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standards DO help SEO – proof?!

Back in the old days when we were pushing for the adaption of web standards one of the key arguments for it was the boost it would provide to your search engine rankings due to, amongst other things, the correct usage of headings and having the key content closer to the top of the document alowing the search engine spiders to get at it quickly.

I have never seen THAT much concrete proof of this being 100% true until just this morning when doing a few web searches for restaurants I have been to and reviewed. Read more

you – please sign; government – please pay attention!

Ian Fenn has now set up a petition on the governments website to make the big-wigs aware of the sorry state of a number of government websites – I have signed up and I think you should too, this is not only about crappy websites but also about public money (around £200000) being wasted and hypocrisy as the government themselves now state that public service websites should meet set accessibility standards – PRACTISE WHAT YOU PREECH GUYS!!!! Read more

just shoot me now

Working in a University you do come accross all sorts of people from all different walks of life, background and most importantly to me wed knowledge. This of course is fine, not everyone should be expected to attend conferences, run their onw website outside of work hours and constantly hammer thier liver when meeting up with other web people and drinking meerily for hours upon end. With this in mind I do expect a certain ammount of respect and recognition of my skills when I am called upon to help them.

I have not received this in a recent project and have left the office today in about as angry a mood as I have done for a long long while. Read more

working with clear:left

No, unfortunately this is not in relation to the IA job (though I did of course try) but about the lovely website they made us (LSBU) and launched (after what must have been about a years fighting for content) last week! Read more

@media – day 2

After the exploits of the night before and openning day of the conference I arrived at day 2 certainly in not the state I would have hoped for; lets be honest I was fucking hung-over and the walk to the venue hadn’t helped clear any cobwebs! However with a packed day ahead of me I sucked it up, got to drinking water, consumed a number of sandwiches (which I still believe are the BEST hangover cure) and made my way to my seat for the second and final day to start. I think I will remember this day for a long time to come as one of the best since moving back to London Read more