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Getting started with Flash Video

Many businesses and entrepreneurs are finding that video content can be a valuable addition to their websites.

Flash Video, popularized by YouTube, offers an ideal, user-friendly way to deliver that video content.

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Cuban: Hulu is money, YouTube isn't

Whether you like Mark Cuban or not, you have to give him credit for not only selling Broadcast.com to Yahoo for $5.9bn in Yahoo stock at the height of Bubble 1.0, but for recognizing that the fun wouldn't last and positioning himself to retain his billion-dollar fortune once the party was over.

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Online screenshot tools

Every blog needs a few images here and there to make posts more visually appealing, break up the text or illustrate the points you are making.

Here's a selection of useful tools to help bloggers capture and edit screenshots of webpages...

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The Web Week in Review

Everybody's working for the weekend and The Web Week in Review signals that the weekend is upon us.

So without further ado, here are the stories that I found interesting this past week.

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MySpace gets a revamp

Social network MySpace unveiled the first stage of its redesign yesterday, starting with a new look for the homepage.

Having been one of the more cluttered sites around, MySpace was certainly due for a revamp. So has it improved?

MySpace new homepage

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Typography tools and tips

In my opinion, one of the most overlooked and least understood aspects of web design is that of typography.

In my experience, many web designers treat typography as an afterthought, ignoring the fact that it's a major element of good design.

Here are some great tools and tips for typography, as well as some links to websites that offer free and paid fonts:

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Tips on internal linking strategy

Internal linking is an important and often overlooked element of SEO and, unlike external links, the site owner has complete control over this, so it's crucial to make the most of it.

Scott Allen of Search Engine Guide has written a useful article on internal linking strategies. Here are a couple of his tips, alongside some from our SEO Best Practice Guide...

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25 useful Wordpress plugins for bloggers

Open source blogging platform Wordpress can be enhanced with the use of free plugins which can help you manage comments and spam, as well as improving SEO and user experience.

We've put together a list of some of the most useful plugins for Wordpress...

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The AP tussles with the blogosphere

Where does copyright end and fair use begin? In the age of the blogosphere, this question is proving to be a difficult and painful one for copyright holders and bloggers to come to an agreement on.

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Is social media all bark and no bite?

In a recent post, I argued that much of the social media hype is being promulgated by a relatively small circle of people who have vested interests in promoting the notion that social media is a revolution.

I have also been critical of the plethora of conferences that always seem to be created around hype, something that has been especially prevalent in the world of social media.

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PHP message board solutions

At a time when social networks are so popular, it's easy to forget that the threaded message board was for many years the "community" of choice for many online.

For businesses and website owners that don't need all the bells and whistles of a full social network, a message board may be the perfect solution for visitors and customers who would benefit from a place to interact online.

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Q&A: Incisive Media's Tim Weller on B2B publishing online

Tim Weller is the group chief executive of Incisive Media and talks to us about his successful approach to B2B publishing.

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