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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.

SES Chicago: Finding Balance In SEO
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Crafting a site involves people with different focuses and skill sets. Allowing them to run free instead of working together is a recipe for disaster.

Fmail Isn’t As Dirty As It Sounds

Okay, I’ll admit it. Though 30 is supposed to be the new 20, I got old and out of touch really fast. I don’t get Emo music*; I don’t know what Heelys are; and I don’t get why you need a Facebook app to check your Gmail.

Use Flash, But Don’t Offend Google

The Flash Player has been installed on millions of PCs worldwide, making it an attractive way for web developers to present content to their site visitors.

Web Development On Your Own Terms

The early days of web development saw a relatively small handful of ‘experts’ and had them seeking to find ways to make a website do what their client wanted them to do.

PHP Development Becoming Increasingly Popular
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PHP simply refers to Hypertext Preprocessor and is becoming quite popular due to the wide nature of functions that it can be used for.

Making Choices for Web Developer Sanity

Nowadays, there’s too much information for a web developer to handle: Web 2.0, AJAX, JavaScript libraries, Ruby on Rails, ASP.Net Atlas/AJAX, CSS, DWR…and the list goes on.

Choosing a Framework for Web Development

I recently had the opportunity to develop a small online booking system. This time around I was determined to make use of some development framework.

Web Development With SEO In Mind

When a business owner decides to bring their business to the web, generally the last thing that they think about is search engine optimization.

Web Development Offshoring Challenges

I had a conversation with a client in which he told me about his frustrations trying to get quality web development done overseas.

Is My Perl, CGI, MYSQL Site Obsolete?
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That is the question that one person asks in the web programming discussion forum at WebProWorld.

R/GA, Zugara Clean Up WebAwards

Those two agencies combined for 37 of the 96 awards handed out for web development work by the Web Marketing Association.

Six Ways Not To Develop Your Website

When your firm is a division of a Fortune 500 company or not, it should be easier to avoid mistakes in crafting a corporate e-commerce site.

Firefox, IE Cater To Developers

Whether a developer prefers the Firefox web browser, or Internet Explorer, both have options available to make them effective tools for building websites.

Developing That Web Style

Cascading Style Sheet standards compliance resided at the base of many complaints about Internet Explorer; its developers have made efforts to follow the standards better with IE 7, and for good reason as CSS can make a web developer’s life easier.

Things To Do When Your UI Is Dead

The web user interface for an application can make or break a website, so following some suggestions on developing an effective UI will benefit the site publisher.

Four Steps To Web Development
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IBM has been presenting tutorials on creating a closed-community website using open source tools, and covered the concept of approaching the site’s design.

Open Source In eHarmony Development Bliss

When it comes to avoiding outages that cost a business $1,000 per minute of downtime, the matchmaking site eHarmony prefers an open source stack for its operations.

Key Considerations in Web Site Development Agreements

When web developers and their clients get together, there can be a variety of different responses.