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Microsoft Infringe Canadian Patent

After reading this article from the BBC, I think that most PC users will be forgiven a wry smirk of satisfaction. Following years of "Genuine Advantage Tools" (read: "Anti-Piracy Software") that can make getting the latest updates difficult if you don't install them, and moreover the corporation filing lawsuits to prevent circumvention of the Tool, Microsoft have themselves been contravening the intellectual property of a Canadian firm, i4i, who filed the patent for the increasingly popular Extensible Markup Language (XML).

Published: 9/2/2009 - Written by: Webmastermind Team

Half Measures in Web Accessibility #1 - Font Sizes

Achieving Web Accessibility can be a very difficult task. New laws state that companies need to make their services and products accessible all users, regardless of any disability, and this requires extra attention when designing a website. Unfortunately, this has led many less-vigilant designers to offer solutions that are only half-measures in Web Accessibility.

Published: 7/29/2009 - Written by: Webmastermind Team

Answering Your User's Questions

When he or she lands on each page, a user will have a variety of questions that they ask before they decide to search further into the site. With as little as 10 seconds to answer these questions, it is important to try and answer those questions as quickly as possible before the user rejects your site and moves on to your competitors.

Published: 7/22/2009 - Written by: Webmastermind Team

A Tricky Exercise In Simplicity: Getting Your Content Right

Writing for the Web is a balancing act that can be really difficult to get right. Outlined below are some guidelines on how you can get the most out of your website and ensure that information is getting to your customers as and when they want it.

Published: 7/8/2009 - Written by: Webmastermind Team

European versions Windows 7 to dispatch without Internet Explorer

For the European-based among you or the particularly keyed in, you may have seen details of Microsoft's decision not the include Internet Explorer 8 with the versions of Windows 7 provided in Europe. This is merely the latest development in a long-running legal battle between Microsoft and the European Union that dates back to 2004. The European Union claims that Microsoft is gaining an unfair advantage over competing Internet browsers.

Published: 6/17/2009 - Written by: Pete Tozer

Web Standards

What are web standards?
Web standards are the basic guidelines to which the web’s guiding body, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), recommend that web-designers build their websites.


Published: 6/10/2009 - Written by: Webmastermind Team

New E-Business Planning service for Charities and Small Businesses in Central and South-West regions of the UK

WebMastermind is pleased to announce the launch of a new service targeted to support charities and small businesses based in the Central and South West regions of the United Kingdom.

Published: 5/28/2009 - Written by: none

The Company Website: More Than A 21st Century Fashion Accessory

One of the things that I have struggled to stem in my years working with the Internet is the frenzy that surrounds it. From conversations that I've had with business about their websites, many seem to still be of the opinion that the dotcom boom never came to an end. In particular, smaller organisations seem to think that simply by having a domain name and some information available, people will instantly come to their website in droves.

Published: 5/20/2009 - Written by: Pete Tozer

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