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9 June 2010

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  1. Today’s Guardian

    The thinking behind my new Today’s Guardian website.

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  1. Today’s Guardian is The Guardian re-imagined for the iPad

    Thanks for the post and the kind words Mike, but three quibbles: The headline is misleading: the…

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    Hoping for a story about @todaysguardian which doesn't mis-spell one of my names. http://bit.ly/bIIjZv Third time lucky maybe...

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    @blech One or two people have mentioned the keyboard shortcuts. No idea how many have discovered them though.

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    @pc_pro Email me (phil @ gyford dot com) and I'll send it to you (I can't DM you).

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    @jwheare Ooh, good tip, ta.

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    @8lettersuk No problem - AFAIK I'm complying with the API T&Cs. The ads were broken at the Guardian's end, but they've fixed things now.

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    @8lettersuk http://www.guardian.co.uk/open-platform/terms-and-conditions must contradict the more general T&Cs then.

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    @mattmcalister Thanks. It breaks the first article a bit, just because I don't know how big the image will be, but I'll work round it.

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    @dracos It's especially silly when the Adobe site says you can save money on shipping costs by getting the download version!

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    @antimega @smagdali @macintosh Ah, EU VAT ta. Weird. Yes, I was looking at Ps + Lightroom too @antimega.

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    Weird. It costs £19.18 *more* to buy a download version of Adobe Photoshop CS5 than it does to have the box shipped to you. Why's that?

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    @tomstuart I am thinking about that. A few potential issues, so we'll see. Thanks.

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    @8lettersuk If you know I haven't complied with the T&Cs, point out which bits. Or are you making things up?

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    @RobertAndrews It works on an iPad but could look better - updates coming next week.

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    @mikebutcher Should be OK. Shared server, but I have nothing else on there and it's static HTML files.

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    @mikebutcher At the mo I think they only have banners at the end of articles, but they're marked "Bottom", so there may be others in future.

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    @caxtonian Yes, navigation could maybe be better for iPad/iPhone. And tweaks with sizing etc.

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    @mikebutcher I haven't removed the ads, but for some reason the Guardian API isn't serving them at the moment - I'm sure they'll fix it!

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    @mikebutcher It works OK on the iPad but could look nicer - updates coming within the next week.

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    @mikebutcher Neither Flash nor HTML5. It's old-fashioned HTML4 and Javascript (jQuery if you want to get into the details).

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    @megp I've no idea about the ads - I haven't done anything to stop them appearing, but it looks like only 1x1 px gifs are being requested.

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    You can read lots, lots more of the thinking behind my Today's Guardian site here: http://bit.ly/c6X2hj

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    If you like Today's Guardian, it has an account for updates: @todaysguardian. I won't re-tweet its contents here, I'm not that annoying.

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    I made this: Today's Guardian, a website that makes it easy to read today's edition of the paper: http://guardian.gyford.com/