Semantics

Web Semantics, and why we need them!

Semantics Make For Great Marketing

If all you’ve thought of semantics are the way web markup is written, then you’ve missed the bigger picture of using properly structured, correct (W3C) markup - and how it applies to better search engine ranking.
There are those who think that it shouldn’t matter whatsoever that a website riddled with depreciated, 90’s style tag soup [...]

Popularity: 43% [?]

Plain Old Standards

Again, I was reminded that there are allot of designers out there (you know who you are) that don’t give a rat’s butt about accessibility or standards. I know of one commenter that said they know designers who are not even aware that blind users can surf the internet (with the help of screen readers).
Not [...]

Popularity: 44% [?]

Plain Wordpress Themes To Build On

There are actually a few great plain old WordPress themes to build on. What you want to look for in a plain old theme is semantically correct, W3C valid XTHML markup that goes into each template based PHP file, and the accompanying external CSS file of course.
I’ll let you all Google for great [...]

Popularity: 100% [?]

Real Life Benefits Of Semantic HTML

Are there any real benefits to using semantic HTML? Specifically speaking, using W3C valid (X)HTML markup in your web designs to make sure that your site is standards compliant. Not only for simple compliance sake, but for accessibility as well. Many times, designers will stop at their (X)HTML checks, and skip the WAI conformity checks.
Accessible [...]

Popularity: 48% [?]

Opera files antitrust complaint with the EU

[Opera] Urges Microsoft to give consumers a genuine choice of standards—compliant Web browsers…
I stand behind Opera and their decision. And by the way, the Opera browser is 20 times better than IE!
read more | digg story
Popularity: 30% [?]

Popularity: 30% [?]

Plain Old Latent Semantic Indexing

Latent Semantic Indexing. Cool sounding term. Now, before I get into what it actually is…can you imagine how smart you’ll sound when you use that term with your friends, as they discuss web technologies? But I digress…
Here’s the definition of LSI use from SEOBook.com (taken from http://www.seobook.com/lsi/lsa_definition.htm):
Latent semantic indexing adds an important step to the [...]

Popularity: 18% [?]

Nofollow Nolonger

Funny title, I must admit. But if you are a regular contributor to this site in the form of commenting, then I have a great deal for you. I have installed the NoFollow-Free plugin, which allows the removal of the nofollow attribute that WordPress automatically generates for comments and author links.
Remove the nofollow tag from [...]

Popularity: 14% [?]

Semantically Correct HTML Benefits

Semantically Correct HTML Benefits. Is there a real, measurable benefit to creating semantic HTML websites? Or are the web standards purists out on their own agenda? Well, speaking as one of those purist standaristas, I can tell you that the only agenda I have is to promote semantically correct HTML for the benefit of accessibility [...]

Popularity: 41% [?]

Monetary Standards

Monetary standards is what I call the working partnership between Plain Old Semantic HTML, Website Accessibility, and generating monetary returns from a website. I’ve seen, from personal experience, what the use of valid, cutting edge XHTML and CSS together, with the separation of content from presentation, will do for a site’s SERPs (Search Engine [...]

Popularity: 30% [?]

Usability In Your Websites

Without great and awesome web accessibility, the content of your website will be too hard to reach for some. And that means that your site’s as useful as a kite without any wind. Here are some weblog tips and tricks to improve the usability and accessibility of your website. Why is that important? Well, it’ll [...]

Popularity: 34% [?]