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23rd Jul 2015

Microsoft Visio vs Lucidchart

Microsoft Visio and Lucidchart may look like identical twins in different outfits. As someone with experience of both and loyalty to neither I explain the basic differences (and vent my grievances!)

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27th May 2015

Periscope: The essentials

Now that it’s fully fledged here is the definitive How-To-Periscope guide with all the practical info you need to help you navigate Twitter’s latest project

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7th May 2015

How the Internet is changing the face of politics

Today is the day. Today the people of the United Kingdom can vote to change the future of the country for the better (hopefully) but unlike elections of the past, the outcome of this one is being considered too close to call. We have the Internet to thank for that.

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6th May 2015

Down Periscope – Why Twitter’s new killer app is sinking

It’s the loud upstart that’s burst onto the App Store with all guns blazing and a bit of a scandal to boot. A month after launch we’ll take a look at Periscope’s vision versus its real application in the big bad world.

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13th Apr 2015

Rapid HTML creation with Emmet and Sublime Text

Learn how to rapidly develop HTML by writing it with CSS-like syntax using the excellent text editor plugin, Emmet.

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29th Mar 2015

Using graveyard files for better code management

Front end developers make a lot of changes during builds, especially once the codebase starts to get integrated with backend code. Rather than delete or comment out old code, why not put it in a graveyard file?

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5th Mar 2015

Head in the cloud – A justified rant about technology

Now, this is the story, all about how my data got flipped, turned upside down and I’d like to take a minute, just sit right there, I’ll tell you why I moved my storage up into the air.

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4th Mar 2015

We’re back baby!

Many years ago Digital Fusion became a very popular blog, it was featured on prominent sites such as LifeHacker and Smashing Magazine. It had a massive fan base and we were doing well.

Let’s do that again!

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29th Sep 2014

Viva La (R)evolution!

For the first time ever we were double booked at Digital Fusion. So whilst Alex Ward headed off to Generate in London, I made my way to (R)evolution in Shropshire.

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12th Sep 2014

Why content is king

If you have spent any amount of time in the media industry, you’ve undoubtedly heard the term coined by Bill Gates back in 1996: “Content is King”, this has been a mantra of professional designers for as long as I can remember. However, even now; it is one of the most flaunted rules in our industry.

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21st Jul 2014

Digital Fusion takes Wales at #tboWebDesign

Here at Digital Fusion we are a friendly bunch fond of the great outdoors, Doctor Who and other techie folks within the digital industry. So naturally we wanted a part of The Business of Web Design and their gathering of the great and the good in Wales!

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29th Jun 2014

Digital Fusions Day Out with TED

When Digital Fusion discovered tickets were available to the TEDx event in London this year, we got pretty excited – we are huge fans of these legendary talks and couple this with an evening event at the Houses of Parliament and you have yourselves a deal for sure!

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21st May 2013

Diary of a new contractor

Becoming a contractor can be a daunting experience for anyone, I am currently going through the early stages of it so I am going to document my successes and failures here in the hope that I can help other people take the plunge and guide them on their own journey to freedom.

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4th Oct 2010

What type of Twitter user are you?

Twitter has risen quite quickly over past few the years into something of a social phenomenon. Its attraction is mysterious to some and obvious to others, however we all have our own ideas on what Twitter is useful for.

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24th Aug 2010

Five months later: A (disgruntled) re-review of the Motorola Milestone.

As you may remember, back in March I did a review of the Motorola Milestone. This was the non-US equivalent of the popular Motorola Droid. Five months later and I am not happy…

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6th Jun 2010

The Rise and Fall (and rise again?) of Classic 2D Adventure Games.

About 12 years ago, computer gaming discovered 3D graphics, and whilst in principle this is a great advancement, it rang the death knell for the golden age of Role Playing Video Games. Classic titles such as Monkey Island, Simon the Sorcerer and Discworld were no more. We aim to start a campaign to bring them back.

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30th May 2010

Top 10 Android Apps for UK Users

As you may know from my previous post I have recently replaced my old iPhone 3G with a shiny new Motorola Milestone. One of the first things I have realised upon using this phone is that there is not a great deal of focus on it from the UK community. I’ll start with the best 10 apps I’ve discovered so far which are available in our country

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18th May 2010

The Fully Automated Media Centre (Windows Only)

A few weeks ago I wrote a post about how to use EventGhost to begin to automate your PC. Now we are going to take things a step forward and use EventGhost alongside a few other free programs to set up an amazing and fully automated Home Theatre PC.

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18th May 2010

EventGhost – the little automation program which can change your life

Every now and again when scouring the internet for new and interesting information I find a tip or program (usually via the excellent lifehacker.com website) which changes the way I live. EventGhost is such a program.

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13th May 2010

Android update for Milestone finally hits the UK

After a fairly long wait behind the rest of the west, the UK Milestone finally received the update to 2.1. Here is a quick rundown of its new features and instructions on where to get your hands on it.

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5th May 2010

Rip your movies with ease using DVDFab (Windows)

I often hear praise for software applications such as HandBrake and DVDShrink, but after using them myself in the past I found myself wanting a simpler solution. I didn’t really see why in this day-and-age ripping a movie to your hard drive should take more than a few clicks. Then I found DVDFab…

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13th Apr 2010

Adobe CS5 Launch – The Creative Suite Feature Run Down

With the recent release of the 40 minute video from Adobe promoting their fifth incarnation of their Creative Suite software, we compile the greatest features on offer to web designers and developers.

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9th Apr 2010

Why a quality website is more important than you realise.

For many clients the true value of their website is not realised, often it is just thought of something you should have without any real thought as to why. This article attempts to explain the reasons a website is important and why you should aim to create a fantastic website instead of merely an acceptable one.

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22nd Mar 2010

It is 2010, why can you still not use a computer?

It is time to face facts – its 2010; computers have been around for over forty years and have been ubiquitous for at least five. We ask “in 2010, is there any excuse for not being computer literate?”.

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12th Mar 2010

REVIEW – Motorola Milestone (UK)

There is a fantastic phone running on the Google Android platform called the Motorola Droid. Though this device is only available in the US, its twin brother the Motorola Milestone is available in the UK via Expansys and Mobiles.co.uk

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10th Mar 2010

Taming the Wild, Wild Web

On the sixth of August 1991 one man changed the world. His name was Tim Berners-Lee and all he did was plug a cord into the back of his computer. This man is the inventor of the World Wide Web and is the reason you almost certainly have the internet in your home.