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Month: October 2013

Testing edocr WordPress Plugin

Let’s see how this renders by simply adding the edocr Document URL, which then uses #oEmbed – same plugin displays the document thumbnails on the right hand side bar Above was not good. Let’s try again… Ok, it seems the URL has to be on its own. Need to fix the width. This may be due to edocr oEmbed releasing fixed width 658px

oEmbed here we come, thanks to iFramely

This is a quick test to demonstrate the capability of oEmbed via iframely. Thanks to this integration, you can just add a URL of a document which will render the document from But first you need to install Iframely Responsive Embeds plugin from here. It looks like we still have some works to do in terms of height and the width of the embed.

My first exit (asset sale) – Northern Tech Awards

This post should have been written on 1st August 2013 when I sold Northern Tech Awards to GP Bullhound, a boutique investment bank, as I was emotionally fired up on that great scorching day in Manchester. Since 2004, I founded few businesses, some have gone horribly wrong and others have thrived. Northern Tech Awards was not a business, but a key asset that emerged from Techcelerate. It was setup as the highlight of the year, when I used to run over 20 events a year, and our strong community of 2,300 tech entrepreneurs, senior managers of tech companies, investors, deal makers…

Are you an awesome UI/UX Visual Designer?

Livestax, when launched will blow your mind! It is an amazing product created by Phil Brown and Ross Alderson, and a team of highly talented software engineers over a period of 2 years. We now need to give Livestax a soul, and that’s where you come in, if you are a highly talented UI/UX visual designer, who’s prepared to break existing design boundaries, and create a paradigm shift in design innovation for SaaS web applications. You are the missing piece in our talented team. Livestax is a SaaS framework. Imagine it as a canvas, where the canvas is filled with…

Introducing my latest gig – LiveStax

I have been itching to share my involvement with Livestax, and this seems to be the best forum to announce it. I was brought in by Phil Brown, the founder and CEO of UK’s leader in software for the construction industry to help commercialise Livestax, a new product incubated as a startup inside a mature tech company. Livestax addresses number of pain points, among them, helping to increase productivity by unifying software you use everyday. Instead of having to jump from one software application to another to extract vital information, you will now be able to see everything on one…