Skipping in Schools for fitness and fun, ropes and tutorials

Skipping for Schools covers most of the UK, providing challenging, fun and above all healthy skipping-based exercises and workshops for kids of all ages.

The Skipping4Schools Skipping System is an efficient, effective tool to achieve a healthy mind and body both in and outside the classroom.

And with our own unique ‘league’ table—the Skipping Cup—kids can participate nationwide to skip-Hop to the Top!

*UPDATE* Our brand new Skip Shop is open to buy skipping ropes and more online!

Website design should be fun, not expensive…

Ever wondered why lots of businesses let their website slip off the radar?
Often, the web can be a daunting place, and securing your own personal piece of it is essential these days.
The minefield of companies offering ‘real value web design’ has sadly diluted the importance of getting a website ‘just right’.

With this in mind, take a look at your own website and think: Am I doing all I can to keep this up to date?

A website is almost like a poster for your company… if it’s the same-old same-old then people will stop noticing. The search engines (such as Google) are much the same… if your website stagnates, the search engine robots will stop looking, and slowly you’ll lose exposure.

Pixelmakers make web design fun. And with their own ProfoundCMS website management system, your website can be managed from any computer with internet access.

Keeping your website up-to-date and fresh is really important… so contact Pixemakers for more information on how ProfoundCMS can help your business.

Sync two computers across the internet using Microsoft Mesh, Apple, Vista, XP

Been a long while since I posted the tutorial on the Mighty Mouse, thanks for all the great feedback.
Anyway, just decided to share with you some more magic hints and tips I’ve come across… firstly, the Sync issue.
A client of mine who are completely computer illiterate (well, almost) commissioned me to do a website. All done, dusted, paid. They wanted to know how they could work from home and the office without having to keep carting work files back and forth on a USB stick.
There is a solution, and it works with PCs and Macs, and it’s pretty darn cool… not a lot of people know about this one (and as of writing it’s still in a very stable Beta form) but the client now has a fully synchronised set of work files across 3 locations, all updated via the internet.
The workhorse here is a little gem called Windows Live Mesh. Without you having to look up what it is or what it does, here’s the explanation…
Aside from doing the same job as ‘remote desktop’ viewing (i.e. controlling one PC from another in a remote location, which is really cool), Mesh allows you to have folders common to all machines, which live on your computer drive and are synchronised between each one via the internet.
Not only that, but each folder is also backed up securely online (you have a generous 5Gb of storage) meaning that you can access the files from wherever you are with a simple internet browser login.
To do this, you need:
>> One or more Windows PCs, or Apple Macs (running OS X 10.5+)
>> A Windows Live ID (free, and easy to use your existing email address)
>> An internet connection
>> A copy of Windows Mesh (www.mesh.com)

To start with, set up a Windows Live ID. Go to www.mesh.com and sign up. You can use *any* email address, so even your current one will work. It’s recommended that you use a nice secure password here.

Next, work out what files you need to synchronise. My client wanted their quotes, invoices and letters available on all machines (a Mac desktop, a Windows Vista laptop, a Windows XP desktop).

On the main machine, create a new folder. This can contain subfolders. The MAIN folder is the one you will ‘share’ across machines.

Now, visit www.mesh.com, sign in, and add your machine. Some software is downloaded. Once all is done, simply go to the folder you wish to be ‘live’ and right-click. A new option is available for Live Mesh. Use it.

The folder will go blue, indicating it’s now Meshed. This folder keeps your files local, but also saves them to your Mesh.

Follow the Mesh.com instructions to add more computers to the Mesh, and add the folder to each one.

Now, whichever machine you’re on, a LOCAL version of the files is available. Change the file on one machine, and within minutes, it’s changed on ALL. (So long as the computers are connected to the internet).

VERY clever stuff… I’m probably only scratching the surface here, but my client is a very happy bunny!

Interactive maps and site plans from Location Maps UK

Location Maps are a Creative Design and Digital Map printing company based in Shropshire, UK.

Our new range of products the 4 Square Media Range is an exciting and innovative addition to our rapidly increasing product collection. This extensive assortment of products complemented by our skilled and experienced design and cartographic team allows us to offer a comprehensive package of strong marketing and essential navigational tools.

We have over a decade of experience, providing our services to many prestigious organisations across a variety of markets including the Education sector, Health sector, Government bodies and Housing development.

Our philosophy is simple – to provide accurate mapping and illustration to reduce common navigational problems that visitors and staff alike may encounter when travelling to new locations.