I’ve been thinking a lot about my linking strategy lately. Trying to get incoming backlinks, making sure I have good inner links…
But one area that I think is too often overlooked is outbound links.
HTML5 microdata is a WHATWG HTML specification used to nest semantics within existing content on web pages. The puorpose is to allow crawler or screen reader to understand what’s the meaning of a text. These information are accessible only by this software and are invisible for the user.
Using Htaccess file you can speed up the loading time of your site with Header and ETag.
Header unset ETag FileETag None # 21 DEC 2012 <filesMatch "(?i)^.*\.(ico|flv|jpg|jpeg|png|gif|js|css)$"> Header unset Last-Modified Header set Expires "Fri, 21 Dec 2012 00:00:00 GMT" Header set Cache-Control "public, no-transform" </filesMatch> # 3 HOUR <filesMatch "\.(txt|xml|js|css)$"> Header set Cache-Control "max-age=10800" </filesMatch> # NEVER CACHE <filesMatch "\.(html|htm|php|cgi|pl)$"> Header set Cache-Control "max-age=0, private, no-store, no-cache, must-revalidate" </filesMatch>
Caching with .htaccess and Apache will take your website and your web skills to the next level. This is some technical and advanced methods condensed to simple htaccess code examples for you. But you must take the time to understand caching with cache-control and other headers and HTTP options before you implement on a production server.
Web accessibility refers to the inclusive practice of making websites usable by people of all abilities and disabilities. When sites are correctly designed, developed and edited, all users can have equal access to information and functionality. For example, when a site is coded with semantically meaningful HTML, with textual equivalents provided for images and with links named meaningfully, this helps blind users using text-to-speech software and/or text-to-Braille hardware. When text and images are large and/or enlargeable, it is easier for users with poor sight to read and understand the content. When links are underlined (or otherwise differentiated) as well as coloured, this ensures that color blind users will be able to notice them.
Web accessibility – Wikipedia
Nobody Likes a Slow Website
Pingdom Tools is a Full Page Test tool to help you analyze the load speed of your websites and learn how to make them faster. It lets you identify what about a web page is fast, slow, too big, what best practices you’re not following, and so on.
This tool is completely free and easy-to-use.
Skelliewag has written an interesting blog usability checklist composed in 19 points.
A great way to evaluate and improve the usability of your blog or your websites as well.
The Robot Exclusion Standard, also known as the Robots Exclusion Protocol or robots.txt protocol, is a convention to prevent cooperating web crawlers and other web robots from accessing all or part of a website which is otherwise publicly viewable. Robots are often used by search engines to categorize and archive web sites, or by webmasters to proofread source code.