Tag: Google

Re: Recent Google UI Changes

Kevin Fox – Google+ – I was writing a blog post about three recent changes to…. There’s a lot to read in this post, but it outlines a number of questions I’ve had as of late. Google’s never been looked at as a company that really optimized the design experience. That is until as of […]

Posted: February 23, 2012

Updating Google’s privacy policies and terms of service

Official Google Blog: Updating our privacy policies and terms of service. Privacy policies are actually a big deal. They’re the EULA of websites and often go ignored, resulting in outrage from user bases who never read it in the first place and are infuriated that the company behind the site followed through on what was […]

Posted: January 25, 2012

How to Convert a Bookmarklet to a Chrome Extension

How to Convert Bookmarklet to Chrome Extension | self.li – Note to self and share with others | Peter Legierski. Bookmarklets are handy, Google Chrome Extensions are handy. This neat little tool allows you to easily convert your extra-heavily-used bookmarklets into Chrome Extensions. Timely for a small project I’m working on. Awesome.

Posted: January 24, 2012

Google: Page layout algorithm improvement

Official Google Webmaster Central Blog: Page layout algorithm improvement. Google is improving their page layout algorithm to better handle the content-supersaturated pages we end up finding all too often. As stated in the writeup, the algorithm change affects less than 1% of searches globally, but that seems odd to me. I search quite a bit, […]

Posted: January 20, 2012

Matt Cutts – Sorry that it took me until now to comment

Matt Cutts – Google+ – Sorry that it took me until now to comment on the situation…. This whole story is kind of weird. I’ve only been watching on the periphery, but the background gist is this: From what I understand, it all starts here, an article outlining an example of Google violating it’s own […]

Posted: January 04, 2012

Google Checkout Transitioning to Google Wallet

Google Checkout Transitioning to Google Wallet – Wallet Help. PayPal has it’s pros and cons, but Google’s flopping of products basically forever has prevented me from suggesting it’s use to clients. This makes me glad I did that. I’m putting some hope into Stripe.

Posted: November 18, 2011

Google+ Gets a “+1” for Browser Security

Google+ Gets a “+1” for Browser Security | The Barracuda Labs Internet Security Blog. A neat look at what Google+ is doing to keep itself secure, and even takes a comparative look at what Facebook is(n’t) doing.

Posted: August 22, 2011

Breaking the Web with hash-bangs

isolani – Javascript: Breaking the Web with hash-bangs. This article is rightfully making the rounds, it’s really important that you read it. For those not familiar with hash-bangs, it’s the newfangled “solution” (from Google) to create AJAX-crawlable websites. The best real-life example you’ve likely seen is the URL structure of New (is it still considered […]

Posted: February 09, 2011

We Haven’t Forgotten About Accessibility, Have We?

There was a time when accessibility conversations took place as much as the latest tricks with CSS or JavaScript. Has the world moved on, leaving accessibility in the dust? Realizing that I have done my fair share of neglecting accessibility best practices lately, I’m going to focus on it.

Posted: October 18, 2010

Is it Now Acceptable to Require JavaScript?

It’s not a new trend, but it’s something I see more and more with bigger companies who pride themselves on building (upon) standards based, open platforms. Is it becoming increasingly acceptable to build Web applications that require JavaScript?

Posted: June 21, 2010