John Lewis Ecommerce sales up 40%

December 17th, 2007

John Lewis has announced that that last week was the biggest on record for the group’s ecommerce website, with sales up 40% on 2006 levels. The website, which is mangaged from a warehouse in Chelsea, now takes in more cash than the massive Oxford Street store in London – pretty good.

Google Analytics Updated!

December 13th, 2007

Lots of new features and a new interface at Google Analytics today – check it out Google Analytics

I’ve recently needed to check a clients website redirects due to an issue with their indexing. Just a gentle reminder that its always good practice to make sure your website is returning the correct codes to users and bot, otherwise indexing ans other SEO issues may arise.
Here’s my http header checking tool HeaderCheck for you to have a play around with, and below is a list of the most useful codes and what they mean.

Is it me or is gmail becoming really, really slow. I use google notifier but an email comes through, I go to check it and gmail just won’t load.

The worlds first web server

December 4th, 2007

Here’s the worlds first webserver – at CERN, home of the web. Its a NeXT machine, from Steve Jobs’ other computer hardware company. Still looks quite cool. I saw a NeXT box for sale a while back, it was hideously expensive….