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


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
Sep
9
comment include full category hierarchy in url or only the “leaf”?
+1 I'd second the first option, though I would take great care to create a succinct hierarchy and avoid duplication across categories - for example: (Fruits > Apples > Golden Delicious) ... versus ... (Fruits > Apples > Golden Delicious Apples) and/or a secondary appearance of the "Golden Delicious Apples" (and associated page content) under (Baking > Pies > Golden Delicious Apples)
Sep
9
answered Punch Line Marketing
Sep
7
awarded  Enthusiast
Sep
7
comment What features in a website make you want to revisit?
+1 because all the features in the world won't sway me (or anyone else) to return to a site that doesn't have the content or service which was sought
Sep
6
answered Free SEO tools for competitor analysis?
Sep
6
answered Cloud hosting vs dedicated hosting: advantages and disadvantages
Sep
5
comment How many keystrokes would be saved per day, if every site dropped the 'www.' part of their site?
That would be true if all internet users had the same power-user habits which you do, however, I suggest that you watch a typical internet user (that is, someone who does not spend all day working with the technology) - you'll observe an entirely different set of behaviors.