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March 14, 20134 years ago

Now Trending: Consumers Hungry for New Brands

    It's the perfect time for ambitious startups to enter the business sphere with a unique brand! According to statistics and consumer trend polls, people are hungry for new brands and are ready to embrace an innovative shopping experience. Established companies need to compete with the new wave of entrepreneurs who take advantage of the globalization of innovative ideas, the concept of PRETAIL shopping and the need of consumers for unique products. Read more

March 8, 20134 years ago

UK Affiliates System API Comparison

Amazon is one of the first affiliate programs, they started in 1994 with books, since then they have expanded their selection of products to almost anything that you can buy. Amazon is a great affiliate program for you to join, at the same time there are a few things which you may want to consider before joining. Read more

February 6, 20134 years ago

Sphinx Vs Lucile

In the past few weeks I've been researching how to improve db queries for scaling purposes and having in mind the MySQL sharding approach.

So, we are looking for a stand-alone full-text search server with the following properties:
.Must operate as a stand-alone server that can serve search requests from multiple clients 
.Must be able to do "bulk indexing" by indexing the result of an SQL query: say "SELECT id, text_to_index FROM dbtable;" 
.Must be free software and must run on Linux with MySQL as the database 
.Must be fast (rules out MySQL's internal full-text search)

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December 17, 20124 years ago

Design a Site Structure That Search Engines and Visitors will Notice

Creators of the most popular websites had in mind not only the latest tech trends but also the special needs of visitors. What makes a site structure noticeable for search engines and people in general? The visually appealing design, easy-navigation and the overall organization of information are only some of the most important factors every web designer should have in mind before starting to build a webpage. Read more

September 11, 20125 years ago

Book review: Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell is a highly acclaimed staff writer for the New Yorker, who decided to change our perspective on snap judgments and first impressions.

Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking offers numerous lessons to people interested in psychology and in the way our mind works in different situations. This fun and fascinating study aims to convince the public that split-second decisions can be just as good and relevant as the ones made cautiously and consciously. Read more

July 23, 20125 years ago

Now Trending: Online Payments and Banking

Is it already time to say goodbye to the traditional banking and shopping experience? No doubt, online payments and banking are concepts people should definitely get familiarized with. Bitcoin and Paypal won the support of millions of fans from all over the world. However, we must also be aware of the huge risks of engaging into online transactions. Read more

June 4, 20125 years ago

Short photo stock websites comparison

As I needed some images for my projects, one question started to popup: Where should I make a subscription?

With this in mind, we’ve selected 6 great stock photo sites, comparing and contrasting their relative strengths and weaknesses, cost and number of results at my very particular search: BOBCAT. Read more

February 23, 20125 years ago

Why Yii?

Last time I was talking about how great CodeIngniter is. Still if you've tried both CI and Yii you might find few notable advantages over against CI:

- enough module-based architecture - much better work with views/layouts/partials/widgets - more advanced ORM/ActiveRecord/ActiveForm - more necessary core-in functionality: commands, migrations & etc

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February 7, 20125 years ago

Trends in screen resolution and color depth

Screen Resolution

Today, most visitors are using a screen resolution higher than 1024x768 pixels: Read more

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January 31, 20125 years ago

East London is the new cool

As now I'm working in the cool area of Hoxton Street, Borough of Hackney, close to the Shoreditch and Brick Lane Market, now I have discovered another (cool) part of London.

East London seems to be a world of its own. How come this area is so cool?
This it isn’t really all that surprising, given East London has been on the up with artists, actors, musicians and TV personalities for the past few years.

Some say Shoreditch has had its day, that London’s trendy brigade have moved on. If you go to Brick Lane Market, though, it doesn’t look that way. The weird and wonderfully dressed hordes keep coming to the rough triangle made up by Old Street, Great Eastern Street and Shoreditch High Street, packing into ramshackle bars and independent shops. Despite the spread of affluence, much of the area maintains its original gritty, urban edge; many of the walls and shop fronts are plastered with graffiti. Read more

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