Category Archive: Software

  1. Software to get things done


    I’ve been looking for some good ‘Get Things Done’ (GTD) software for a while now. I’ve looked at loads of different options but nothing has done exactly what I want it to do whilst running on my Windows computer, my Mac and my Android phone and being relatively inexpensive.

    Here’s a rundown on the software I found and the good and bad bits.


  2. Testing your site in different browsers


    Updates have been a little slow lately, I’ve been working on a new portfolio site and setting up my own Ubuntu server at home (which there will be a guide on sooner or later), I’ve also been working on a few more, longer posts for this site. I’ve also been debating whether to try out some video tutorials but I’m put off by the thought that a lot of viewers might not be able to understand my accent!

    Anyway, on with the post. A while ago I wrote a guide on installing multiple versions of IE on your computer for testing purposes.

    Since then there have been a few changes, first off IE8 has been released and a few more programs have been developed. I’m going to go through a few options you have when testing your site.


  3. Website Statistics

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    A very important part of running a website is keeping track of how many users you’ve had and where they’re coming from. This helps you work out ways that you can improve your traffic and the quality of that traffic. Before you can analyse your web stats you need some software to collect that information.

    There are literally thousands of different statistics programs out there and they all have different features so finding the right one for your site and your taste is essential. I’m going to do a quick run through of the web statistics programs I like.


  4. Spotify Playlists


    I wrote a post a while ago outlining the benefits of the brilliant software Spotify so I thought I would follow it up with a post about the music people are listening to.

    Another feature of spotify is that you can share your playlists with other people using a simple link. Over at the Carsonified Blog, Mike Kus wrote a post with a link to one of the playlists he likes to listen to.

    There are loads of other sites that let you share playlists you have created and where you can find playlists created by other people so I thought I’d mention a few!