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A look at hosting of Irish Web Awards 2014 Winner

Oct 23rd, 2014   2:47 pm

A few years ago I looked at the winners of the Irish Blog Awards to see where the winners were hosted [here]. I decided to do the same for this year’s Irish Web Awards.

WordPress (the open-source blogging software, rather than the blog hosting service) was still the predominant choice of software used by the winners, illustrating its common use, today, as a content management platform, and not just blogging software. Blacknight still remain strong as a choice of hosting provider, although this year’s web award winners are spread across a lot more hosters/services than the blog awards six years ago.

Here’s a quick infographic with key stats (click for full size). I’ve put the source data up on a Google Sheet for the data nerds.

Irish Web Award Winners 2014 Hosting Details

What a difference a headline can make!

Jul 28th, 2010   10:45 am

I use Google Reader to flick through headlines of various RSS feeds I’m interested in. With many thousands of articles in a given week, I really glance through the headlines before deciding to read any provided excerpt. Only if the excerpt tickles my fancy will I actually read the rest of the article.
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3 My App School experience

Aug 10th, 2009   4:58 pm

I attended the first App School some weeks back and, as a staunch critic of week-long training courses, I’ve come to be convinced of the opposite.

If you’re a developer, no matter how experienced, interested in iPhone development, read on!
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