Archive for May, 2006

Google Video Ads

Wednesday, May 24th, 2006

According to the Inside Adwords blog, Google are soon going to give Adwords advertisers the ability to show video ads on the Google content network. This is a fantastic development for both Adwords and Adsense users.
Site visitors are becoming all too used to text and images ads - to the point where they instinctively ignore […]

Italics cause DIV width problem

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006

Internet Explorer 6 has a problem where it fails to calculate the width of DIVs containing italic text correctly. You’ll generally notice this problem in a 2-column CSS layout. Your fancy new layout looks great, until you add italic text. Suddenly your menu appears below your content or vice-versa.
The solution? Sometimes there is none (other […]

What is Niche?

Friday, May 19th, 2006

Another great one from DP…
Someone asked: what is niche????
Someone else replied: “Generally, a niche is a special place within the scheme of things.” (Wikipedia)
Then Deano replied:
Damn!! I always thought that it was a “a shallow recess, especially one in a wall to display an ornament.” Oxford dictionary - I’ve spent the last year making a […]

Google Australia Opens Sydney R&D Office

Wednesday, May 17th, 2006

Google launched their Australian Sales & Engineering Office in Sydney today. Located on Sussex Street, the new office will act as an English-speaking portal to the Asian web market.
Kate Vale is Google Australia’s head of sales and operations. Four¬†years ago Google¬†Australia was operating from Kate’s dining table. 3 months later she had employed 3 staff, […]

Best Site in the World Making No Money

Thursday, May 4th, 2006

I just posted a quote to this web site and had the brilliant idea, why don’t I make a web site that is divided into topics containing the best quotes from web forums!? As yet, I haven’t even investigated whether such a site exists. If it doesn’t exist then I should make it right? I […]


Thursday, May 4th, 2006

Another great quote, this time from ken_b on the Webmaster World forums:
Think about every aspect of the subject that could possibly be relevant to your topic. I’m not talking just about the obvious stuff here. The obvious stuff is important, obviously.
Obviously Ken!!!