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The Bluelinemedia Blog

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Twitter web integration

Posted 23rd February 2010 | Category: Web Design Blog

We have decided to add more integration with services like Twitter on our new website. This will make the site content more dynamic and hopefully interesting to users as various parts of the website will regularly change. As you may have noticed our new website has twitter integration on the home page. This simply adds just the latest tweet from our twitter account to the What's New section.After researching various methods to achieve this l discovered it was actually quite easy. Twitter gives you a XML feed which is the first thing you will need to obtain using the following code:

Facebook Integration

Posted 22nd February 2010 | Category: Web Design Blog

One of our clients recently asked us to integrate their Facebook group site into their existing website. This seemed simple enough - simply log in as the group administrator, use the Facebook developer centre section to extract the relevant Javascript, pop it in the page and then style it.

A new face for Bluelinemedia

Posted 22nd February 2010 | Category: About Us Blog

You may have noticed our new brand and website. But it's more than just a facelift ? it's a reflection of how our business has changed and what we stand for.

Bespoke web software that saves you money

Posted 18th February 2010 | Category: Web Development Blog

I just wanted to comment a little on one particular service of ours: creating web applications to improve processes and save time. In the current economic climate, lots of departments within larger organisations are coming under pressure to reduce costs, or having to work more efficiently to account for having fewer staff. Our web software services provide an extremely cost-effective and completely bespoke solution to help managers to achieve this.

End Internet Explorer 6!

Posted 18th February 2010 | Category: Web Design Blog

As web developers we constantly struggle to make our websites and applications display/function correctly in Internet Explorer 6 (IE6). At the moment it accounts for around 20% of the browsers that people use. This is a high proportion considering it was released back in 2001 and we are now up to Internet Explorer 8 with Internet Explorer 9 already in development.

Import web data by email

Posted 18th February 2010 | Category: Web Development Blog

One of our clients wanted us to allow them to update their online recruitment system with emails they send out to candidates and clients. Whenever they sent messages to prospective candidates & clients or to existing candidates & clients they wanted that message to be created as a note within their online system.

Making your business independent

Posted 11th February 2010 | Category: About Us Blog

Ever since James, Simon and I started Bluelinemedia, we have always planned to leave. That might sound contradictory, but I think it's really helped our business grow. A lot of businesses get stuck at a certain size because the owner insists on having control over everything, or because they're more comfortable working 'at the coalface' than actually running things. And this works for a lot of people who just want a bit more freedom in their work. But that's not running a business, it's giving yourself a job.

A simple idea for growing a small business

Posted 11th February 2010 | Category: About Us Blog

As Bluelinemedia has grown over the past few years, we've focussed on different goals, but they tend to boil down to a couple of simple themes: get more customers, and work better. I think small businesses succeed or fail by how much they can step back from day-to-day work and see the bigger picture. It's really easy to focus on getting stuff done, and then realise you're not making enough money. Or get in lots of new projects and then realise you can't handle them.

Web link to a specific page in a PDF

Posted 10th February 2010 | Category: Web Design Blog

A client of ours recently needed to link to specific pages within a pdf document. This is something I did not realise was possible so I thought it may be useful to post how this is done.