Archive for 2004

Wednesday, October 27th, 2004

Search Engines and the Cite Tag

I’ve been doing a little research on how search engines react to semantic structuring of web pages. I’m not particularly happy with the results so far. Not surprised, either, but I would have liked to have been pleasantly surprised, really. I decided, firstly, to check how the search engines placed weighting on the cite tag. […]

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Monday, October 11th, 2004

Nu-Steel Kit Homes

I’m proud to announce our latest project – a redevelopment of a local kit home builder, Nu-Steel Kit Homes. This is the initial iteration of their new site, including house plans and their Queenslander series. More changes to come over the next few months, including About Owner Building, and the Benefits of Building with Steel.

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Thursday, September 9th, 2004

September WSG Meeting – Brisbane

Wednesday the 8th September saw another good turnout for the local meeting for the Web Standards Group – if you are in Brisbane and interested in standards, I can only encourage you to attend. Very educational. This month John Allsopp of Stylemaster fame flew up to speak. Man, what an empassioned speaker! We had the […]

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Saturday, August 21st, 2004

Google and sponsored results

Search Engine Roundtable asks if other people are seeing top-line sponsored results in Google. I am. (Running Firefox under OSX, and have no reason to think I have a virus.) Here’s a screen dump:

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Thursday, August 19th, 2004

Google and CSS

The Web Standards Project reports that there is discussion that Google might use CSS as part of its ranking. This is just so much codswallop. Google does *not* use CSS to determine ranking, and this is easily verifiable by looking at the logs of any site that is crawled by Google regularly. googlebot never reads […]

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Thursday, August 5th, 2004

Use of Headings

Over on Jogin (and elsewhere) there has been a lot of discussion of how to use headers. My take is that headers are a structural element, and we define the structure before we apply the layout to it. Thus, the H1 should always occur once on a page, and define the name/purpose of the page, […]

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Wednesday, May 26th, 2004

More Privacy Woes

In the current issue of SitePoint Tech Times (#90) Kevin Yank tells us about how websites can abuse our privacy by using css and some server side scripting to know when you have visited a particular, different, site. Its a clever, but technically simple, matter of using css to provide a script as a background-image […]

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Tuesday, May 4th, 2004

more eric meyer on css

muahahaha! My Mother’s Day present arrived today – on Sunday I will be the proud owner of a copy Eric Meyer’s new book, More Eric Meyer on CSS. I’m strictly forbidden from opening the box until sunday, so it is sitting here looking at me forlornly. Hmmm… its supposedly gift wrapped inside, so I could […]

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Saturday, April 24th, 2004


I have a site almost ready to go live. For various complicated reasons (mostly to do with the client not being able to pay enough of his invoice – *sigh*) I’m not delivering the redesign, but am just tidying up the existing schmozzle. But I am very, very pleased with myself – I tidied up […]

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Wednesday, April 21st, 2004

The conference miss-ee

Web Essentials 2004 is on in Sydney in September, and I can’t go. I am depressed, annoyed and pouty. In theory, its during school holidays, I could nip down and combine a visit to the grandparents with a conference. I could maybe even get in for free, by volunteering to helpout, thereby only incurring the […]

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