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Posted on 08/30/2006

“Best viewed in 800×600 on IE” returns…

Posted on 08/27/2006

IE7 is too little too late…

Posted on 08/24/2006

Web Design Tweaking

Posted on 08/23/2006

Use RSS Feeds for keyword rich backlinks

Posted on 08/22/2006

CSS gallery – inspiration or repetition?

Posted on 08/17/2006

Do SEO experts hide their secrets?

Posted on 08/15/2006

Featured on css-website.com

Posted on 08/12/2006

Web 3.0 will be about cheeseburgers.

Posted on 08/10/2006

Simple Accessible/SEO Flash

Posted on 08/07/2006

Archive for August, 2006

“Best viewed in 800×600 on IE” returns…

By Ross Johnson on Sunday, August 27, 2006 7 Comments

I see it more and more, a bad habbit that is rearing it’s ugly head on the web again… only this time under the guise of web standards. “Site best viewed in FireFox – download FireFox + Google toolbar for better browsing!” While I understand the frustration many designers have when dealing with making a…

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IE7 is too little too late…

By Ross Johnson on Thursday, August 24, 2006 2 Comments

While many web designers and developers are eagerly waiting a “much improved” Internet explorer… I sit in disdain. While IE7 does fix many of the bug’s that plagued IE6, and it does support a few previously unsupported CSS elements (fixed position, better fixed backgrounds, etc) – Microsoft has already indicated, and the beta release have…

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Web Design Tweaking

By Ross Johnson on Wednesday, August 23, 2006 No Comments

Pual Boag often mentions that sites shouldn’t always simply be redone or redesigned. He states that a natural part of a website design is to grow and improve over time. I felt it was time for some growth and tweaking on this site. After submitting it to csscollection.com (a CSS gallery site), I got a…

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Use RSS Feeds for keyword rich backlinks

By Ross Johnson on Tuesday, August 22, 2006 4 Comments

While RSS feeds are no secret in terms of their traffic power, and many SEO consultants will talk about having an RSS feed and how it will help with SEO, I have found a way to use RSS feeds to take a step further in SEO. One look at this RSS Submission list and you…

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CSS gallery – inspiration or repetition?

By Ross Johnson on Thursday, August 17, 2006 5 Comments

Pre:edit – based on this post, I have started a css gallery focusing on display new ideas and creativity in design/style. “Web cleb” Jeffery Zeldman’s latest post on his blog cited several resources for design inspiration. While they were alternative web sites than the popular and well known css galleries (such as bassdrive, css mania,…

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Do SEO experts hide their secrets?

By Ross Johnson on Tuesday, August 15, 2006 5 Comments

Like most web designers/developers, I see the importance of having a site that is visibly prevalent on search engines (or should I say google?). The amount of traffic and the value of that traffic that simply by being ranked in the top five provides is un debatable. However – with everyone wanting to achieve that…

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Featured on css-website.com

By Ross Johnson on Saturday, August 12, 2006 4 Comments

My blog design has been featured on CSS Gallery – Css-Website.com! You can take a look at the entry here, and vote for me (here is a hint, give me a 5 I am pretty excited about this, as it is always nice to have a design featured in a css-gallery. A few of my…

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Web 3.0 will be about cheeseburgers.

By Ross Johnson on Thursday, August 10, 2006 3 Comments

I have been seeing a lot of Web 3.0 and beyond predictions on digg lately, and frankly they are all way off base. Let’s examine Web 2.0 to pear into what is in store for future versions of the web. Google defines web 2.0 as… “full-fledged computing platform serving web applications to end users. Ultimately…

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Simple Accessible/SEO Flash

By Ross Johnson on Monday, August 7, 2006 1 Comment

Right off the bat I would like to mention that I am not a huge fan of flash, especially for navigation or important elements. However – lots of people like the multimedia enrichment that it can provide, and done correctly it is not that inaccessible. Most of the time people use silly hacks like XML…

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