4 Steps For Designers To Build A Solid SEO Foundation Every time Google makes a significant update to it’s search algorithm people start reporting losses and complaining how the changes are unfair. At the same time others report how that change is driving more traffic to their sites. Search results are a zero sum game. With every site that drops in the results another rises to fill the vacated space.
Whether you’re in the process of building a new website or redesigning an existing site, it’s vital to build it with search engine optimization (SEO) in mind. The king of search engines, as everyone knows, is Google, making up over 65.3% of all search traffic (in October 2011). Google’s goal is simple: to give their users the most relevant, high-quality search engine results as accurately and quickly as possible. So in early-2011 Google introduced an update to their search engine algorithm, dubbed Panda, as part of the company’s continual pursuit of that goal. For those of you who are unaware, the Google Panda update reportedly affected the rankings of almost 12% of all search results — more than any other update before. Creating Websites Optimized for Google’s Panda Algorithm
Quand on édite un blog, écrit-on d’abord pour ses lecteurs ou pour Google ? La question, revient fréquemment sur le devant de la scène, posant en creux celle d’un éventuel appauvrissement de la langue (déjà fortement mise à mal avec le langage texto), y compris dans les sites web des grands titres de la presse Quand on édite un blog, écrit-on d’abord pour ses lecteurs ou pour Google ? La question, revient fréquemment sur le devant de la scène, posant en creux celle d’un éventuel appauvrissement de la langue (déjà fortement mise à mal avec le langage texto), y compris dans les sites web des grands titres de la presse traditionnelle écrite.
Great looking websites that are easy to maintain and develop require high quality markup and styling. The most fundamental principle to remember is separation of presentation and content / markup and style. While separation is key you will need to have great markup to produce good CSS. Most Essential Best Practices to Improve and Optimize Your Markup and CSS | tripwire magazine
Published by Chris Coyier CSS has a property called vertical align. It can be a bit confusing when you first learn about it, so I thought we could go through it's use a little bit. The basic usage is like this: Notice in this usage case, it is being applied to the img element. What is Vertical Align?
White Space: How to Get it ‘Right’ | Think Vitamin Space is important in layout. Space can be created by content, such as text, images, lists, logos etc, or it can be created by the space in-between content, called negative space, or whitespace. Space can be passive; a by-product of the layout process. Or, it can be active; there for a reason, to guide the user’s eye, or help them make a decision. Shapes are elements that can communicate ideas, for example, the BP logo.
Web developers these days are often expected to know and work in multiple languages. As a result, it’s tricky to learn everything a language has to offer and easy to find yourself not utilizing the full potential of some more specialized but very useful tags. Unfortunately we haven’t been tapping into the full potential of these more obscure HTML tags as of late. But it’s never too late to get back into the game and start writing code that taps into the power of some under-used tags. Here are ten of some of the most underused and misunderstood tags in HTML. While they might be less familiar, they’re still quite useful in certain situations.
What is an EM? Wikipedia puts it well: "An em is a unit of measurement in the field of typography, equal to the size of the current font." If your font-size is at 16 pixels, then 1em = 16px What is the text sizing difference between PX, EM, %, PT?