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November 2015 newsletter

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  November 2015

This month's menu

Google Maps, you rock!
Special gift for sports nuts
Changes afoot for web images?

Just off the wire

Google update coming

Next Penguin update will be 'huge'


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Google Maps, you rock!

Can't stop extoling the virtues of Google Maps.

It is a fantastic facility. I use it on my phone for navigating to new places, working out how long a trip will take, storing restaurants and places I'd like to visit, checking out locations from a book... the list goes on and on.

What many people don't know is that it can be integrated to websites to provide visitors with a graphical mapping interface to information. It provides a visual context to where things are and can make finding the right information easier and quicker.

We've just used it on ACE Property's new website to highlight properties on a map, with property details appearing on the map and links to property information from the database. It'll work on your PC, tablet or mobile.

See more here…


Special gift for sports nuts

Did you watch the Davis Cup? When the pressure is really on Andy Murray, he often plays his best.

If only us mortals could do the same. But no, we double-fault to lose at tennis, or miss a 3-foot putt at golf when the whole clubhouse is watching.

But it doesn't need to be like this - we can learn mental strength in sports. We just need the right teacher.

Enter Adrian Nicklin. He helps people to play tennis and golf better.

So if you're searching for a special Christmas present, a gift voucher for Adrian's instruction might be just the thing to improve someone's game forever.

Find out more …

Changes afoot for web images?

We've all got pretty used to using JPEGs, GIFs and PNGs, haven't we?

That could be about to change if some newer image formats are adopted.

Why would we use different formats? The answer is speed. If a page takes a long time to load, visitors don't stay.

And given that 60% of most webpages are made up of images (in terms of download size), it makes sense to make them as small/fast as possible.

Our article looks at the emerging formats and how they can be adopted now.

Read article …


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