Have you ever noticed how differently we tend to think as website owners and as website visitors? Despite also being a website user, becoming annoyed at bad user experience practices, we are constantly accepting workflows and ways that we don’t really like when in the other role. Read More »
A couple of weeks ago, Paul Boag wrote an article on Smashing Magazine that I personally thought had many good points in it. This post was slammed in the comments by people in the SEO industry, telling Paul why he was wrong and was followed up by a most excellent post “What The Heck is SEO? A Rebuttal” collaboratively written by trustworthy people in the SEO industry, explaining that in fact, Paul has the SEO industry all wrong, explaining what they really do.
What I find interesting about this, is reading the follow up post on Smashing Magazine, and one by Joost de Valk to learn that I, like Paul, have another image of the SEO industry that they so fiercely want to defend, and rightly so. Read More »
When Google announced that they were including page load times in their ranking algorithm, a sudden worldwide gasp for air could be heard. Suddenly, the greatest SEO tip was to speed up your site. Why? Google uses it in their index, was the reason given. While this is true, there is more to the story on why load time is so important. Read More »
Personally, I’m a big fan of ways to save time when coding, especially when it comes to common interface elements and features. Having used various CSS frameworks before I have just started to include the Bootstrap framework, made by a couple of Twitter employees. Let me share with you why. Read More »
We all know that content is king but as the internet is turning away from being text driven to be more about media, a shift that happened years ago with faster internet speeds, you need to adapt the sites you build. One foolproof method of making your website more engaging is to use the right images. Here are suggestions on what you think about.