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Optimizing A Site For Mobile: Google Provides 70 Minutes Worth Of Tips Optimizing A Site For Mobile: Google Provides 70 Minutes Worth Of Tips
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Google has posted a pair of webinars from its “GoMo” campaign, which is an initiative to get people to create mobile-friendly sites. One of the webinars is for advertisers and one is for publishers. They both include tips and case …

Infographic Looks At Direct And Indirect Costs Of Testing Your Site Infographic Looks At Direct And Indirect Costs Of Testing Your Site
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Monetate has put out an interesting infographic looking at the total cost of website testing. The top challenges, according to Monetate are: deciding what to test, prioritizing testing initiatives, conducting the actual tests, obtaining enough traffic for statistical significance and …

How To Make A Mobile-Friendly Site, According To Google How To Make A Mobile-Friendly Site, According To Google
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Google has uploaded a video of a 30-minute talk from Google Engage For Agencies, about making mobile-friendly websites. Google’s Shane Cassells discusses four benefits of the mobile web over apps: easier to find (through search, blogs, Twitter and links in …

Chrome Developer? Here’s A Google+ Hangout For You Chrome Developer? Here’s A Google+ Hangout For You

Google has been utilizing Google+ better than anyone. Go figure. Google’s use of its own social network, regardless of how much people are using it day to day, is proving to be beneficial to webmasters, web developers, marketers, etc. simply …

Autocomplete Type Attribute Can Increase Conversions, Says Google Autocomplete Type Attribute Can Increase Conversions, Says Google

Google announced that Chrome is now supporting an experimental “autocomplete type” attribute for form fields that enable developers to unambiguously label text and select fields with common data types, like “full-name” or “street-address”. “With this attribute, web developers can drive …

Yahoo Adds Blog Search to Search BOSS Yahoo Adds Blog Search to Search BOSS

Yahoo announced today that it has added Blog Search (in beta) to Yahoo Search BOSS, the company’s “Build Your Own Search Service” open search and data platform. “Developers looking for a blog search API often find the APIs that do …

Microsoft Launches WebMatrix Web Dev Tool with Built-in SEO
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Microsoft has released a new web development tool called WebMatrix, which the company says is designed to let developers of "all skill levels" create, customize, and publish websites to the Internet. 

WebMatrix brings together a Web server, a database, and programming frameworks, letting users code, test, and deploy both deploy both ASP.NET and PHP applications side by side. It also includes built-in SEO features. 

Salesforce Acquiring Heroku – Major Platform for Social Apps

It’s only Wednesday, but it’s already been a huge week for Salesforce. The company is hosting its Dreamforce conference, and has already introduced a free version of its "Facebook for the Enterprise" Chatter product, and launched Database.com to go head to head in the Database space with Oracle. 

Google Acquires Developer Tools Provider Instantiations
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Google has apparently acquired yet another company – Instantiations. This is a provider of Java and Ajax development tools.

As MG Siegler (who first reported the news) points out, the company is known for its Google Web Toolkit designer, which is likely the reason for the acquisition.

Instantiations greets its site visitors with the following message:

Developer Shares Story of Being Threatened by Facebook for Crawling
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Pete Warden, a former software engineer at Apple, who is now working on his own start-up, posted an interesting story about how Facebook threatened to sue him for crawling the social network. I reached out to both Warden and Facebook for more details, but so far have only received response from Facebook, who calls  the incident as "violation of our terms."

Mozilla Starts Big Collection of Open Web Tools

Mozilla has launched a new directory with the goal of providing a one-stop shop for open web tools and resources for developers. It is called the Open Web tools Directory.

The reason Mozilla says it decided to start this directory is simply because there isn’t one like it. "There’s no central index of these tools," the company says in a blog post.

Adobe Launches Some Flash Platform Beta Releases

Today Adobe announced the launch of some new beta releases for the Adobe Flash Platform. These are Flash Builder 4 (formerly Flex Builder), Flash Catalyst and the open source Flex 4 framework SDK.

Yahoo Sings Out With Music API
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Yahoo opened a new API for developers, this time tapping their index of information about music and artists.

Google Debuts Webmaster Tools API
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According to Google Webmaster Central Blog, after numerous requests from Webmasters to integrate Webmaster Tools for third-parties, Google has finally released Webmaster Tools API, a tool that integrates API (Application Programming Interface) into Webmaster Tools.

Is It Web Design, Or Web Development?

I’m working with a prospective client who needs specialized e-commerce assistance – more than I’m capable of doing in a timely manner. So I found an experienced PHP programmer who can provide this expertise.

No More IP

Wow. Is it really happening? Are we really going to run out of IP addresses? The answer is yes, but the outlook isn’t as bleak as it appears.

No More IP

Wow. Is it really happening? Are we really going to run out of IP addresses? The answer is yes, but the outlook isn’t as bleak as it appears.

No More IP

Wow. Is it really happening? Are we really going to run out of IP addresses? The answer is yes, but the outlook isn’t as bleak as it appears.

No More IP

Wow. Is it really happening? Are we really going to run out of IP addresses? The answer is yes, but the outlook isn’t as bleak as it appears.

Search Engine Pitfalls & Remedies of Redesigning Websites

After a couple of beers and a bit of soul searching on the web planning front my SEO specialist friend and I noticed that many businesses that have new websites aren’t aware of the effects changing of host servers and web page names can have on their search engine ranking. What’s more shocking is that many web developers don’t advise clients about the down side of changing or redesigning web sites, or even recommend best ways of reducing loss of ranking.

SEOs and Designers Need to Work Together

A little while back I did a post titled: SEOs Must Work Closely with Development. The basic thesis of the post was that neither of these parties can work without close communication with each other. Ultimately, this is critical to the success of the site. One reader (named “alla”) wrote in suggesting that this is a 2 way street, and that there are other parties involved.

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