The Best Free Webfont for Readability

The Best Free Webfont for Readability

* OK, I admit it,  it took me a long time to test and find out (years actually) but finally I’ve found the best free webfont (or web font if you prefer that) for body text readability. Surprisingly it’s a…

How Cool Web Design Leads to Shareability Failure

How Cool Web Design Leads to Shareability Failure

* More than 10 years ago I wanted to become a so called Flash developer. I enrolled at a state funded six month long course to learn use Flash to build websites with animated effects. I failed. During this half…

Free Webfonts that Don’t Look Fuzzy

Free Webfonts that Don’t Look Fuzzy

As noted before on this blog most fonts including webfonts look fuzzy these days. That’s bad for readability and ultimately for your bottom line. Using just Helvetica and Arial won’t suffice anymore. You really have to use webfonts now. Sadly…

Examples of Quality Webfonts for Body Text Readability: Proxima Nova

Examples of Quality Webfonts for Body Text Readability: Proxima Nova

* Last time I’ve written about how Microsoft made the Web ugly and how so called webfonts are probably a solution alas a difficult one I promised to find some premium quality webfonts for improved body text readability. I’ve checked…

How Microsoft Made the Web Ugly & What to Do About it

How Microsoft Made the Web Ugly & What to Do About it

* This is a sad story with a happy ending about the way Microsoft has made the Web ugly and what to do about it. You have to act now though or you lose readers and customers. In a more…

SEO 2.0 Goes Responsive Web Design with Origin

SEO 2.0 Goes Responsive Web Design with Origin

SEO 2.0 goes responsive web design with the free WordPress theme Origin by AlienWP. I kept my last theme for about 5 years by now and would even have sticked with it but it didn’t display properly on smartphones and…

Readability Advice: Lorem Ipsum Yourself! I’m Not a Dummy

Readability Advice: Lorem Ipsum Yourself! I’m Not a Dummy

* One of the most important things on the Web is readability. Despite that to this day many webmasters, bloggers and even web designers neglect it. Recently an SEO blogger I asked to improve his post readability so that my…

Best SEO Website Design: SEO Companies Using Dark Backgrounds

SEO.com, USA     Datadial, UK: A London Based Digital Web Agency     iCrossing UK     Voltier Creative, USA     Sebcreation, France     Union Room, UK     RICG, USA     alt design, UK  …

Non-Profit SEO Resources

Non-profit SEO was on my mind for some time at least as long as I have known the Graphic Alliance, a social designers network of companies and individuals dedicated to social campaigns, non-profit advertising and media activism. SEO for non-profits…

CSS Tricks for Better SEO

CSS Tricks for Better SEO

* As most of us know it is often really difficult to build websites for both the user and Google. Google still needs to be assisted in finding and assessing a website’s worth to such an extent that it can…

Hey Freelancer: Are You a Worker or an Entrepreneur?

Hey Freelancer: Are You a Worker or an Entrepreneur?

Construction Worker by Saad Akhtar Recently it dawned on me what the biggest roadblock to my financial success is. I started my freelance career as a worker and I’ve remained one ever since. I sensed it in the past as…

Image SEO for Photographers and Other Visual Artists

Photographing the Photographer by Naixn. Photographers and other visual artists have a magnificent tool to show off their work these days, the Internet. Everybody loves great photos and artworks so they spread basically by themselves. Still there is a big…

7 Stealth Publish for WordPress Uses to Consider

7 Stealth Publish for WordPress Uses to Consider

CC: Stealth by Johnson Camerface. A WordPress plugin that removes posts from the RSS feed is what I’ve been searching for for a while now. I thought it would be an advanced RSS manipulation feature but it’s far simpler than…

Image Bookmarking Sites for Daily Inspiration

Image Bookmarking Sites for Daily Inspiration

Social bookmarking, it’s what Delicious does (Digg is social news in contrast, while StumbleUpon is social browsing), is one of the best working things when it comes to the wisdom of crowds. While on Digg the ignorance of interest groups…

Change has come to WhiteHouse.gov – When will it come to your Website?

Change has come to WhiteHouse.gov – When will it come to your Website?

Image: Brick Obama by ~emeph Immediately after Barack Obama has been sworn in as the new president of the United States the Whitehouse.gov website has been relaunched. Some of the most important aspects of this change are: It has a…

The 10 Simplest Website Tweaks for Designers to Get More Clients

The 10 Simplest Website Tweaks for Designers to Get More Clients

* Are you a graphic, industrial or web designer? Do you want your website to look good? Do you ignore, hate or forget SEO and usability? Well, I can help. Designers often do not implement the simplest website tweaks and…

7 Usability Mistakes Usability Experts Commit

7 Usability Mistakes Usability Experts Commit

Usability expert at work? CC: Bela donna by hypertypos. Today, November 13th, is World Usability Day. I’m not really involved in it in spite of being really interested in usability user-centered design findability. With my soon 12 years of online…

Top 10 Firefox Extensions for Search, Website Optimization and SEO I Use

Top 10 Firefox Extensions for Search, Website Optimization and SEO I Use

Besides using such obvious Firefox add-ons and toolbars like those for StumbleUpon, Delicious and Browzmi (the StumbleUpon, Twitter & Mixx combination on steroids) what does a holistic SEO 2.0 aficionado like Tad Chef use daily or very often? Here are…

10 Usability Sins that Make me Bounce and Never Come Back

10 Usability Sins that Make me Bounce and Never Come Back

Bounce rate means the number or rather percentage of people who leave your site instantly after taking a look for less than a second. Many people bounce due to your own mistakes as a web designer or blog writer. I…

The 10 Worst Findability Crimes Committed by Web Designers & Developers

The 10 Worst Findability Crimes Committed by Web Designers & Developers

Crime scene by Cati Kaoe. Web designers & developers often focus on web standards, table-less layouts or CSS effects like styled lists or sidebars e.g. All these things are perfectly OK unless they are executed at the expense of findability….