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The Nudge (beta)

By Jordan Hall 18th May 2010


"The Nudge lets you exchange and manage brief reviews with people you know on everything that’s happening in your City, and beyond. Let your starting point in choosing anything (from a hotel in San Francisco or a restaurant in London, to a new book or a concert in New York) be the reviews of people you know, whose opinion you trust. The Nudge is also launching weekly City Editions for London and New York. These can be accessed through the ...

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Love at First Bite Cakes

By Jordan Hall 19th April 2010


Here at the Rapid Web offices, we all like cake. Rightly so as well, because cake is fantastic. On a related note, we're deliciously happy to announce the launch of the 'Love at First Bite Cakes' website. Here's a quick snippet from the website describing the personal history of Love at First Bite Cakes. A lot of people ask me if I’ve been to college to learn my skills, but my training was more traditional… I’ve learnt them through the fa...

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Social Networking and Your Website

By Jordan Hall 16th February 2010


While promoting your website via search engine optimisation techniques and Internet advertising campaigns, it is important not to forget the power of the social web for website promotion. The social web consists of blogs (or 'web logs'), social networking, social bookmarking websites and micro-blogging services. So, what are all of these social web elements? Let me explain. Blog - A blog, also called a 'web log' is a series of articles called ...

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Google Buzz – Google’s social networking

By Jordan Hall 10th February 2010


Google has tried social networking in the past, with ventures such as Orkut and Google Friend Connect, however neither have really become very popular. In fact, I imagine many of you reading this article may not have heard of Orkut at all. Google Friend Connect on the other hand is a API for web developers to put Google hosted social networking features directly into their websites via a iframes, JavaScript and AJAX. Anyway, I'm here to talk abo...

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Facebook – New Web Design Changes

By Jordan Hall 9th February 2010


Facebook, one of the largest and most well known PHP powered social networking websites has made significant changes to its web design. Facebook have taken a more minimalistic web design approach in many respects, removing most of the bottom application and instant messaging bar, and moving to a left hand side bar. From a technical perspective, Facebook have increased their use of many web technologies such as JavaScript and AJAX in an effort to...

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Texting can help kids read and write

By Ashley Peake 21st January 2010


Lo ruok? Bin 2 town 2day 2 meet sum m8s wot u up to? Nufn much, wru? Wot u doin l8tr? At home, Nufn till the wknd tbh n e way cu 2moro ;) Need the above translating? Then I guess you’re not ‘down with the kids’. Experts claim that using this abbreviated texting style can actually help the development of reading and writing skills. Research has shown that children who use ‘textism’ will also have less difficulty regarding spelling s...

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