Robert Bravery

Robert Bravery is a professional programmer, Web site Developer and professional blogger for Integral Web Solutions.

How can you make social media work for your business?

Social media by its very nature is aimed at drawing people together. Getting people to network, form groups of interest and chat about day to day happenings. But the question is, can business profit from something that is often seen as a non-business entity? Embrace change Don’t be scared of breaking away from the norm. Embrace the ongoing change in the world today. Too many people and businesses ...

The right and the wrong way to link building

Many SEO Specialists will tell you that Link Building is an integral part of your SEO strategy. However there is a right way and a wrong way to link building. How many of you have ever received emails requesting link swaps? 9 times out of 10 these emails are pre-compiled by some link building software. Not only that but the same email seems to go around and be sent by many different people. Then t...

5 biggest social media myths

Whether we like it or not, Social Media is here to stay. With the likes of Facebook, Twitter and Google+, Social media is all around us. Merriam-Webster defines a myth as “a usually traditional story of ostensibly historical events that serves to unfold part of the world view of a people or explain a practice, belief, or natural phenomenon.” Like common society, social media has it’s f...

Windows Phone 7 comes out fighting

Windows Phone 7 has revived the fight for the mobile market. iOS and Android have had the lions share of the market for a while, but that is changing with Windows Phone 7. Here are a few ways in which Windows Phone 7 is the future and is bringing the fight to the market. 1. It’s interactive Windows Phone 7 uses an interaction model it calls “live tiles and hubs,” which displays your ke...

The funny side of programming

Laughter is the best medicine. Programming is to many, very stressful. Luckily there are people who can see the funny side of programming and give us some laughs. Here are some of the funniest programming quotes I have come across. Enjoy, sit back and have a laugh. “C makes it easy to shoot yourself in the foot; C++ makes it harder, but when you do, it blows away your whole leg”. -Bjarne Stroustru...

Google Plus opens its door to everyone – have you joined?

Google announces in a blog post on Tuesday that it will now let anyone sign up for Google Plus. Previously Google plus was available only by invitation, but now it is officially wide open to the public. Anyone can join Google Plus. What is Google Plus? Google Plus is Google’s attempt to compete with Facebook. Facebook is by far the world’s most popular online social network with more than 75...

Why Windows 8 is going to change your perception of computing

Microsoft unveiled its premier soon to be flagship product at the Microsoft BUILD event, Window 8. Microsoft has been revealing a few details about Windows 8 here and there, including a superfast boot time, a user interface optimized for touch and tablets, and an app store. The best Windows yet I saw a PC boot from cold to operating system within 5 seconds. That was just awesome. At //BUILD/, prev...

Is Microsoft really giving away £1,000,000?

Wow, that’s a lot of money. Microsoft giving away £1,000,000. Is this true? Microsoft have enough money that this would not even make a dent in their small change. But alas, sorry to burst your bubble, this is a scam. I thought I would just let everyone know that there are numerous emails making the rounds. This is a relatively old scam, but it seems to be surfacing again. The emails come in a var...

What are the top trends in Web design?

Like fashion, web design follows a trend. What is popular at the time. Ever since the dawn of the internet we can see trends of best practice being enforced via popular demand. Today it’s not less popular. So what are the trends that most web designers are following this year? It should not be a surprise to you that the KISS (Keep It Slick and Simple) process comes through with a resounding shout....

5 reasons why I won’t comment on your blog

Blog comments seem so essential to a blog. It shows the level of reader interaction. It shows that the blog is part of a community. It shows that your post has caused me to voice my opinion. Here are my 5 top reason why I don’t comment on some blogs. 1. I’m too busy – Do you know how many blogs there are out there? How many really good blogs. Do you realise how many blogs I actually read? Time is ...