March 10, 2014 in Web Design News, Web Marketing

UK Post Code Schema Markup

Schema was set up to provide a collection of Schema’s (standardised HTML tags) to be adopted by search engines, including Google and Bing, in an effort to help search engines results grab and display important data. Here’s the Schema (Mark-up) for a UK post code:


<div itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/PostalAddress">
<span itemprop="name">Differentgood</span>
<span itemprop="streetAddress">E Factor Enterprise Village</span>
<span itemprop="streetAddress">Prince Albert Gardens</span>
<span itemprop="addressLocality">Grimsby</span>
<span itemprop="addressRegion">Lincolnshire</span>
<span itemprop="postalCode">DN31 3AG</span>
<span itemprop="addressCountry">United Kingdom</span>
</div>
<a href="https://goo.gl/maps/RFIjR" title="show Differentgood on map">(show on map)</a>

Output:

Differentgood
E Factor Enterprise Village
Prince Albert Gardens
Grimsby
Lincolnshire
DN31 3AG
United Kingdom

(show on map)


Google Launches Web Designer Tool

Google Web DesignerGoogle has launched a new app called Web Designer. OMG, we’ve been replaced.

Google intend the tool to make online ads align better with web standards and offer higher accessibility across devices. It’s Google’s hope that this app will help developers realise their goal of “Build once, run anywhere”.

Web Designer is a WUSIWUG editor that spits out good quality HTML and CSS to aid in the creation of good quality animated ads.

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September 23, 2013 in Web Design News, WordPress Designer News

Google Logo Revamp More Inline With Flat Design Trends

There may be revamp in the air as a new Google logo is found in the latest Chrome Beta, reports Arts Technica. The logo stands naked having shed it’s bevels and shadows and has even moved to a pastel colour palette which will no doubt better contrast a minimal white background .

Google logo re-design

The new logo looks to be more in-keeping with the current Flat Design trend.

The Flat Design style made popular by Windows Metro, continues to be the way forward for high tech logo marks and interface design and has been finding it’s way into web designs for a while.

Apples recent iOS7 update completely re-hashed the iPhones legendary skew-morphic interface with it’s lifelike; bevels, textures and curves and instead opted for a Flat Design interface similar to the popular Windows Metro style. It seems Google may follow suit.


August 22, 2010 in Web Design News

Wave Goodbye

Google has announced it’s waving goodbye to Google Wave – their web app for real time communication and collaboration. I feel like they have dangled the carrot in front of the donkey, let us bite and took it away. I feel I know where Google Wave has gone wrong though, it should have been Google Mail V2, not another App! But I still cant help feeling like Santas been, ate the cookies, drank the milk and left no presents!


July 8, 2010 in Web Marketing Tip

Web Marketing Tip: Website Speed Affects Ranking

speedometer

Breaking web marketing tip just in! Website speed affects ranking – it’s official. The good folks at Google have stated that website speed is one of many methods they use to judge the quality of a website. Oh, and get this: website speed also affects your Google page rank – well I never! Read More


June 26, 2007 in Uncategorized

Better Google Results

If you are searching around for web design coding techniques or want to find a blog on a certain topic Google sometimes seems to miss your search terms completely. Using special characters you can target your terms to return more relevant search results.

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