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HTML5 to kill off Flash?

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Sunday April 18, 2010 )

Will HTML5 and devices such as the iPhone and iPad help bring an end to Flash’s dominance? (more…)


301 redirects and Google PageRank loss

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Tuesday March 16, 2010 )

A rumor in the SEO world circulating for many years is that 301 redirects cause a loss of PageRank on Google. Here’s the official word on that from Google Engineer, Matt Cutts… well, sort of. (more…)


Pay on time incentive

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Monday March 15, 2010 )

Do you have trouble getting paid by some of your clients? You may want to consider an idea in use by Australia’s postal service. (more…)


Choosing web site images

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Thursday March 4, 2010 )

I’m graphically challenged. That’s abundantly apparent. I prefer to focus on text. However, I do believe images play an incredibly important role on a web site. If you’re like me, how do you go about choosing images? (more…)


Company news web pages

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Sunday January 31, 2010 )

Many online merchants have company news pages, but sometimes they can work against a business rather than for it. (more…)


Page load times – you’ve got 10 seconds

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Tuesday December 22, 2009 )

What’s more important – a snappy site design that is slow to load or a rather plain looking site that zips along? Once a hot topic during dialup days, then somewhat ignored due to the wide adoption of broadband; page load speed is again getting attention. (more…)


There’s a scam for that

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Saturday December 12, 2009 )

iPhone app developers knocking off other apps or gaming the iTunes App Store rating system be warned – Apple is on the case. (more…)


The world’s leanest home page?

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Saturday December 5, 2009 )

Google is well known for their minimalist home page and it recently became even leaner. (more…)


Socially conscious outsourcing

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Monday November 9, 2009 )

Outsourcing is very prevalent among online businesses and there’s now a way to be a bit more socially conscious in the way we go about it. (more…)


Google rankings and W3C validation

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Friday September 18, 2009 )

Ah, finally! I’ve been having this argument with people since 2001 and now, the official word from Google on whether or not having the source code of your web pages validate according to W3C standards gives you an edge in rankings. (more…)