How to set up tethering in order to connect to the web via your iPhone 4

Although not every country and network supports it, Vodafone New Zealand allows you to connect to the internet on your laptop using your iPhone. This is usually known as tethering. Not many articles are on this online so here’s a quick step guide. 1. You can connect the two together either via a) USB cable, b) WiFi or c) Bluetooth. My iPhone 4’s bluetooth is absolute rubbish, and now with iCloud I don’t ever use USB, so I opted for...
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The art of surviving the long haul flight

On Tuesday I will make the 30+ hour journey from Manchester to Auckland. As something I have done countless times, you might say I’ve become quite the experienced long haul flyer. But it doesn’t seem to come any easier. In fact, once the novelty wears off it all becomes a lot harder – suddenly the inflight entertainment system isn’t interesting, you have seen all the movies, the food is overfamiliar and the duty free has been bought before. I am...
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Transparency Gradients using CSS

The latest site I’ve been working on has used gradients, but with one end resulting in transparency. Here’s a quick demonstration of how you get there with CSS. #canvas { background: #FFFFFF; /* Well hello, useless IE! */ background: -moz-linear-gradient( /* Firefox transparency gradient */ center top, rgba(255,255,252,1) 100%, /* Opaque White */ rgba(255,255,252,0.1) 5% /* Transparent White */ ); background: -webkit-gradient( /* Chrome and Safari transparency gradient */ linear, left top, left bottom, color-stop(1.00, rgba(255,255,252,1)), /* Opaque White */ color-stop(0.05,...
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The Morals of SEO: Why not to play it dirty

As web developers, we have clear web standards that guide us to see what is right and wrong. In SEO, unfortunately the laws aren’t quite as clear. In fact, there are barely any laws at all – something that a morally competent practitioner can find incredibly frustrating. Because there are absolutely loads of so-called SEO “experts” out there all too willing to play it dirty to get what they want in the short term. One of the reasons for why...
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