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Computer Talk

We will be talking about computers, everything from web design to search engine optimisation, plus disability and computers

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You've gone to log into the admin side of your Joomla! 3.0 website and you are confronted with a white blank page. Normally when you get an error on a Joomla! website you will actually get a display on the screen of what the error is. If it's not showing you the error then it's very difficult to work out what's wrong. I found a very simple fix for this problem.

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For the past few years I've used Host Gator to host all my websites. However in the last year or two I have become extremely disillusioned with HG. Even though I've been paying £65 a month for a virtual private server I found them to be very slow. The amount of times my website has been disrupted is crazy as well. I've also found that their support has really become less than acceptable. I don't expect to wait 36 hours when putting in a support ticket, not when you're paying £65 every month for your hosting. Also, to get told that they no longer help you removing malware was really the final straw. So I'm really pleased to say that I have moved all my websites across to Site Ground.
I'm now using the Go Geek package which works out to be around £140 a year. My websites are flying now, they are not sluggish like they were when I was using the VPS with host Gator.
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I love this website, it's straightforward, easy-to-use, there's no need to type in those silly spam deterrents that take up a lot of time. You simply type in a keyword, put in your domain and it will tell you what position on Google your website resides out for that particular keyword. The other very helpful thing that you can do is compare your website to other domains as well. This is really helpful if you have competition and you are trying to optimise your website to outrank them on Google. Check it out, it really is very good indeed.
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I recently upgraded Dragon NaturallySpeaking to version 13 and am certainly not disappointed, the accuracy is absolutely superb. However, there was one niggling problem I have been having when trying to dictate into Facebook. Basically, it's very intermittent and sometimes it happens, other times I can dictate perfectly okay into Facebook. What happens is when I try and write a message I just get this message coming up saying that I have to input some text. I am not even able to post anything, not even a type by hand. So that's one problem, the other problem I get more than often as if I want to leave a comment. I can write the message okay, but it when it comes to publishing it which you do by pressing enter, all that happens is it sends my cursor down to the next line. This is quite an irritating problem to have features when you want to leave a comment on Facebook you can't, unless you type it all out by hand. Sometimes if I switch off Dragon NaturallySpeaking everything will be okay, sometimes it still doesn't work.

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If you are a website owner then you should know by now that Google will punish you if your website if your website is not responsive. By this I mean your website must be able to adapt to the different size devices and screens that people are using nowadays. So for instance, if somebody is using a normal desktop PC 22 inch monitor to look at your site and everything looks fine, the site must also load properly if they then swap over to their iPhone. Obviously the website isn't going to show exactly the same, obviously there is not enough room on an iPhone to show the website as it would be seen on a desktop PC monitor. However, the website should adapt itself so the user can easily browse your website from a smaller screen.

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