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Slides from “Selfish Accessibility” at Google

Or view the slides directly at SlideShare The kind folks at Google made a video of my talk and posted it to YouTube. I’ve also embedded it below: I was treated to lunch at a few of the cafes and cafeterias around the office, including a food truck parked on…

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Tags: accessibility, ARIA, css, Google, html, slides, speaking, standards, usability, UX, WAI, WCAG

Google’s AMP HTML

Google wants to speed up the web, and it has a plan: For many, reading on the mobile web is a slow, clunky and frustrating experience – but it doesn’t have to be that way. The Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) Project is an open source initiative that embodies the vision…

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Tags: accessibility, ARIA, css, Google, html, standards, usability, UX

Google Finally Has Code for App Banners, Will Now Penalize Interstitials

I didn’t want pizza anyway. Plenty of sites have covered the news from Google that many users have wanted to hear for some time now — that those giant overlays on sites that prompt you to download an app will now result in a search ranking penalty. Many of the…

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Tags: apps, Google, mobile, search, SEM, SEO, usability, UX

On the Mis-Named Mobilegeddon

If you are a web pro then it is likely that you heard that Google’s search results were going to change based on how mobile-friendly a site is (you probably heard a couple months ago even). This change took effect yesterday. As with almost all things in the tech world…

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Tags: Bing, Google, mobile, SEO, UX

I Don’t Care What Google Did, Just Keep Underlining Links

Screen shots of Google search results showing protanopia (middle) and deuteranopia (right) forms of color-blindness. Click/tap/select the image for a full-size view. I figured I’d lead with my argument right in the title. Even if you read no further, you know where I stand. I’m just going to fill up…

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Tags: accessibility, css, Google, html, rant, usability, UX

Google Needs to Provide Android App Interstitial Alternative

Yesterday Matt Cutts from Google tweeted that Google search results for users on smartphones may be adjusted based on the kinds of errors a web site produces (of course I was excited): Important: if your website has smartphone errors, we may change rankings for smartphone users: goo.gl/x8R4A #smx— Matt Cutts…

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Tags: apps, Google, html, mobile, rant, SEM, SEO, standards, usability

Chrome: Blink and You Missed the News

It’s old news by this Thursday morning, but in case you had not heard, Google is forking WebKit to make its own rendering engine, Blink. Opera will be using the Blink fork of WebKit as its rendering engine. A combination of people who are far smarter, far more well connected,…

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Tags: Apple, Blink, browser, Chrome, Google, Opera, Safari, standards, W3C, WebKit

Google Maps: Misbehaving with UA Sniffing

Here’s the TL;DR: Google Maps sniffs a browser’s user agent string. If it finds Internet Explorer on Windows Phone, then it kicks it over to the m.google.com mobile home page. So let’s be clear. It’s 2013 and one of the biggest companies on the internet is using a sniffer to…

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Tags: browser, geolocation, Google, internet, Microsoft, mobile, rant, standards, usability, UX

Confusion in Recent Google Updates

Google pushed out some updates recently which have had SEO experts and spammers, as well as the average web developer or content author, a bit confused. It seems that some sites have been losing traffic and attributing the change to the wrong update. It also seems that some of this…

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Tags: Google, SEO

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

Patent Wars Sorta-Infographic

I’m giving in to the cool hip trend of infographics that has been popping up like pinkeye across blogging and tech sites lately. These infographics are typically nothing more than data points (sometimes just narrative) strewn about with mathematically suspect charts or somewhat-related design elements. But they seem to draw…

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Tags: Apple, Google, infographic, Microsoft, patents

We Really Still Have to Debunk Bad SEO?

I’ve been doing this web thing from the start (sort of — I did not have a NeXT machine and a guy named Tim in my living room) and I’ve watched how people have clamored to have their web sites discovered on the web. As the web grew and search…

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

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