Re: [WSG] SEO - how to upgrade my skills?

2009-05-11 Thread James Farrell
Hi Mike,

I recommend you go to SEOmoz.org or seobook.com.

James

2009/5/11 Mike Kear w...@afpwebworks.com

  Thanks for that little gem, Luke.I was kind of hoping for advice on
 the best way to learn more about SEO, and the most up todate techniques.  I
 got a bit depressed when I googled SEO, and the first 50 or so results on
 what I searched for had dates in 2005.   I feel sure that SEO has changed
 since 2005.   Maybe it hasn’t.



 And my site is out of date and is being upgraded.  Those errors you refer
 to are a result of the WYSIWYG inline editor I used on my AFPv3.1 CMS.  It’s
 since been brought up to date and on the AFPv4.0CMS’s I’m installing for
 clients the results are up todate and much more compliant. I’ll upgrade
 my own site when I get time, but paying work takes precedence over
 non-paying work in our household.



 Thanks for pointing it out.  Just what I needed.



 Cheers

 Mike Kear

 Windsor, NSW, Australia

 0422 985 585

 Adobe Certified Advanced ColdFusion Developer

 AFP Webworks Pty Ltd

 http://afpwebworks.com

 Full Scale ColdFusion hosting from A$15/month



 *From:* li...@webstandardsgroup.org [mailto:li...@webstandardsgroup.org] *On
 Behalf Of *Luke Hoggett
 *Sent:* Monday, 11 May 2009 4:22 PM
 *To:* wsg@webstandardsgroup.org
 *Subject:* Re: [WSG] SEO - how to upgrade my skills?



 HI,

 The internet is a great resource. You won't get a certificate from it, but
 you will learn.

 btw your site has 62 validation errors, even transitional XHTML doesn't
 like

  href=http://afpwebworks.com/Index.cfm?pid=25


 with no quotes on the attribute.

 also font id deprecated.

 Cheers
 Luke

 Mike Kear wrote:

 I’m sorry if this is off topic.  I think it crosses over standards because
 it relates in a way,   I hope you’ll be a bit forgiving to me…..



 I need to upgrade my Search Engine Optimisation skills.  I’ve had quite
 good success at getting good rankings for my clients with attention to
 standards,  good practices with design and coding,  but I feel I need to
 know more about SEO and ought to update my skills in this area.  I need to
 learn more about current techniques and become more skilful at the
 techniques I use.



 So I’m asking for your advice…What’s the best way for me to update SEO
 skills?





 Cheers

 Mike Kear

 Windsor, NSW, Australia

 0422 985 585

 Adobe Certified Advanced ColdFusion Developer

 AFP Webworks Pty Ltd

 http://afpwebworks.com

 Full Scale ColdFusion hosting from A$15/month




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Re: [WSG] The mystery gap issue

2008-11-11 Thread James Farrell
I belive your transaparency problems have been answered.

I also have a problem with a gap like this so am dying to know what causes
it. I was tearing my hair out yesterday and I ended up using a negative
margin on the image get get around it.

James

2008/11/11 Darren Lovelock [EMAIL PROTECTED]

  Hi Kristine,

 All versions of IE before version 7 do not support png transparency. I
 usually use javascript to get this to work correctly for IE 5.5 and 6.

 One of these should help:
 http://homepage.ntlworld.com/bobosola/index.htm
 http://www.twinhelix.com/css/iepngfix/

 Hope this helps!

  Darren Lovelock
 Munky Online Web Design
 http://www.munkyonline.co.uk
 T: +44 (0)20-8816-8893

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 *From:* [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] *On
 Behalf Of *Kristine Cummins
 *Sent:* 11 November 2008 10:02
 *To:* wsg@webstandardsgroup.org
 *Subject:* [WSG] The mystery gap issue

  Please check www.richardvonsaal.com/test/index.html



 The gap is about 2 pixels high directly beneath the big image, and on top
 of the footer div.

 Stylesheet www.richardvonsaal.com/test/styles.html



 I'm tearing hair at this point. Any ideas are greatly appreciated.

 Another question: why is it that the .png file shows a white background in
 older versions of IE? Is it because it hadn't adapted to this newer file
 type? Should I not use the .png file type yet?

 Thanks in advance,

 Kristine



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Re: [WSG] Question about change color of numbers in OL list

2008-11-06 Thread James Farrell
Use a list-style with an image?

James

2008/11/6 Антон Грахов [EMAIL PROTECTED]

 Hi to all,

 how to change color of numbers in items OL list, but do not change
 color of text in items?

 My idea with inner span:

 CSS code:
 li { color: red; }
 li span { color: blue; }

 HTML code:
 ol
  lispanItem1/span/li
  lispanItem2/span/li
 /ol

 Any idea, but without span?

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 Thanks and regards,
 Anton Grakhov
 Russia


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Re: [WSG] Standards and Adobe Contribute

2008-11-03 Thread James Farrell
Hi Guys,

Thank your for your insights and assistance on this topic.

I am taking everyone's opinion into consideration and have received very
usefull help and templates from several people.

James

2008/11/3 Susan Grossman [EMAIL PROTECTED]



 On Sat, Nov 1, 2008 at 5:53 AM, James Farrell [EMAIL PROTECTED]wrote:

 Hi Guys,

 A client wants to use Adobe Contribute for content management.

 Is there any point writing standards complient code or will contribute
 butcher the code anyway?

 Can I use php at all with contribute? Would love to be able to include
 html files using php to avoid having to change loads of pages everytime
 navigation changes etc.

 James


 I do free work for non-profits, and many of them ask about using
 Contribute.  A CMS won't work for them because most of them have a small
 existing website that they got someone to do at some point in the last few
 years and they're trying to change it/add to it/figure out how to do
 anything to it.  They aren't willing to start from scratch and have a CMS
 set up for them, nor do the volunteers want to learn all about editing in a
 role based application, no matter how easy it is.  These are the people who
 Contribute is a lifesaver for.  I go in and clean up their stuff, make it
 into PHP and design includes they can't accidently edit and show them how to
 use Contribute by surfing to their web site and clicking the Contribute
 button.  TaDa - they can edit, sans butchering.

 Yes there are better solutions out there, but there's nothing wrong with
 this solution.  I don't feel it's my job to tell them that I won't help them
 unless they get on board with the latest and greatest.  I'm here to help
 them make sure their web site is accessible and that they can change text on
 the few pages they'll update.

 For me, the client is always right.  They know their business, their
 people, their limitations.  That doesn't mean I can't say, Yes, though we
 could also do that by    but in the end, they make the final decisions
 and a lot of the time I don't agree on everything, but they call the shots,
 and we have to be gracious.  I try to teach as I go , but I don't force my
 clients to learn if they don't want to.  And you might be surprised how many
 don't want to.



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 Susan R. Grossman
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[WSG] Standards and Adobe Contribute

2008-11-01 Thread James Farrell
Hi Guys,

A client wants to use Adobe Contribute for content management.

Is there any point writing standards complient code or will contribute
butcher the code anyway?

Can I use php at all with contribute? Would love to be able to include html
files using php to avoid having to change loads of pages everytime
navigation changes etc.

James


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Re: [WSG] Drupal - Standards Compliant and Crossbrowser Dropdown Navigation Widget?

2008-10-21 Thread James Farrell
Hi Guys,

Is it necessary to put titles on links for the purpose of accessibility?
a href=# title=this is a title

James

2008/10/21 Dave Lane [EMAIL PROTECTED]

 Hello Susan,

 If you're doing a lot of Drupal development, and you don't already have
 it, I strongly recommend getting a copy of Pro Drupal Development by
 John K. VanDyk - the 6.x version of the book is ISBN: 978-1-4302-0989-8
 - there's also a previous version focusing on 5.x which is equally
 indespensible for learning the drupal way of doing things.

 Cheers,

 Dave

 Susan Grossman wrote:
 
 
  Our core business is building sites with Drupal.  We focus on XHTML
 1.0
  strict compliance and are striving towards full adherence of the New
  Zealand e-government web guidelines which cover accessibility, and
  various other considerations.  We've found Drupal to be remarkably
  pliable with regard to those changes.
 
  Susan, the approach of altering modules that you described will
  definitely cause you maintenance headaches.  I would encourage you to
  learn as much as possible about Drupal's very sophisticated system of
  both theme and functionality overrides (called hooks in the Drupal
  world).
 
 
  ... cut
 
 
 
  Kind regards,
 
  Dave
 
 
 
  Thanks Dave for the input on hooks, which I have used in a few of the
  modules and they're real effective and I should've mentioned them.
 
  Unfortunately some of the modules I'm trying to use I find I still have
  to do some changing to.  I guess it's my lack of knowledge, but not all
  modules seem to be equal to me.  I'll take your suggestion and do more
  research and see how I can avoid this entirely, and I haven't done
  anything in multi-site mode.
 
 
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Re: WSG promoting standards via teaching? Re: [WSG] Positioning was Extra white line on the top of my list

2008-08-05 Thread James Farrell
I just joined today and am considering leaving already.

2008/8/5 Thierry Koblentz [EMAIL PROTECTED]

  -Original Message-
  From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
 On
  Behalf Of David Fuller - magickweb
  Sent: Tuesday, August 05, 2008 8:55 AM
  To: wsg@webstandardsgroup.org
  Subject: RE: WSG promoting standards via teaching? Re: [WSG] Positioning
 was
  Extra white line on the top of my list
 
  I spend my development time actually working on client sites...
 
  How I spend my time is none of your concern - If your going to start
 getting
  all antsy and narcissistic then its showing your not professional...

 David,

 Why sending this to the list?
 I replied *off-list* to one of your post yesterday saying that keeping the
 noise to a minimum is something we should all try to do, but you don't seem
 to care. I'd agree that the post you replied to should not have been sent
 to
 the list either, but still.
 Please think twice before hitting the send button.

 Thank you.

 PS: sorry for the extra noise


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 Regards,
 Thierry | http://www.TJKDesign.com






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