Creating Websites Optimized for Google’s Panda Algorithm

November 20th, 2011

    Whether you’re in the process of building a new website or redesigning an existing site, it’s vital to build it with search engine optimization (SEO) in mind. The king of search engines, as everyone knows, is Google, making up over 65.3% of all search traffic (in October 2011). Google’s goal is simple: to [...]


Google Panda: 5 Tips You Should Know

November 20th, 2011

It’s here. It’s inevitable. It’s called Google Panda, the latest Google’s search algorithm which aims to promote the high quality content site by dooming the rank of low quality content sites. Since its release and updates, many sites have been shown to be terribly affected by the algorithm, but the worst rumor here is, they can do [...]


Search Engine Algorithm Research & Testing

November 20th, 2011

Performing tests on search engine algorithms can help you stay current on what the search engines are looking for and help guide your SEO strategies. The hardest part is devising tests that show an effect on individual ranking factors. Because change is a factor in itself, it’s nearly impossible to test a single ranking factor [...]


How Google’s Panda Update Changed SEO Best Practices Forever – Whiteboard Friday

November 20th, 2011

It's here! Google has released Panda update 2.2, just as Matt Cutts said they would at SMX Advanced here in Seattle a couple of weeks ago. This time around, Google has – among other things – improved their ability to detect scraper sites and banish them from the SERPs. Of course, the Panda updates are changes [...]


Animate Panning Slideshow with jQuery

November 12th, 2010

If there’s one thing that never seems to go out of style, it’s a good jQuery slideshow. Highly visual websites rely on the ability to showcase imagery automatically. Whether it be a professional photographer or zoo, slideshows pop up so frequently because they work well. In today’s tutorial we’ll take the makings of a classic [...]


Death to confirmation dialogs with jquery.undoable

November 12th, 2010

Confirmation dialogs were designed by masochists intent on making users of the web miserable. At least that’s how I feel when I run into too many of them. And yes, if you take a look at Subtext, you can see I’m a perpetrator. Well no longer! I was managing my Netflix queue recently when I [...]


Making an Interactive Picture with jQuery

November 12th, 2010

In this tutorial I will be showing you how to piece together an interactive picture – aka an image that contains tooltips and popup boxes. This can be useful for showing off a particular aspect of a photo (ie items or people). The original inspiration for this tutorial came from the IKEA website, which uses Flash [...]


The Case for jQuery’s .delegate() Method for Dynamic Event Binding

November 12th, 2010

Binding events is one of the most common tasks a JavaScript developer has to do. It’s integral to the way our applications handle user interaction and response. Since it’s inception, jQuery has had event handling via various helper methods that helped to abstract cross-browser differences. If you’re a jQuery developer, I’m sure you’re used to [...]


Scripts For Galleries, Slideshows and Lightboxes

November 12th, 2010

Family photos, vacation snapshots or creative artistic works: whatever images you have to present, you can present them in a variety of ways. On a big screen, in slide shows or in a thumbnails gallery. However, to convey the message of presented data effectively, it’s important to offer it in an attractive and intuitive way. [...]


15+ jQuery Popup Modal Dialog Plugins and Tutorials

November 12th, 2010

  jQuery Popup Modal Dialog Windows Modal dialog windows are a great way to show quick information to your users, but to also alert them of errors, warnings, prompts for information and more.  When you bring jQuery into the mix, you know you’re going to end up with a slick dialog that really makes the [...]