Can We Feed Twitter and Facebook Automatically From Our Company Blog?

Can We Feed Twitter and Facebook Automatically From Our Company Blog? featured image

For business, time is money, so any time saved can equal money in the bank. We know this, at Silicon Dales, so we build websites that work, quickly. We also know that the computer should be doing a lot of the hard work, even when you are trying to communicate your messages to your clients, […]

18th Century Web Fonts

18th Century Web Fonts featured image

We have been looking for some really fancy 19th Century web fonts as part of a project to put some information from 1800’s history books onto the internet. Here are a couple we found: Unifraktur Maguntia This is a fancy poster display font inspired by German 19th Century foundries who originally made fonts for paper […]

Fix Master Sync Disabled in Samsung Galaxy s4, s5, s6 or s7

Fix Master Sync Disabled in Samsung Galaxy s4, s5, s6 or s7 featured image

This is an update of an old post, which people still visit regularly, where I described how to get the Facebook / Gmail / email and other sync to be enabled – or disabled – in one button click across your whole phone. But the User Interface (UI) (really this is a nerdy way to […]

“I’d really like a web presence for free”

“I’d really like a web presence for free” featured image

Here at Silicon Dales, we get many requests from organisations such as charities, parish councils, sports teams and churches, who would like a web presence, but don’t know where to begin or don’t have an appropriate budget – or even sometimes any budget at all! Silicon Dales wants to help clubs, societies, local interest groups, religious organisations, […]

How to Publish RSS Feed to Twitter and Facebook – Automatically!

How to Publish RSS Feed to Twitter and Facebook – Automatically! featured image

A while ago, we posted an item detailing the ways in which it is possible to automatically post by RSS to Twitter and Facebook. A number of users have asked us about this in recent days, and we’ve also received several requests by email and from search engines about this topic – autoposting to Twitter […]

Twitter: “The email confirmation link you followed is invalid. Click “Resend confirmation” from Settings for a new one.”

Twitter: “The email confirmation link you followed is invalid. Click “Resend confirmation” from Settings for a new one.” featured image

This is a Twitter error message that we have sometimes received when signing up a new Twitter account (usually for a client). The email confirmation link you followed is invalid. Click “Resend confirmation” from Settings for a new one. When this happens, often, re-sending the Twitter verification email has no effect, four or five times. […]

Twitter Header Image Size / Dimensions

Twitter Header Image Size / Dimensions featured image

UPDATE – there is a new image header size for Twitter in 2014, and, as the below post is still very popular, it remains, but note this is no longer the case (though images in this size should still look quite good). The New Twitter Header Image Dimensions New for 2014, the header image size […]

Web Content Tip: When Pictures Won’t (or Don’t) Exist… Use Icons!

Web Content Tip: When Pictures Won’t (or Don’t) Exist… Use Icons! featured image

Images are important. Whatever system of measurement we use online, be it Google Analytics or Facebook’s “Insights” we’ll notice that content with compelling images – or a thumbnail rather than just a link – will get more “clicks” and “opens” and, generally, engagement. Put simply, pictures work, for most people. The reasons why are less […]

New WordPress 4.0 Lets You Embed Tweets… Here’s How!

New WordPress 4.0 Lets You Embed Tweets… Here’s How! featured image

The latest version of WordPress shipped this week. If you’re on WP, then updating is recommended as soon as possible. WordPress 4.0 is another fairly big overhaul, however, so where we’re managing client updates, we’re rolling changes through carefully to watch for any little snags, like theme and plugin incompatibilities. One of the great new […]

Twitter Header Photo Size

Twitter Header Photo Size featured image

This is a new addition, as our old post on Twitter header image dimensions has since gone out of date! The new (current, correct as of summer 2014) Twitter header imzge size you should be using for the new look Twitter profile pages is as follows: 1500px x 500px If you create your image that […]

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