A Commonsense Approach to Improving SEO of Images and Videos

Apr 16 2011 by Alex Galasso | 21 Comments

Search engine spiders haven’t yet evolved to the point where they can directly extract the meaning from a visual medium such as a photo or a video. Instead, search engines must rely on the metadata we provide them through alt attributes, title attributes, surrounding elements (for context), and so on.

With some basic techniques, we can enhance the semantic value of images and videos so that search engines, as well as humans, can better deal with them.

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Announcement: Winners of iTunes Gift Cards from Digiarty

Apr 16 2011 by Jacob Gube | 5 Comments

Announcement: Winners of iTunes Gift Cards from Digiarty

We recently partnered up with our friends at Digiarty Software to give out 10 iTunes gift cards for use in the U.S. iTunes store in celebration of the release of PetsWar, an awesome iPhone game app, and their new MacX iPhone Mounter.

In this post, we announce the winners of the iTunes gift cards.

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Fine-Tuning WordPress for SEO

Apr 15 2011 by Adam Heitzman | 48 Comments

Fine-Tuning WordPress for SEO

Just a few short years ago, building static websites by hand with HTML/CSS was the norm. Nowadays, WordPress powers almost 14% of all websites[1].

Originally developed as a blogging platform, WordPress has since morphed into a powerful content management system for all types of websites.

But, as with most things that evolve from what they were originally meant to do, there’s some fine-tuning that will be required to make them as functional as possible.

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Using “Preventive Medicine” Against Bad Clients

Apr 14 2011 by Maria Malidaki | 12 Comments

Using "Preventive Medicine" for Bad Clients

Bad clients have been an issue in everyone’s career at some point. Managing difficult client relationships when they occur or avoiding bad projects in the first place are two of the most important skills in managing any freelance business.

Many articles offer great advice on how to handle such situations and how to stay as far away as possible from these troublemakers. But the problem still exists: bad clients are always lurking out there, keeping you on guard and plaguing others in the industry who weren’t lucky (or cautious) enough to avoid them.

So what do you do when you’re the unfortunate one who is stuck with a tough client?

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Giveaway: 1 TB of Bandwidth from MaxCDN

Apr 13 2011 by Jacob Gube | 108 Comments

Giveaway: 1 TB of Bandwidth from MaxCDN

In this excellent giveaway, we reached out to our partners at MaxCDN to offer five lucky Six Revisions readers with MaxCDN accounts preloaded with 1 TB credit (for most sites, this is enough to last a year or more).

In addition, there’s an exclusive discount offer below. Read on to see how you can win a preloaded account from MaxCDN and take advantage of the discount offer.

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Giveaway: Custom Letterhead and Envelopes from UPrinting

Apr 12 2011 by Jacob Gube | 112 Comments

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UPrinting.com, a popular and highly regarded online printing company, is back with us with another giveaway. One winner will receive 500 letterhead and 500 envelopes (valued at $180+). Read on to see how you can participate in this giveaway.

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How to Design Browser Themes

Apr 11 2011 by Patrick Murphy | 4 Comments

How to Design a Browser Theme

The web browser is probably one of the most frequently used applications on a person’s computer. For designers and developers, a browser theme can be canvas that provides hours of exposure to the artist or brand willing to create a theme for their fan base.

But with such an extreme landscape orientation and a range of functional obstructions, designing browser themes is a creative endeavor with plenty of pitfalls and gotchas.

There are many things to consider when approaching a new theme — from avoiding copyrighted images to achieving designs that work within the confines of a particular browser.

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