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Google Analytics Viewport Tracking

Google Analytics has tracked browser viewport sizes for almost four years, but I found it was imprecise. After doing some recent testing I have decided it works well and have started to dump my own tracking as a result. This post shares some of the history and comparison information. History…

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Tags: analytics, browser, JavaScript

Speaking at Booster Conference in Bergen

A couple days ago I mentioned that I’d be speaking at the Ace! Conference in Krakow. I also suggested I might have other speaking gigs around the same time in Europe. Now I can announce that I’ll be in Bergen, Norway speaking at the Booster Conference. Most of my talks…

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Tags: analytics, print, speaking, standards

NAGW Slides: Responsive Web Design Primer

I just finished a webinar for the National Association of Government Web Professionals where I provided an overview of responsive design. I always struggle when I cannot see the audience, but as always my ego carries me through to the end. The slides are embedded here for any and all…

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Tags: analytics, css, design, html, mobile, slides, speaking, usability, UX

“Tracking Printed Pages (or How to Validate Assumptions)” at Web Standards Sherpa

Today my second article at Web Standards Sherpa has been posted, Tracking Printed Pages (or How to Validate Assumptions). I fit a lot in there, but the gist is that I show you how to track when and what pages from a site are printed so you can make a…

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Tags: analytics, clients, css, design, html, print, standards, usability, UX

My Carousel Use Stats

I started this post way back in March after reading Brad Frosts’ bit on carousels. Then I let it sit unfinished. With the buzz around ShouldIUseACarousel.com this week, I figured I’d finish it up. The data is old, although I offer updated numbers at the bottom. The Process I looked…

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Tags: accessibility, analytics, design, mobile, rant, touch, usability, UX

Tracking When Users Print Pages

A few months ago I had the pleasure of writing a piece for .net Magazine about print styles (Make your website printable with CSS). It was posted to .net’s web site last month and received an overwhelming one comment. That comment, however, summed up something I hear all the time:…

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Tags: analytics, css, print, standards

My Viewport Sizes

Yes, that is my two monitor set-up — one display at 1,920 × 1,080 (with a browser at whatever size will fit my tabs) and one at 1,024 × 1,280 (with a browser always at 1,024 × 1,024). My browser reports two different screen resolutions depending which display the browser…

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Tags: analytics, browser

SEO Isn’t Just Google

This past weekend I had the pleasure of participating in Buffalo’s first WordCamp for WordPress users. Before my presentation I made it a point to sit in on the other sessions that were in the same track as mine. When discussing SEO, all the sessions I saw mentioned only Google.…

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Tags: analytics, Bing, Google, rant, search, SEM, SEO, Yahoo

Selection Bias When Reviewing Browser Stats

A recurring problem I find is when web developers, their support teams and their managers try to evaluate who is using their site(s) by reviewing their web logs (or Google Analytics) in a vacuum. It is far too easy to simply look at statistics reporting what browsers use a site…

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Tags: accessibility, analytics, browser, Chrome, css, Internet Explorer, rant, usability, UX

Recent(ish) News on Google, Bing, SEO/SEM

I have written many times here about SEO/SEM and how so much of it is sold to organizations by scam artists (though I recoil at the thought of calling them “artists”). Too often it includes demonstrably false claims, like how meta keywords and descriptions will help your site and that…

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Tags: analytics, Bing, Facebook, Google, search, SEM, SEO, social media, Twitter

Google Analytics Opt-Out Add-On Is Out

That title was more fun to write than I thought it would be.Back in March I mentioned that Google had decided that it would let users opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics (Google to Let Users Opt Out of Analytics Tracking). That day is here. News sites all…

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Tags: analytics, Google, privacy

Your Site Speed to Affect Its Google Rank

If you’ve been paying attention to the world of SEO and the intersection with Google, then you may have heard a few months back that Google was considering using the speed of a site to affect a site’s rankings. Google has already factored in the speed of a site when…

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Tags: analytics, Google, SEM, SEO

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