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

Home Life

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

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

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

Webmaster

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

EXTRA

Flickr Photos

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:

Home Life

Richland College Interview

Promoting Multimedia @ DCCCD I was contacted by Richland College to do an interview. They were looking for a few people that had graduated from their multimedia program with a Certificate or Degree in Multimedia Technology. I was very happy to share my story with other students and happy to leave a testimonial on their… Continue reading Richland College Interview

Webmaster

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

Webmaster

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