Too Many Passwords

Submitted by Anonymous on 12 September 2007 - 10:29am.

These days we all have a large number of passwords to remember. You need them for on-line banking, websites, computer access, e-mail accounts and so on.

What if you use the same password for all of them?

Yahoo!Xtra bubble offers Flickr Pro Account

Submitted by Mike Birch on 23 August 2007 - 5:40pm.

Last weekend's disaster has drawn attention away from some of the benefits of the new Yahoo!Xtra bubble service. In particular, Yahoo!Xtra bubble includes a free Flickr Pro account (worth $25.00 US per year).

Map your run

Submitted by Mike Birch on 9 July 2007 - 1:21pm.

Thomas and I have dusted off our running shoes in preparation for the Taupo Half Marathon, which is just 4 weeks away.

We have found a handy website,, which lets you map a route and view the distances and elevation profiles. It doesn't require registration - just save your map anonymously and bookmark the result for future reference.

Web Standards Wiki

Submitted by Mike Birch on 20 June 2007 - 5:22pm.

Chris Heilmann has created a wiki named The Business case for Web Standards.

The benefits for small business owners are listed, and include:

  • Cost savings in maintenance and further development of your website.
  • Higher value associated with the website, which can be realised if you sell your business.

OK Computer has designed websites using web standards since Jan 2005.

Contact us now, for a free, no-obligation quote.

11th Annual Webby Awards

Submitted by Mike Birch on 9 June 2007 - 12:07pm.

The 11th Annual Webby Awards received over 8,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide. The winners were announced on June 5.

Search Engine Optimisation

Submitted by Mike Birch on 22 May 2007 - 5:04pm.

I have updated a news item from last year entitled Poorly Built Websites Like Leaky Buildings, which compared this site and our competitors' websites.

These competitors are all companies offering web design and development in Taupo. It is disappointing to report that none of these sites has changed much — most haven't added any content to the front pages of their sites. All but one are using outdated technology to develop websites. Many of these businesses also offer "Search Engine Optimisation" (SEO), but on their own sites they have failed to use the basic principles of SEO, which can be summarised: “add quality content regularly and make sure your site is well-built”.

For a free evaluation of your website or a free, no-obligation quote, contact us now.