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bio website dan.lefree.net
location Seattle, WA
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seen Jun 30 '13 at 5:01

Web designer, developer, marketer ... et cetera.


Sep
21
answered How do I find out what web sites link to mine?
Sep
20
answered Google Keyword Competition rating
Sep
20
comment Does SSL really matter for most websites?
@AgentConundrum - Strictly speaking, it is OK to pass a password run through a one-way hashing algorithm over HTTP if the password is salted, so I wouldn't be too surprised to see an MD5 hash implementation on sites which aren't utilizing SSL: pajhome.org.uk/crypt/md5
Sep
20
comment Does SSL really matter for most websites?
+1 "many larger sites don't necessary follow best practices" - I'm sure there will be some laughable headlines when Nigerian 419'ers figure out a way to monetize stolen dating site profiles :)
Sep
20
answered Does SSL really matter for most websites?
Sep
20
comment Is it better to have an ErrorDocument 404 redirect back to the homepage or a standard 404 error page?
+1 Beat me to that Google Webmaster Central link...
Sep
18
answered Is there any way to diagnose which PHP or Perl scripts consume the most CPU time on a production server?
Sep
17
comment User Registration forms— Do we need a user name?
+1 Target audience is key, but Facebook Connect seems iffy for anything that is intended to stay live for the next 5 years (remember MySpace? Friendster?)
Sep
17
comment Why does Google sometimes show fewer than the standard pair of lines for the “snippet”?
The text provided is probably scraped from anchor text and titles. I tested against one of my domains behind a robots.txt "Disallow: /" and I see the same behavior.
Sep
17
answered Why does Google sometimes show fewer than the standard pair of lines for the “snippet”?
Sep
17
comment CMS for an artist to display art work?
You might take a look at the encoding on those JPG's - 57kb is heavy for a single 200x200 image...
Sep
16
answered Can I steal someone else's idea?
Sep
15
comment How Important Is Email?
+1 Google "just works" for e-mail services
Sep
14
revised Time to wait before submitting again site to DMOZ.org
Updated to address question update
Sep
14
comment Uses of LINK tag
+1 Though I'd revise: "alternate" is the correct relationship for related RSS feeds (particularly useful if you don't like having an "RSS" button on every page) and xl8n/i8ln versions. See also: w3.org/QA/Tips/use-links
Sep
13
answered Which web standard definitions could be clearer and how?
Sep
13
answered Time to wait before submitting again site to DMOZ.org
Sep
11
comment Design -> Crowdsourcing or hire a pro?
+1 for honesty as a consultant (even if that means debunking some of the things commonly heard from designers)
Sep
9
comment Punch Line Marketing
Turning things back around to the original question: if it's funny/salacious/interesting enough, it just needs to be released and it will spread on its own... (conversely, no amount of spamming social media networks will make a dull product or service worth talking about)
Sep
9
comment SEO Implications of blog on site versus offsite?
There are no subfolder/subdomain differences if the subdomain points to the same IP as the primary domain - some discussion @mattcutts.com: mattcutts.com/blog/subdomains-and-subdirectories