10 more sites that stupidly try to ban you from linking to them
July 15, 2012 – 6:44 pm | One Comment

Even more sites that try to bank you from linking to them in the terms. Make it stop.

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Guardian makes its comments accessible, SEO friendly and mobile friendly all in one go!
November 5, 2009 – 12:15 am | 7 Comments
Guardian makes its comments accessible, SEO friendly and mobile friendly all in one go!

The Guardian has changed its comment system - moving from a client-side system to a server-side one.

With the old system, once you loaded a page, some javascript would go off and look up the comments and display them. This wasn't terribly accessible - if you couldn't or didn't run javascript, you couldn't see the comments. It was also bad for SEO, as search engines couldn't run the javascript. And if your mobile didn't run javascript (like mine), you couldn't read the comments either.

Express.co.uk about to redesign: sneak preview
June 25, 2009 – 9:30 pm | 3 Comments
Express.co.uk about to redesign: sneak preview

The express website is about to have a redesign. You can see it here. Here's a screenshot. They also seem to be moving URL from dailyexpress.co.uk to express.co.uk. It doesn't seem that much better to me ...

Proof and implications of javascript passing anchor text and page rank in Google
June 2, 2009 – 8:50 pm | No Comment
Proof and implications of javascript passing anchor text and page rank in Google

An explanation and test of google's treatment of javascript hidden links.

Sites whose appearance sucks in google news!
May 27, 2009 – 8:00 am | No Comment
Sites whose appearance sucks in google news!

More examples of sites that appear in google news with headlines like 'Newsticker requires javascript' and 'Font size A A A'

On the usability of taps and the lessons for web design
May 20, 2009 – 8:51 pm | 12 Comments
On the usability of taps and the lessons for web design

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.

Content carousels reviewed: Yahoo loses, Sky wins
April 30, 2009 – 11:31 pm | 5 Comments
Content carousels reviewed: Yahoo loses, Sky wins

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.

IntenseDebate, SEO and post counts
January 12, 2009 – 12:01 am | No Comment

IntenseDebate has partly solved its problem with SEO (with the wordpress plugin at least). But there's something funny about the comment counts ...

BT, BTconnect, javascript and accessibility
December 3, 2008 – 2:41 pm | No Comment
BT, BTconnect, javascript and accessibility

BT needs to sort out how it uses javascript - it looks stupid in the search results and appears to break its own accessibility policy.