HTML5 Features that you must implement right now

August 5th, 2014

HTML5From The Code Player site:

Are you using HTML5 yet? If not then this walkthrough will drive you through some of the very basic features of HTML5 which you can start implementing right away to make your code shorter and cleaner.

Points discussed:

  • Simpler doctype declaration.
  • XML namespaces and attributes no longer needed.
  • New way to declare document charset.
  • Easier and shorter stylesheet and script declaration.
  • No more self closing syntax.

 

Check it out here: http://thecodeplayer.com/walkthrough/html5-features-that-you-must-implement-right-now

Google Calendar and CSS

February 24th, 2012

A recent client requested a calendar she could use on her website to display events, immediately my thoughts turned to Google calendar. After creating and embedding the Google calendar in an iframe I noticed the style didn’t quite fit with the rest of the site, it looked ok but just didn’t follow suit.

 

I was surprised to find that adding CSS rules to the parent document didn’t work, even when adding an !important directive to each rule. The reason for this became obvious and actually two-fold;

 

1. The host document and the document in the iframe are completely separate. This seems an obvious statement to make but quite easy to overlook none the less.

 

2. The document in the iframe is on a separate domain (google.com in fact) which of course means that most browsers will block any attempt made from another domain to modify content within that document.

Full article here: http://iamhigham.com/2011/01/customising-an-embedded-google-calendar

Where to start? SEO Tools for everyone

April 1st, 2011

If you know anything about SEO (Search Engine Optimization), it is this: it takes a lot of time and effort to do it the ‘right’ way.

There are shortcuts, sure – but these are frowned upon and on occasion Google will actually dump you from their engines. So, how does one do the minimum to get a website indexed and boost traffic? The Internet is your friend. There are volumes of content regarding SEO practices, and how Google keeps redefining search criteria.

The basic steps for a solid web presence:

1) Find a good web designer who understands standards-based design and development. Getting your website done in XHTML/CSS or in HTML5 is the foundation to everything that follows regarding SEO. Make sure all your images have ‘alt’ tags, make sure your code is validated, make sure users are not confused by your navigation – you get the idea…

2) Word of mouth. Sometimes people forget that this form of promotion exists, but it’s true. Always start with the simplest promotional techniques. Some might say this is more like SEM (Search Engine Marketing).

3) Start a Facebook and/or Twitter account. They’re free. Take advantage of added exposure. Set up a Facebook ads campaign.

4) Set up a Google account – use Analytics and use Ad Words as a booster shot for your site. Depending on your target audience, you can start many campaigns to drive traffic to your site.

5) Steps 2, 3 and 4 really deal more with SEM, but it doesn’t hurt to use the free social media available to promote your site. Like I said in step 1, the foundation of your website is critical to the future success of your website. That’s why, in essence, I’m asking you to repeat step 1.

6) Start a blog. Search engines love content that is new, evolving and does not stagnate. WordPress is excellent.

7) Get these tools for your Firefox browser http://tools.seobook.com/. I recommend these tools highly. An extremely useful set of tools, it is also a gateway to learning more about SEO, and it will help you keep tabs on and stay current with SEO trends and news.

The SEO Tools keyword tracker is an excellent and simple method for your website. For people or companies with multiple domains, this provides an user friendly interface to track your sites and rank (based on a keyword) in Google, Yahoo! and Bing. Export your reports to CSV and convert to Excel spreadsheets. At worst, you will gain insight into the ever changing world of SEO.

As a simple rule of thumb, your website content is king (or queen). Always make sure you have good content. Search engines love it.

It is Getting Personal – Head Images in Website Designs

October 26th, 2010

If you decide to show your head to the people, this is a great time for it. A lot of web designers show their heads to their visitors and therefore make their websites more personal. Also, adding a head image is a good way to build an emotional connection with site visitors.

View full article here: http://www.webtemplatesblog.com/archives/2010/09/28/it-is-getting-more-personal-head-images-in-website-designs/

HTML5 Empowers The Web Designing Experience!

October 26th, 2010

Introduction

Html5 is considered to be the updated version of Standard HTML. Currently it is in designing phase. Moreover Html5 is the next generation of web markup language created in the era of web applications. Html5 is the advance version of HTML with more incredible features to enhance web designers experience.

What is Html5 is All About?

Basically Html5 uses specific script, which reduces the effects of Rich Internet Applications such as Flash Player and JavaFx.

Highlighted Elements Used in Html5

Consider the following features of Html5:

1. New Doc Type

There is no need to type the traditional xHtml Doc type in Html5:

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC ”-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN”

“http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd”>

Only you need to type is:

<!DOCTYPE html>

Full article here: http://www.cyberdesignz.com/blog/website-design/html5-empowers-the-web-designing-experience/