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Posted on04 May 2016 12:25 AM GMT

May the Fourth be with You - Happy Star Wars Day!

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May the Fourth be with You - Happy Star Wars Day!

To all you Jedis and Siths, Rebels and Imperialists we wish you an enjoyable commemorative Star Wars Day and pray to The Force for the release date of the 3D Blu-ray version of The Force Awakens, which is long overdue. For all of us Star Wars fans, there has never been more ado about matters relating to Star Wars than exactly now.

 

After a successful reboot of the film franchise, we can now look forward to a whole heap of feature films, starting with ’Rogue One’ on December

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Posted on30 April 2016 10:26 PM GMT

Full-Throttle Development

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Full-Throttle Development

Extreme Programming has been pushing the Affino platform forward since its inception in 1998 - for a long while now encompassing the Agile Sprint methodology. Affino has had prodigious intent from the start, and the pace of development can best be described as turbo-charged for all these past 18 years. Right from the beginning, Affino was different - being launched originally as ’The Interactive CMS’ because of its wholly integrated social / community functions + features - way

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Posted on22 April 2016 1:44 AM GMT

Farewell Your Purple Highness

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Farewell Your Purple Highness

In the wake of the passing of the Thin White Duke, only one pop deity could shake the Richter scale higher. It is with much sadness I bid farewell to the most cherished popstar from my formative years. For approximately a 10 year period, no musician was more important to me.

 

Prince was a sextuple threat in every way - he could compose, sing, play every instrument, dance, design outfits with instruments and accessories and produce unique visionary material without compare - many of his

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Posted on18 April 2016 3:26 PM GMT

An Explanation of Unified Platforms and Universal Systems

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An Explanation of Unified Platforms and Universal Systems

Back in the day - when you bought a car, say 10-20 years ago, you really just got the basics for your money. Pretty much everything we now expect as standard kit was an optional extra back then. Quite a number of the optional extras were procured from 3rd party suppliers - things like your In-Car-Entertainment systems.

 

In fact In-Car-Entertainment has now moved several steps forward as we no longer see the luxury screens embedded into the back of head-rests - nowadays passengers prefer

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Posted on15 April 2016 12:18 AM GMT

It's Record Store Day on Saturday - Do what you must!

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It's Record Store Day on Saturday - Do what you must!

It’s somewhat contrary / incongruous of me - just when the Vinyl industry is in its most rapid phase of growth for many a year - that I’m deciding to sit this one out as it were. I’ve been gradually transitioning more and more to digital music as this is how I typically listen to my music every day - via headphones and iPhone or speakers and iMac. The vast majority of listening I do is on the move though.

 

A few years ago I still bought vinyl fairly regularly - last

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Posted on13 April 2016 5:52 PM GMT

5 to 100 Ways Affino Improves your Business

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5 to 100 Ways Affino Improves your Business

For business owners taking on the digital domain - there are thousands of different systems catering to their needs. Most of these systems have been developed to take on one or two areas of a business’s operation - CMS, CRM, DAM, Ecommerce, Marketing Solution / Sales and Marketing Automation, Analytics etc. etc. The default position for most companies today is creating a patchwork of integrations between a variety of solutions in order to meet the full spectrum of requirements needed by

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Posted on12 April 2016 4:29 PM GMT

Smart Font Selection is Essential in Responsive Design

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Smart Font Selection is Essential in Responsive Design

With the limitations that come with Responsive Design, you cannot use design framework accents and precise filigree details quite so much any more, certainly not to the extent of table-based HTML. The flow of responsive design relies on much simpler blocks of always-scaling elements and so font use and typography becomes a critical element for defining identity, personality, tone and differentiation / uniqueness.

 


Sans vs Serif

 

All literary types will tell you that the most

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Posted on06 April 2016 4:07 AM GMT

Why the Panama Papers are Important for all citizens and what they say about the state of our World

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Why the Panama Papers are Important for all citizens and what they say about the state of our World

I first caught hold of this incredible exposé on Sunday night when I happened upon a same-day recording of Iceland’s topical TV news program ’Kastljós’ in which Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson was repeatedly asked for his views on offshore tax havens and whether he had ever made use of such arrangements. He said no to every question and voiced his opposition to such underhanded behaviour only to be confronted with his own underhanded

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Posted on28 March 2016 9:03 PM GMT

IAB LEAN Ad-Blocking Countermeasures are still somewhat of a raw DEAL for end consumers

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IAB LEAN Ad-Blocking Countermeasures are still somewhat of a raw DEAL for end consumers

The IAB or Internet Advertising Bureau has come up with a couple of initiatives / strategies for tackling the ever growing impact of Ad Blockers, in the form of the suitably acronymed - LEAN and DEAL.

 

First LEAN:

 

L = Light (Lightweight)
E = Encrypted
A = Ad Choice Supported
N = Non-Invasive Ads

 

Light

For a variety of reason ads slow down page upload speads, IAB’s LEAN standard means to speed up page loads by no longer pre-loading ads when the units aren’t in

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Posted on28 March 2016 5:58 PM GMT

5 Ecommerce Post-purchase Irritants

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5 Ecommerce Post-purchase Irritants

You would have though that when you finally hit the ’Place Order’ button, most of your troubles would be over. Yet Ecommerce has a number of intangibles which can seriously impact on customer satisfaction if not handled properly. Most of these issues involve being one removed from the source of the service - such that you can’t always just pop into your nearest branch to solve the problem.

 

I order regularly from all the big players, including of course Amazon, Ebay

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