Archive for the “Pages on the Web” category

Internet made easy

By Nick Holmes on October 16, 2015

20 years ago I wrote my first “Page on the Web” column in the Solicitors Journal with a piece about why you should use the internet. My service provider at the time was Demon Internet. They still are! Thanks Demon. (…)

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No more Pages on the Web

By Nick Holmes on March 25, 2002

From December 1995 to February 2002 I had a long spell as the web columnist for the Solicitors Journal, my “Pages on the Web” appearing monthly. My final fling – an A to Z of the legal web, was cut (…)

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E is for …

By Nick Holmes on February 25, 2002

A Page on the Web, published in the Solicitors Journal, February 2002 E is for ‘electronic’, or rather ‘using the internet to undertake’ – as in ‘e-commerce’. (Now that doing business on the internet is commonplace, the term ‘e-commerce’ has (…)

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D is for …

By Nick Holmes on January 25, 2002

A Page on the Web, published in the Solicitors Journal, January 2002 Databases Databases are ubiquitous on the web. There were of course countless databases maintained for publishing, information and sales purposes before the web entered the public consciousness. Many (…)

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B is for … | C is for …

By Nick Holmes on November 25, 2001

A Page on the Web, published in the Solicitors Journal, November 2001 BAILII BAILII (www.bailii.org) should now be a familiar name to all. If not to you, then go to Laurie West-Knights pages at www.lawonline.cc/ukileli.htm for a run-down (he, the (…)

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A is for …

By Nick Holmes on October 25, 2001

A Page on the Web, published in the Solicitors Journal, October 2001 Advertising Circa the year 2000 (or Y2K as we then knew it) the web was all about advertising. Here’s the way it turned out for some. Scenario 1: (…)

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In too deep

By Nick Holmes on September 25, 2001

A Page on the Web, published in the Solicitors Journal, September 2001 I have busied myself recently with the redesign and relaunch of the infolaw website. The main purpose of the site, since its inception in February 1995, has always (…)

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Accessible law?

By Nick Holmes on July 25, 2001

A Page on the Web, published in the Solicitors Journal, July 2001 I first read about the web in an article in the Guardian in December 1993. This was just the ticket. Built on the internet – a network of (…)

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e-Government beckons

By Nick Holmes on June 25, 2001

A Page on the Web, published in the Solicitors Journal, June 2001 The Office of the e-Envoy (www.e-envoy.gov.uk) is leading the drive to get the UK online, to ensure that the country, its citizens and its businesses derive maximum benefit (…)

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Free legal web services

By Nick Holmes on May 25, 2001

A Page on the Web, published in the Solicitors Journal, May 2001 Last month we looked at the extent to which you might meet prospective clients’ expectations for free online legal advice and information. Let’s turn the tables and see (…)

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Providing free legal advice

By Nick Holmes on April 25, 2001

A Page on the Web, published in the Solicitors Journal, April 2001 The culture of the internet is such that expectations are that most information is free. But these expectations also extend beyond information to just about anything that can (…)

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Government portals | Web design sins

By Nick Holmes on March 25, 2001

A Page on the Web, published in the Solicitors Journal, March 2001 Government portals Last month’s review of UK legal portals would not be complete without covering government sites. While designed for the citizen rather than the lawyer, government portals (…)

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UK legal portals

By Nick Holmes on February 25, 2001

A Page on the Web, published in the Solicitors Journal, February 2001 The following are some of the better sites whose primary purpose is to facilitate access to resources on the internet for the UK lawyer. Commercial sites Access to (…)

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Is e-commerce working?

By Nick Holmes on January 25, 2001

A Page on the Web, published in the Solicitors Journal, January 2001 The new millennium kicked off, as the old had ended, in a wave of optimism for internet business. Many bright ideas were transformed into business plans sufficiently credible (…)

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The truth about hits (and misses)

By Nick Holmes on November 25, 2000

A Page on the Web, published in the Solicitors Journal, November 2000 I hope I will be forgiven for this month straying into territory that some may regard as too technical. Web usage statistics cannot be used to make any (…)

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