Custom Tiles–Updates and New Features

One thing that people saw about Windows Phone sometimes, is that it is not very customizable.  While I disagree whole heartedly, I also like to make it a little simpler for people to add customizations to their Windows Phone devices.  With my Custom Tiles web app you have customizability that no other phone has.  You can add a lot of color, custom icons, and custom text to your WP home screen while also making them work as useful links to the websites that you use everyday.

 

Help Tips

You will notice that I added a ? to the top right of http://zqp.me/custom-tiles so that you can quickly see the steps it takes to start adding some flare to your WP home screen.  Tapping on the ? will open an easily listed out set of instructions for adding your favorite websites to your home screen with a heavily customizable tile.

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Unicode Character Help

I made Custom Tiles support Unicode Characters a long time ago but, I know that many people do not realize the power that this added.  So to help you all out I added a quick access panel to a variety of different Unicode characters that will help you to customize your WP7 or WP8 home screen.  I will also take requests from people to find more specific Unicode characters and add or remove certain ones from the quick list.  To access the quick list of Uni’s you simply tap on the ‘Title’ input box and it will appear at the top of your screen for you.  Then all you have to do is tap on the Unicode Character that you like and the rest is magic.

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Have fun customizing your home screens.  If you would like to share some of your creations, it would be greatly appreciated.  Also if you have any feature requests, feel free to submit them in the comments or on Twitter @Brad_Billman.

 

Microsoft Surface Blog Post With Dictation

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This really makes me want to try to cushion on a different machine and even just was a different microphone because I’m not sure if the software is bad or fish microphone really to scatter mirror will.  Talking directly into the microphone works to sort also some of your options are nice for correcting words.  That is when it works in a patent suit attention of the haven’t even though it has to come at a dinner and hendershot speaks of the period.  The only a reason I could see to use dictation is as you’re missing fingers will perhaps or to use as a creativity tool because of the brain processing for speech rather than typing or in addition to tucker.

 

Overall it looks like the software is pretty good and I have spoken this entire post without doing any corrections as you can see from the first paragraph it is miserable the differences May 1 paragraph was about 2 feet and from a safe hand of this last paragraph of his was my mouth right up to the microphone.  Th fifth.Publish

Is The New #SEO Not Doing SEO? Google Forcing Google+

The Two Current Types of SEO

SEO or search engine optimization has a thin line in it. There is the good SEO that is optimizing your site for search engines with the user still in mind and having good content. Then there is the other SEO that is often paid for which is strictly search engine optimization without caring about giving some value to the end user. Google, Bing, and any other search engine are constantly working toward getting the most relevant data to the user. This can be very difficult because anyone can make a website and submit it to search engines. Google is going to try to ignore SEO as we currently know it. This could make for a huge switch in search results.
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Selecting a Domain – Website Setup Part 1

If you aren’t here to nit pick skip the first paragraph.

Now, this can and will be argued about actually being the first part to setting up a website but for what I am doing this is step one.  Technically you should probably have an idea about what you want your website to be and have some goals set.  However, in my case I just want to have a blog site setup where I can write about things once in a while. I get excited about some things that I would love to write about but don’t and other times there are things that I just really think people should see.  I am a web developer by profession and would like to get better with web design so along the life of this site I will be trying to make a wordpress theme or find one I like.

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