SEO

Campsite Coders

Today, I want to introduce you to a new website that I created; Campsite Coders. Campsite Coders is a website that was built in one day and only contained one page the day I uploaded it to my web server. This website does not have a lot of content so the chance of it ranking very… Continue reading Campsite Coders

Smart Home

Star Wars Home Office

Most of my time spent at home is in front of the computer - in my home office. Since I'm in there a lot I wanted to make it an enjoyable environment. So I hired an artist to come in and paint a huge mural on my wall. It took about 2 weeks to complete… Continue reading Star Wars Home Office

SEO

SMX

What is SMX and who cares? Search Marketing Expo is the place to be for those responsible for various web pages of their company website to return on the first page in search results. Learn about keyword research, target audiences and how to mark up the code of your website to improve the SEO results… Continue reading SMX

Mobile Development

i-phone & i-pad Detection

Problem: Apple devices (i-phones, i-pads, etc) do not support Flash files but instead will just display a blank white page. This can leave the website visitor confused.  The Web Developer needs to create a message letting the user know that their browser doesn't support this feature and/or redirect them to a different web page with alternative content.… Continue reading i-phone & i-pad Detection

Mobile Development

Device Detection Code

Detecting device type based on features Basic logic: if (hasTouch) { if (isSmall) {device = PHONE; } else {device = TABLET; } } else {device = DESKTOP;} Device detected: function hasTouch() { return Modernizr.touch;} function isSmall() {return window.matchMedia("(max-width: 650px)").matches;} function detectDevice() { if (hasTouch()) { if (isSmall()) {device = 'phone';  } else {device = 'tablet';  … Continue reading Device Detection Code

Web Admin

Webmaster Tools

Listed below are some of my favorite tools: XML-Sitemaps Go to http://www.xml-sitemaps.com and enter the URL of your website. It will run up to 500 pages giving you an index of each web page on your site. This is useful for many reasons. You can submit it to Google when you first launch your website… Continue reading Webmaster Tools

Web Admin

Embed a Flickr Photo on your Website

Here is an image embedded from Flickr. The only reason I'm showing you this is for those wondering if you can link to images that you have hosted on one site and embed the image on your own website. Yes, you can do this. Here is the code:

Web Admin

Properly Delete a Web Page

How to delete a web page from search engine results: Remove Google's indexed copy of your web page. If you don't want a web page crawled anymore (out-dated page, no longer needed, replaced with a CMS page, etc.) you do 2 things: Step 1: Make the page inaccessible to search engine crawls: Ensure that each… Continue reading Properly Delete a Web Page

Web Admin

Add Tracking Code on your Links

In order to track how many times someone clicks on a link, you need to add some special code. But before you get started - first things first. If you haven't done so already, go set up an account on Google Analytics. Once you have verified your site you many continue. In this example I… Continue reading Add Tracking Code on your Links

Web Development

HTML Spanish

Below is the html code for writing spanish in HTML code. Each symbol has five lines of code only for this demonstration. Normally, just type the HTML code (the second line of each symbol below). Character / HTML / Windows / Macintosh / Description Now if you need help with English to Spanish translation try… Continue reading HTML Spanish