Is Your Blog W3C Compliant?

Last night I checked my personal blog’s code hoping I can proudly display the W3C Validated Button. Since I use Blogger and do not really do anything to clean up the code (beyond adding Alt-tags to the images I embed) I wasn’t surprised at all to find that my blog contained lots of errors – […]

Alt-Tags: For Spiders and the Visually Impaired

Lots of people underestimate the importance of Alt-Tags. Even though SEO experts time and again stress the importance of Alt-Tags many still do not bother with it at all, or if they use it, do not consistently do so. To be honest, I belong to the inconsistent group. Alt-tags ARE very important. SEO-wise the absence […]

A few reminders on third-party Image Hosting

If you have a blog that’s hosted in WordPress.com, or Blogspot, or any other free* service, or if you have unlimited resources, that is, truckloads of money to pay for all that uncapped web space, you may be least likely concerned about the gigabytes that images can easily consume from what you have arranged with […]

Tweaking your blog’s HTML? Avoid these horrible tags!

If you’ve been blogging for sometime now, you would have tinkered with HTML several times of already. In fact I’ve shown how you can use several HTML tags to make your posts more readable. The bad news is, HTML has a dark side: it has tags and attributes that are not very useful or meaningful […]

Maximizing Stock Photography

Stock photography is the general term for photographs that are readily found in repositories whether in the real world or over the internet … there are literally millions of stock photos in the internet and there are a lot of sites that give them out for free. Those sites who charge for their service often compensate photographers and artists for use of their images.

Lowdown on the technical aspects of design

Clearly, I’m asking for trouble here by laying down a list of what is regarded as good design. Hopefully though, this does not turn out like O’Reilly’s Bloggers’ Code of Conduct which he later took back: Proper use of fonts – as a general rule, no more than three font families are to be used […]