Does the iPad = biggest disappointment ever?

So the iPad looks to be the biggest disappointment, ever. I didn’t know what to expect, though with all the hype I was expecting a little more. I was thinking something si-fi where you could do so many cool screen flicking, resizing and all that sort of stuff. Something revolutionary was the expectation. What we got was a larger iPhone without phone.
It is basically an 10″ iPhone. It is meant to be the half way between the iPhone and MacBook but I think it is more towards the iPhone end of the spectrum. Apple is marketing at the crowd who own both a smart-phone (hopefully the iPhone) and a laptop (hopefully a MacBook). Hopefully it will be powerful enough and adequate to haul around all day instead of your laptop.
There doesn’t appear to be multitasking, which is a big annoyance with the iPhone. This would of made it more on the PC side of things.
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Connecting cPanel to GMail

GMail kicks the cPanel mail apps butt. So I always recommend that clients to use the free Google Apps to manage their email. This is a big bonus for clients as they get to use the simple GMail interface with their own domain.

The big benefits to using GMail is the:

  • 7GB storage per a user,
  • ability to access multiple email accounts from one GMail,
  • easy to configure your iPhone to access it,
  • looks really nice,
  • plays nice with mail clients such as Apple Mail, and
  • it is a lot easier for users to use. Continue reading

Upselling

I am of those people who hates to shop. When I do I like to get in and out of the shops as fast as possible. This normally means I am totally focus on I went in to get that I forget to get the other things that I may need.

For instance on the weekend I brought a new iPhone. I get home and the first thing I realise is that I need a protective case for it.

During shopping at the store the sales attendent tried to sell me Mobile Me and Apple care which I repeatedly said no to. This caused me to have bigger blinkers on as he tried to push harder to sell me these two services instead of something I wanted. Continue reading

WordPress just got better

So I just found another reason to love wordpress with the iPhone app for wordpress allowing me to post posts while out. This means that I can write posts in a lot of new places and give out a lot more random thoughts.

So I have to admit that it is not as easy to post on the iPhone as a normal keyboard. This means That the posts from the iPhone are more likely to be shorter or I just have to get better at it. Continue reading

Build a website using XHTML and not HTML

XHTML is the engine which drives the content which is displayed on the screen in it’s rawest form. Basically XHTML describes the sections of a screen. For instance <p>some text</p> tells the browser that some text is a new paragraph. XHTML is very simple and follows strict rules which help you update your website in the future.

XHTML is better than HTML as it limits the tags to only describing what the elements of the nage are and not describing how they should look. CSS should be used to describe how things look. There is no font, b, i and center tags which will save a lot of headaches when you want to update your site or move to another media like the iPhone. The font and center tags are very 1990’s and makes it extremely hard to update a site. For instance you might want to change site wide your font Gill Sans, with XHTML this is 3 lines in CSS compared to 1000’s of changes in HTML. You can have an in-depth read of the differences at http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/
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