Edinburgh Web Development

February 2010 newsletter

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February 2010

This month's menu

New Blot eCommerce version
Are you getting these messages?
Social networking growing pains

Just off the wire

Alma Mater to the rescue

Our office situation hasn't improved but Napier University has come to our rescue. As graduates (admittedly, a long time ago) we are able to use the office facilities in the Business School's Moffat Centre ...


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New Blot eCommerce version

Glentrek walking holidays For the last six months or so we've been working on a new version of the Blot ecommerce system.

This upgrade takes the system to a new level. Some of the new features include:

  • Unlimited and flexible variances for each product
  • Colour swatches
  • Wholesaler sales
  • Back-end order processing and invoicing system

If you'd like to see a demonstration of the new system, just get in touch.

Blot eCommerce . . .


Are you getting these messages?

emailUnsolicited email is a fact of life these days and no matter how sophisticated your spam filter, some is going to get through.

Quite a few of our clients recently have been getting messages through their website contact forms from people promising to improve their Google ranking.

Now, we don't know anything about the people behind these messages, but give yourself a reality check before you even think of contacting them.

Reality check . . .

Social networking growing pains

social networkingIf, as everyone keeps telling us, social networking is the way of the future, we may have to be just a little bit careful in an environment where anyone can post content of pretty much anything they want.

In a recent case in Italy, three Google employees were found guilty of failing to comply with privacy laws. The details involved a video uploaded to YouTube (owned by Google). In essence the Google employees were held criminaly responsible for the content that was uploaded by a user.

So when people add comments to your blog, Facebook or Twitter account, are you responsible?

Read the article. . .

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