Drupal Views is one of the most powerful modules available, paired with the automation service IFTTT you can post to Twitter in some fancy ways.
Here are the five best cash back credit cards as of March 2013:
1. Barclaycard Cashback Card - this card offers a huge 6% for the first 3 months then 2% thereafter. The only downside is that there is an annual fee of £24.
2. American Express Platinum Cashback Credit Card - offers a very nice 5% for the first 3 months and 2.5% thereafter. For this card you need an annual household salary of at least £20,000 and there is a £25 annual fee.
3. Capital One Aspire Elite - this cash back card offers 5% for the first 3 months and 2% thereafter. The big downside with this card is the £120 annual fee and you need an annual income of over £50,000.
4. Sainsbury's Cashback Credit Card - this card simply offers 5% for the first 3 months. You get an additional £5 each month when you spend £500 per month on shopping at Sainsburys and selected other retailers.
5. Santander 123 Credit Card - offers up to 3% cashback on fuel, National Rail and TfL, 2% cashback at department stores and 1% cashback at supermarkets.
Getting the right card is a tricky mix, especially if you are not a heavy spender. As with any credit card If you are in debt it is important to get credit card debt advice
We've covered a range of bingo games on ImAFish and today I want to talk about Progressive Bingo. Is there something more fun about playing a game with an ever increasing jackpot?
In normal bingo, balls are drawn until someone wins, in progressive bingo there are a limited number of balls, after each round the jackpot is increased for every round where there is no winner. As the length of the game increases so does the jackpot.
What's especially fun with progressive games is that the jackpot can become significantly higher than in a normal bingo game. As the jackpot goes so does the suspense that goes with the prize.
As with a lot of bingo sites community is key, websites such as www.goldenbingo.co.uk offer a range of progressive bingo games and often don't require an inital deposit.
In recent years there has been a distinct rise in the number of SIM-only deals on the UK phone market. Networks are finally listening to customers who are unhappy with the high cost of tariffs after their contract has expired. On the face of it, these newer options seem to represent better value for money for customers, but we’ve delved a little deeper to compare the best SIM card deals on the market when compared to new SIM-only companies such as giffgaff.
Let’s look at the Pay Monthly market, as these seem to be where we can find the best deals. Also worth noting is that the average person in the UK spent £439 per year – or £36.50 per month – on their mobile phones in 2011, according to BillMonitor. So let’s take this as a benchmark and see what we can get for our money.
First up is O2 pay monthly on a 1-month contract. For your £36 per month you get unlimited texts and 900 UK minutes but a mere 1GB of internet data. Commit to a 12-month contract and you get unlimited minutes and texts and 2GB of data for £31, however you are tied down to this for the term of the contract.
Secondly, we have Vodafone, which offers a slightly better deal. On a 30-day contract you get 600 UK minutes, unlimited texts and 500MB of data for £23 per month. Commit to a 12-month deal and you can get unlimited minutes and texts as well as 2GB of data for £26 per month.
Thirdly, Orange’s Panther 36 SIM gives you 1200 anytime minutes and unlimited texts yet only 1GB of data for your £36 per month. On the upside, it’s on a 1-month contract, however, if you have an iPhone you’re likely to use more than your allowance of data, so it could end up costing you more than you had bargained for each month.
Fourthly, we have T-Mobile. You get unlimited minutes, data and texts for £31 per month with their Full Monty SIM plan. However, this requires a 12-month contract and some users have complained about reception, even in built up areas.
Finally we have a different proposition altogether from giffgaff. They are an online SIM-only service provider with a community-run network of users. They have low running costs, so the savings are passed on to the user. This is reflected in their prices. Their £25 a month goodybag will give you a whopping 1,500 UK minutes, unlimited giffgaff to giffgaff minutes, unlimited texts and unlimited data. And the best part is, there is no 12-month contract, so you’re free to chop and change your plan at any time.
This is great news when we consider that the average Briton wastes around £171 a year on their phone bill due to unused minutes and texts. As the functionality of smartphones becomes more sophisticated, we are running more and more of our lives through them and as a result we have seen a big jump in average data usage of smartphone owners in the recent years. So plans with high data allowances seem to represent the best value for money. giffgaff’s unlimited data goodybags seem to be the perfect tonic to this. To find out more and to see what’s happening in their world, head over to the giffgaff twitter page.
Creating a website allows you to showcase your unique brand or personality. Web design is open to unlimited potential, due to the wide range of tools and templates out there. You don't need to have a degree in coding or graphic design to create a website. Yet it's still important to analyse what works and what doesn't in the field of web design to make your site more user-friendly. The following are a few common mistakes that can be made even when using seemingly fool-proof templates.
1. Including too Much Information
One of the easiest ways to drive away your audience is by overloading your website with too much content. Although it's logical to try and provide your viewers with as much info as possible, this can be confusing and make your site look cluttered. Whittle down your message to a few key points that will fit into a streamlined format. Short, relevant facts and messages can include links to more in-depth content on another page. Online viewers respond well to bullet points, short paragraphs, and visuals.
2. Using Small or Blurry Photographs
When it comes to posting images, less is not always more. This is particularly true if you are posting images to be used as thumbnails in a gallery. Be sure that your viewer gets a clear view of what they're looking at, or they'll quickly lose interest and leave the website. Clear, varied, and large photographs can make your website more visually appealing.
3. Using Too Many Images
Although using images is vital to make your website interesting to viewers, you don't want to overdo this feature either. Just as it's easy to provide too much text, it's also easy to overload your website with imagery and graphics. This will make it harder to navigate. Keep in mind that images take longer to load than text, can obscure your main message, and may not translate well to mobile formats.
4. Not Updating your Content Regularly
Once you have created the perfect website, it's easy to leave it for a long period of time without any updates. However, this can make it hard to find in search results and gives your audience little incentive to keep visiting. You can use UK web hosting services to keep up a blog as well as your main business website. This provides an ideal opportunity to post regular content and link it to your full online network.
5. Not Including a Summary Page
In addition to your products, blog, or other main webpages, you will want to have a summary section that makes your website's purpose very clear to viewers. A brief description on the main page can provide this purpose, as can a separate "about me" section.
By avoiding these common mistakes, you can create a website that is streamlined, easy on the eyes, and useful to visitors. It will entice your audience to come back often, and share what they see with others.
It might be a bit late but here are my top tunes of 2012:
10. Avicii - Sleep
9. Cedric Gervais - Molly
8. The Other Tribe - Skirts [Jody Wisternoff Remix]
7. deadmau5 feat. Chris James - The Veldt
6. The Thrillseekers Ft Stine Grove - Everything (John O'Callaghan Remix)
5. Chicane - Free
4. Above & Beyond - Good For Me
3.Gareth Emery feat. Christina Novelli - Concrete Angel (John O'Callaghan Remix)
2. Eric Prydz - Every Day
1.Porter Robinson - Language
Bluestacks, the app player that allows you to run Android apps on your PC has now been launched for Mac. With a huge library of apps available it allows users and developers to experience these apps on their desktops or laptops.
The big appeal of Bluestacks is for playing games, many of which don't have native ports on the desktop. I installed Angry Birds and the game worked well with no lag.
Some apps don't work so well such as those that require specific hardware like GPS receivers but in general with its intuitive interface, Bluestacks is a clever piece of software.
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Making a house cosy for winter doesn’t have to be an overwhelming process. In fact, there are many modifications the homeowner can carry out that will not break the bank. While the idea of beginning any kind of redecoration during the colder months may not be pleasant, it is possible to make a few simple changes around the home to make a real difference. The winter can also be an ideal time for individuals to make changes so that when the New Year comes in, their home is just as they want it.
Think of the warmth
The fire in the living space is important. While many people have opted for central heating, this just warms the room without giving it a cosy glow. A traditional fireplace, complete with a mantel and hearth, is a must for any home that is aiming for a cosy feel. There are fireplaces that suit homes of contemporary as well as traditional design. Wood burning stoves are also becoming particularly fashionable. By installing any of these cosy options, soon the whole house will feel warmer, not just the living space.
A popular decorating choice at the moment is creating a feature wall in the living room. Many people choose one wall, or just the chimneybreast, to decorate in a bold style. Large print wallpapers can really make a statement. Even better, these types of statement changes to the living space can be achieved in just a couple of hours. Wallpapers that feature reds or oranges are ideal for adding warmth to a room and will work very well if the other walls are neutral in colour.
Living space furniture
Creating a cosy corner in a living space is easy due to the large variety of corner furniture available. A corner seating unit can help make the room look a little more spacious, particularly if it is not pushed up against the wall. Opting for black sofas can really help create a focal point in the room and will contrast nicely with neutral and feature walls.
Adding an occasional table is also a must. A popular choice is the leather-covered table or dark wood table, which can also add a touch of warmth to a room. If additional storage is needed, then there are tables that come with storage compartments incorporated into the design.
To achieve a cosy feel in any room, the right lighting is a must. A room will not feel warm and cosy if the only light that is used is the main light. Lamps are a good idea, because they can be placed around the room and moved if needed. A coloured shade can be added to match the feature wall or another aspect of the room and will also help continue the overall warming theme. Wall lights are a good choice in alcoves, as these can add light without being too bright.
Whichever decorative touches are chosen, it is the overall effect that is important. Winter can be dreary enough without the home feeling cold and stark as well, so why not make a few simple changes to create the ideal living space?