SEO for Bing Versus Google

Oct 23 2010 by John Pring | 55 Comments

SEO for Bing Versus Google

As we all know, Microsoft’s Bing is the new kid on the search engine block. However, with high profile ad campaigns, a deal to power the rejuvenated Yahoo! search and some recent bad publicity for Google, Bing now finds itself powering nearly 30% of the search market share[1] (if you consider Yahoo! search). Not bad considering it was launched just a little over a year ago.

Since Bing’s launch in June 2009, SEO experts all around the world have been testing away and pouring over the new algorithm in an effort to understand how it works, what the ranking factors are, and what carries most weight.

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10 Random CSS Tricks You Might Want to Know About

Oct 22 2010 by Catalin Rosu | 88 Comments

10 Random CSS Tricks You Might Want to Know About

CSS is the fundamental way of styling our web pages. Its deceptively easy syntax allows us to do many things to affect the visual layer of our work. And especially with CSS3, the language has gotten even more powerful.

There are many useful CSS techniques and tricks out there for you to take advantage of. This is a collection of a few useful CSS snippets that you might want to keep in your toolkit.

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A Guide to WordPress Custom Taxonomy

Oct 21 2010 by John Gadbois | 54 Comments

A Guide to WordPress Custom Taxonomy

In this guide, we will cover an incredibly great feature of WordPress: Custom taxonomy. Custom WordPress taxonomies give you unprecedented power in the way you can categorize and relate your WordPress content with each other. Though WordPress taxonomies were introduced in WordPress 2.3, it has been revamped in WordPress 3.0 for WordPress developers.

Recently, we had looked at creating custom WordPress post types in the WordPress custom posts guide, and to further our command of WordPress 3.0 site and theme development, we’re going to now discuss custom taxonomies.

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Designing Websites Under Information Technology Restrictions

Oct 20 2010 by Maria Malidaki | 17 Comments

Designing Websites Under Information Technology Restrictions

Technology, and especially information technology, evolves rapidly. People have come to terms with the constant, big and fast changes that fall upon the hardware and software we use.

It’s considered common practice to adapt to these changes and to keep your software and hardware up to date. Upgrading your browser to the newest version takes minutes. Operating systems are updated every couple of years. It’s not unusual to purchase a new computer every 3 years.

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The A-Z List for Web Designers

Oct 19 2010 by Alexander Dawson | 36 Comments

A-Z List for Web Design

There are so many technical aspects of web design and development that it can be pretty hard work getting to grips with all the intricacies that have become a part of our ever-growing industry. This A-Z list attempts to assigns each letter of the alphabet to an important aspect of our work as professionals that make websites.

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Information Architecture 101: Techniques and Best Practices

Oct 18 2010 by Cameron Chapman | 43 Comments

Information Architecture 101: Techniques and Best Practices

Information architecture (IA) is an often-overlooked area of website design. Too often, as designers, we just let the CMS we’re using dictate how content for a site is organized. And that works fine as long as the site fits perfectly into the narrow content formats most CMSs are designed around.

But too often, a website’s content breaks the boundaries of most CMSs. Without a clear understanding of how information architecture works, we can end up creating sites that are more confusing than they need to be or, at worst, make our content virtually inaccessible. It’s a shame, considering that the basics of good information architecture are no more difficult to learn than the basics of good web design.

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Winner of PSD to HTML Conversion Service from P2H.com

Oct 17 2010 by Jacob Gube | 4 Comments

Winner of PSD to HTML Conversion Service from P2H.com

P2H, the first PSD to HTML conversion service provider, offered up 3 pages of their Hi-End Package markup (valued at $450) to a lucky Six Revisions winner last week, through a Six Revisions giveaway. This post announces the winner of this excellent service package.

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