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With the explosive expansion in the use of tablet computers and smartphones for web searches, why are so many SEO experts unable to look beyond desktop development? Is it because developers do not feel the need to duplicate their efforts, or...
If you run your website on WordPress, chances are you use at least a handful of plugins. That's what's so great about a CMS like WP: rather than some huge bloated system with every feature under the sun, the use of plugins lets you add just the functionality...
In the U.S. election day is finally here. People across the country are heading out to vote, with many U.S. citizens resident abroad having already cast their ballots. Polls emerging in the U.S. suggest the race is tight in key states, but are...
Since the advent of the world wide web, people have been using it to bear witness to the events around them, some trivial, others world-shattering. While Hurricane Sandy was making its way up the Eastern sea board, Chris Ackermann and Peter...
With at least 13 updates to its algorithms since April’s Penguin update targeted sites that violate Google’s webmaster guidelines, it’s clear the search engine giant means business when it comes to promoting quality sites while demoting...
Recently, I ran into a client that wanted to redesign their company's website. It was made using Flash, and of course wasn't viewable on many smartphones. The site also lacked a central focus and could use a total overhaul; a redesign here was...
Since the advent of the first web search engines, designers and developers have struggled with issues of how to increase their placement on a search engine results page. With the major search engines (Google, Bing, etc.) unwilling to reveal...
Since the launch of Google's Penguin update in April, sites that rely on black-hat link building including purchased links and link exchanges, have had their page ranking penalized. The question has been, exactly how is Google deciding if...
One of the main problems with technology is the frequent lapses in security we experience; a lot of information is stolen daily and used to steal more information, send spam messages, open backdoors to systems and sometimes even do damage to...
If there is an issue more likely than the fold, to cause web designers to draw battle lines and pick sides, we're yet to hear of it. The fold is a concept derived from print design, specifically broadsheet newspaper design. Newspapers have a literal...
Creep up behind the nearest SEO specialist and whisper "Penguin!" in their ear. Now watch as they cough, splutter and start to turn grey. Why? Well, like a horror film villain, Google's Penguin has refused to die; it's back and this time it's...
If you want to stand out in today’s digital age, it’s vital that you establish an online presence. Whether you’re a graphic designer, web developer or social media strategist, you need your own online platform for showing off your greatest...
In May this year, our editor suffered an unfortunate accident. Having booted up his machine and fetched his morning coffee he sat down at his desk to review the overnight comments: we're lucky enough to have a global readership and it's always...
Do you know why your clients’ websites have been losing traffic over the last few months? It most likely has nothing to do with your design skills, or how people are responding to the website. On April 24 2012, website owners all over the globe...