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Logged into Google? Results Tricked!

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

I typed in “Austin Web Design” to see where I came up and I came up second! I was so thrilled. How could I get the second listing for such a hot search with virtually no content on my site.I was really suspicious so I had someone else search and it was nowhere to be found.

Mystery!!! But wait… What happens if I log out of my Gmail account (thus logging me out of Google)? Well it turns out if you are logged into Google, your websites will come up before others. Does that seem strange to anyone?

Harvard CS Videos – Web Design

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

So a big part of being a web designer is having knowledge of how web sites are constructed. Knowing about DNS, https, SSLs, javascript, script/server stuff will all make you a better web designer. Harvard Extension School’s Computer Science has a series of podcasts with videos, audio, and downloadable slides all dedicated to crash course in dynamic web buidling. They’re pretty amazing and FREE! Topics include Frameworks, Ajax, SQL, PHP, Security, Mashups, Javascript, XHTML, CSS, and more! The best part is the lecturer is captivating and speaks at a pleasant speed. He’s not uber geeky and finds great metaphors.

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