HTML 5: The Next Big Thing for Content

Roger and Mike

“Hypertext Mark-up Language 5 (HTML 5) is just a programming language.” As programming languages go, HTML 5 may be unusually disruptive. The web needs HTML 5. Technology is one factor in favor of HTML 5, but timing may be as important. HTML 5: Appification.

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Yikes: Many Americans Think HTML Is an STD

Inc Startups

A recent survey offers food for thought for the next time you''re filling a job: a surprising number of people are woefully ignorant of common technology terms.

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Are Marketers Now Required to be Engineers Too?

Startup Marketing Blog

As much as I hate to admit it, online marketers with engineering backgrounds often have a significant advantage over non-engineering marketers. Not only are engineering marketers more capable of getting the essentials done, they can use their reserve of time and creative energy to be scrappy about building marketing experiments. And of course the experiments they build on their own can be much more interesting than us non-engineers.

Engineering Social Commerce

Code as Craft

In this post we explore some of the engineering challenges we faced in building a social commerce feature like the gift recommender. The end result is a product that requires integration among components across our entire stack, including: frontend html, css, and javascript, middle tier application logic and libraries, backend database interfaces and job queues, and hadoop driven recommendations.

Why SEO Is Important In Online Marketing?

YoungUpstarts

And if you are planning to start your internet marketing campaign, there is one term that you cannot ignore or skip — Search Engine Optimisation – SEO. Algorithms Used By Search Engines. These are often used the search engines to rank websites.

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LinkedIn engineering’s client-side template evaluation

Niall Kennedy's Blog

A useful read when evaluating dynamic HTML templates. LinkedIn shares their evaluation process for choosing a client-side templating solution from 18 different options across 15 formal metrics. They ultimately chose dust.js to replace their Java Servlets and JSP. [W]e W]e found that for any non-trivial view, none of the templating options worked well across client and server unless the server could also execute JavaScript. Programming

SEO News: Google Gets Serious About Mobile Search

YoungUpstarts

Instead of displaying an interstitial that asks your visitors to download your mobile app, create an HTML banner pointing to your app so that the visitor’s use of your site isn’t disrupted. Others Google mobile search mobile SEO search engine marketing search engine optimization SEO

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Responsive emails that really work

Code as Craft

If you’ve ever written an HTML email, you’ll know that the state of the art is like coding for the web 15 years ago: tables and inline styles are the go-to techniques, CSS support is laughably incomplete , and your options for layout have none of the flexibility that you get on the “real web”.

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How to use meta tags to get your website found

Up and Running

Meta tags are an important and often overlooked on-page component of your website’s search engine optimization. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the continuous process of trying to rank first on search engines for a set of keywords relating to the subject of your website.

HTML5: 10 Provocative Predictions For The Future

readwrite.com

For HTML5 developers and decision makers, the most important technologies right now are HTML, JavaScript, CSS, mobile platforms and devices and evolving HTML platforms (browsers and operating systems). HTML On The Desktop. HTML Gets Naked (Again). Sections. Social. Mobile.

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Design Staff ? Hiring a designer: hunting the unicorn

Design Staff

And if you’re an engineer or MBA without a background in design, hiring a designer can be daunting, frustrating, or even downright scary. A given designer’s background might be rooted in ethnography, journalism, art, cognitive psychology, engineering, or other disciplines.

A Step-By-Step Guide On How To Build A Profitable Niche Content Website

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

Niche content sites, as I call them, are static websites that are rich in content that are well optimized so that they attract heavy natural or organic search engine traffic for free. Absolutely no HTML or programming skills are required, although learning the basics can give you a marginal advantage over your competition. I usually multiply the search demand by 3 to account for the other two big engines Bing and Yahoo , as well as the several other smaller ones in the online space.

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How to Tell Google What Your Content Means

Duct Tape Marketing

Search engines love content. That’s what they eat all day long, and they use HTML code to figure out what all those web pages say. You can use any number of Schema code generators to create the HTML code you might need for something like your address.

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The Internet is Ready for Things

Andrew Payne

Mobile HTML is just HTML with a few mobile-specific features. Mobile and desktop browsers share the same core rendering engine. I’m not a fan of the term “Internet of Things” (IoT), but it is the best way to describe a future where more and more devices are Internet-connected. As computation and communication get cheaper, more “dumb” devices will be “smart” and on-line.

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What is Structured Data & Schema for Websites & SEO?

Duct Tape Marketing

For business owners and even for many marketing consultants, search engine optimization can seem like a headache – especially when it comes to any level of technical SEO. In other words, structured data gives search engines another dimension of context for web page content.

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The Small Business Guide To SEO (Search Engine Optimization) in 2017

crowdSPRING Blog

If you’re moving slowly or have yet to implement search engine optimization (SEO) strategies as part of your overall marketing efforts, you’re falling behind your competitors. Image Source: SEO Linkbuilding.

How I Learned to Code

Vinicius Vacanti

I wasn’t ready to become a Google engineer but I could build any prototype we wanted. I had to learn endless things including HTML/CSS, MySQL, Python/Django, Javascript, AJAX, nginx and more. Next posts on how to acquire users for free and how to raise a Series A.

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the vc in me.: New College Degree: Marketing Engineering

the vc in me

Professional Marketplaces - Web Based Platforms to Help You Make Money » New College Degree: Marketing Engineering. The “brains” go for engineering, math, or medicine. Marketing engineering could be one of the most valuable professions and become what every smart bright-eyed college student aspires to conquer…. Listed below are links to weblogs that reference New College Degree: Marketing Engineering : Comments. Marketing and Engineering. the vc in me.

In WordPress Hosting Hell? Pantheon Now Supports WordPress

Feld Thoughts

When companies are just getting off the ground, the founders often build the websites themselves, increasingly with flat HTML because it is simple and efficient. Startup engineering teams are now tasked with managing a CMS system. The startup’s ops and engineering team. At Foundry Group we went through a similar pattern, but here at Foundry it was Ryan (a co-founder and former engineering leader at Excite) who played the role of VP Eng.

Static Analysis for PHP

Code as Craft

We don’t use PHP’s native templating where code and HTML is mixed in one file. Nothing particularly exotic but they help make the code readable and consistent across an ever growing engineering department. engineering infrastructure securityAt Etsy we have three tiers of static analysis on our PHP code that run on every commit or runs periodically every hour.

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The 7 Most Important SEO Factors for Bloggers

Duct Tape Marketing

Blogging software, such as WordPress, automatically gives your content an advantage when it comes to the “on page” factors that search engines consider important in determining what content to show in search results. By default your blog post headline is shown in the HTML as an H1 tag.

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Top 10 to Ask When Choosing a Web Designer for Your Business Website

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Do they have experience with content management system such as Joomla, Drupal, do they have experience working with "raw" HTML ? Do you have experience with search engine optimization? How to Choose a Web Design Firm You do your homework on them.

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What Is the Hypernet?

Roger and Mike

For more than a decade, the web has been stuck with HTML 4 as its platform and Flash as its media format. The other 10% of Web search was controlled by a rapidly growing group of specialized search engines: Wikipedia, Facebook, Twitter, Yelp, Realtor.com, Match.com, etc.

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Page Speed: Why It’s a Big Tool in Your Page Ranking

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Get a high page rank, and your business can be easily found on search engines sites, especially the mammoth, Google. But have you heard the new ways Google is deciding these search engine rankings? HTML and CSS : Minimize HTML file size and complexity to maximize page display speed.

When being “first” is not a competitive advantage

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

” This is how one of our competitors attempts to differentiate and compete with us at WP Engine. Google wasn’t the first search engine, the iPod wasn’t the first mp3 player, and DropBox wasn’t the first shared filesystem. (Powered by LaunchBit ).

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SEO is Dead. Now What?

Inc Startups

Until now, search engine optimization has been tactical and reactive in nature. It is time to re-imagine what it means to manage search engine rankings. In 2010, the search engine began factoring in social signals, looking at how frequently a website is mentioned in the social sphere.

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How HTML5 Is Aiding in Cross-Platform Development

mashable.com

The reason we included Rhodes in this roundup — despite being a Ruby tool — is that it uses HTML, CSS and JavaScript in its views. That means that HTML can be used for the interface aspect of the app — even if Ruby is what is powering the work on the backend.

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Are Marketers Now Required to be Engineers Too?

Startup Marketing Blog

As much as I hate to admit it, online marketers with engineering backgrounds often have a significant advantage over non-engineering marketers. Not only are engineering marketers more capable of getting the essentials done, they can use their reserve of time and creative energy to be scrappy about building marketing experiments. And of course the experiments they build on their own can be much more interesting than us non-engineers.

Batch Processing Millions and Millions of Images

Code as Craft

Many of our job postings for Engineering positions describe the company as a place “where the word ‘millions’ is used frequently and in many contexts&#. I provided test pages of results throughout our benchmarking for internal review — imagine an HTML page with 200 sample images displayed in rows, with seven columns of varying quality of each image. Tags: engineering

The Marriage of Content & Images for Local SEO

Duct Tape Marketing

When we think of search engine optimization (SEO) and search engine marketing (SEM), we usually focus on online traffic. Keep in mind, though, that in order to be picked up by search engines your content must be HTML text.

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5 Ways to Stand Out in Google Search

Inc Startups

Fresh and relevant content attracts users as well as search engines. Your Website Doesn't Speak the Search Engines' Language Building your site using Flash or Javascript is just like running an ad in The New York Times written in Mandarin Chinese--search engines just won't get it!

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How to Use Keywords to Get More Website Traffic and Improve SEO

Marketing Junkie

I’m going to get to that, but first let me give you the upshot of how and why keywords help your search engine rankings…. Search engines have something called spiders that crawl the Web. Then they report back to the search engine database.

Framework Benchmarks

TechEmpower

Weak performance can also cause premature scale pain, user experience degradation, and associated penalties levied by search engines. Why doesnt your test include more substantial algorithmic work, or building an HTML response with a server-side template?"

The Local SEO Playbook – Your Guide to Local Rankings

Duct Tape Marketing

Search engines are busy trying to adopt a consistent markup protocol to help use HTML code to properly identify things like businesses, reviews, addresses, books, movies and the like.

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50 Places You Can Learn to Code (for Free) Online

YoungUpstarts

MIT OpenCourseWare : Find more than a hundred online course materials for electrical engineering and computer science in MIT’s OpenCourseWare collection. SitePoint Reference : Find references for HTML, CSS, and JavaScript on Sitepoint.

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Who should learn to program?

Chris Dixon

Every company I know is hiring engineers (e.g. I’d also argue that if you are a non-technical person working at a web company the the first thing you should learn is internet architecture (DNS, http, html, web servers, database, TCP/UDP, IP, etc). There has recently been a lot of talk in the tech world and beyond about getting more people to learn computer programming. I think this is a worthy goal*, but the question should be considered from various angles.

Solve hard problems and fly robots

High Contrast

Front-end Engineer (UI/UX). Shopximity, an early-stage startup, is looking for a front-end engineer. You’ll work with industry-leading Bocoup engineers and an experienced team of startup veterans at Shopximity to develop a system that will improve the user experience of 100 million people daily. As the first front-end engineer, you’ll both define and solve the many interesting problems we face as we develop the product from scratch. We take care of our engineers.

Google Guidelines

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Check for broken links and make any corrections to HTML that is needed. It’s important to note that not every search engine spider crawls dynamic pages as well as static pages. Make sure that advertisements do not affect search engine rankings.

Frameworks Round 1

TechEmpower

Weak performance can also cause premature scale pain, user experience degradation, and associated penalties levied by search engines. Why doesn''t your test include more substantial algorithmic work, or building an HTML response with a server-side template?"

5 Relatively Simple Steps to Dominate Local Search

Duct Tape Marketing

Would be buyers turn to search engines on laptops and mobile devices before they look anywhere else. Even raving fans don’t seem to make the time to login and write reviews and most of the review engines don’t want you to do anything to stimulate reviews.