Create a Clean Blog Theme in Photoshop Want to design your own site? It’s not too difficult to learn, though like most things, it does have a learning curve. Where many people seem to get tripped up is in specific solutions to specific problems. Fortunately there’s a good chance that someone before you has already had the same problem and even better has found a solution. Keyword Density - SEO Tools - Search Engine Optimization, Google Optimization How frequently should you use your keyword to rate highly for it in the search engines? How can you avoid penalties for keyword stuffing? Do the different search engines have different standards for the amount of times you can use your keyword on your site without invoking a penalty? Wayne Hurlbert tackles these and other questions in this article. What is keyword density? Keyword density is a combination of the number of times a keyword or a keyword phrase, in proportion with other words, appears on a Web page.
QuickStartGuide - Common Tag From Common Tag Common Tags are defined using RDFa, a standard format for expressing structured data within HTML. This guide was designed to help you get started using the Common Tag format even if you don't know RDFa. The examples can be used as simple cut-and-paste recipes to tag your content using the Common Tag format. Common Tags are not only useful for identifying the concepts covered in your content, but if you reference content elsewhere on the web, Common Tags can be used to indicate the concepts covered in that external content as well. What's hot? Introducing Zeitgeist We've just launched an exciting new project which, as you can see from the screenshot above, looks (and behaves) a bit differently from most other things on the Guardian site. Zeitgeist is a visual record of what people are currently finding interesting on guardian.co.uk at the moment. While other bits of the site are curated by editors (like the front page, or individual sections) or metadata (like blogs, which display in reverse-chronological order), Zeitgeist is dynamic, powered by the attention of users, which is why we've put this into the Community section. The combination of content objects changes throughout the day, sometimes by the minute, as activity shifts around the site, stories get linked to or talked about, new stories are published and become widely-read and so on. You can also explore what was attracting attention on a given day in history (2010 only, for the time being) via the "previous" and "next" navigation links.
Introducing Our First Free WordPress Theme, “Shaken Grid” This was our first theme which we released to the WordPress community and one of our favorites. Shaken Grid uses jQuery Masonry which “arranges elements vertically then horizontally according to a grid.” The result is a gap-less layout even if you have varying post heights. 50 Online Tools to Better Your Blog Creating a blog is only one part of the blogging equation; you absolutely have to manage and maintain your blog in order for it grow and become better, faster, and more successful. There used to be a time when trying to find helpful tools, get blog inspiration and update your blog was pain (No Pinterest, what?!) but now, thanks to the growth of the Internet and blogging community, you can find help and resources almost anywhere. From photo programs to blog design resources to social media tools, the list of helpful online programs is never ending. Assisting you with your blog and social media personality, IFB has rounded up 50 online tools that will help you better your blog and your brand:
maui-indexer - Maui - Multi-purpose automatic topic indexing Summary Maui automatically identifies main topics in text documents. Depending on the task, topics are tags, keywords, keyphrases, vocabulary terms, descriptors, index terms or titles of Wikipedia articles. Maui performs the following tasks: term assignment with a controlled vocabulary (or thesaurus) subject indexing topic indexing with terms from Wikipedia keyphrase extraction terminology extraction automatic tagging It can also be used for terminology extraction and semi-automatic topic indexing. Top-Down: A New Approach to the Semantic Web Earlier this week we wrote about the classic approach to the semantic web and the difficulties with that approach. While the original vision of the layer on top of the current web, which annotates information in a way that is "understandable" by computers, is compelling; there are technical, scientific and business issues that have been difficult to address. One of the technical difficulties that we outlined was the bottom-up nature of the classic semantic web approach. Specifically, each web site needs to annotate information in RDF, OWL, etc. in order for computers to be able to "understand" it. As things stand today, there is little reason for web site owners to do that.