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Interactive Functionality

Interactive Functionality

I'm a makeup fan. I'm also fond of cruelty free products.

As far as I am aware and can find information about, Cargo Cosmetics is a cruelty-free makeup brand! Their products & ingredients aren't tested on animals, & they don't hire 3rd parties to test on their behalf. Importantly Cargo products aren't sold in China

China has a policy that all products must be tested on animals to be sold and or made in China, so best to avoid anything made in China. I do my best and also try and support all things Australian while I'm at it. Keeping in mind 'One World, One People' & 'Why harm animals if we don't have to?'.

You can try lipstick on-line

Cargo Cosmetics uses a funky little too by 'FaceCake' that allows users to try various makeup such as lipstick and eyeshadow using the camera in your device.
It's fun.

"CAKE is the first in-browser augmented reality shopping platform that works with a webcam and any browser, letting online shoppers view products in an augmented reality environment directly from the product detail page without leaving the e-commerce site they are on. Instantly engaging and requiring no download, plug-ins, extensions or user input, shoppers interact with products, viewing shades live on their own image as an alternate personalized product view.
CAKE is easy for brand partners, who only have to copy a small code snippet in order to have this new augmented reality shopping platform integrated into their site."

FaceCake has a bunch of fun tools. Check them out.

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Auslan Samsung Australia

Auslan Samsung Australia

Auslan Service.

Webtiger is Auslan friendly, this means, some of the staff that work here know a bit of this amazing language.
A recent discovery while doing an assignment for Auslan Cert 3, Shoshana discovered that Samsung launched a new service in late 2015. This service provides product support in Auslan.

If you are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, Samsung service is now available in Auslan to assist you with your enquiries: this is available through Skype: Monday to Friday, 8am - 4.30pm AEST.

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Open Source

Open Source

It can be very expensive to legally own software. This is fine if you are making money, but when you are starting out, wow... it's a killer. So I thought I'd provide a few great alternatives that are free & open source, or at the very least, affordable.

All Adobe product$ can now be purchased using a monthly subscription. This is great, but still expensive if you need more than one product.
Some alternatives to Adobe products are as follows:

  • Gimp - this is similar to Photoshop. Gimp is a FREE image editor.
  • Open Office - This is one of my most favourite. It's most similar to Microsoft Office. Open Office is FREE and fantastic.
  • Pages - This is a word processor for Mac and is most similar to Microsoft Word. It's wonderful to use and only $30.
  • There are a bunch of CRMs that are open source, free &/or affordable too. But I think I'll address them in a post of their own. However, if you'd like to have a look, here are a few to check out:
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Good hosting providers

Good hosting providers

There is a HUGE difference between a good host & a bad host.

I'm simply going to focus on what is good. Bad is bad, why be negative when we can be positive!

So, over the years I've found out a few things that make some hosting providers stand out in the crowd, and the gap between good & bad is incredible (think 'Great Dividing Range' big).

A good host is:
Being there for your clients while knowing the language they speak, be it Technical, Novice, English, Spanish, Aussie & so on.
Being relatable & available!
Knowing the answers & knowing when to say "I'll put you onto someone else that will know / provide this information for you / help you."
A Friendly attitude even if it's a 'boring' technical question, being friendly is well.. friendly.
Providing a products that is appropriate for the website size, needs & growth. In addition offering free guidance about which package is the most relevant.
Great ticket support. Free & paid services.
Hosts that keep customers in the loop, such as sending out regular emails about promotions, outages, issues, offers and so on.
Server reliability - having your website up constantly.
Security - offering great security against hackers/spammers.
Unlimited Ad On Domains, Sub Domains, Email, Databases, updated PHP etc..

There is one provider that ticks all these boxes and more. This is www.ventraip.com.au. Webtiger is no way affiliated with VentraIP, so we don't get any credit from saying nice things about them.
They really are something special in the hosting world!

So if you are coming to Webtiger for a new website and you don't have hosting yet, pretty please consider signing up with VentraIP. They frequently have 50% off sales too. So keep an eye out for that!

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Please press 'Save' LOTS!

Please press 'Save' LOTS!

Content is precious. Please press save!

This is SUCH a good habit to get into.

You've spent all that time brainstorming, typing and creating, imagine losing all that data?
Save often, save even when you haven't made a big change.
Just SAVE.

Good practice would be to save incrementally too. What this means is, when you save your work save it under a different name, for example:
'this_document_001' and 'this_document_002'.

Don't rely on 'Auto Save'.

Know where you are saving your work.
It's annoying when you save your work and then can't find it later when it's needed. So, take note of where you are saving data.
Create new folders when needed.
Use meaningful file & folder names. If you do misplace your work, and it has a name that is relevant, you will be able to search & find it easily.

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Lumosity fined for deception

Lumosity fined for deception

You would have heard of or seen Lumosity, you know the one that claims to train the brain. Designed by neuroscientists and proven scientifically to help prevent Alzheimer's, not to mention improve congnitive performance in it's users.

Lumosity is basically a bunch of games that claim to "train the brain".

They were promoting a series of ads that made claims that actually weren't proven/backed by science. So they have been removed and Lumosity now must pay a fine for misleading customers.

Lumosity are now banned from making such claims.

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A video game console for pets!

Yeh... I'm not too sure about this one. It's cute.. but.. well.. maybe dog owners would get it more than me (cat owner).

Ok, so it has lots of cool features, of course you can connect to it from your phone.
It keeps a stay at home dog entertained for a while.
People love their dogs.. I love that people love their dogs.

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I'm a bit of a Samsung fan

I love it. Some will hate it, but I love it.
It's a fridge with microphones and cameras. It will respond to it's name. How funny "Hey Fridgie, write me a shopping list please". And it emails the list to your Galaxy! NICE ONE!
Even better it notifies the stores that you are out of let's say 'butter' and it get's delievered to your front door.

Imagine being at the supermarket and being able to view the inside of your fridge on your phone!

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Need some help with your website?

Webtiger is happy to help you with your existing website!

We can help solve broken bits of your site.

Adding new info to your site is easy peasy.

Removing out of date content is a breeze.

Graphic design? We can do that too!

Give Shoshana a call 0418 119 079

or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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And just for fun!!!

I'll take one of each please!

Geek Techi Gadgets!


And a must have for all good spy 'wannabes' - Check it out
Camera zoom for smart phone

Also can't go past a Cowboy Cap USB Humidifier...
Cowboy Cap USB Humidifier

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Track your Startup

More google tools..

It never ends!

..Startup Launch provides startups in all stages with the platform, resources, online content, mentorship and training they need to succeed. From first idea to successful implementation and growth, our mission is to help startups worldwide become successful on the Google Developers platform and open-source technologies... - https://developers.google.com/startups/

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SEO isn't that overwhelming

Here is a helpful tool for startups

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The world had one hour to get a free invite to Google Inbox.. Well 100 people from the world had one hour..

If you were one of those lucky people, may you please send ME an invite? I'd love to check it out!


Don't worry, you can still get the invites, just email the team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

OR have a look here.

I got one, I'll report back after I have figured out how to use it.

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Google now! WOW!

Wow, Google now is amazing. I got a new phone for my birthday (android) and installed a bunch of new apps. One of the is Google now. I didn't know much about it, I was just trigger happy app installing.

Later in the day I was out and about with the family. I turned my phone on to use google maps.. omg, not only did it tell me the temperature, how to get where I need to go, but where I parked, how long I'd walked for, reminders from emails and other insanely clever tid bits that blew my mind.

I just 'need' the google watch now.

Google now = fantastic

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Ooops. Such a shame

Ok, so the ring is a bit big and ugly, but not so bad. But I thought that perhaps over time it would get re-designed and made to look pretty. I guess it will never be.
Such a shame.

I think I'll just stick with Google Now, which is mindblowingly amazing! Time to get a google watch!

Read the FAIL here

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SEO is boring.

Here are some tools to help with SEO.

Webtiger Website Design offer information to point you not only in the right direction, but directly at some of the most powerful SEO tools out there. Here are some fantastic SEO tools.

Google Analytics

This is one of the greatest tools out there. And it's FREE. Thank you google!

"Your customers go everywhere; shouldn't your analytics? Google Analytics shows you the full customer picture across ads and videos, websites and social tools, tablets and smartphones. That makes it easier to serve your current customers and win new ones."
You can find Google Analytics here for free..


Attracta have a bunch of free tools you can sign up and use. The free tools are great! They also offer a paid service to do all the boring stuff for you.
Attracta also offer heaps of free advice and tips on everything Search Engine Optimisation.
"Attracta is the world’s largest SEO company, trusted by 3,694,486 websites and your web host." - https://www.attracta.com/
Webtiger LOVE Attracta!

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Wink wink - smart home on your phone

This is impressive.

Lights. Power. Security. Now they’re all connected through a single app, so you don’t need a different one for every product. Simple controls allow you to monitor and manage everything in your home. This means it can do more for you, and you can do less. Finally... http://www.wink.com/about/

Wink. Smart phone smart home
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Cuff and Ring

Smart jewelry. It doesn't look so bad. What will the wearable jewels of the future look like? I imagine they will blend seamlessly. wow.


Notifications with a buzz


ring smart jewels
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Voting in Victoria

Did you know you can vote early? Not even by postal vote. You can actually go into the voting center and vote well before an election.

The Vic Electoral Commission have a great Voting Centre Lookup on their website. Nice: http://votingcentrelookup.vec.vic.gov.au/

Great Voting Centre Lookup website.
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Google Stars move over! Hello bookmark manager

"Chrome Bookmarks and the Bookmarks Manager are now more powerful by incorporating the smarts of Google Search with a new modern UI.
Now, if you’re signed in to Chrome with sync enabled:
One-click save: When you bookmark, you can now save an image and note to make your bookmarks more helpful. Also, Google will suggest a folder if it seems like it could be a fit.".... http://chrome.blogspot.com.au/

Google Chrome
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