Archive for January, 2012

Typical web banner sizes

I came across a really handy reference guide earlier, concerned with the size of typical web banners. 

It’s taken from Wikipedia, but I’m including it on my site as it’s probably an easier to access resource.

banner sizes

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Why is worth using

 – classes itself as the UK’s leading cashback site, and there are a handful of reasons why I’m inclined to agree. I joined recently and through very little effort, I’ve already racked up earnings of nearly £60 in just under a month. The beauty of it is that I’m not doing anything I wouldn’t already have done – other than clicking on TopCashback before I go to the online merchant or shop I was going to use. You can Join Top CashBack by clicking on the link. It’s quick and easy to set up, and even easier to use.

What are the key selling points?

  • It’s free to join
  • They guarantee to pay the highest rates of cashback
  • Commission returns of up to 110%
  • No annual fee like on some other cashback sites
  • More than 3,300 online merchants
  • A variety of free payment methods – including PayPal, Amazon vouchers or direct into your bank
  • The option to earn referral bonuses of £10 for each friend that is referred (subject to them then earning £10 cashback too).

The site’s not a new thing either – it’s been around for ages, having been reviewed by the likes of The Independent, The Guardian, The One Show and Daybreak.

How to use the site

TopCashback requires just 5 simple steps to use their site.

  1. Browse through the list of online merchants (or use the search facility to find a company by name)
  2. Select the company or online shop you want to buy something from
  3. You’ll see a “Get Cashback Now” button – so click on that, then just shop as normal on the main site
  4. You have an Account area, where you can track the status of your cashback
  5. Once the Account area demonstrates that cashback is payable, you can request the money in the way that’s most suitable for you.

So what are you waiting for?! Join Top CashBack today

Free up space in Gmail

emailGoogle Gmail now provides over 7.5gb of inbox space, and it’s growing all of the time. This is generally going to be more than adequate for most people, even with hundreds of thousands of emails. However, as there’s a growing trend for forwarding on funny video clips, large image files or high resolution photographs, you may find that you’re getting closer and closer to your limit.

Rather than waiting until you hit or near your message limit, why not be pro-active and clear out some of the old messages, attachments and general junk you’ve accumulated over the years. Follow some of these quick and easy steps and you’ll soon trim your gmail account.

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Tom Hanks Joke

laughingMy mate just asked me if I like any of Tom Hanks’ movies.

I said “Saving Private Ryan and Forest Gump were pretty good, but I’m not really a Big fan.”

Hilarious TV advert – Aldi parrot likes it!

This has to be one of the funniest adverts I’ve seen on the TV for a long while…

Chester Races Fixtures 2012

Chester Races logoHere are the 2012 fixtures for Chester Races:

Wednesday 9 May 2012
Stan James Cup Day
Wednesday, 09 May, 2012, Gates Open: 11.30

Thursday 10 May 2012
Boodles Ladies Day
Thursday, 10 May, 2012, Gates Open: 11.30

Friday 11 May 2012
Boodles City Day
Friday, 11 May, 2012, Gates Open: 11.30

Saturday 26 May 2012
Roman Day
Saturday, 26 May, 2012, Gates Open: 11.30

Saturday 9 June 2012
Jubilee Day
Saturday, 09 June, 2012, Gates Open: 11.30

Friday (eve) 29 June 2012
Ladies Evening
Friday, 29 June, 2012, Gates Open: 4.30

Saturday 30 June 2012
Midsummer Meeting
Saturday, 30 June, 2012, Gates Open: 11.30

Friday (eve) 13 July 2012
Ladies & Gents Evening
Friday, 13 July, 2012, Gates Open: 4.30

Saturday 14 July 2012
Chesterbet City Plate Day
Saturday, 14 July, 2012, Gates Open: 11.30

Sunday 5 August 2012
M&S Money Family Fun Day
Sunday, 05 August, 2012, Gates Open: 11.30

Saturday 18 August 2012
Chesterbet Summer Festival
Saturday, 18 August, 2012, Gates Open: 11.30

Saturday 1 September 2012
Ladies Day
Saturday, 01 September, 2012, Gates Open: 11.30

Friday 14 September 2012
Autumn Festival
Friday, 14 September, 2012, Gates Open: 11.30

Saturday 15 September 2012
Autumn Festival
Saturday, 15 September, 2012, Gates Open: 11.30

Saturday 29 September 2012
Chester Finale
Saturday, 29 September, 2012, Gates Open: 11.30

To book tickets, go to the main Chester Races web site HERE