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Optimising for iPhone Using CSS

Thu, 24 Sep 2009 10:33:31 +0000

I’ve done some simple optimisation of this site for iPhone using only CSS.     I picked up some good tips here and here. Now if you visit Blog Relations on an iPhone or iPod Touch you see a page that is easy to read straight away.   There’s no need to pinch to increase the text size, or […]

Mobile Apps or Optimise?

Sun, 20 Sep 2009 06:42:03 +0000

I know I’ve been a bit behind the curve on this, but I finally got a mobile device that can cruise the net efficiently – an iPod Touch.  I was prompted by the fact that Wizzard are making an app for Storynory.   (Wizzard host our audio, sell our sponsorship), and I wanted to view it.   […]

iPhone, Smartphones and Flash

Mon, 14 Sep 2009 10:14:08 +0000

Adobe Flash powers most of the multimedia and interactive features of modern Web sites, yet it still doesn’t work on many smartphones. Many people complain about the iPhone’s lack of Adobe Flash support, but the iPhone is hardly alone. The Palm Pre and the BlackBerry Storm don’t have Flash support, and neither do most Android […]

A War Reporter I was at School with

Sat, 12 Sep 2009 14:08:39 +0000

My generation at Hampton School turned out two war reporters.  One, Stephen Farrell, has been in the news after he was kidnapped and rescued in Afghanistan.   The other, Peter Beaumont, has recently published a book on the trauma of witnessing war horrors for years.   Last week Peter wrote about Stephen in the Guardian. I played […]

Rockford’s Rock Opera

Sat, 12 Sep 2009 13:43:37 +0000

Rockford’s Rock Opera is a site that has quite a bit in common with our own Storynory. It’s made in the UK and offers high quality audio stories for children. There are some differences – for example Storynory is totally free, while Rockford is “freemium” – (six episodes free, the rest paid for). But the […]

Women’s Songs from Afghanistan

Tue, 25 Aug 2009 09:13:30 +0000

A Storynory listener in Afghanistan has been traveling and collecting women's songs which give a fascinating glimpse into women's lives in this troubled part of the world.

Matt Mullenweg at WordCampUK

Sat, 18 Jul 2009 17:07:04 +0000

Effervescent and quotable,  Matt Mullenweg, the founder of WordPress , lends a huge feel good factor to the occasion.   He wears a trilby hat and a handkerchief in the breast pocket of his jacket.  He speaks with animated gestures and a twinkle in his eye. He talks with enthusiasm about the next stage of WordPress […]

Import Excel into WordPress

Tue, 19 May 2009 15:08:21 +0000

Importing bulk data from an Excel Spreadsheet into WordPress is fiddly and frustrating, but it can be done

WolframAlfa Isn’t Sure Most of the Time

Mon, 18 May 2009 14:31:09 +0000

Wolfram|Alpha isn't sure what to do with your input.

Tweets about Storynory

Thu, 14 May 2009 14:29:27 +0000

Twitter provides a window onto the audience of our podcast

The Story of the Wicked Uncle

Wed, 13 May 2009 12:54:50 +0000

Storynory has a Wicked Uncle