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Trinity Mirror has stopped selling paid links without the nofollow tag. Christian Science Monitor has started.
I recently counted all the official national newspaper twitter accounts. It took a long time. So I want the figures to update automatically. Here's what I've done so far. Can you help me do it better?
Three's a trend. And five's a default. Four examples of sites whose logo is a link to the homepage - and who make this abundantly clear by changing the image on mouseover.
I recently pointed out that the Delia Online's relaunch was a right cock up. They've now made things worse ...
Is Trinity Mirror selling keyword-rich links on its ic Network without using the nofollow tag? Don't tell Google ...
Interested in the MPs' expenses scandal? Here's a round up of the best resources and tools.
Condemnation of the Times's Nightjack story appeared to stop today on the paper's own blog. But it just looks that way as the word 'next' that gets you to more comments has vanished.
Here's a round up of bad or hard to use login designs and functions - things to avoid if you ever sort your login out.
A review of the usability of taps - avoiding arrest for getting my camera out in public toilets and showers - in order to see what lessons the design of everyday objects can tell us about web design.
Wolfram Alpha - the new search engine that gives access to systematic knowledge (ie it's a big database of curated facts) - has been variously hailed as a google and wikipedia killer. I've found the Wolfram|Alpha killer - the UK Ask A Librarian site.
Twitter is now using proper meta descriptions - the full tweet for tweets, and the bio for profile pages.
#fixreplies and #twitterfail 4 lessons to learn from Twitter's approach.
With a 140-character limit, avoiding unnecessary apostrophes could make the difference between your tweet fitting ... and not (this is no excuse not to include an apostrophe when you should).
Carousels (sliders as they're sometimes known) are a good way to promote several items of content without using up too much space on your homepage.
Here's a roundup of sites using them - and how successful I think they are. Having studies several, I think the best ones.
Someone at Twitter needs to read Google's guidelines to improve how the search engine shows individual tweets.
But even if Twitter itself doesn't care how it looks, clever people like Barack Obama and Russell Brand have worked out how to get individual descriptions in Twitter. I'll explain how ...
Newspaper websites are failing in some obvious ways to make their stories readable. Too many are using small fonts, long off-putting paragraphs, no subheadings, no in-content boxes or pictures, and no in-content links.
There are several ways to make your copy readable on the web. Yet I see sites ignoring these simple tips, all the time - especially newspapers.
At the botom, you'll find this article repeated, breaking all ...
What makes a good Twitter avatar - with examples of good and bad avatars and lessons you can learn from them.