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Articles by Benjie Moss

There has been much cross-over between web development and application development in recent years. The biggest trend being the increase in web-based applications. Whilst many would argue that it’s the rise of the cloud, and of faster...
/ / Nov 7, 2012
In the U.S. election day is finally here. People across the country are heading out to vote, with many U.S. citizens resident abroad having already cast their ballots. Polls emerging in the U.S. suggest the race is tight in key states, but are...
Since the advent of the world wide web, people have been using it to bear witness to the events around them, some trivial, others world-shattering. While Hurricane Sandy was making its way up the Eastern sea board, Chris Ackermann and Peter...
Now the lights are coming back on in New York, a lot of our regular readers may be feeling a little nostalgic for cosy intimacy of the flashlights and candles. Lighting affects us like nothing else. Warm, orange colors seem to increase the temperature...
With Hurricane Sandy still lashing the North East of America, Google was forced to modify its launch event for the Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 products, yesterday. The superstorm has already claimed more than 40 lives in the Caribbean, and...
If there's one thing that drives me insane online, it's when input forms allow me to enter incorrect data, only to point out the mistake after I try and submit it. It seems like half the forms I submit have to be refilled and submitted over again...
Today, Microsoft will be launching Windows 8, the biggest redesign of its flagship product in nearly two decades; making October 25th 2012 a pivotal moment, not just for the world's largest software manufacturer, but for the tech industry...
Since the launch of Google's Penguin update in April, sites that rely on black-hat link building including purchased links and link exchanges, have had their page ranking penalized. The question has been, exactly how is Google deciding if...
Now that the dust has begun to settle on Mozilla's go-stop-go launch for Firefox 16, the company is able to turn its full attention to the next release; Firefox 17. Mozilla's adoption of the rapid release program means that when Firefox 16 was...
If there is an issue more likely than the fold, to cause web designers to draw battle lines and pick sides, we're yet to hear of it. The fold is a concept derived from print design, specifically broadsheet newspaper design. Newspapers have a literal...
Mozilla's Firefox has been slowly losing market share since its peak in mid-2009. Prior to the establishment of Google's Chrome, Firefox was the only real alternative to the much despised Internet Explorer. Its market share has been radically...
What is the fascination with clouds? Ever since the first iPhone brought a weather app to our pockets designers have been drawing them. Perhaps it's because, as British diplomats were taught in the nineteenth century, the weather is the only...
Creep up behind the nearest SEO specialist and whisper "Penguin!" in their ear. Now watch as they cough, splutter and start to turn grey. Why? Well, like a horror film villain, Google's Penguin has refused to die; it's back and this time it's...
For too long we've been trapped behind our desks, starved of human contact, linked only by the chirps of a push alert, comforted only by the soft vibration of a cell phone. Perhaps it's time to shut down the machine, open the blinds, step out into...