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Top Web Design Links of the Week #6

Top Web Design Links of the Week #6

10 Things You Can Do Today to Become a Better Designer
Creating Tucked Corners in CSS
9 Social Media Hacks I Use Every Day
Over 100 Incredible Infographic Tools and Resources (Categorized)
About normalize.css: a modern, HTML5-ready alternative to CSS resets
Pinterest Case Study: Jeep Times of Your Life
Exploring the New Features in Bing Webmaster Tools
AskMen to redesign site in response to increased mobile traffic
How to erase your Google web history

Hot Top 5 Mojoe Website Picks of the Week:

Mojoe is our internet popularity search engine. Use Mojoe to search for your search criteria and then vote for the sites that provided you with the most value for your search.

1.) Pictarine
2.) Sugar Bay Resort and Spa
3.) Lipitor The Time To Act Is Now
4.) TechSpot
5.) houselogic

Posted by LA Web Design on Friday, March 02, 2012 at 13:56 Comments

How to erase your Google web history

How to erase your web history

If you are concerned about Google's new privacy policy and would like to remove and check your current history settings follow these steps:

Here’s how to remove and disable your Google web history:

1. Sign in to your Google account.
2. Go here:
https://www.google.com/history
3. Click the “Remove all Web History” button.
4. Click “OK.”
5. Your Google web history will now be cleared and remain disabled until you decide to enable it again.

Here’s how to cover your YouTube search and viewing tracks:

1. Sign in to your Google account.
2. Go here:
https://www.youtube.com
3. Click your profile icon.
4. Go to the Video Manager section of your profile.
5. Click “History.”
6. Click the “Clear all viewing history” button.
7. Click the “Pause viewing history” button.
8. Go to the Search History section of your profile, located on the lefthand column.
9. Click the “Clear all search history button.”
10. Click the “Pause search history” button to prevent future searches from being recorded indefinitely.

You can also find more information here: Google History Information

Posted by Web Design on Thursday, March 01, 2012 at 13:33 Comments

Top Web Design Links of the Week #5

Top Web Design Links of the Week #5

Step-by-Step (Interactive) Guide to Social Media
How To Recruit A UX Designer
Implementing Cross Browser Video Playback in HTML5
Best jQuery Plugins for Typography
Design is Marketing
Why Rounded Corners are Easier on the Eyes
Web Design Trends in 2012
50 Effective and Creative Call to Action Buttons
Common mobile web design mistakes
Disable caching, fake your user agent and more in Chrome
26 Fresh jQuery & CSS3 Tutorials From 2012
CSS3-only horizontal accordion using the :target selector
Can you please explain PHP OOP to me?
Creative Footers in Website Designs

Hot Top 5 Mojoe Website Picks of the Week:

Mojoe is our internet popularity search engine. Use Mojoe to search for your search criteria and then vote for the sites that provided you with the most value for your search.

1.) Kellogg’s Share Your Breakfast
2.) I-Site United
3.) 360i Careers
4.) Medly Health
5.) Navy Seals

FUN STUFF

How can I create a Facebook HTML page?
You can use an iframe in a Facebook page and set it up as a tab. If you want that page to show up by default instead of the Wall, you can adjust those options on the Page's Settings area.

Posted by Website Design on Friday, February 24, 2012 at 10:03 Comments

Using Synonyms in Search and Ad Campaigns

Using Synonyms in Search and Ad Campaigns

If you do a web search and your query doesn't come back with the results that you are looking for consider searching by using a synonym. Synonym are words that have the same or nearly the same meaning. So for example if I were searching for design, synonyms could be create or make. By using synonyms you can hone in on your search skills and get better results. Another means of finding strong synonyms is to use a thesaurus.

Google and synonyms

When you do a search query on Google they have stated that roughly 70% of all serps show synonyms (Also known as latent semantic indexing). Google's synonym algorythm is the result of more than five years of research within their own web search ranking team. For every 50 queries where synonyms significantly improved the search results, Google had only one truly bad synonym.

The graphic below shows how Google automatically shows synonyms in their serps. (They show graphics, photos and art for the term pictures.)

 Google and synonyms

Find synonyms by preceding the term with a ~, is known as the tilde or synonym operator.

The tilde (~) operator takes the word immediately following it and searches both for that specific word and for the word’s synonyms. It also searches for the term with alternative endings. The tilde operator works best when applied to general terms and terms with many synonyms. As with the + and – operators, put the ~ (tilde) next to the word, with no spaces between the ~ and its associated word, i.e., [ ~design ] NOT [ ~ design ].

Why did Google use tilde? In math, the “~” symbol means “is similar to.” The tilde tells Google to search for pages that are synonyms or similar to the term that follows.

SEO and synonyms

As web designers and developers it becomes obvious that you want to include synonyms in your page copy for seo purposes. Include synonyms within your text links, title tags, URL's, h1 tags, and meta tags. Don't rely on the search engines doing that for you.

Synonyms and AdWords

It's important to understand that Google and some other search engines use synonyms to determine which ads to display in their seprs. So if a visitor searched for 'pictures', Google may decide that it is synonymous with 'photo' and display an ad associated with an AdGroup containing the keyword 'photo'. So even though you may not bid on the keyword 'pictures' specifically, your ad may be served to people who searched on that term, because Google deems them to be synonymous.

Posted by LA Web Design and SEO on Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 10:45 Comments

Top Web Design Links of the Week #4

Top Web Design Links of the Week #4

How Browsers Work: Behind the Scenes of Modern Web Browsers (html5rocks.com)
Avoiding and exploiting JavaScript's warts
60 Beneficial And Great Looking Premium Backgrounds
Include jQuery and jRumble
Twitter is built on open source software
Resources - Javascript & jQuery
The Top 10 Javascript MVC Frameworks Reviewed
Kendo UI Native Mobile Apps with HTML5 Made Easy
It's time for developers to get MAD
5 Tips for Feminine Designs

Hot Top 5 Mojoe Website Picks of the Week:

Mojoe is our internet popularity search engine. Use Mojoe to search for your search criteria and then vote for the sites that provided you with the most value for your search.

1.) Irrational Public Radio - Explore Millions of Songs and Stations on Raditaz
2.) Hopper is a paste bin for anything - Store Text and Photos from Everywhere in Your Hopper
3.) J Brand -J Brand Jeans Official Online Store featuring our premium denim collection for women, men, and maternity. Find your favorite J Brand style.
4.) Park at my house - Have an empty spot in your driveway? You could be making money by renting it out
5.) Politically Correct - Monitor Issues and Candidates with Google Politics & Elections.

Posted by WebSite Design on Friday, February 17, 2012 at 12:55 Comments

Top Web Design Links of the Week #3

Top Web Design Links of the Week #3

Are top developers purning HTML5? Why?
Adobe Builds Flash Sandbox for Firefox
How to Beat Designer’s Block Like a Kung Fu Master
Best mobile websites to be named by Web Marketing Association
Make your own ascii art
Pure CSS 3D ribbon
Flash Still Bests HTML5 by Most Measures
Here's How jQuery is Creating the Interest in Pinterest
Excellent jQuery Navigation Menu Tutorials

Hot Top 5 Mojoe Website Picks of the Week:

Mojoe
is our internet popularity search engine. Use Mojoe to search for your search criteria and then vote for the sites that provided you with the most value for your search.

   1.) Bureau of Trade - We sift through eBay and Craigslist, searching for the world's most unique merchandise for men. Vintage timepieces, clothing, and classic cars.
   2.)
MOBILE BANDIT - Every Deal's A Steal
   3.)
Burberry – Iconic British Luxury Brand Est. 1856
   4.)
Lady Gaga’s New Social Network - Pop megastar Lady Gaga has pierced her powerful, digitally-willing paws deeper into the online world with the closed beta launch of her new social network.
   5.)
Jam Session - Generate YouTube Video Playlists with Tubalr.

Posted by Web Site Design on Friday, February 10, 2012 at 14:07 Comments

Top Web Design Links of the Week #2

Top Web Design Links of the Week #2

jQuery Mobile 1.0.1 Released!
How designers are coping with plus-sized monitors
HTML5 Video on the Web Today
Browser Standards Support revealed, test your browser against today's standards
Design a Clean e-Commerce Website Interface in Photoshop
Web designers, what to look for in a CMS
Top 5 Web Design Mistakes Small Businesses Make
The 10 Most Blatant Design Ripoffs in Social Media
Firefox 10 gets developer-friendly with Inspector features

Posted by LA Web Site Design on Sunday, February 05, 2012 at 12:01 Comments

Articles and fun links you may have missed this week

Articles and fun links you may have missed this week

30 Most Popular CSS Web site designs of 2011
How Google polices its search rankings
Testing your PHP Codebase with EnhancePHP
How Anonymous tricked the public into attacking websites
Internet Freak-out Over Google's New Privacy Policy Proves Again That No One Actually Reads Privacy Policies
Why Pinterest has gaming potential
Embracing The Open Web: The Technologies You Need To Know
Google Thinks I’m a Middle-Aged Man. What About You?
30 jQuery Tooltip Plugins to Improve User Experience
iPad2 simulator /w Css3, Jquery and HTML5
7 mistakes developers make
30 Inspiring Sites with Illustrated Backgrounds
Adobe Edge Tutorials to Design Animated Web Content [Fullest Compilation]
Codecademy Launches Peer-to-Peer Coding Lessons
Photoshop CS6 Turns to The Dark Side [VIDEO]

Posted by Web Site Design on Sunday, January 29, 2012 at 10:03 Comments

Ten articles worth reading that you may have missed this week

Ten articles worth reading that you may have missed this week

10 super useful PHP snippets you probably haven’t seen
10 Better Ideas Than Looking at a Top 10 List For Advice
Refresh your templates with HTML5 Reset
How To Build A “Navy Seal 6 Team” Of Search Marketers
Apple: We want to reinvent the textbook
E-retailers’ Facebook pages produce few holiday sales
A better SOPA: Create Silicon Valley jobs in Hollywood, give Washington the boot
Apple's mind-bogglingly greedy and evil license agreement
Google’s Crawl Rate Slowed for SOPA; Bing Sped Up [VIDEO]
Pinterest for Brands: 5 Hot Tips

Posted by Web Site Design and Marketing on Friday, January 20, 2012 at 11:55 Comments

Top Web Site Design Links of the Week

Top Web Site Design Links of the Week

Design Trend: Circles

The Developers' Wish List for HTML5 In 2012

5 Firefox Add-Ons for Increasing Productivity

 

Posted by Web Site Design Articles on Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 08:45 Comments

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