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June 2017 newsletter

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  June 2017

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Blot Case Studies
A 27th Letter? LOL!
Bad Bots!

Just off the wire

Google Glass comeback?

Could the dorky glasses be next year's thing (again)?


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Blot Case Studies

We've added a Case Studies section to the Blot website to highlight some recent work.

A lot of the web development work we do is hidden because it is used internally rather than in full view on the pubic internet.

So we thought we would show some of that work, as well as some of the sites that are publically available.

We've included our Our Own Book Club app, which is currently in beta testing and will be launched shortly. The app is for book club members so they never forget the books they read, and can share comments and reviews about the books privately within their club.

Got an idea for an app? Get in touch!

Go to the Case Studies …


A 27th Letter? LOL!

Back in 1947, James Bond author Ian Fleming came up with the idea of a competition to find the 27th letter of the alphabet.

This year, the competition was resurected by Fleming's nephews.

2,500 entries were received, and the winner was announced at London International Antiquarian Book Fair at Olympia this month.

The prize went to graphic design student David Guthrie whose idea was to take the 'LOL' - Laughing Out Loud acronom - and make it into a character (see image).

Kind of looks a little ying-yangy to us, but good job David, anyway.

Read the story …

Not mobile? Google doesn't like you the way they did

Goodness, we've been banging on about this for a long time now.

Google marks down your site if it isn't 'mobile friendly'.

Mobile friendly means that your page content adapts to the device that is viewing.

So, if your customer is viewing it on a smartphone or tablet, your pages adapt to the device to minimise horizontal scrolling and elimates the need to increase text size, plus a bunch of other things.

Thing is, it looks like these comments came from software 'bots' - automated software that is smart enough to register comments using identities harvested from websites.

Software bots are this year's thing - developers all over the world are writing bot software to automatically deal with tedious tasks usually done by humans.

Don't you love technology?

Read more …


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