File this one under Microsoft usability nightmares. I was visiting one of my W3 standards compliant pages using Internet Explorer 8 to check for cross-browser layout/rendering consistency when I noticed that IE8 served a pop-up. I was not pleased to learn that I could press the compatibility view button to fix problems in pages made … Continue reading Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View SNAFU
Need Help Finding a WebPosition Replacement
WebPosition was pretty great until Infospace bought them in 2009. Then came the outages. What was once a wonderfully supported suite of SEO SERP tools turned into a nightmare. The newly released Webposition is a web-only interface (vs. software you install on your computer.) Whereas you used to pay a few hundred bucks to own … Continue reading Need Help Finding a WebPosition Replacement
SEO, Typography, Usability – Advice to a client
Through better usability (and other practices) we can turn more of your visitors into customers. A client asked for clarification on a few suggestions I'd queued for their project. While I don't offer much background, this article is still informative. Partially edited to protect the innocent. Typesetting and typography: What are they and should I … Continue reading SEO, Typography, Usability – Advice to a client
301 Redirects – Powerful, Boring, Useful SEO Tools
Knowing when to use a 301 redirect is crazy phat knowledge dwarfed only by the power of not using a 301 redirect when you should have...