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Internet Growth: 50 Million Websites in 12 Months!

Internet data mining firm Netcraft have released the results of their February Web Server Survey and it shows that the Internet is continuing its strong pattern of growth, adding 2.6 million hostnames (+1.7%) this month. The results also show a resurgence for Apache as they reclaim 0.3% of the web server market share from Microsoft’s Read More »


February 28, 2008 | by Adam Pope

Prevent Contact Form Spam Email Header Injection

A common technique employed by spammers to send large quantities of email is through the use of unsecured web forms like contact forms. The vulnerability they exploit is a form of Header Injection. There are several basic steps you can take to secure your web forms and prevent spam from originating from your website.


February 28, 2008 | by Adam Pope

Mosaic Transition Tutorial in Photoshop

MosaicA fantastic Mosaic effect that can be achieved with Photoshop. In this tutorial you will learn how to create a mosaic from a photo and then fade between your photo and the mosaic to achieve a really great looking transition that can be used on headers or other web graphics.

I used CS3 for this tutorial but the method can be replicated in lower versions.


February 27, 2008 | by Dave Kelly

Archive of Related Entries with Movable Type

Recently, I have been working on a Movable Type based website for monthly research data. We found that we needed to create a sidebar module displaying monthly entries grouped by year. After some head scratching I came up with the following MT4 code.


February 26, 2008 | by Adam Pope

Taking a screenshot in Mac OS X

Taking a screenshot in Mac OS X is a relatively complex process compared to the straightforward ‘just press the key’ approach Windows users will be used too. However, once you know what to do, the screenshot functionality of OS X is considerably more powerful and versatile.


February 21, 2008 | by Adam Pope

Burn ISO disc images to CD or DVD with Mac OS X

As a relatively recent Mac convert I had one of those ‘Well how do you do that then?’ moments today when I wanted to write an ISO file CD. As a past user of disc burning software on Windows, I expected to find a ‘Burn Image to Disc’ option either by right-clicking on the file Read More »


February 21, 2008 | by Adam Pope

01782 673000 Phone Scam

I’ve just got off of the phone with the lovely people at …. I have no idea what company, they certainly weren’t Orange that’s for sure! Its a scam, pure and simple.


February 20, 2008 | by Adam Pope

Photoshop Tutorials

The following Photoshop Tutorials describe some of my favourite techniques for creating and modifying both photos and graphics for web use.

During the series the Photoshop Tutorials will cover; Touching up photos, Use of light and shadows, The wonders of the Burn, Dodge and Saturate Tools, Warping, Blending and Liquefying. Along the way i hope you will pick up some useful ideas to help inspire your own Photoshop creations!


February 20, 2008 | by Dave Kelly

iTunes Songs On Any Device

Jon Lech Johansen, the guy who made a name for himself by cracking DRM protection on DVD’s and for reverse engineering the iTunes FairPlay system, has yet again made headlines with a piece of software released by his CompanyDoubleTwist.

The program, which allows users to share digital media files across multiple devices, breaks the Apple iTunes DRM copy protection allowing files purchased from the iTunes music store to be played on music players other than the iPod.


February 20, 2008 | by Dave Kelly

Best WordPress Plugins

With the blog a little over a week old, I thought it was about time we shared with you what we believe are the top Wordpress plugins. We’ll tell you about the tools that make our lives that little bit easier including: the ‘All In One SEO Pack’, ‘Feedburner’, ‘Related Posts’ and ‘Spam Karma’.

We’d love to hear your top plugins, so leave us a comment.


February 19, 2008 | by Dave Kelly