What is google doing? Strange SERP’s

Initial Disclaimer – yes I am vane. I was doing a search for my name, to see where I apear in the rankings for a fairly common name (page 2 – woohoo!) however the results come out looking pretty strange. There are two inital catagories, including one that has a sublink labeled “See results for […]

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9rules network submission round 5

I have read lots of bloggers eagerly awaiting the next round of submissions to the 9rules network. Seems bloggers feel that this might be their chance to be slingshot into blogging stardom. While I do plan on submitting, I am not sweating over it much. Those who are trying to “improve” their blogging content will […]

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Design optimizing for visuals or for content?

A post by ptvGuy about the Illusion of Accelerated dial, and some conversation from last night’s Refresh Detroit meeting had me thinking about how clients (and some graphic designers) view the web vs how the web really is. I think it is no secret that many people almost consider a “web design” like a brochure […]

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Ann Arbor Parking? Oxymoron?

I doubt I will be the last one to complain about parking in Ann Arbor – but it really is a piss poor situation. While Ann Arbor’s city council is making decisions that will make downtown Ann Arbor grow in terms of business, and housing, they are doing little to solve the parking issues at […]

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New Design, Revolution not Evolution…

Yup, I scrapped my previous design for a super clean “whitespace” design. I still have a lot of tweaking to do, but I like how it came out overall. My main goal was readability, since I am using this blog more to talk about issues and post articles than showcase my design abilities or ideas. […]

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Thinking about design.. subjective beyond subjective.

Design is a tricky thing – while most people don’t realize it, it is very subjective. Everyone thinks they know what looks good, but in reality they only know what looks good to them. While there are general rules to design (such as balance, contrast, etc, etc) for the most part people simply have a […]

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Pictures of Google’s new Ann Arbor office

Google moved in down the street from my office, so I figured I would go shoot some pictures. It is a small loft space above a local Ann Arbor restaurant “Vinology.” Looks like they have a top level and then even a loft level above it, with ladders going to the top? The windows seem […]

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Hosting on WordPress is valuable for SEO

I previous did a post testing seo value for subdomains, where I tried to see if blogger RightWeb was correct that having his blog on a wordpress subdomain helped his rankings for the term “best flight booking.” At first I thought that Google would never let PR or trust of a root domain transfer to […]

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Advanced Typography techniques using CSS

While the descriptions and basic uses for CSS typography controls have been beaten to death, there are still many rich typographic abilities of CSS that are not well documented. This is an example of what you can do by combining and tweaking type using css. I am not at this time going to be describing […]

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My company is real damn it!

I am constantly in situations where I am trying to explain what I do, and it rarely comes off sounding any more professional than “I drawde pictures for the online world web wide!” It seems many people have also encountered this problem – odd for a field that has lots of potential for success and […]

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