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Editor's Blog

The HTML source of web pages put up by spammers often have the source code obfuscated in order to conceal the location of web sites and form destinations. The tools on this page can undo the obfuscation generated by some programs.

Six Revisions has compiled a list of 15 tools for monitoring a website's popularity. From estimating a blog's readership to counting the number of inbound links -- the list has a selection of different free online tools. Here are the first five:

Over at InsideCRM.com they have a big list of small things that take only five minutes each and make your site better. The advice covers different areas of expertise.

Entrepreneur and designer Ross Johnson has published a nice study of CSS typography on his personal blog. The article reviews ways of creating beautiful type designs using only the capabilities of style sheets, without any images. The CSS code for all examples is provided.

The creation of a mock-up is en essential part of the web design process. An initial, non-interactive visualization of your design will help you to improve on your ideas. Furthermore, mock-ups are an absolute must when working with clients or a larger team. Enter Yahoo's Design Stencil Kit, which makes the process easier by providing a number of ready-made user interface components, meant specifically for the rapid creation of mock-ups.

In a series of nice video visualizations, you can see how your browser draws and orders the different elements of a web page. There are examples for Wikipedia, Google, and Mozilla.org . Click here to view.

Articles

By Jonathan Hawkins ; August 9th, 2012
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Google has launched the new Structured Data Dashboard in webmaster tools to help site owners get even more visibility into how Google sees our site structurally. Can it help you?

By Michael Sherman ; July 19th, 2011
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Everyone wants to be at the top. Similar to many new website owners that believed owning a website meant business would subsequently be automatic, the majority of executives and business owners purchasing SEO believe that being at the top means their business will flourish, have thousands of visitors and hundreds of new orders. They rely heavily on the inaccurate data provided by third party SEO tools, Google Adwords Keyword Research and Keyword Tracker. Think again.

By Roger Janik ; July 14th, 2011
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I have to admit, that viewing webpages today's means viewing a whole bunch of buttons everywhere. I see a button for Twitter, Facebook, Wordpress, Linkedin , etc.  While I understand that many web developers are more than happy to add these button to help spread their content, many more take adding buttons with a grain of salt.  So that now that Google +1 has created their own "Facebook Like" button, should web developers, SEO, and SEM professionals start adding it to their site?

By Roger Janik ; June 9th, 2011
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One of the key factors to creating a website that draws and engages visitors is not only to have it look aesthetically pleasing, but to ensure that it is dynamic.

By Joel Walsh ; April 28th, 2009
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A nostalgic look back at 90s web design, and a warning to anyone whose website is an accidental anachronism.

 

Remember the days when every PC was beige, every website had a little Netscape icon on the homepage, Geocities and Tripod hosted just about every single personal homepage, and "Google" was just a funny-sounding word?

 

By Danny Wirken ; April 13th, 2009
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A .htaccess file is a simple ASCII file similar to that created through text editor such as Notepad or Simple Text. Most people are confused with the naming convention for the file. The term .htaccess is not a file .htaccess or somepage.htaccess because it is the file extension simply named as such. Its widely known use is related to implementing custom error page or password protected directories.

Creating the File

By Bruno Marchand ; March 7th, 2009
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I originally taught myself HTML 4.0 a few years ago, but I found it difficult to make the transition to using xHTML with CSS (Cascading Style Sheets). However, due to being involved with a small website I was forced to make sense of it. In this article I will run through the practical implications of switching between the two, in other words what you will need to do to make your HTML work with stylesheets.