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Archives by Month: August, 2006

Listed below are excerpts and links to all weblog, blog entries, posts published during August, 2006.





SEO News: Danny Sullivan Moving On

Danny Sullivan, longtime SEO guru and voice at Search Engine Watch, announced that he’s leaving December 1st, 2006. He wanted to write about the reasons why himself, so be sure to check out his blog post, Leaving Search Engine Watch. To stay in touch and learn what he’ll be doing next, visit Daggle, Danny’s personal blog, or sign up for his Yahoo! group, What’s Next for Danny?. In addition, Danny will continue doing The Daily Searchcast, a 20-30 minute recap of the past day’s SEO, SEM news (podcast or regular text viewing). (99 words, 6 links)

12:01 pm, pdt29 August, 2006

Categories: SEO





Usability and Design News: Screen Resolution, Page Layout, Hot Spots

Jakob Nielsen and Andy King both have new articles at their sites that cover window resolution, user-friendly website design, and related issues. This important topic is also regularly discussed and debated in Web design and development discussion lists. Below I’ve highlighted their articles, but be sure to check them out in full, too (links below). (658 words, 9 links, 2 images)

11:21 am, pdt 1 August, 2006

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Recommended Books

Cover - CSS Mastery: Advanced Web Standards Solutions, by Andy Budd, with Simon Collison, Cameron Moll. Published February 13, 2006.

Cover: Dont Make Me Think, Second Edition (2005), by Steve Krug. 

Hand-picked best book recommendations for Web site design, CSS, graphics, Photoshop, color, accessibility, more

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