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Ofcom has revealed that people don't get the broadband speeds they pay for. Well, duh. Here's a timeline of how we already know that. Their research isn't groundbreaking or new or revealing something for the first time, as is being claimed. What we need is action: ISPs should be forced to publish a typical range of speeds rather than an upto speed that no one can get.
You may not know it, but the www version of your website is not the same as the non-www version.: yourdomain.com/page is NOT THE SAME PAGE as www.yourdomain.com/page. It's treated as a different URL by search engines, for instance. And if someone leaves off the www (on a link or when they type a URL), they may not get any page at all unless you've set your server up right.
Three's a trend. And five's a default. Four examples of sites whose logo is a link to the homepage - and who make this abundantly clear by changing the image on mouseover.
I hate mobile versions of websites. And ITV's dismal mobile site demonstrates why.
A rundown of the differences between the UK and USA versions of Bing (presumably we'll be getting the missing stuff soon).
A review of the usability of taps - avoiding arrest for getting my camera out in public toilets and showers - in order to see what lessons the design of everyday objects can tell us about web design.
Wolfram Alpha - the new search engine that gives access to systematic knowledge (ie it's a big database of curated facts) - has been variously hailed as a google and wikipedia killer. I've found the Wolfram|Alpha killer - the UK Ask A Librarian site.
Carousels (sliders as they're sometimes known) are a good way to promote several items of content without using up too much space on your homepage.
Here's a roundup of sites using them - and how successful I think they are. Having studies several, I think the best ones.
The case of the leaked DNA test on 13-year-old alleged dad Alfie Patten has revealed a big problem with court-ordered reporting restrictions in the internet age: there is nothing to stop websites repeating the information unless they know about the court order banning this. And under the terms of the order itself, there's no way to find out about the order.
URL shorteners reviewed for length, statistics and custom names.
Newspaper sites did very badly at linking to google's new street view service.
The Maxi Cosi Priorifix is the sherman tank of child car seats. Built like a tank, weighs as much as a tank, protects a child like a tank.
Intempo idab review: how to turn your ipod into a digital radio - and why you need an elastic band as well.
Review of the Samsung Omnia i900 - good points, bad points, and that silly stylus.
How the Bugaboo Cameleon is the only choice if you are a tall person and need a pushchair that won't give you back ache.
A review of the Spinvox voicemail service - how converting voicemail to text messages is brilliant.
A review of the Bloom Fresco highchair (hint - it looks good, but it's not wipe clean ...)
Review of Event tyres, an online tyre company.