Posts on the general topic of Web development and design.
Google Webmaster Tools was showing that my site had no structured data. My consulting site www.chrismendlatech.com is a Joomla 3.x site. I tried the J4 Schema extension but could not get that working properly according to any of the tests I ran, including the google structured data test.
I did a search for “Seo Consultant” and checked out the contact page for one of the SEO companies. The HTML structured markup was easy to find.
I was able to use that as a model for my markup. Continue reading
Bing is placing more emphasis on the mobile friendliness of websites.
I posted previously about the Google Algo changes in April 2015 regarding the mobile friendliness of your sites. According to a November 2014 Post on the Bing Blog, Bing is highlighting mobile friendly sites when you search via Bing from a mobile device. Continue reading
Google is making a substantial change in their ranking algorithms. The mobile friendliness of your site (Responsiveness) will become a lot more important than it was.
At the very least, you should check your site on mobile devices or Opera’s mobile emulator. Continue reading
When you are developing websites, it is important to see how they will render on mobile devices.
There are a number of tools available to do this. Opera has a tool that will show you sites as they would appear on various devices. Continue reading
I found another useful tool for checking the SEO status of a website. It’s called Freegrader and it gives an overview of your site. Some of the things it checks for are : Continue reading
I happened to be doing a Google Search where one of my sites showed up in the Search Results. I noticed that, unlike many of the other sites, it had a grey button next to it instead of the green checkmark button. Continue reading
Thanks to one of the replies at webmasterworld.com, I found a list of more sitemap generators.
One of the online generators seems to be working well. You can find it at http://www.auditmypc.com/free-sitemap-generator.asp It is an onlne app that runs on Java. Continue reading
Check out this amazing interactive shopping site.(link may not be safe for work depending on how prudish your boss and co-workers are) A model will try on different lingere. It is NOT a porn site. Just an amazingly creative example of interactivity.
It’s a site from the other side of the Pond from the same folks who brought us Benny Hill and Are you Being Served. Gotta love the brits.
I have a client who insisted on keeping the background images that were on their website. We did it because we will give the clients what they want. However, we did advise against it for a number of reasons Continue reading
There are a lot of tools available that will allow webmasters to allow visitors to upload pictures and then make them immediately available to other visitors.
On one of the webmaster boards I frequent, someone raised the question of checking uploaded pics for inappropriate content. In other words, the uploaded pics were visible immediately. Continue reading