Bluebit Go Limited

On July 1st 2009 Bluebit Web Design became a Limited company, thanks to our clients and staff and their continued support. We’ve grown over the past few months and now have 4 members of staff in the Bluebit offices and it really is a busy place. We’d love to see you so if your ever…

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Speed up OSCommerce and Zencart

If you’re finding that your oscommerce based shop is extremely slow, try turning on the mysql cacheing to speed up regularly running queries. You can also change the products table storage type to “innoDB” which can make a significant difference to the speed. As always, please ensure that you make adequate backups of your data…

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mailGuu launched

Our new mailing campaign engine mailGuu has been launched and gives our users the power to send email to their subscribers in a controlled and completely automated way. No more need for large BCC lists in Outlook. Get perfectly formatted, validated and spam checked emails. We even take care of the subscriptions and unsubscriptions through…

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3 bucket layout

Ok so whilst building mailGuu I came across a problem that baffled me for a while; how do I create a 3 bucket layout and make the entire bucket and all its content a clickable link? Well the answer was relatively simple as most of them are. The main problem is with IE6 and IE7…

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mailGuu

Our latest mail email engine is almost ready for launch. We’ve got a few tweaks to make and we’ll be letting it loose for the general public. MailGuu enables you to manage a full email marketing campaign completely from your browser. Packed full of clever features such as a comprehensive analytics package and reporting functions,…

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jQuery expandable navigation for Zen Cart

Edited on the 25th March 2009 due to errors in the post and amendments to the code, apologies to anyone who has run into any problems, it should all go smoothly now. Introduction During the development of this tutorial, I discovered that my previous post on jQuery Expandable Navigation actually described a method to allow…

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

We just wanted to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the team here at Bluebit Web Design, Southampton. We’ll be closing for the Christmas break on the 24th December and will be back, fresh faced, on the 5th January 2009. Ongoing support for hosting and servers will continue…

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Our website of the month

Fancy an alternative to the traditional chocolate advent calendar? One of the highlights of the web design year is the annual “alternative” advent calendar over at 24ways. 24ways serves up articles to help web designers and developers alike, keep up to date with the latest techniques and standards based practices. It’s only on day four…

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