Usability Issue: White text on Black Background

Some time ago i have contacted a collegue of my to get her to comment on the site. Please see her reply below. The usability issue she is talking about is very important for a successfull content driven site.

Having said that, I've decided to stick with the current design. I just like it too much :)


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October 5th, 2010 by Ed | 99 Comments »

Guide to the Major Web Directories


This info found on ->

Last update: May 1st, 2009

Directory submission as a link building strategy has been gradually fading in importance over the past few years. We still highly recommend every site have a listing in the Yahoo Directory,, and Best of the Web, as well as DMOZ and the Librarians Internet Index if you can get them.

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September 23rd, 2010 by Ed | 86 Comments »

think it is hard to stop smoking?

Imagine your neighbor’s two-year-old smoking a pack a day. A Sumatran toddler from Indonesia was caught on tape puffing on a cigarette as if he were an adult.

The tot smokes up to forty cigarettes a day. The video shows the toddler puffing on a cigarette, holding it, and twirling it in his chubby, little fingers as if he were stuck with an adult smoking habit.

According to news reports, his father gave him his first cigarette at just eighteen months old and now at two they say he throws a tantrum when they refuse to give him one.

September 23rd, 2010 by Ed | 2 Comments »

HTML5 & ‘link pre-fetching

I don’t know if this would have any impact on you, but I know that we’ve been interested in doing what we can to make the site load faster because it’s now counting in Google’s SEO algorithm – I saw this article pop-up on Twitter today and thought it may be interesting to you, then.


It’s about HTML5 and ‘link pre-fetching’, which I guess helps with load time…

September 23rd, 2010 by Ed | 79 Comments »

Another reason to love Google..

This is not meant for you to use as an excuse for surfing the net everyday…

7 Surprising Ways to Boost Your Brain

Around the time we hit 30, our brains begin a slow, steady downward trajectory. You can counteract age-related changed in the brain with a surprisingly simple regimen of activities guaranteed to nurture and fortify your mental musclepower.

Google: When you search the Internet, you engage key centers in your brain that control decision-making and complex reasoning–and these few clicks may be more mentally stimulating than reading. Internet searching uses neural circuitry that's not activated during reading–but only in people with prior Internet experience. MRI results showed almost 3 times more brain activity in regular Internet searchers than in first-timers, suggesting that repeated Googling can be a great way to build cognitive strength over time. Tip: Spend around 20 minutes a few days a week searching topics you've always wanted to learn more about–regardless of how seemingly frivolous: Whether you're researching a celebrity's latest pratfalls or musical harmony, the benefits to your brain are the same.

Other ways to boost your brain: exercise, brush and floss, drink alcohol sparingly, eat blueberries, play sudoku, and meditate.

September 23rd, 2010 by Ed | 13 Comments »

Tips on how to use Facebook and Twitter for your business

I cannot stress enough how SOCIAL MEDIA IS A HUGE PART of getting found in Google Search.  It should be a part of your MARKETING plan - please make the time to update your twitter and Facebook – do not get left behind!!! .   It could be the boost the your business needs.  Trends have changed – if you want to sell your products or services you need to be where the people are.

Don’t know what to say on Twitter or how to promote your business on Facebook?

look at these 59 examples of how other businesses/people are using it to get some tips for yourself…

59 Unique Social Media Uses

The Ways In Which Twitter and Facebook Make Lives Easier

September 23rd, 2010 by Ed | No Comments »

Best Web Design & SEO Practices

Today’s companies must have a site, it is as important as having a business card. Without a website, even if your company is the best at what it does, it will not have the proper appearance. The beauty of having a website is that even if you are a small company with only a few employees, you can still seem very big.

Having a well developed website will increase your productivity by allowing you to focus on what is really important to your business- your clients. Instead of wasting time on the phone giving directions to your office, narrating the history of the product or simply explaining what your company does, with an impressive and well thought out and designed site all you will have to do is to point the client to the World Wide Web address of your company.

If your company just happens to be a store, then you cannot afford not to have a website. Online stores are still one of the biggest profit generating business on the internet.

February 15th, 2010 by Ed | 6 Comments »