• What are you working on? v6
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  • [img]http://i.cubeupload.com/UGCmb4.png[/img] Looks like this in IE9 but looks great in my browser I actually use (Chrome) minus the first time I loaded it the menu took 3 seconds to respond before each animation but then when I re-opened the page this was then fine. Though I agree that the transition needs to be a bit faster as H4Z3Y said.
  • [QUOTE=marcell;32842044][IMG]http://img560.imageshack.us/img560/8744/trutho.png[/IMG][/QUOTE] Guess who rated that dumb :v:
  • now I'm no detective, but an account with a single post and the same OS / Browser / Country as RusselG posting an image about RusselG just seems a bit too convenient...
  • [QUOTE=H4Z3Y;32842329]now I'm no detective, but an account with a single post and the same OS / Browser / Country as RusselG posting an image about RusselG just seems a bit too convenient...[/QUOTE] Why would I post a comic offending myself? Also, I have a few friends that are using FF, windows 7 and live in Aus. Terrible grounds to tie the account to me.
  • [QUOTE=Emz;32841641][img]http://i.cubeupload.com/UGCmb4.png[/img] Looks like this in IE9 but looks great in my browser I actually use (Chrome) minus the first time I loaded it the menu took 3 seconds to respond before each animation but then when I re-opened the page this was then fine. Though I agree that the transition needs to be a bit faster as H4Z3Y said.[/QUOTE] Strange, doesn't do it here: [img]http://gabrielecirulli.com/p/20111018-155902.png[/img]
  • [img]http://f.anyhub.net/4o10[/img] Yet another re-design. My favourite of the lot yet though :P
  • [QUOTE=H4Z3Y;32842329]now I'm no detective, but an account with a single post and the same OS / Browser / Country as RusselG posting an image about RusselG just seems a bit too convenient...[/QUOTE] I have access to 3 different browsers with 4 different os' :v: [editline]18th October 2011[/editline] ^ that's counting school
  • [QUOTE=Fizzadar;32843015][img]http://f.anyhub.net/4o10[/img] Yet another re-design. My favourite of the lot yet though :P[/QUOTE] needs more pink highlights
  • [QUOTE=iamacyborg;32841093]Just using an image with an alt tag isn't a great alternative.[/QUOTE] That isn't an alternative, it's the right way to do it. Google has pretty much explicitly told people not to do that to hide text for SEO purposes. It's strange that they're doing it on their own website, but that absolutely does not mean it's the right way to do it. [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBLvn_WkDJ4[/url]
  • [QUOTE=KmartSqrl;32844007]That isn't an alternative, it's the right way to do it. Google has pretty much explicitly told people not to do that to hide text for SEO purposes. It's strange that they're doing it on their own website, but that absolutely does not mean it's the right way to do it. [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBLvn_WkDJ4[/url][/QUOTE] Until Google can provide a worthwhile alternative that lets webmasters use the H1 tag properly, people will continue to hide text using a variety of methods. I've never actually heard of anyone using the text indent technique getting penalised by G, the only exceptions are when people are seriously using it to stuff a bunch of keywords into a page. Google also needs to rethink their attitude towards this method with people that use sprites for stuff like navigation.
  • Using h1 for your logo isn't necessary in the first place, that's what the title tag is for. I highly doubt that the name of the website is the most important piece of information for describing what a specific page is actually about anyways, which is what should be in your h1 tag. [code]<head><title>my company</title></head><body><h1>my company</h1></body>[/code] is not nearly as semantically rich as [code]<head><title>my company</title></head><body><h1>About my company</h1></body>[/code] [editline]18th October 2011[/editline] I'm not saying it's bad to use for things like CSS spiriting, but if you're doing negative text indents with the intention of it helping your SEO, you're wasting your time.
  • [QUOTE=KmartSqrl;32845707]Using h1 for your logo isn't necessary in the first place, that's what the title tag is for. I highly doubt that the name of the website is the most important piece of information for describing what a specific page is actually about anyways, which is what should be in your h1 tag. [code]<head><title>my company</title></head><body><h1>my company</h1></body>[/code] is not nearly as semantically rich as [code]<head><title>my company</title></head><body><h1>About my company</h1></body>[/code] [editline]18th October 2011[/editline] I'm not saying it's bad to use for things like CSS spiriting, but if you're doing negative text indents with the intention of it helping your SEO, you're wasting your time.[/QUOTE] You're completely right with the first point, which is why a lot of sites use the h1 tag for their site's logo on the homepage, and then whatever is more relevant on any subpages. The title tag is always going to be an important factor for SEO, but for a homepage, having your site's name (company name or whatever) in both the title and the h1 tags as per your first example is always going to be a good thing, even if it's less semantically correct.
  • [QUOTE=zzlawlzz;32843106]I have access to 3 different browsers with 4 different os' :v: [/QUOTE] Why not use Adobe Browser lab?
  • I'd expect that in most cases you could still find better content for your h1 tag on your home page than your company name. Say I'm making a piano lessons website for a company called LearnKeys. Having something like "Piano lessons in Potland, Oregon" in your h1 tag is probably going to help your SEO more than the company name.
  • Possibly, but then that depends entirely on what your website is for and what niche you're in. An ecommerce site is going to have different needs to a blog to a services website to whatever. A good SEO would be able to advise best practices based on the clients recommendations.
  • Look at it this way. The aim of SEO is to assist people who don't know about your website in finding it. Chances are if someone already knows what your company name is and you're not an idiot with a domain name that has nothing to do with your company or a name like "square", they will be able to find you regardless of whether you're pushing hard SEO for your company's name. Say your company is newegg. If I already know your company name and I am looking for your website, I'm going to find it no problem by typing newegg in to google, or "newegg computer parts" if I don't already know that the website is popular enough that it's going to show at the top. Now what happens if I don't know about your company and I want to search for "buy computer parts online" or something similar. If I do that search and your SEO is focused on "newegg" and not "computer parts" you've just completely missed your target. If I'm looking for a home improvement blog and your blog is called housefixers I'm not going to spontaneously decide to type your company's name, I'm going to search for "home improvement blog" or "home improvement articles" or something along those lines. If you can give any examples that are contrary to the point I'm making I'd love to hear them, but I honestly don't see any situations where what I'm saying doesn't apply.
  • [QUOTE=benjojo;32846410]Why not use Adobe Browser lab?[/QUOTE] I do. When I'm at home.
  • Can anyone recommend a better font? I tried Helvetica but couldn't get it to look how I wanted.
  • <h1> is for the page title (post title, thread title, etc) NOT the site title (title tag anyone?). Though on the homepage I would agree (in most cases) that upon having the site title (with a bit about the site also) in the h1.
  • [QUOTE=nos217;32847811]Can anyone recommend a better font? I tried Helvetica but couldn't get it to look how I wanted.[/QUOTE] it depends on what kind of theme you want to have. Just saying "better font" doesn't help. I suggest google fonts or dafont
  • [QUOTE=zzlawlzz;32847976]it depends on what kind of theme you want to have. Just saying "better font" doesn't help. I suggest google fonts or dafont[/QUOTE] I found a really nice serif font which I think I'm going to use. Thanks.
  • [QUOTE=Fizzadar;32847895]<h1> is for the page title (post title, thread title, etc) NOT the site title (title tag anyone?). Though on the homepage I would agree (in most cases) that upon having the site title (with a bit about the site also) in the h1.[/QUOTE] In most cases though, you're better off having the page title in your title tag as well.
  • [QUOTE=TehWhale;32859915]The site is nice, but it relies solely on JavaScript.[/QUOTE]That's no good. A site like that could have been made to work without js very easily.
  • [QUOTE=TerabyteS_;32860406]That's no good. A site like that could have been made to work without js very easily.[/QUOTE] nazi parade against the js
  • [QUOTE=TerabyteS_;32860406]That's no good. A site like that could have been made to work without js very easily.[/QUOTE] [img]http://www.mdjunction.com/components/com_joomlaboard/uploaded/images/reward_stickers_imsoproud.jpg[/img]
  • [QUOTE=Kwaq;32860728]nazi parade against the js[/QUOTE]I'm not really against js, I use it and love it too. But if you have to do fancy stuff you also have to have a fallback for the people who are not able to see the fancy stuff. [editline]19th October 2011[/editline] Would anyone like me to release the code behind the [URL="http://www.gabrielecirulli.com/stuff/ISITGO/radio"]IsitGo[/URL] page? I think it might be a good example of how to do stuff without having to rely solely on javascript.