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Google Withdraws Previous Crawling Recommendation

Google Withdraws Previous Crawling Recommendation

Google announced that it is deprecating its AJAX crawling scheme, and webmasters need to be aware of how things have changed to ensure Google is crawling their site correctly and in the most effective manner possible. Does this have any bearing on your site? Let us know in the comments. Specifically, Google is no longer recommending the AJAX crawling proposal …

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How To Use Google’s New Blocked Resources Report

Google just introduced a new Webmaster Tools feature called the Blocked Resource Report, aimed at helping webmasters find and resolve issues where Google can’t use images, CSS, or JavaScript that has been blocked. Blocked resource prevent pages from rendering properly, and Google wants to make sure you’re only blocking what you really want/need to be. The report provides the names …

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Google Webmaster Guidelines Get An Update

Google announced it’s updating its technical Webmaster Guidelines in light of its recent announcement that its indexing system now renders pages with with CSS and Javascript turned on. The new guideline explains that webmasters should allow Googlebot access to the JavaScript, CSS, and image files that your pages use. This is pretty much in line with what Google has been …

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Yahoo Stops Development On User Interface library

Yahoo announced that it is stopping development on the Yahoo User Interface library (YUI). It’s been around since 2005, and was launched to the public the following year. The library offere developers free, open source JavaScript and CSS tools and utilities for building web apps. The company says it will no focus its efforts on the “new technology landscape”. New …

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Google Gives Webmasters New Page Rendering Tool

Last week, Google named some JavaScript issues that can negatively impact a site’s search results, and said it would soon be releasing a tool to help webmasters better understand how it renders their site. The tool has now been announced. It comes in the form of an addition to the Fetch as Google tool, which lets you see how Googlebot …

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Google Names JavaScript Issues That Can Negatively Impact Your Search Results, Readies New Webmaster Tool

Ever wonder about how Google handling the JavaScript on your site? It’s a common question, as Google’s Matt Cutts has discussed it several times in Webmaster Help videos. Google took to its Webmaster Central blog on Friday to talk about it even more, and offer a bit of perspective about just how far it’s come when it comes to handling …

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An Update (Kind Of) On How Google Handles JavaScript

The latest Google Webmaster Help video provides an update on where Google is on handling JavaScript and AJAX. Well, an update on where they were nearly a year ago at least. Matt Cutts responds to this question: JavaScript is being used more and more to progressively enhance content on page & improve usability. How does Googlebot handle content loaded (AJAX) …

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Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich Steps Down Amid Controversy

Brendan Eich has stepped down as Mozilla’s CEO following controversy about his support of California anti-gay marriage law Proposition 8 in 2008, which recently came to light. Executive Chairwoman Mitchell Baker announced the news on the Mozilla blog after a number of interviews Eich gave indicating that he would not be going anywhere. “He’s made this decision for Mozilla and …

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Mozilla Brings Unreal Engine 4 To Firefox

HTML5 has come a long way since it was being used to render simplistic 2D scenes in a browser. Just last year, Mozilla ported Unreal Engine 3 to Firefox for complex in-browser 3D scenes. Now they’re taking it one step further. Mozilla and Epic Games announced today that the two are bringing Unreal Engine 4 to the Web through Firefox. …

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HTML5 Devs Can Now Sell Their Apps On The Amazon Appstore

HTML5 is the future, or so says open Web proponents. Everything you can do in native code on Android or iOS, they claim you can do in HTML5. While that may be true, you couldn’t make money with a HTML5 app on the Amazon Appstore until today. Amazon announced this morning that HTML5 app developers can now resubmit their Web …

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Adobe Brings Native Canvas Support To Flash Pro

It’s been said time and time again that HTML5 would replace Flash sooner or later. That may yet happen, but it looks like Adobe isn’t interested in a war. Instead, Flash wants to get along with HTML5 to make both better. Earlier this month, Adobe announced that Flash Professional CC now supports HTML5 canvas. For those unaware, Canvas is the …

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JavaScript Is Encroaching On The C Family’s Turf

The C family of languages is incredibly popular if you go by the TIOBE Programming Community Index. That has not changed going into June 2013, but one language is creeping up fast. TIOBE Software reports that JavaScript has made its way back into the top 10 programming languages for June. It says that the boost in JavaScript use is thanks …

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Mozilla and Epic Games Bring Unreal Engine 3 To The Web

For the longest time, HTML5 was far behind Flash in terms of game development as it didn’t offer a native experience. Mozilla and others have been bridging that gap over the last year, however, and the non-profit’s latest move inspires more hope that HTML5 can deliver native gaming experiences sooner rather than later. Mozilla and Epic Games announced at GDC …

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Google’s Cutts Talks About Blocking JavaScript

For the second day in a row, Matt Cutts answers a question from a fellow Googler in a Webmaster Help video. This one comes from Webmaster Trends analyst John Mueller: “Googlebot keeps crawling my JavaScript and thinking that text in my scripts refers to URLs. Can I just disallow crawling of my JavaScript files to fix that.” Long story short, …

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Matt Cutts On Google’s Handling Of Single-Page Sites

Google has released its latest Webmaster Help video. This time, Matt Cutts discusses single-page sites, and how Google handles them. Specifically, he responds to the following user-submitted question: What does Google think of single-page websites? They are becoming more complex and there are some great websites using only a single page (+lots of CSS and JavaScript) bringing the same user …

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WebGL Has Come A Long Way Since Last Year

Last year, Mozilla released an impressive tech demo called BananaBread that showed how HTML5 and WebGL can handle 3D rendering in a game. It was very basic, but it showed a lot of promise, especially in Web-based texture compression. Now one developer has released a new tech demo that blows prior experiments in WebGL 3D rendering out of the water. …

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Learn To Use Dart With Google Web Toolkit

Dart, Google’s own programming language for the Web, has a number of fans and proponents that elevate it beyond a simple hobbyist language. Now the company is supporting its users with frequent tutorials on how to get the most out of Dart. The newest video on Dart will teach programmers how to use Dart with Google Web Toolkit. Here’s what …

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Mozilla Kills The PDF Plugin In Firefox 19

We just got Firefox 18 earlier this week, but Mozilla already has its sights set on the future. That future is one devoid of PDF plugins, like Adobe Acrobat Reader, that could harbor dangerous security flaws. Instead, the non-profit will continue pushing HTML5 in the new year. Mozilla announced today that Firefox 19, which is currently in beta, will have …

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Firefox 18 Now Available For Desktop And Android

After a successful beta period, Firefox 18 is now available for download to all users of Mozilla’s Web browser. The latest iteration includes a number of enhancements that should make HTML5 performance much better across both desktop and mobile. The big improvement in Firefox 18 is the introduction of the IonMonkey compiler which helps speed up JavaScript performance. Mozilla suggests …

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Facebook Details The Latest Open Graph Changes

It was announced yesterday that Facebook would be enacting a number of changes in Open Graph. It would force developers to increase the quality of their apps while increasing user satisfaction across the platform. Facebook now has more details on those changes. During the weekly Operation Developer Love update, Facebook says that developers will have to watch out for three …

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TypeScript Is Microsoft’s Attempt At Making JavaScript Application Development Easier

JavaScript has been one of the core foundations of HTML5 since the beginning. Microsoft has been aggressively pushing HTML5 in Internet Explorer 10. So what happens when you take Microsoft’s desire to create proprietary programming languages and their insistence on HTML5? You get TypeScript, the company’s own version of JavaScript. Microsoft announced that TypeScript is now available for developers and …

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Google Drive API Gets JavaScript Support

Google really wants you to develop for Drive. It has the potential to become the next great collaborative portal for creators to share their latest work with others. Developers are already building apps for Drive that take advantage of the recently released API. Now Google is making it more accessible. Ali Afshar, Tech Lead for Google Drive Developer Relations, let …

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JavaScript Leads The Pack As Most Popular Programming Language

What’s your favorite programming language? JavaScript? C++? Or are you aligned with the Python camp? Either way, you have a favorite language that you just prefer working in. It can have a big effect on the overall development ecosystem as more popular languages get more support from larger players like Google and Facebook. That’s why it’s super important to track …

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Test Your Browser’s JavaScript Prowess With Google Octane

Facebook and the W3C have contributed greatly to the development of mobile browsers with Ringmark. The simple test makes sure that your browser is compliant with the latest and greatest HTML5 technologies. Google has taken that concept and applied it to JavaScript applications. Google announced today the immediate availability of Octane. It’s a JavaScript benchmark suite that tests your browser’s …

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Google Proves That HTML5 Can Be Just As Artsy As Flash

I grew up watching a lot of flash animation on sites like Newgrounds. That experience is what turned me into such an animation fanatic and I love that we have the tools for amateur animators to share their creations with the world. Flash was the tool of choice for most short animated films, but HTML5 might be the new leader …

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Twitter: JavaScript Support, Widescreen Enhancements Coming To Mobile Site

It’s been a big week for Twitter’s mobile presence. First, the company unveiled updates to its Android and iOS apps, bringing more desktop features to the mobile experience. Then, as reported, Twitter and MediaTek announced a partnership to make Twitter integrated into MediaTek’s mobile platform solutions, and bring Twitter functionality to more feature phones. Speaking of feature phones, Twitter has …

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Microsoft Improves JavaScript Performance In Windows 8

As a long time follower of Microsoft, it’s still surprising to see the company embracing open Web standards. The company is so enamored with the open Web that they are building Windows 8 Metro apps and Internet Explorer 10 with HTML5 and JavaScript in mind. With the launch of the Windows 8 Release Preview behind them, Microsoft took some time …

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Twitter Increasing The Speed At Which You Access Tweets

I think Twitter is pretty fast and I bet most of the service’s users do as well. Pretty fast is never good enough, however, so the microblogging site has gone back to the drawing board to make it even faster. The updates being implemented today are going to make Twitter faster than a file download in South Korea. For a …

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Is Googlebot Getting More Human-Like?

Google may be getting better at crawling javascript and Ajax. In a Tumblr post, developer Alex Pankratov wrote this week about spotting an “ajax request issued from document.ready() callback of one website’s pages.” “This means that the bot now executes the Javascript on the pages it crawls,” Pankratov wrote. “The IP of 66.249.67.106 is crawl-66-249-67-106.googlebot.com and the A record is …

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Facebook Updates Its JavaScript SDK

Last week’s Operation Developer Love was a little disappointing as it contained no updates. At least it meant that there was nothing bad happening under the hood on Facebook and no major changes that developers needed to worry about. That all changes this week with Facebook announcing one major update to the platform. Over the next few weeks, Facebook will …

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