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Privacy policies – a waste of time

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Wednesday December 3, 2008 )

Just about every web site has one (or should have), but privacy policies appear to be a complete waste of time – potentially up to 44.3 billion hours worth per year. (more…)


Web ready graphic design

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Tuesday November 18, 2008 )

If you’re a graphic designer, how web savvy are you? (more…)


Content reproduction & nofollow

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Friday November 7, 2008 )

If you offer content for reproduction, what is your “nofollow” tag policy? If you don’t have one, you may be losing search engine ranking kudos. (more…)


Free site search

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Thursday October 30, 2008 )

Web sites are like rabbits in the sense that pages tend to grow in numbers very quickly. For example, this site was originally just a few pages with links to resources for my clients, but over the years it’s grown to over 1300 on the main site. (more…)


Image copyright issues

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Thursday October 16, 2008 )

I was reminded today of just how expensive it can be to “borrow” images without permission. (more…)


Mobile sites – time has come?

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Wednesday October 1, 2008 )

For years, having versions of our web sites for handheld devices such as cell phones and mobile commerce (MCommerce) have been The Next Big Thing that site owners have been told they prepare for. Perhaps we finally will need to soon. (more…)


Easy page translation – ConveyThis

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Tuesday September 23, 2008 )

Here’s a new and very easy to implement tool you can add to your site if you’d like your pages to be available in different languages. (more…)


Economical site testing

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Friday September 12, 2008 )

Back in the days when I worked bricks and mortar retail, managers were shifted around between stores to prevent “store-blindness”. The same store-blindness certainly occurs with web sites. (more…)


Site accessibility law suit precedent

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Saturday August 30, 2008 )

Not using alt tags on your images? Watch out that the National Federation for the Blind don’t come chasing you. But aside from accessibility issues; alt tags can help with search engine rankings too. (more…)


Naming your PDFs

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Sunday August 10, 2008 )

At the end of each week, I clean up my desktop as usually there’s no more room for any icons. I take a slash and burn approach – and sometimes good stuff gets deleted. (more…)