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Sheila Farrell

Web development & design with accessibility and CSS. And a few of my favourite things: football, food, technology and fun!

Updated: 2018-03-07T22:52:10.950-01:00


I have moved ...


I have moved my personal website and blog over to:www.sheilafarrell.comThe new site is built using a hosted version of WordPress on a customised template. I plan to incorporate video, tutorials and any useful training tips I discover on the way relating mainly to web design & development, web marketing, e-commerce, e-learning and Adobe software.

Deprecated Features in Dreamweaver CS4


If you have started to use the new Dreamweaver CS4 beta you might notice some features have been removed. It was announced last August that some features would not be supported in future releases due to low usage and continuing costs of support. As mentioned in the Dreamweaver technote the features to be removed: ASP.NET server behaviors and recordsets JSP server behaviors and recordsets

Dreamweaver CS4 Beta Released


Adobe have released their Beta version of Dreamweaver CS4 which you can download the trial version with discussions available at the Dreamweaver Beta Forums. The Beta version will run alongside your Dreamweaver CS3 application.NOTE FROM ADOBEThe Dreamweaver beta is available in English only to Dreamweaver CS3 users worldwide. It is available to licensed users of Dreamweaver CS3 (full, upgrade,

Free Video Podcasts on HTML and CSS


I have created a series of video podcasts on HTML / XHTML and CSS, with the first part of the series covering Introduction to HTML / XHTML.To get started we have a lesson on Basic HTML Tags.Enjoy and let me know if there are any other topics you would like to me add to the series

India's Primary Web Connection is through Mobile


There was an interesting article this weekend in the Economic Times entitled "Indians prefer to surf Net on the go" with 31.30 million users who access the internet through their mobile handsets versus 9.27 million internet subscribers.They typically use "GSM or CDMA—to read and reply to mails, download content and for online transactions, according to latest figures released by telecom regulator

Support Andy Mitchell and Ben Wood on the Rickshaw Run


Andy Mitchell and his friend Ben Wood are taking part in the charity Rickshaw Run which set off from Calcutta on 24 June with 22 Teams taking place.All proceeds will go to Mercy Corps Scotland who work amid disasters, conflicts, chronic poverty and instability to unleash the potential of people who can win against nearly impossible odds.You can read about Mitch and Ben's adventure on their travel

iPhone in the news today ...


I saw this post regarding the new iPhone on "Life Gives You Lemons"... made me smile ...

Mobile subscriber base to pass 3bn in weeks


Following article by Tim Green of Mobile EntertainmentMobile subscriber base to pass 3bn in weeksThere will be 3 billion mobile subscribers by July 2007, says The Mobile World.A new survey by the researcher reveals there were 2.84 billion global mobile subscribers at the end of March 2007, and that the current rate of growth will take the total past 3 billion next month.This represents an

An Introduction to Screen Magnification Software


Continuing the series, Karo Caran has produced a video entitled "An Introduction to Screen Magnification Software"Karo Caran takes you on a tour of screen magnification software -- tools used by partially sighted users to enhance their experience of screen-based user interfaces. Karo shows you the basic toolkit and then applies those tools to some typical web sites to give you some perspective on

Introduction to Screen Readers


Victor Tsaran has produced a video entitled "An Introduction to Screen Readers"Victor Tsaran is an accessibility engineer at Yahoo! who focuses on developing best practices for the creation of websites that work well with screen readers. In this video, he provides an introduction to some of the things that work well in the world of screen readers and others that fare more poorly.Video duration is

RSS Feed Icons Resource

2007-06-13T16:52:47.762-01:00 Icons is a great resource where you can download various alternatives of the well known feed icon. Formats that are available are: AI, EPS, SVG, PSD, PDF, PNG, JPG and GIF. You can even colour-code them to your own branding.Feed the web!

Broadband Speed Test


How fast is your internet connection?You can calculate your speed with this test at ZD Net:

RSS Introduction Article


If you are looking to RSS and wish to add some RSS Feed to your web pages, here are some interesting articles to get you started with the topic:

Stokefest 2007


I really love living in London N5, it is a short walk to Upper Street one way and a short walk to Stoke Newington the other. We wandered out for a coffee this afternoon and walked up to Stoke Newington Church Street via Clissold Park which was hosting the annual Stokefest.Stokefest is a free, independent festival that takes place in Clissold Park every year. The sun was shining and all the locals

Say no to 0870 Numbers

2007-06-13T16:38:24.689-01:00 is a growing increase of companies in the UK opting to use 0870 numbers (and similar). Usually to hide their geographical location and appear more national and in doing so get a commission on the phone call, so there is no incentive to advertise their geographical numbers.However, if like me you are out and about and using your mobile, you probably have a price

Effective Marketing - Top Ten Tips


Understand your customerWho they are, how they buyTalk to them, ask them what they wantDo they fully understand your businessFeatures V BenefitsPeople buy solutions to their problemsThink like your customersHow would you like to be served?Build your service around the same principlesElevator PitchClearly say what you do in less than 2 minutesLet people know you are thereTake your product to them,

Games 2.0: The internet is the games platform


Interesting article by on the internet becoming the games platform

Adance London MTC Network Meeting


Last night I attended the inaugural Advance London MTC Network Meeting, which took place at Microsoft's London HQ. Advance is a global community of Australian professionals working overseas with chapters worldwide and each chapter having several industry networks represented.The MTC Network brings together professionals from the Media Technology and Communication sectors based in London. The idea

HTML Email Newsletters


Here are some useful web articles on HTML email newsletters. "How to Code ..." has some information on the ideal code to design the layout of the newsletters and "A guide CSS Support in Email" gives some information on CSS and email client support. They will be particularly useful for web developers who like to adhere to web standards where possible and would like some guidance on CSS

Photography tips & guidance on colour & composition


Got yourself a fancy, all singing & dancing SLR camera and wished you knew more about composition and colour? I have just been reading some tutorials by Caroline Mockett.Caroline has written 11 short and snappy [ pardon the pun :-) ] articles on composition and colour. There is a brief introduction to the theory with some stunning examples of each category to illustrate the topics well. It's

Upcoming Events


There are some great tech events on the horizon if you haven't read about them yet:Geekdinner with Tara Hunt & Chris Messina of Citizen AgencyDate: 21 February 2007 from 18:30 - 23:00Where: The Bear at 2 St John's Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1M4DECost: £6Sign up and further detailsWSG London Accessibility MeetupDate: 28 February 2007 from 19:00 - 21:00Where: New Cavendish Street campus of

3GSM World Congress 2007 - Barcelona


3GSM World Congress 2007 took place from 13-15 February at it's new home in Barcelona for the second year running, since it's move from Cannes on the French Riviera. The first thing that struck me was the move from Cannes allowed the biggest industry in the world to truly become the largest conference in the world with Barcelona playing host and providing a stunning location and backdrop.

Google moves in to "in-game" Advertising


Google to Buy Adscape for $23 MillionAfter some rumors of a deal earlier this month, Google has expanded it’s advertising reach by moving into video game advertising with their $23 million acquisition of Adscape. Read the rest of the article on TechCrunch >>

Yahoo Launches Pipes


Yahoo! Pipes allows you to take data from one or more sources and to bring it together, for example - to aggregate a group of feeds.Read the full article at TechCrunch

MySpace inks exclusive Vodafone deal


MySpace has signed an exclusive pan-European mobile partnership with Vodafone. Continue reading the article >>