After 9 years using the old logo I was getting extremely bored of it. So, for that reason, and because the site needed sprucing up a bit, I’ve changed the logo and some other “branding ” assets. Plus, this blog looks a bit different, right?… Work isn’t quite finished so don’t be surprised if you see […]
I’ve added the ads very reluctantly, to be honest, because I don’t like them much myself, but revenue from subscribing web sites hasn’t increased as much as I’d have hoped and costs do tend to go in one direction only (up, they go up).
Rule #553 of the Internet: You know your app’s doing well when idiots make the effort to attack it for no apparent reason. For a while now, Textise has been suffering chronic perfomance problems and regular outages. You might have noticed. I certainly did! First of all, my hosting company started complaining that Textise was […]
We’re trialling ReadSpeaker’s funky text-to-voice technology on Textised pages where the main content can be identified, like the BBC News Page. Why not give it a go and let us know what you think?
Announcing our newest product: SEOtext, the SEO tool that’s powered by Textise. SEOtext gets right into the textual content of a web page. SEOtext can analyse the text of a web site to give you invaluable information about keyword frequency, which is, according to our new prospective partner, “truly ground breaking” for SEO. SEOtext can also […]
I’m pleased to say that I’ve now published a new version of Textise. Let’s call it version 3.0. This version sports a brand new hairstyle and an enquiring mind. Seek And Ye Shall Find First up, you now have the option of displaying a search box on some sites. This option is not switched on […]
This weekend (Saturday 23/11/2013) I intend moving Textise to the new hosting on HostingUK. There’s absolutely no way this can go wrong, of course, but I thought I ought to warn you anyway… You’ll know when Textise is running on the new servers if you see “Textise is now hosted by HostingUK” at the top […]
Just made a long-needed change to Textise. I noticed a little while ago that sanantonio.gov pages had stopped reporting SSL errors and were now complaining about “too many redirects”. I was pretty sure that the web service had code to deal with this but guess what? – it didn’t. The solution I found came in […]
I’ve been making some changes to the way that Textise manages subscribers. Subscriptions are available to web masters who want to use Textise to power Text Only/Accessibility links on their pages. The rules for subscriptions are pretty simple, as laid out on the For Web Developers page: Commercial use Textise is free for personal use. […]
Overall usage figures for Textise continue to rise. Some comparative figures: Textise Page Views Month 2010 2011 July 4,342 12,920 August 4,076 13,256 September 3,381 12,325 October (1 – 23) 3,036 9,427 Around a three-fold increase, then. Pretty good. Apologies to those of you using the Windows Phone 7 app. If you’re using the new […]