Sunday, December 30, 2007

Huxley Preview Compliments Of Games Radar

Over at Games Radar they have published a nice up to date preview on Huxley showing off some nice new screenshots and giving away more information, this is a must read for all you Huxley fans.

Huxley Games Radar Preview

Friday, October 26, 2007

My Second Attempt, Glossy Buttons

Ok folks, I have been taking in all the constructive suggestions to improve my glossy button skills and I think I have got it, here is my second attempt at making a lovely web 2.0 style glossy button.

I hope I did a much better job on this one than in my first attempt, please feel free to drop me a comment and let me know what you think of it.

All comments more than welcome!

P.S Thanks to those who helped me out with this one.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

My First Glossy Button

Hey all, I have just made my very first glossy image in Photoshop.

As it is my first attempt I would really appreciate any constructive criticism, I did not actually use any tutorials online or anything, I just made what I saw from all the sweet web 2.0 glossy images we see pretty much everywhere.

I love the glossy look but I need to be careful how I use it as because most of you reading this will know, it is easy to over use a new technique you have learned, I remember when I first started using gradients and oh my I went crazy and it was only when it was pointed out to me that I realised how bad things looked.

Anyway, your comments are really welcome on my glossy button.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

New Lich King Screenshots

Blizzard have put up some brand new screenshots from in game which are looking pretty nice, you are going to love what you see.

Go and take a look at the new shots and leave a comment here sharing your thoughts with us!

WoW Screenshots

Friday, September 21, 2007

vBulletin SEO

Are you running a vBulletin forum and want to know how you can get more traffic? Well there is a great product available from vBSEO that will help you rank much better is search engines under keywords that matter.

vBuleetin search engine optimization will help by rewriting all your URL's to include keywords and also change the extension from PHP to HTML which is always better when it comes to ranking well.

The vBSEO solution enables your vBulletin forum to get more web visitors from all search engines including Google, Yahoo, & MSN Search.

I have been using vBSEO for a while now and I promise it was the best move I ever made.

It costs $150 which may turn you away but when you understand the benefits you will change your mind, after all, if you want to make money then you have to invest it.

Some other great things that come with vBSEO are:

Trackbacks - A Trackback is simply an acknowledgment. This acknowledgment is sent via a network signal (ping) from Site A (originator) to Site B (receptor). The receptor often publishes a link back to the originator indicating its worthiness.

Trackback requires both, Site A and Site B to be Trackback enabled in order to establish this communication. Trackback does not require for Site A to phisically link to Site B.

Pingbacks - A Pingback is also a signal (ping) sent from Site A to Site B. However, it's also a link. When Site B receives the notification signal, it automatically goes back to Site A checking for the existance of a live incoming link, if it exists, the Pingback is recorded successfully. This makes Pingbacks less prone to SPAM than Trackbacks.

Both sites must be Pingback enabled in order to establish this communication. If a site is Pingback enabled, each time you link-out you will be "pinging" external sites. Pingback requires for Site A to phisically link to Site B.

Refbacks - A Refback is also a link. However in this case, Site A (link originator) does not need to "tell" anything to Site B (receptor). Instead, the receptor Site "discovers" this link immediately after the first web visitor gets to the site by clicking on the link. This is done by analyzing information carried by this web visitor's browser referer header.

This is an easier method than Pingbacks since the Site originating the link doesn't have to be Pingback enabled (Posting a link back within any webpage is good enough).

I would suggest really having a look at it because it is more than worth the money.

Check out my forum running it if you like here: Huxley Forums

Or if you want to learn more or get a copy then visit the vBSEO website now!


I hope you enjoyed this article

Friday, August 31, 2007

Merging Blogger Blog

Hey all,

I really don't have the time to keep updating all of the Blogger blogs that I did have so I have decided to now keep just one Blogger blog to make life more simple and consume a little less time.

I am going to need to run through some of the posts to make sure all is ok and also check that links are not broken too.

I want to now try and see how much work it is to get a good page rank for my newly merged blog.

I hope that all readers don't find it too annoying me having a blog for anything.

Happy reading!

Pop 4 Diabetes

Pop 4 Diabetes is a new venture which we hope will become an annual event and be bigger and better each year. The event promoter is Star Promotions UK, In conjunction with Shane Board.

The event will take place at The Marsham Court Hotel in Russell-Cotes Road Bournemouth on Saturday 3rd November at 7.30pm. There will be a celebrity guest list and representatives from the National Charity Diabetes UK.

Read More: Diabetes Charity

Professional Web Hosting

Bluenote Solutions is a successful website design and hosting company and are now running into their 4th year of happy business!

Evolution 10 Community

Hey guys,

Just to let you know that I have now launched my brand new Mitsubishi Evolution 10 website and community, it is already ranking number one in Google for the keyword "Evolution 10" so has a great start to get on the road to success, however, any support would be really appreciated as I still need to get the forum running and active.

I hope you enjoy the site and let me know what you think of the design too if you have any thoughts you would like to share because I really want to make it look nice and clean also.

See you again soon!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

WordPress Themes

I was having a look through Template Monster and noticed that they also did Word Press themes which I thought was great, they have tons to choose from so go and have a browse for yourself and see if there is anything you like.

They are not too expensive either especially when you see the quality of them.

I want to get one for my blog but can't decide on which one would suit this blog the best.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

My First Web 2.0 Image

I just wanted to share with people my very first web 2.0 image and see what people think of it, all constructive comments welcome.

Hope you like it!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Learning Java

Today I finished working on the section of my course I am doing and the next part of the course starts on java so I am getting a head start on that and beginning to learn it now so when the new material arrives I will be slightly ahead already.

If you have any comments to make about java for me then I would love to hear from you, I have never really looked into it before.

Warcraft Gobbly EU Wildhammer

Here is all my World of Warcraft characters and stats.

At the moment I currently play on the EU servers, Wildhammer and Emerald Dream.

World Of Warcraft Sigs
Warcraft Signature

Gobbly's highest ever crit to date is: 2149

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Bluenote Solutions

I have just setup my web hosting and design company "Bluenote Solutions" which is currently offering great deals, I can also offer great support to anyone interested in hosting from Bluenote Solutions because I aim to provide more of a personal service as opposed to a commercial on, anyway why not check it out and see what you think.

If you have any questions about the services or if I provide any other services then please feel free to ask away, I am more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Huxley Videos

Check out the new Huxley videos I have added on the Huxley website, I have arranged things slightly different but I hope you like it, it has to be better than simply a list of each video.

I plan on adding some more videos to this page soon so keep checking back.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Free MySpace Layouts MySpace layouts are very nice looking and pretty professional to be honest, there are plenty to choose from and there are tons of things such as images, graphics, generators, tweaks and plenty more.

There is certainly hours worth of browsing on the site which also ensures that the layout you choose will be relatively unique.

The great thing about these layouts also is thatthey do not come with lots of spam in them, I have found in the past many MySpace layouts I have used have come with lots of annoying pop-ups and such which you will not find here.

All the layouts are free so what is the harm in simply giving them a try and seeing what you think, MySpace is great for allowing people to make up a unique page about themselves and I think it would be criminal not to compliment your profile with a great theme.

If you don't find anything that you fancy then there is something even cooler, the generator which will generate a code for you after you customize a layout of your own which really will give your profile the edge over others as it will be unique because you designed it yourself.

Anyway there are tons of things to check out over at so go and have some fun.

MySpace Layouts

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FusionCharts Google Gadgets

FusionCharts Google Gadgets is a great bit of software that creates widgets which allow you to make animated graphs for anything such as diet charts, weight graphs, inventory charts, infact pretty much anything you can think of.

You can use these widgets on web pages, blogs, Google pages and any other kind of website you may have and it is all for free.

The charts are rendered using Adobe Flash technology but you don't need to install anything on your system, it is all browser based, all you and your users will actually need installed is Abode Flash Player 6 (or above).

These charts are visible to around 98% of web users so it is sure to make sure it covers your whole audience.

There is no coding skills required, to make a chart all you need to enter in is the data and then select which kind of chart/graph you wish to display, you can select between 2D and 3D charts and graphs for your visitors to view.

The whole process of creating the widget is visual so as I already said there are no coding skills required.

Anyway why not give this great software a try, it takes the effort out of displaying information to your visitors.

Animated (and Free) flash charting service for blogs

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Apogee Search SEO Glossary

This is a great website where you can find all the technical terms for everything related to Search Enging Optimization along with various terms about general web talk.

Often you may find your self browsing a discussion board or asking questions and the answers are always worded with technical words for everything which just leaves you needing to ask more questions so why not check out this amazing SEO glossary and get the upper hand now.

The glossary is laid out in a very simple alphabetical order so finding what you want is super easy

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Xbox 360 Scratching Disc's

 It would appear that the Xbox 360 has an issue where if you tilt the console you will end up with seriously scratched disc's so it is worth taking note, check out this video.

The Xbox 360 console scratching discs

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Website Traffic Counter

W3Counter is a fantastic web stats counter for your website or blog and is very easy and simple to use, all it requires is signing up which takes 30 seconds to just make a login of your choice and then once you have registered then you can receive a small bit of javascript code to embed into your site/blog.

There are four different versions of this counter available which are Free, Personal, Plus and Pro.

The free counter only allows you to use a counter on one of your websites (unless you make another account with a new email) and only tracks up to 5,000 pageviews, the free counter also comes with a 28 day trackers of real time reports meaning it updates pretty much instantly.

With the free counter you have to have an image on your site that comes in the code provided.

The Personal version is $4.95 per month but tracks up to 15,000 pageviews, you can use it on up to 3 of your websites, also has the 28 day real time tracking, invisible tracker (a clear single pixel block), receive stats in your inbox and finally stats by RSS and API.

The Plus is $7.95 per month and will track up to 20,000 pageviews and will allow you to use your account on up to 5 domains, it comes with the same features as the Personal package but aswell as standard API you get full API.

Finally we have the Pro package which comes with all the great features as the Free, Personal and Plus packages accept it also comes with Secure (SSL) Tracking Code.

This package costs $14.95 per month and allows you to track up to 25,000 pagevies and have a maximum of 10 domains on your account.

I am actually using the free version myself on this website if you look down the side you will see the counter.


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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Templates Factory

The Templates Factory is a great place to find website, flash, logo, osCommerce, corprate and swish template designs.

Here you will find very high quality and professional designs at very good prices.

The great part about the Templates Factory is that you can browse through the thousands of templates until you find what you are looking for and once you find one there is a customize button for making any minor changes to the design which makes your template unique from any other.

The website templates start from as little as $50 with a great selection to choose from, you are sure to find one to fit your needs and as already said before, there is also a customize button to just tweak the style a little more.

Also available here is what they call a "Website Templates Pack" which contains the following:

500 + HTML Templates
200 + Flash & Intro Templates
100 + Photoshop Templates
400 + Logo Templates
200 + Front Page, Website Templates
100 + Flash Effects
150 + Flash Backgrounds & Banners
300 + Banners + Animations
20 + Dream weaver Templates
150 + Assorted Templates, eBay Templates
50 + Miscellaneous, PSD Video Tutorial

All the above is priced at $99.99 and they are likely to last you for years to come,

The Templates Factory also provide some excellent flash templates that really would impress your visitors, these are some of the best flash templates available on the web and again they are available at great prices.

If you are looking at setting up a business and want to save time and money then you should check out the collection of osComerce templates here which will allow you to focus on all the other important things required to run a buisiness.

At the Templates Factory you can also get a custom logo designed, you choose the basic look of the logo from a selection of hundreds and then you simply make the requests as to what you would like changed, the logo's start from as little as $11 so if that is not value for money then what is?

Templates Factory

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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

How Google Ranks Websites

All the secrets and information is about to be unleashed. The mystery is over and the secrets are open to showing you how your website is ranked through Google

Links have always played a significance in determining sites value. Links pointing towards your site help evaluate the value of a document. The more links pointing towards something of significance is shown as a greater value. Though, search engines continue to add some additional standards to always keep ahead of the game.

In the precise years, the amount of incoming traffic or links have reached higher results, but a additional twist has been rather or not the incoming traffic is quality and benefit searchers. This kind of action was becoming very popular, with a lot of black hat seo tricks which made it harder for searchers to find what they were looking for. And the end result was poor quality for search engines.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Huxley Screenshots

Huxley the awsome looking MMOFPS game that is set for release later this year is looking very nice and you can find some great new screenshots on one of the Huxley communities

Huxley Screenshots

In thise screenshots you can see more of the racial differences between the Sapiens and Alternative along with getting a good look at some of the vehicles.

Welcome To My Blog

Hello all,

This post is just to welcome anyone who cares to view my blog and also a test post to check this blog software out, I am planning to post lots of interesting things on here like my websites and news I find around the world.

Anyway am gonna go have a play around in the admin paneld abit more, hope to see you again soon.

Thanks for visiting.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Getting In Google Searches Other Than Dot Com

Well this is my first entry to this blog and I think it is a good one to get some interest.

Have you ever wondered how to get into a search engine under “Pages In The UK Only� results as well as staying in the world based search of for example?

Well I am going to share with you how you can make sure your site covers more searches than just,, and so on.

It is actually quite simple really but read carefully anyway.

There are only two factors that play a part in where your website will appear in searches.

1. You domain category i.e. if it is .com, .net and such
2. Where your web server is located

If you want your website to appear in UK and .com searches then there are 2 combinations that would work for this.

If you have a domain name then all you have to do is make sure you get it hosted in a server in the US and then it will appear in UK searches and .com searches.

If you have a .com domain then you need to have it hosted in the UK and that is it.

If you were to buy a .com domain and get it hosted in the US then you would only come up in searches, well it would be the same for Yahoo, MSN (etc).

Remember that I have used the example of getting in UK searches just to keep it simple but it works for example if you wanted to be in .nl searches then you could get a .com domain and be hosted in the Netherlands or get a alternatively get a .de and be hosted in the US.

There is one thing to look out for when looking at hosts though and that is the fact that just because a host may claim to be a UK host it does not mean their servers are in the UK so when you look at hosting packages be sure to ask them the question of where the servers are located.

Anyway I hope that was simple enough to follow, if it is not clear enough or you have more questions then please feel free to contact me.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Welcome To

Welcome to my blog where I plan to publish information and updates about web related topics such as SEO, web design, web standards and so on.

I plan on making a living working from home where I enjoy life most and I intend on sharing my journey with everyone who cares to look at this blog.

I have been into web building for about 4 years or so and I really started at the bottom of things and just making little free sites, I enjoyed that for a time but then I realised just how much time I was spending making these mini sites so I decided I wanted to develop it into a career of which I love more every single day that go's by.

Anyway I really want to get started posting stuff on here but please bookmark me if you are interested in what I have to say about website development.

Thank you!