Designer's Diary & Desktop Denotations

 

Every now and then, I'll share a piece of wisdom here, let you in on some interesting discovery, talk about business in general, or web design in particular - or I'll just rant :) Enjoy!

 

Blog: Designer's Diary & Desktop Denotations

Whoohoo! We've successfully (albeit not without difficulties) upgraded our own site to Joomla! 3.2. I wanted to know what's coming and what is going to be involved when everyone will make the leap (not until the end of next year, mind you). Basically, I had to satisfy my nerdly curiosity...

Google has put out a new Webmaster Help video discussing the Disavow Links tool, and whether or not it's a good idea to use it even when you don't have a manual action against your website...

Sometimes, it feels like a hard sell to our clients... the constant updates, upgrades, etc. But, you HAVE to keep up with technology. With the way your customers interact with you, the devices they use, etc. You have to keep up with the criteria search engines use to index and rank your website. It's a fact of life.. or business, I suppose.

I've had a very interesting conversation with a web design firm in Toronto over the weekend. They called to request assistance with a Joomla! project for one of their clients, after they found us on a Canadian directory for Joomla developers. Fair enough.

This prompted me to check our entry on said directory. Since we don't pay for the listing, it's not at the top of the page, nor does it stand out in any way...

New and improved my foot! Have you tried to upload a new video to your YouTube channel lately? No? Gosh, darn... you're missing all the fun! I consider myself fairly web savvy and can usually find my way around just about any program. The simple task of uploading a video for a client turned into a wild goose chase (google chase?) for tutorials/instructions on how to use the new video manager. 

OH EM GEE! I love it!
Of course, I've used Firebug for longer than I care to date myself but for some reason, Google's version is more intuitive, a bit more light weight, and just.. well... awesome! Not only, does it bring you right to your highlighted tag, but it shows you exctly which css files and properties are applied/not applied. It allows you to make changes to css properties, instantly rendering those changes...