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Search engine optimisation

By Nick Holmes on January 1, 2006

First published January 2006 in the Internet Newsletter for Lawyers. What is search engine optimisation? Search is big business – the driver of e-commerce. In the early days of the web most users used portal sites and directories to navigate (…)

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The return of browser wars

By Nick Holmes on January 5, 2005

First published January 2005 in the Internet Newsletter for Lawyers. The application that enables web pages to be viewed and used to process and send information is the web browser. Not only does the browser colour our perception of the (…)

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Five Years of Free Law – the BAILII celebration

By Nick Holmes on December 5, 2004

First published December 2004 in Computers and Law Lord Justice Brooke chaired the legendary “Free the Law” meeting at Chatham House in London which gave birth to the body we now know as BAILII. 1 November 2004 saw him again (…)

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Forms on the Web

By Nick Holmes on March 5, 2003

Published in the Internet Newsletter for Lawyers, March 2003 Since the early 1990s electronic forms have been a staple purchase for many firms. The introduction of laser printers and WYSIWYG word processors (What You See Is What You Get) and (…)

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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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Towards more accessible law

By Nick Holmes on September 5, 2001

First published in the Internet Newsletter for Lawyers, September 2001. The public provision of law on the web leaves much to be desired: it is not comprehensive it is not “joined up” it is not easily accessible. This article takes (…)

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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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