Some thoughts on Search Engine Optimisation

Search engines have come a long way since the early days of the Internet. What would the world be without Google?  When was the last time you opened (yes, physically opened!) a Yellow Pages Directory? I don’t know about you but I rely on search engines every day.

So it seams very logical that all businesses owning a website are striving to have to be found on top of the search engine’s search results listing – or at least on the first 1-3 pages. And there are all sorts of providers on the market who promise to get you there.

I’d like to summarise the questions I get frequently asked on search engine optimisation. Continue reading “Some thoughts on Search Engine Optimisation”

Happy Birthday Wikipedia!

Earlier this year Wikipedia celebrated its 10th Anniversary.

I remember a time spending countless hours searching for answers in encyclopaedias in a library. Now hooray, there is wikipedia and the Internet! But how do I know if the bits and pieces I find using the Internet are actually true? The idea behind Wikipedia is that everyone can add things and everyone can edit everything someone else has written. If someone writes something that is not true, someone else would certainly correct it or wouldn’t he?

Do you questions things you read on the Internet and do you correct things you know are not true?

Update your browser, pleeeeaaaase!

Do you know which version of web browser you have installed on your computer?
And do you know how to find out if someone asks you?

As a web designer it is very frustrating to surrender to the fact that a lot of people do not know and do not even care! Why you should care? Well, security is one issue but having a nice browsing experience with all features working seamlessly on the sites you visit is certainly a nice thing too. And I do not mean added on browser functionality like inspectors, error consoles, extensions or web developer tools.

And why wouldn’t you try to keep your browser up to date? It is usually just one click away anyway.

Until you and millions of other people do, I will keep developing sites spending an enormous amount of time to test it in all major browsers to make sure it works.
After a glimpse at this website, I have decided one thing though – I won’t worry about Internet Explorer 6 any longer (IE 9 was released in March 2011).

Or are you keeping your browser up to date?