Blogging & Business

Freelancers – How much should you charge?
July 8, 2007 by Katy Whitton

That’s a difficult question to answer for the budding freelancer and I discuss it in my Managing Web Projects ebook but it is a bit complicated and a bit of a horrible formula to work out your hourly rate (and please excuse me it’s been a while since I’ve done algebra and brackets confuse me […] … Read More »


Why programming projects take so long
July 6, 2007 by Katy Whitton

Perl isn’t a language I’vehad much to do with as it’s a bit complicated – plus I’ve never really had to use it for anything other than mail scripts. The following video shows why software projects take so long. Why this guy thought he could use voice recognition software to write code I don’t know. […] … Read More »


Adsense Integrates with Google Accounts
July 5, 2007 by Katy Whitton

Google have finally started allowing users to use their existing Google Accounts login to access their Adsense reports (why it took so long I have no idea). It’s always been a pain having to log in to different Google areas with two different account names but now they should be slowly combining everything. Whilst they’re […] … Read More »


Updated: Run mutiple websites on IIS
July 3, 2007 by Katy Whitton

I’ve just found this brilliant little tool that lets you run multiple websites under IIS on Windows XP Pro, 2000 etc. As a developer I often need to run multiple sites and it’s a pain to have to shift the root path around this tool does it for you. Download IIS Admin from here Updated: […] … Read More »


Brain Dump – Database Issues
July 3, 2007 by Katy Whitton

[Warning…. Entering a slightly geeky zone] A couple of few things have cropped up in the past two days that have caused a fair bit of hair pulling and have such simple solutions it’s not true. I’m sure at some point I will need to remember this information so I hope you don’t mind that […] … Read More »

Blogging & Business

Getting readers to your site and keeping them
July 1, 2007 by Katy Whitton

There’s an excellent post by Jennifer Slegg (of JenSense fame) at Search Engine Land about Optimising your blog for search engines. I’ve written about this subject before (and I was quite proud that it was linked to from a couple of high profile sites – yeay me!) and accessibility in general is close to my […] … Read More »


97% of websites fail the disabled
June 12, 2006 by Katy Whitton

An article on the BBC website states a shocking statistic that 97% of website’s tested by website Accessibility Agency “Nomensa” are failing the disabled: In the UK, the websites looked at included Marks & Spencer, Lloyds TSB, British Airways and The Guardian. The BBC’s website was not included in the survey. The British Prime Minster’s […] … Read More »

Computer & Software Tips

10 Killer Apps I can't live without
June 10, 2006 by Katy Whitton

I’m terrible when it comes to gizmos, gadgets, software, websites… if it comes along I’ll try it! But, pretty soon they all fall by the wayside and I wonder what on Earth possed me to use this at the time. Occasionally though, something comes along and it’s so fantastic or useful that I stick with […] … Read More »

Blogging & Business

Je ne regrette rien – Ha, I wish!
June 7, 2006 by Katy Whitton

Darren Rowse at ProBlogger is running a group writing project called “If I had to start my blog again“. I don’t usually take part in these things but this one peaked my interest. I’ve been thinking about my blog and my blogging habits in general quite a bit recently and this is what I think I’d do […] … Read More »

Computer & Software Tips

Label Folders Like a Mac… But on XP!
June 7, 2006 by Katy Whitton

I came across the rather brilliant little programme “iColorFolder” today [via Lifehacker]. I have started using my Mac at work a lot more and found that labelling files and folders was a brilliant way of remembering what I was working on or what needed uploading. Now you can do this (with folders at least) on […] … Read More »

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