Strict vs Transitional Doc Type

April 20, 2010

I use transitional doc type on almost all of my web pages.  I am perfectly comfortable coding in “strict” but it does not allow me to use the target=”_blank” to force a new window on pages leaving the domain name. Why would I ever switch to strict if all of the competition is still using transitional?  What are the advantages?

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My favorite Gmail Feature

April 15, 2010

If you have every been on the receiving end of a job post you know what happens with the people who forget to attach their resumes…they don’t get the job.  I know because I forget an attachment about every few weeks. Today I wrote an email where I said “in the attached file” in the body of the email and forgot to attach something.  After pressing Send, an alert popped…

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I hate GoDaddy!

April 13, 2010

“So everyone knows go daddy, and they have really cheap domain names and stuff.  Plus I am very comfortable using their site to change name servers and set up email or domain forwarding.  What I hate is that I can’t send a client to buy a domain name for themselves with out worrying about them purchasing a bunch of products and services they don’t need.  Also if you have ever…

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How can I tell keyword conversion rates?

March 4, 2010

I read an SEO post recently that talked about using PPC advertising to test the success of different keywords.  So start with PPC, see what keywords perform the best, and then optomize for those keywords.  Makes great sense to me but then I started to think about how I would figure out a conversion rate. A conversion is a visitor that completes your desired task.  Your desired task can be…

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Whats the Deal with Universal Business Listings?

March 4, 2010

In December I came across a bulk listing service called Universal Business Listings.org  For $30 per year they promise to list your business in hundreds of directories.  What is nice is that you can log in to your account and change your business information and descriptions and then UBL will go out and update all of the listings for you. It has been more than 2 months since I signed…

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