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    Responsive design - opinions please.

    Hi everyone, it's been a long time since I last posted in here. I hope everyone is doing well. I'd be really grateful for some feedback on a responsive design I'm working on for my web site. I've tried to make an art gallery page that shrinks and changes layouts according to the size of the...
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    G+ button on Blogger

    I have a strange problem and am wondering if anyone here may be able to help. I get that Google+ and Blogger can be connected but only if we're prepared to allow Blogger to use our G+ profile. In my case, I don't want to change my blogger profile and so I've managed without the 'connection'...
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    Image searches

    The last time I was building a web site it was very much the case that search engines struggled to index images and the best policy back then was to add as much text to a site as possible. What is everyone's current understanding? Has image indexing advanced sufficiently for this to no longer...
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    Music Widget needed

    I'm trying to solve a problem for a friend. They record their own music tracks ... very Frank Sinatra-esque. They want a widget they can install on their blog or social network web page that enables them to upload their own tracks and play them. I've searched and searched but before I give up...
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    World Cup fun

    Back in 2002 I was wrestling with financial modelling and as an experiment and learning aid, I built myself a World Cup model that endeavoured to 'predict' the winner. I didn't do very well. As some of you may remember, in 2006 I built an improved model and successfully forecast 66% of the...
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    Something different

    A while ago I created a pen drawing of my home town, Northampton. I thought I'd share with you the various stages the drawing went through during it's making. Not for any reason other than some of you may find it interesting. Of course, some of you won't, but that's what's nice about people ...
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    Yet another request for feedback but ....

    .... I really need your opinions. ;) I'm redesigning my art web site and am wrestling with the a decision about text. On the one hand, I'd like to associate some text with each image, not just for any SEO benefits but also to make it more interesting for visitors. On the other hand, I'd like...
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    Reciprocal Links

    Yes, that old chestnut again, but I have a situation that will lead to 'natural' reciprocal linking and I'd be very pleased for any feedback you guys can offer. As many of you know, I run an Art website. A few months ago I started Showcasing the work of artists I know. You can see the Showcase...
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    Advice structuring pages

    I am launching a new feature on my site called "Artist Showcase". I'm providing a link so you can better understand what I'm trying to achieve. The page is currently showcasing some of my work, but I want to change it on a monthly basis to showcase the work of other artists. I would like to use...
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    Fame at last .... not.

    I'm dead chuffed. The BBC's motor racing presenter, Jake Humphrey, has linked to my web site from his blog. The last dozen or so words of his second paragraph, link to my Silverstone page. Check it out ... http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/jakehumphrey/2009/08/running_hungaroring.html Can't believe...
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    Victim of my own success - ideas?

    A long time ago, by way of providing indexable text content to my mainly images art site, I added pages covering anything that I thought I could write about. One of those pages was how to take Fuchsia cuttings. It has been linked to by several gardening forums and a couple of botanical garden...
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    Any stamp collectors here?

    Many, many years ago (more than I'd like to remember), I used to collect stamps. With the expectation that one day I might possibly rekindle my interest I packed my old albums away for a rainy day. A few weeks ago, a relative clearing out their attic, remembered that I used to collect stamps...
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    Needing some techie advice please

    Well, techie to me. :roll: As anyone with a forum knows, administrators can see the IP address of their members. I was very surprised today when I was having a casual look round and saw two members with the same IP address. The IP address is 194.72.9.24 and is NOT the usual address for either...
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    To sell or not to sell?

    My site is about Art for Beginners. I built it to try and encourage others to try their hand at art, as I had done. The entire emphasis of the site is focused on 'beginners' and tries to send out the message "it doesn't need to be good, it's still a lot of fun". A short while ago, following a...
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    Another painful lesson

    One of my subdomains is a small interactive book for children about the instruments of an Orchestra. I made it a few years ago and, since it's completion, it has needed no modifications or work doing to it. So, guess what? I have left it entirely alone safe in the knowledge that if nothing is...
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    Laptop driving me mad!!!!

    I'm certain this is something I'm doing wrong but it's driving me mad!!! When I am typing on my laptop, usually when posting in a forum, the cursor will suddenly jump up to a previously typed part of the post. It will land right in the middle of an existing word and allow me to carry on typing...
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    Shouldn't laugh ...

    OK, we all make them ... and I'm worse than most ... and nobody's perfect. I just received this internal email from one of the company's senior managers. Speaks for itself, me thinks. Hi John Attached my initial notes for the meeting. If possible could you read them and make sure I have not...
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    help with video please

    A couple of years ago I made a web page with some video (.wmv) of my parents 60th anniversary so that absent family could join in the celebrations. I've just tried to re-run it and the video doesn't work. Obviously something has been upgraded somewhere but I know squat about this stuff. I'd be...
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    Have you ever seen baby Pigeons?

    A serious question. I never have, and I've yet to meet anyone who has. I'm delighted to have discovered a Pigeon's nest in my garden and the hen is a fair way through incubating her two eggs. I have found a vantage point in an adjacent tree and am looking forward to trying to get some great...
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    SE's and Forums

    From time to time I find Google Sitemaps is reporting errors from my site and when I investigate them it is nearly always associated with my forum. The current issues are some 395 duplicate meta descriptions and 565 short meta descriptions, all on forum pages. I'm torn between the benefit of...
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