The Facebook f8 2010 conference has presented some exciting new opportunities for developers to play around and integrate with Facebook in ways never possible before. Developers can now leverage Facebook's new Open Graph API in conjunction with the OAuth 2.0 standard on their sites to build highly customized, dynamic applications.
The concentration on external linking takes precedence in most cases leaving relevant internal linking overlooked on most websites/blogs. Integrating strong internal linking structures within your pages can provide search engines with additional keyword information that otherwise might not be indexed through the content. Using 'tagging' within posts with anchor links can do this. More on how this works after the break.
My day has been made. Google Webmaster Tools has been given a few new fancy metrics. All the updates have gone entirely to the 'top search queries' section, doing away with those useless percentages and putting up some solid numbers instead. Some more on what's different, some pics and why this is awesome after the break.
So I've been busy lately... Last week I released a comment form which was promptly attacked by spammers! Oh noes! But don't worry, I'm a pro. I added an extra layer of security in the form of a Captcha to both the comments for all posts and the contact page of the website. No spam has gotten through since so I am assuming that it is working. I also added some social networking integration to the right column to increase my reach. More on social networking after the break.
At long last I have a few more mentionable updates to talk about here at whitbreaddesign.com. The texturing on some of the background images was somewhat lacking in my opinion so I thought it best to add some neat stripes to give it some extra life. Other notable changes are the IE7 testing and the comment form/recent comments section integration.
Businesses are required to have flexibility if they want to be able to service clients effectively. Users have little patience when looking for products/services online and can easily be turned away by the slightest mistake. This is why I fail to see the usefulness of Adobe Flash as a business application.
Everyone seem to be looking at Microsoft's new search engine Bing in a way we haven't seen since Google exploded on to the scene a few years back. Like me you may have noticed that Bing hasn't found your site yet! Do something about it by adding your URL to their index.