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Wakanaka logoOctober 26, 2017: Canny Click is pleased to have an association with Wakanaka: Jewellery for the Elite Africans, a Zimbabwe maker and exhibitor of a wide range of "original Afro-centric jewellery" that uses natural African items and materials. Contact details, including telephone number, are on their website. – Alan Ireland, Palmerston North, New Zealand


Spider and flyOctober 19, 2017: Life is often frustrating, isn't it? That tasty morsel is so close, yet impossible to reach. When I created my first website, in early 2000, I expected it to make a fair amount of money, if not a fortune. And I did, in fact, rake in close to $1000, mainly through an affiliate scheme. But the pot of gold, if it existed, eluded me. So these days, my priority is promotion – raising my profile through such programs as FollowLike and SEOClerks – and not worrying too much about finding an additional source of income. – Alan Ireland, Palmerston North, New Zealand


100% mobile friendlyOctober 8, 2017: This website is largely dedicated to Victorian history and culture, but also includes features on more recent events. I am among the relatively few people who remember, albeit vaguely, how the Victorians lived — not because I was alive at that time, but because, in 1945, I saw the interior of a house that had remained virtually unchanged since Victorian times. (See "102 Dorridge Road" below). As a logo for this blog entry, I have chosen a Victorian stencil design, depicting peony flowers and leaves, in the popular Japanese style. — Alan Ireland, Palmerston North, New Zealand


100% mobile friendlySeptember 18, 2017: This is far from being my most ambitious website. I have just had a look at the remnants of a site I created a few years ago, and been impressed by its appearance. So why did I abandon it, and drop its associated domain name? The short answer is that it took up too much of my time, and kept me from more important work. Recently, I have also become aware of the need to ensure that all one's sites are mobile friendly — to cater to the needs of the 90% who access the net from hand-held devices. — Alan Ireland, Palmerston North, New Zealand

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