Google Web Designer Launched In Public Beta

Google Web Designer Launched In Public Beta

By Chris Crum September 30, 2013 | 2 Comments

Google announced on Monday that it has launched Google Web Designer, a new HTML5 design tool, in public beta. The tool is geared toward ad creation, but can be used for webpages. It lets you create animated HTML5 creative, view …

Google Introduces Style Guide For HTML And CSS Google Introduces Style Guide For HTML And CSS

I have a good friend who defines himself as a street coder. He taught himself all the code he knows and he sometimes uses strange code that nobody would ever think to use. It gets him by and sometimes is …

Rendering Issues: Journey of the Email [Infographic] Rendering Issues: Journey of the Email [Infographic]

If you’ve ever wondered about what causes email to break, this next infographic from Litmus.Com is for you. Most oof us just attribute it to shoddy HTML and CSS support, but there could be many other factors at work. Litmus …

Want A Faster Website? Reduce Requests. Want A Faster Website? Reduce Requests.

If your website consistently loads in under two seconds, congratulations!  It is in the small minority of sites able to meet the new threshold for patience among Internet users. But if yours is like the vast majority of websites that …

Google Chromium Gets New DevTools Page Google Chromium Gets New DevTools Page

The Chromium project marches on towards making Chrome the best browser in the world. It already made waves last week when it became the number one Web browser in the world for a short while. The new update makes it …

Twitter Launches Embeddable Tweets Twitter Launches Embeddable Tweets

Today, Twitter announced a major redesign that is currently rolling out to users. According to their blog, the new design is more streamlined with four new tabs that emphasize discovery. You can read more about the update here. Along with …

Google News Introduces Standout Content Google News Introduces Standout Content

Leveraging Google News for traffic and pageviews is a strategy that’s been around as the popularity of Google News began to increase. For instance, an article from SEOMoz discussed the approach, and it was written in 2006. Now, thanks to …

Chrome Gets Speech Input Chrome Gets Speech Input

About a month ago, Google introduced some new features to the Chrome beta channel. Among these were speech input through HTML. Now that’s part of the stable release. “Fresh from the work that we’ve been doing with the HTML Speech …

Outlook 2010 Is Broken… Twitterers Try To Fix It

Even though Microsoft’s Outlook is viewed as the standard email client, it has some problems. Specifically, Outlook doesn’t render HTML correctly, which drives designers insane.

So what is Microsoft doing about the problem for the upcoming release of Outlook 2010? One word, nothing. Sigh, you’re killing us Bill.

eCommerce Gets a Wake Up Call
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All the way back in 2006, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ruled that Target could be sued over their site not being accessible to the blind. Now over half way through 2008, Target has reached a settlement with regards to the class action lawsuit that ensued.

Learn To Put YouTube Videos On Your TypePad Blog

If you have a TypePad blog and want to add/embed a YouTube video into a post, you’re going to have to do a bit of under-the-hood work. Don’t worry! It’s not as tough as it sounds.

Here’s the step-by-step process of embedding a YouTube video into a TypePad blog, even if the YouTube video is too wide.

PubCon – CSS and HTML Coding
CSS today is almost synonymous with Web 2.0. We have come a very long way from the days of simply tweaking your links to remove the underline.

Panelists will discuss the cut corners, the non-underlined links, the freaky mouse-overs, and other code beautification techniques. HTML, on the other hand, has moved closer towards XML and feeds. Our panelists will discuss how to update your code to match what is evolving on the web.

Some New Tags To Play With
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HighRankings.com’s Jill Whalen broke some interesting news about tags webmasters can use to control how their content is shown in Google results. The information comes from Dan Crow, director of crawl systems at Google, speaking at the Search Engine Marketing New England event in Rhode Island.

Creating a Social Media Bio in Typepad (without HTML)

If you are already a Movable Type or HTML expert, this post is not for you.  But many fellow bloggers who are Typepad users (but not programming saavy) asked how I created my Social Media Bio and how they might do the same.  For all of you that asked, here is how I hacked mine together – using a bare minimum of coding knowledge and mostly using the tools that already exist within Typepad:

Adwords Editor Version 3

Google have now released Adwords Editor version 3. I am a little suprised the Inside Adwords blog does not accounce these new releases straight away so everyone can update.

So whats new with version 3?

Madison AdFed Presentation and Resources

Well, I just finished delivering a presentation for the Madison, Wisconsin Advertising Federation.

Kiss Your CSS Goodbye With Outlook 2007
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HTML emails and CSS formatting will take a huge hit when Outlook 2007 starts taking up positions on millions of desktops, and email newsletter publishers will have to take some extra steps to ensure their creations render correctly. But even that isn’t a guarantee against problems with that new email program.