Online Banking Usability and The Dreaded Card Reader

Online banking has some catching up to do. While certainly one of the oft quoted reasons for using the internet, banking online has so much more potential. The field has taken a blow recently, at least in the UK, with the introduction of “card readers” passing security problems onto the user and creating a barrier. Read on to find out more about why the card reader is a mistake, good examples of online banking and how improvements could be made.

Tag Clouds and Tagging – Does it Work?

A couple of years ago the web exploded with tags – user defined words or phrases to identify information such as photos and bookmarks. The hype has since faded away but tags are still popular and usually always included in new information based websites. Here we look at the effectiveness of tags and how useful they really are.

Magento eCommerce – Bloated or Brilliant?

Magento eCommerce took the open source software world by storm when it officially launched on March 31st 2008. Many developers, including myself, jumped on board and started using it. While the feature set and branding is unquestionably great what is it actually like to work with?

Read on as we take a look at the code, architecture, complexity, hosting issues and the goals that an open source eCommerce system should strive to achieve.