Semantics Are Not Marketable!

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photo credit: kamaru I’ve read some disparaging remarks that some marketers (pretty much all of them…) have said in regards to semantics. Specifically statements to the effect that, “I tried using valid web standards markup, but they didn’t pay off in SERPs, so I stopped using them.” Too bad for the world. These marketers will [...]

Why Do Standards Get Ignored?

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photo credit: twenty_questions For many designers, learning how to hand code (X)HTML is too much effort, especially when you can use Photoshop/Dreamweaver to do it for you. And since learning how to hand code will for the most part enable a designer to learn semantically correct markup, it does require one to spend time doing [...]

Blog Design Standards

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photo credit: wetwebwork Do you remember when you first checked out the source code for a web site in the 1990′s? My experience was with the Netscape browser, and the Netscape proprietary blink tag. Let me tell you that from that time on, I would print out the HTML markup and study it. Even then, [...]

Blogging About Web Design

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If you are a web designer like me, you find that you spend allot of your time researching web sites that are niched in web design. I actually seek out sites that not only are service oriented companies, but ones that also have a web design blog for the latest in design information and news [...]