WebDev Category – Posts relating to web development and programming with particular relation to Search Engine Optimisation.
If I had a penny cent for every time I’ve had to re-upload my .htaccess file to this site….
If you suffer from Wordpress overwriting your custom .htaccess rules fret no more – the solution is deceptively simple.
Use Javascsript well and you get some of the best web-based applications like Gmail and Google Reader.
Get your .COM domains from Google for $10 per year including private registration.
As the title suggests, this is A Really Simple Guide to RSS.
Google launches Patent Search for US patents using the familiar Book Search interface.
A study into the Accessibility of major Government, Public and Political websites.
The full study is available for download from within this post.
the Golden Spider was awarded to Moviestar.ie for its performance, as a functioning site in addition to design, innovation, content, navigation, technology, interactivity and ease of use.
How does ‘house price inflation’ become ‘hous price inflat’? Or ‘minister cowen’ become ‘minist cowen’?
Simple, just type them into the new Ireland.com search engine.
The entries this year were outstanding and testament to the strength of the Irish internet industry. These awards provide an important opportunity to recognise and showcase online excellence.
Mr. Cathal Magee, MD eircom
What would you give for a free interview on national radio with Pat Kenny to pitch your latest product? As they say, you couldn’t pay for media like that. Not to mention that it’s free.
And let’s say the primary sale channel was your website – would you try to ensure that this cutting-edge product was heavily promoted on your site?
Yahoo! have launched a new updated version of their mapping technology and Ireland has ‘comprehensive’ coverage.
Pretty good so far
I wouldn’t have this to write about
What you do with your private website is entirely up to you.
But what happens when it’s a public website we’re talking about?
We all want them. Visitors have a better experience. Searchers find what they’re looking for. Site owners enjoy more prosperity. And the Internet community have something to pour praise on. So what’s holding Ireland’s websites back?
The full results from the accessibility and standards compliance analysis of all websites short-listed for the 2006 Golden Spiders awards.
Notes to accompany my analysis.
Here are the results for those websites short-listed in categories 13 – 16.
These results cover websites short-listed in categories 9 through 12.
This is the second batch of results for the analysis of the Golden Spiders short-listed websites.
This sample includes the Best Web Design Agency category.
The Golden Spiders are billed as Ireland’s ‘Oscars’ for the Internet industry. With over 100 websites nominated I decided to take a look at the accessibility and coding standards of each site.
Here’s the first batch of results.
Any web designer touting “compliant coding standards” as a USP should do just one thing before he does so – validate your own website first.
Google can now crawl and index URL’s containing an ‘&id’ parameter in their query string.
Don’t you just love it when you can have it your own way? Getting things on your terms is the best way, isn’t it?
Well that’s the beauty of RSS – giving your readers the content they want when and how they want it benefits you and benefits your audience.
The biggest Internet companies on the globe are busy creating online services to organise our lives.
And then there’s a David that might just be the future. This could be serious…
Could this User Interface be the future of blog commenting?
Check out this innovative UI built on Yahoo’s User Interface Library.
Well this is definitely my last post about Dublin Coastal Development and Funda Ireland, whose website finally went live today without a bang.
I opened my RSS reader this morning to find that Google had completely renovated the place. And I’m not talking a lick of paint here.
Well the new Gucci site is built on top of these excellent Javascipt libraries and you may be interested in taking a look.
I frequent many webmaster and SE forums which are great places to keep in touch with and learn about the ever changing SEO world. While the largest and best known forums provide exceptional information, the biggest problem I have is getting information specific to the Irish web market. The work I do (which, yes I [...]
One of the greatest difficulties in designing a website is achieving consistent layout results across browser-platform combos. If you want a nice service that lets you see your webpage across multiple browsers and platforms…
Following on from a funny thread over at Michele’s blog about SalesOnline.ie, I take look at how easy it is to change the look of an element when someone passes the mouse cursor over it.
A bit of a laugh as well!
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