Click here to read the entire “Redefining Your SEO For Mobile Media” post from 1stwebdesigner.com

1. Make your site functional for all devices.

2. Go lighter on content.

3. Create a secondary mobile style sheet.

4. Make sure your do your coding right.

5. Realize consumer behavior changes.

6. Create a mobile site map.

7. Keep your site mobile friendly.

8. Link the two versions of the site.

9. Use separate urls.

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http://icondock.com/

(below is from their “About Us” page)

Why IconDock?

Affordable

Buy only what you need. There is no minimum quantity. You can buy Icons individually or buy a complete set for better savings.

Flexible

Our vector icons are scalable, so you can export them to any size for web purposes or high resolution print materials like brochures and advertising.

Editable

Edit icons with any vector software (such as Adobe Illustrator) – easily change the gradient and stroke color to fit your designs.

Combinable

Create your own icon by combining a few of ours. Try combining the “page icon” with the “plus icon” to get a “create new page” icon. The possibilities are endless.

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You may already know this, but an internet domain name, also called a URL, is like a telephone number – it’s what people enter into their web browser to find your website.

For example, http://organizemyaffairs.com is one of mine.

Notice the .com part? This .com is called the TLD Extension. There are others, like .net and .org but .com is really the best and only one you’ll need.

Also, you could use dashes in your domain name, like www.organize-my-affairs.com but this is NOT A GOOD IDEA because people will assume there are none and go to someone else’s website.

Good luck!

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Justin Whitney has penned an interesting post with lots of great resources.

Have a look at http://www.htmlgoodies.com/tutorials/browser_specific/Using-pinning.html

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I want to call readers’ attention to the fine information available via NY Times Personal Tech Q&A.

Here http://tech.nytimes.com/pages/technology/personaltech/index.html is a link to this section of their website.

Consider signing up for their weekly Personal Tech email.

Below is an example of what you’ll find.

Q. How can I make a QR code pointing to my personal Web site that I can attach to an e-mail signature?

A. Several Web sites will convert a standard URL into a Quick Response (QR) code. Once converted, the image can be attached to an e-mail signature, uploaded as a Facebook profile photo, printed out or posted elsewhere online. Some QR-conversion sites can also encode maps, text, phone numbers or RSS feeds.

These sites include Kaywa (qrcode.kaywa.com), Qurify (qurify.com/en) and Delivr (delivr.com/qr-code-generator). The Google URL Shortener (goo.gl) will also create a QR code file from a shortened link — just click Details to see the image file.

Quick Response codes are basically two-dimensional bar codes that can be interpreted by a cellphone camera equipped with a code-reading app. Once the code is scanned, for instance, the Web address embedded in the image pops up on the phone’s browser, saving the user some typing.

See? I told you they had good content. Each week they have several of these questions as a column.

You can even email The New York Times Personal Tech your questions about computer-based technology at QandA(at)nytimes.com

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Neat info-graphic by Yoast.com about a WordPress theme’s components: http://yoast.com/wordpress-theme-anatomy/

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Below is a summary/excerpts of a great post by Pro Blog Design.  Read their entire article here for lots of great code and specifics.

“Comments are gold. … It’s great to know people want to engage with you, and they can add a lot to an article. However, if comments are not done well, they can be difficult to read and follow, or even just downright boring.

What we’re going to do first is create a custom comment callback that allows us to specify the way the comments are output, then lay out the structure for the comment list and reply form, add extra functionality such as author-only styles, implement comment subscription options and spam protection, and, finally, we’ll add nice CSS styling to everything we’ve done.”

(They work with the default WordPress theme  in order to make everything easy to follow)

1 – Create Custom Comment Callback

The comment callback is just a way of telling WordPress what HTML to spit out for your comments.

2 – Lay Out Your Template File

The code in the previous section created the structure for individual comments, now we need to lay out the structure for the actual comments page, on which all of the comments will be displayed (Including the comment form).

3 – Enable Nested Comments

People have mixed feelings about threaded comments, but they can be quite useful in organizing the discussion flow. This step is entirely optional…

4 – Make the Author Stand Out

Particularly useful for people who write tutorials and need to answer questions from their readers, this bit of code will make any comment left by the author of the article stand out from the community’s comments.

5 – Disable Comments on Old Posts

6 – Subscribe to Comments

Often times a reader will ask a support question via post comments. Receiving an email whenever another comment is posted is a much easier way for that reader to know an answer has been posted than manually checking every now and then (if they even remember to do that).

Subscribe to Comments by Mark Jaquith is a great plugin that adds a link to subscribe to further comments just below the message box of the comments page. It also includes a subscription manager that is placed under Tools in your WordPress Dashboard, allowing users to unsubscribe from posts at any time.

7 – Add Extra Moderation Links

Even with anti-spam protection, you will occasionally have comments that you need to mark as spam or delete entirely

8 – Add an Extra Layer of Spam Protection

9 – Add Comment Feed Link

10 – Display Allowed (HTML) Tags

11 – Show Total Number of Comments

12 – Add Some CSS

Again, this is just a quick overview of a great post on Pro Blog Design.  Read their entire article here.

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Line25.com has created a list of 10 “usability crimes” that highlights some of the most common mistakes or overlooked areas in web design and provides an alternative solution to help enhance the usability of your website.

Here they are:

  1. Form labels that aren’t associated to form input fields
  2. A logo that doesn’t link to the homepage
  3. Not specifying a visited link state
  4. Not indicating an active form field
  5. An image without an alt description
  6. A background image without a background color
  7. Using long boring passages of content
  8. Telling people to click here
  9. Using justified text

Click here to read the full article with great diagrams and explanations.

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Here’s a link to “HOW TO: Build a Facebook Landing Page for Your Business” on Mashable.com

http://mashable.com/2010/02/22/build-facebook-landing-page/

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This March 2010 Webmonkey article says no*, but I wonder if that’s still the case today (8 months later)

* “While there is reason to be excited about IE9, the browser is just as notable for what’s missing, namely features Firefox, Chrome, Opera and Safari are already shipping — the HTML5 Canvas element, support for HTML5 Web Workers and open web font support. Open web advocates will also be disappointed to here that IE9 will support the H.264 video codec instead of Ogg Theora. H.264 is a patented video technology (the same used by Flash), but Ogg Theora is believed to be unencumbered by patents, which is why open web advocates prefer it.”

Here http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/ie/aa740476.aspx is Microsoft’s IE9 HTML5 CSS3 web page.

I think the jury is still out.

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