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UK Government and Internet Explorer 6 Support

The UK government announced that it has no intention of upgrading their web browsers from IE6.  IE6 is very frustrating for web developers - many of us like to complain about Microsoft products and there's certainly a lot of unashamed, often unjustified Microsoft bashing among the open source community.  But IE6 is a pretty awful product.  It is slow, ugly and has known security weaknesses....  but that's not the real reason it's a nuisance for web developers.  IE6 simply doesn't support web standards very well and also doesn't support transparency.  In practice, this means that your beautifully designed website that will work pretty well in most major browsers, requiring only a tweak here and there may well look absolutely terrible in IE6, requiring as much as half as much theme development time again, creating a special version of your website's theme just for IE6 users.  All this for around 6-7% of site visitors.  And even then, it won't look or work quite as nicely as your designer intended.  Transparent layers and graphics are an essential part of modern web design.

Posted by admin on August 6th, 2010
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Drupal and the Semantic Web

I thought I'd make this post to underline the importance of the semantic web and how Drupal is taking this into account with RDF - particularly in the forthcoming release of Drupal 7.  If you haven't heard of the semantic web, then (click read more below) have a look at the first video fearuring Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the world wide web.  If you're thinking of the next level of interactivity in your website, watch these videos and be inspired and informed.

Posted by admin on July 30th, 2010
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Google Mail adds rich text signatures - at last.

We recommend to all our clients to use Gmail.  Normally we advise to forward a copy of all mails to Gmail so it serves as a useful backup and we always advise that clients should be able to se

Posted by admin on July 25th, 2010
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Tags: email, gmail

Quickbooks and Ubercart integration

I have done a very quick review of the integrations options with ubercart and quickbooks.

Posted by ariel on April 29th, 2010
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