CSS Design

Tutorial2: Safari support for rounded borders on an embedded image

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Welcome to Handmade CSS Design’s second tutorial, we hope you enjoy it and find it useful.

With more and more people making use of Safari on a PC, Mac, iPad or iPhone compatibility for this browser is all the more important. more >>

What is HTML5 and why all the fuss?

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To date HTML5 has been a “draft specification document” by the W3C and as I am sure all developers are glad that we will finally get to have an official release date announced which is July 2014. This will mean that the W3C will then officially recommend HTML5.

Huh, why are you talking about this now, when the official launch date is so far away?

Well to be honest most modern browsers already support most HTML5 specifications and with the use of graceful degradation we can get around the browsers that do not support HTML5 yet. Furthermore a more important date is that of July 14th 2010, which is the cut of date announced by the W3C by when no more additions to the new specification will be accepted.
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How to… Help new customers find you online

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Strategies for Small Business

Optimize your Web site content for search engines

Potential customers often use search engines like Google, Yahoo, and Bing to look for a product or service. You want to make sure your site is one of the first ones they come across in search results.

Understanding a bit about how search engines work can vastly improve the chances that your site will turn up (and turn up high) in the listings returned when someone searches for the types of products or services you sell.

This is known as search engine optimization, or SEO. Optimizing your Web site might seem difficult, but there are some fundamental steps you can take to make your Web site better known to search engines. Here are some tips to help you get started:
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Beginners Guide to Internet Safety & SSL Certificates

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Whether you are an individual or a company, you should approach online security in the same way that you would approach physical security for your home or business. Not only does it make you feel safer but it also protects people who visit your home, place of business, or web site. It is important to understand the potential risks and then make sure you are fully protected against them. In the fast-paced world of technology, it is not always easy to stay abreast of the latest advancements. For this reason it is wise to partner with a reputable Internet security company.

This guide will de-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you require to make the best decision when considering your online security options. For a glossary of terms, please see “Tech Talk Made Simple” at the end of this post.
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Does Google use data from social sites in ranking?

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This video article comes directly from Google’s Webmaster Central Channel, which answers the question best. Below the video you will find a complete transcript of the video, we hope that it helps you decide as to whether you or your business needs to be involved in social networking or business social networking!

The question answered by the video is…

A recent article of Danny Sullivan suggests that Google uses Twitter and Facebook links as a ranking signal. Can you confirm this? Can you elaborate a little bit more on this?
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