss of one of the greatest pop stars of our times has caused havoc on the web. TMZ and Perez Hilton´s websites have suffered downtimes, and twitter has been struggling. The web is becoming a storm of MJ.

The calm after the storm will present an interesting study on the effect of news over a social media medium.

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Imagine you have a blog which is a supplement to your site, such as a platform for company news.

Now imagine you want to add your blog to your main site’s navigation menu. Easy enough, just add a static link.

Now imagine you want to create an unordered list of the categories in your blog, so that each category can be easily accessed from any page on your website…. oops, it just got tricky.

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Remove BuddyPress AdminBar Plugin

Posted on May 18, 2009 in Plugins

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In a nutshell…

Google recently launched it’s version of social networking… by tying the sites you visit together via one universal, open platform.

The advantages of adding this feature to your site means that people can join your site by simply clicking one button and signing in using their Google or any OpenID account. This then allows the user’s friends on Google to see they joined your site, making a potential viral marketing oportunity. Not only that, Google Friend Connect supplies you with various gadgets that you can place around your site (e.g. the toolbar you see at the bottom of this blog).

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Screw up your email settings? 🙂 it happens to the best of us.

PLESK has a handy little app that reverts your mailbox settings back to the settings in the PLESK database, and makes sure permissions, etc. are correct.

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Twitter – tools to tweet with

Posted on Apr 15, 2009 in Other

It’s hard to argue with the awesomeness of the twitter phenomena. Their flexible API is a testament to how a great tool can used in so many ways.

The downside is that with such a widely adopted API there are about as many tools as there are tweet.

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With apple’s iphone becoming an increasingly popular tool for browsing the internet, web designers and developers should really be testing their sites with the iPhone to ensure compatability. Most people won’t want to buy an iPhone exclusively for this purpose, so you’re only option is to emulate it on a PC!

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