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EMBED THE FONTS! No, but really, Embeddable fonts work on all current browsers (FF, Chrome, Safari, Opera) and IE5.5+ (yes, it's been working in IE since the 90s.) Get your TTF upload it here: http://www.kirsle.net/wizards/ttf2eot.cgi It'll give you the code and 2 files back (a TTF and then an EOT[M$ web font]) back. Copy, paste, upload, done. Win win! ...


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Unless she is selling her own fonts on this website, I think you both could work more on CSS embedding (yeah, I read this is not an option for you now, but I insist). If the case is a heavier graphic work upon fonts (gradient colors, twisted alignment, glossing, embossing, engraving...), making it really impossible to render thorugh CSS options as she ...


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The problem is that your webserver doesn't know what to do with a .h file, so you need to tell it what mime-type to use. Add the following line to your .htaccess file: AddType text/plain h And your browser will be able to load the file rather than downloading it. You can also do this through httpd.conf:- <IfModule mod_mime.c> AddType text/plain ...


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If the file is served by an HTTP server (web server), check that it is sent with the header Content-Type: text/plain (and, if needed, modify server settings to achieve that). To check the headers, use e.g. http://web-sniffer.net. Otherwise, you could set type="text/plain" on the linking element, i.e. <a href=project_strings.h ...


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Yuck. She really needs to get over her font issues as she's killing the accessibility of her site and is causing all other kinds of issues like slowing down the rendering of her pages, etc. Having said that you can try adding the longdesc attribute to your images. It's hard to say how much weight, if any, the search engines give to it but it's probably more ...


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Here's my spin on it! Let's pretend for a moment that Google works of a radio signal, now to increase your signal strength you can use things such as header tags, title, text content and so on! Now with less content your effectively making your signal have less strength... Now the term less is more is kinda a well used phrase when it comes to website ...


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If you have little text on your home page you are limiting the number of keywords that you will rank for with that page. For most sites, that is probably OK. You want your home page to rank for your brand name. Google can determine that from: The title of the home page The site URL Inbound links to the home page Beyond the brand name, searchers are ...


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You can export the database information as many text formats like CSV, JSON, TXT, SQL, etc. But usually databases are more complex than just the information contained there, for instance, there may be dependencies between tables, autoincrement fields, foerign key restrictions, etc. If you just edit the exported text, you may be breaking some of the ...


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Its difficult to understand your code, In jQuery you can get the image alt jQuery("#image_id").attr('alt'); if you need to set some alt tag you can use as below. jQuery("#image_id").attr('alt','your text'); If the image have no id or class you can select with img tag too, in that case more than one img on the same page you have to loop them like ...


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While web fonts are pretty much standard across all major browsers now, figuring out the cross browser intricacies of the different font formats can be tricky. Google provides a nice web font api and font directory to help out here that you might find useful.


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Using images even with alt tags as your only way to get to other pages in the site is not really going to provide a great deal of clarity to Google. Your best bet is to convince your friend that you need text links somewhere on the page or site in order to solve the problem. For example if you are able to setup a Sitemap page with all text links or a drop ...


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As others have suggested, you don't have to go with the standard "web-safe" fonts. There are many font replacement techniques available now that will work in a cross-browser manner. For a good overview, check out: The Web Designer’s Guide to Font Replacement Methods. You don't have to give up on SEO or resort to image SEO. You can have your cake and eat it ...


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I used to do this with background images and hidden nested spans. Looks great to text browsers and search engines, and has custom fonts for richer browsers. HTML: <h1><span>Welcome to Hell on Wheels</span></h1> CSS: h1 { background: url(welcome.gif) no-repeat; display: block; height: 68px; width: 415px; } h1 span ...


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Text files are a little bit faster and easier to handle. Thing is... you will need to deal with databases sooner or later as developer. I noticed you didn't mention any search features. If your texts are going to be internally searched, then there is no doubt about using db, as they count with fulltext search features built-in.


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Store the text in the database, but cache it in files. You'll get all the benefits of both approaches. Rendering a page would go something like this: if (a cached version of page doesn't exist) { generate the page content from the database store the page content in the cache } serve the page from the cache Then, when editing a page: store the new ...


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I would just make sure you have a good sitemap that includes all of the videos and images, which is going to be the main optimization. when that is done you can add alt tags for the images and (i believe) videos. I would just make a good headline/like 1 sentence of text for the videos, that kinda describes it. I wouldn't go so far as to summarize the whole ...


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No it would not harm your rankings using textarea in the sidebar but the more suited tag would be <pre> your code </pre> or just text using <p> <span> or even <div> would be more ideal. If your have attempted this but your cms is convert raw text into links then disable that filter within that widget. Additionally having badges ...


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If we are talking about an average website (blog, e-commerce site, etc.), the homepage is VERY important in terms of SEO. It's usually the main landing page that brings most traffic that's why you cannot simply put some Flash on it, as if it's a Disneyland website :) The important thing is not to optimize your homepage for the same keywords you optimize ...


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This sounds like you would benefit from a GUI to do this for you... However some one would need to build that for you (assuming you're not a developer). Exporting to a different format is not advisable in most cases as if your database is relational or has any constrains, then editing without having these rules enforced will likely cause issues and prevent ...


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Javascript?.... no problem! kind off... Google and other search engines have had the ability to make sense of JavaScript for some years, however depending on how complex your scripts are will determine how easily the search bots can make sense of it all. No javaScript fall backs Generally its always best practice to ensure your pages can some what viewed ...


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You don't make any mention of the technique you're using, so there's some necessary vagueness here. If the actual image is identical, then yes you should just reuse the one file. If possible, put both strings directly in the markup and then use CSS/Javascript to display them as and where needed. That would give you both predictable crawlability, and ...


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Put the text on the site normally, but then use the images with the same text in them to cover up the text on the page. I found this post on StackOverflow which has a technique for doing so that you could use: Is there a foreground equivalent to background-image in css?


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Sure it will act as back links ,even you can sometime see in google webmaster tool as back links but BEWARE . Google will punish you for excessive paid back links or link exchanges . this what google say about paid back links " Buying or selling links that pass PageRank is in violation of Google's Webmaster Guidelines and can negatively impact a ...


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In at least Firefox & Chrome you can make the text within a block bigger by using the :hover syntax. Apparently this only works for links in IE. Here's an example: html: <html> <head> <title>magnifying glass example</title> <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" media="screen" href="mag.css" /> </head> <body> ...


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Another possible alternative is to use email addresses. All carriers have email addresses tied to phone numbers. so you can simply use those email addresses for free to send/receive SMS messages if that works for you. Any phone can also sent an SMS to an email address, as opposed to a phone number, and as far as I know this has worked since years and years ...


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I haven't used it, but Twilio provides a web-service based API for a number of phone functions, including SMS. Pricing seems sane as well.


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The question is comparing: Storing text in the database Storing text in files and storing the filenames of those files in the database Given this, storing everything in the database is going to not only be a lot easier, because you only have to solve the problem once, but also more robust. Databases enforce integrity on their data. It's very safe for ...


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Lots of great options here for answers. Seems Font Squirrel (http://www.fontsquirrel.com/fontface/generator) deserves a mention. And yeah, the Google Font APIs are great as well. As for image substitution, personally I'd recommend a span in an element, with the image as the background on the parent of the span. But instead of display:none on the span, ...


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Try using the typeface.js library! You can use any custom TrueType or OpenType font just by including the library in the top of your page and giving your special-fonted elements a special class. It's free, open source, cross platform, and search engines will see your text too. No images necessary; the library handles all of that and you simply design it like ...



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