Last Web Page Update (IE is good for something!!!)

I needed to know when a website was last updated…so I dug around online and on this page:

http://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/chrome/FCdMwM7mgPU

I found out this works (seems to not work in Chrome but will in IE.):

  1. Dig around for that long-lost IE icon and click it.
  2. Open a web page
  3. In the address bar, replace the full address with: javascript:alert(document.lastModified)
  4. Hit enter and you will get a pop up with date info

 

It’s the little things

Sometimes those little touches can give you a nice feel to your site.  Here’s one…add this code to the top of your CSS:

* {  -webkit-transition: all 0.2s ease;  -moz-transition:    all 0.2s ease;  -ms-transition:     all 0.2s ease;  -o-transition:      all 0.2s ease;}

Wherever you have hovers and similar things, it will transition between the 2 states. Try it out!

The idea for this came from one of my favorite sites, CSS Tricks. Article is here: http://css-tricks.com/things-it-might-be-funuseful-to-try-the-universal-selector-on/

Converting a site to WP but doing the right SEO stuff

Mainly what you have to do is:

  1. Convert the site to WP
  2. Once all is good with WP edit .htaccess
  3. Above all the wordpress stuff you have to add this type of thing: Redirect 301 /myoldurl.html http://mydomain.com/newpagename
  4. You have to add that for each old file that you want to redirect to the new file
  5. There is info all over the net, including here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3696002/converting-a-static-site-to-a-wordpress-site-how-to-transfer-convert-seo-ranki

301 Redirect and Canonicalization

This is a bit web design related and a bit SEO related but basically watch this video:

http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=canonical+matt+cutts&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8#q=canonical+matt+cutts&hl=en&client=safari&rls=en&prmd=imvnso&source=lnms&tbm=vid&ei=VpYhT57qHcqBgwfXy4D1CA&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=4&ved=0CBEQ_AUoAw&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.,cf.osb&fp=cb0215ac689da41e&biw=1089&bih=1024

Then check these sites on how to fix it.

http://knowledge.freshpromo.ca/seo-tools/301-redirect.php

http://www.barrywise.com/2008/10/seo-canonical-urls-and-301-redirects-in-windows-iis-6-iis-7/

http://www.searchenginepeople.com/blog/hwoto-canonical-headers.html

 

 

Install WordPress in sub-directory, run in home directory

It’s been a while since I posted.  I’ve been a busy bee!  This post will be short and sweet.

I work on a lot of existing sites that I’m converting to WordPress. I want to leave the current site in place and work on WP in sub-directory until its time to go live.  This link will tell you how to do it:

http://www.optiniche.com/blog/145/wordpress-tutorial-install-wordpress-in-a-different-directory/

That’s it…see short and sweet!

Super Helpful Nerdy Web Design Type Links

I love CSS-TRICKS.COM.  Always interesting, usually helpful…but today its MEGA HELPFUL!  This post in particular:

http://css-tricks.com/12389-one-page-apps-i-actually-use/

Why?  Because I’m always looking up the code for rounded corners or trying to find the exact link to jQuery…here are some great links from that article!

That’s it.  Have fun. 🙂