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Posted 01 September 2006 - 02:51 PM
Posted 01 September 2006 - 03:50 PM
Dunno where anybody would get the idea that Google "doesn't prefer" HTML, especially given that HTML is the language of the web. No matter how it starts out, it's all HTML by the time the browser renders it and the SE spider sees it. And in any case, the SEs aren't in the business of telling us how to code our pages.
XHTML, ASP, PHP, ASP.Net, plain old HTML, whatever. It's all good.
Posted 02 September 2006 - 07:30 PM
I am considering upgrading from 4.01 transitional.
What is the future direction of the web languages?
Not so much for SEO but for ease/adaptability of coding.
I use heavily nested tables and am not yet ready to go fully CSS layout as I am waiting for IE7 becoming standardised.
Posted 02 September 2006 - 08:25 PM
If you want to clean up the code, you can replace all the one column tables with P's and DIV's. There's nothing wrong with keeping some tables. Tables and CSS can co-exist. You can define classes and id's to specify the formatting of tables, rows and cells. Just do whatever works best and is easiest to maintain.
Posted 03 September 2006 - 03:24 AM
SEO is not really one of them.
Posted 03 September 2006 - 03:46 AM
Pete (foamcow) wrote an really good post at Tek-Tips on why, where and what Doctype should be used, but in true TT style I can't find it (The search is really
If HTML is all you are using there is no need to spend lots of time getting your pages to validate to XHTML strict. Meeting 4.01 strict validation will be perfectly adequate. If you are really concerned with validation that is. Personally, cross browsers compatibility is always my target.
Posted 26 September 2006 - 10:56 AM
Posted 26 September 2006 - 12:11 PM
They're both valid, they just have different purposes. It's like asking which is better: a car or a piece of paper? One's excellent if you need to get to the grocery store, the other's great if you want to write out your grocery list. Which one you want to use at any given time is a function of what you want to do at that time.
So it basically depends on what you mean by "outlining copy."
Posted 26 September 2006 - 12:17 PM
If this were the copy on a website:
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Should the <span> be used to wrap around the copy, or should the <p> ?
I ask as I am uncertain and getting foggier by the minute, and I thought it would be a good one for all newbies too
Posted 26 September 2006 - 12:23 PM
If it's just one sentence within a larger paragraph and (for instance) I just wanted to format it in a different color or typeface to make it stand out from the other sentences within that paragraph, I'd use <span></span>.
As I say, it depends on how you're using the tag.
Posted 30 September 2006 - 05:25 AM
If you are going to revamp your site and is uncertain about the structure of a standard web page you can save a lot of time and trouble by using a little sum of money on a good book.
There are several good ones, but I would recommend 'Web Design In a Nutshell' by Niederst Robbins (O'Reilly, 2006). In the earlier editions of this book Robbins was using layout tables, but has now seen the light of CSS design and is very good at explaining the subject. If you do not want an extensive library this is the one book to buy.
If you need a more How To book, try to look at sitepoint.com.
I am not affiliated with O'Reilly or SitePoint.
Posted 01 October 2006 - 08:20 PM
Posted 02 October 2006 - 09:26 AM
There is nothing "improper" about good ol' HTML. There is no need to spend time/money updating perfectly acceptable HTML websites to XHTML just because "somebody" says it's "better."
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