Archive for the ‘Internet’ Category

Basics of Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)

Posted on August 30th, 2008 by Brent

SEO, SEM, Internet Marketing, Adwords, Adsense, PageRank, Optimisation, Indexing, Caching, Crawling - “Arrghhh! I just want my site listed on Google!”
There are so many buzz words in the Internet Marketing industry that you almost need your own special pocket dictionary to translate all the jargon. But don’t let the seemingly complex world of Internet Marketing [...]

Cheap and safe ways to send money overseas

Posted on March 26th, 2008 by Brent

Ecreate employs some of the best programmers, graphic designers and copywriters on the planet. Unfortunately, they don’t all live in a 10km radius of our office. In fact, they often don’t even live in Australia. Some of our best programmers live in some of the farthest countries - New Zealand, England and the USA. Our [...]

Wondering who sends all that spam? (It could be YOU)

Posted on March 23rd, 2008 by Brent

In some eastern European country, an overweight 35 year old guy sits on a broken computer chair in the corner of his dirty apartment. His dilapidated home is packed to the ceiling full of boxes of Viagra, ‘discount watches’ and penis enlargement pills. The sly grin on his face is illuminated by the half-dozen [...]

The best way to setup your Email!

Posted on March 16th, 2008 by Brent

For years I was jumping between Email services and configurations. I started out using Hotmail in High School, then went to a bunch of other “cooler” email services, then tried hosting it myself and using Microsoft Outlook, then ultimately gave up and would read Email directly on my server using Pine.
But I have finally worked [...]

What is RSS?

Posted on March 15th, 2008 by Brent

RSS - Really Simple Syndication

An RSS feed is essentially a live, regularly updated summary of the content on a Webpage. They’re widely used on news sites and blogs, like this one. Using Feed Reader software, you can automatically take RSS Feeds from any number of Websites and display them however you like.
For example, if you [...]

valid xHTML, valid CSS - What does it mean?

Posted on March 9th, 2008 by Brent

If you’re a regular web user, you have no doubt seen those two little links at the bottom of a webpage. Often they have ticks next to them or are in little yellow boxes with the characters “W3C”, or they’re just plain text:

valid xHTML
valid CSS

So what do [...]

Web 2.0 - “… linking people”

Posted on March 6th, 2008 by Brent

So what is web 2.0?
Not an easy question to answer. After some Googling researching, we discovered many different respected Internet minds have many different opinions on the definition of Web 2.0, so we decided to put our own definition together:
A collection of rules, combining technology, governing the way the web should be implemented.
Separation of presentation [...]