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Newspaper web site traffic on the up

New Picture This site

End of the line for IE6?

Business networking Visitors Day


Newspaper web site traffic on the up
Is the long-expected move from print newspapers to Internet news really starting to happen?

In the US at least, it looks like that may be starting to happen. A recent report there shows traffic to newspaper web sites has increased more than three- fold last year.

Personally, we prefer to get our news sipping a coffee reading the Scotsman with not a laptop in sight, but....

Read the article...

Welcome to our first newsletter for 2008 - let's get down to some work!!

  • New Picture This site
  • Straight out of the blocks for 2008 is the new Picture This site.

    The Edinburgh portrait photography service is a great way to capture those special moments forever, whether it be family, friends, a birthday, or just for fun!

    The service includes the photo session, followed by a preview session where your best photos are presented in the preview suite. Find out here how it works.

    The site gallery showcases some of their recent work and is really worth a look. You can see the photos in large resolution and picture your own photos in similar styles.

    Check it out today - you can now even buy your £55 photo session online.

    View the site....
  • End of the line for IE6?
  • There's a growing band of design companies out there who've had enough of Internet Explorer 6.

    Anyone who has coded web sites for multiple browsers will have 'enjoyed' the disappointment of pages that work perfectly on Netscape or Firefox and fail miserably on IE6.

    Now that Internet Explorer 7 has been firmly adopted and shown to be pretty reasonable when it comes to standards, many companies are now not bothering to test for IE6.

    Besides making development more consistent, there are quite a few good reasons to stop catering for IE6 and our recent article expands on this.

    In the future, if you're an IE6 user, get used to seeing messages like the one in the above graphic when you go to sites.

    read the article.....
  • Business networking Visitors Day
  • Blot Design is a member of the most successful business networking group in the world.

    Each week we meet to exchange and refer business between our members. It's a great way of doing business (only one company from any business area can join, so there is no competition between members).

    On Thursday 14th February we're having a Visitors Day, when interested companies can come along and see if our brand of networking would work for your business. Here's the details

    • Date : Thursday 14th February 2008
    • Time : 6:45am
    • Place : Agenda Hotel, Corstorphine High St, Edinburgh
    If you would like to attend, just contact us using the details below.

    Interested in joining our group?
    +44 (0)131 478 2606
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