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Google Maps Geocoding API for PHP

Google Maps Geocoding API for PHP

1 on June 18, 2013, 11:58 pm / in Code, Google Maps API, PHP

Today I have been exploring the Geocoding function of the Google Maps API (v.3). I had never before dealt with JSON so I had some studying to do to make sense of the output. It isn’t rocket science, but it kept me busy for a while to turn it into usable data. As I’m sure more people will be running […]

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Every Single Backlink Strategy in one HUGE list

Every Single Backlink Strategy in one HUGE list

1 on June 13, 2013, 11:19 pm / in SEO

This site is simply too good not to mention. If you didn’t know this yet, it’ about time that you do. John Copper of Point Blank SEO has done a bit of research into backlink creation strategies. When I say ‘a bit’ I mean ‘a lot’. He managed to produce a fantastic overview of no less than 197 strategies to […]

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200 of Google’s Ranking factor in one Infographic

200 of Google’s Ranking factor in one Infographic

0 on June 5, 2013, 10:39 am / in infographic, SEO

Just came across this amazing infographic created by SingleGrain and Backlinko. It’s a clear overview of just how many factors Google takes into account, but also… how many factors you didn’t know of or keep forgetting. So here’s one for the bookmarks:

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Optimizing CSS for Retina screens

Optimizing CSS for Retina screens

0 on May 13, 2013, 2:25 pm / in CSS, CSS3, Mobile, Responsive

For my latest RWD project I’ve (finally) taken Retina screens into account. As it involved a good bit of trial & error I thought it might be useful to share this here. What does retina mean? In case you’re not familiar with the concept of retina screens: Apple has introduced so called retina screens with the latest iPhone, the ‘NEW’ […]

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Link tracking

Link tracking

0 on March 6, 2013, 12:32 am / in Analytics

How many visitors click on a specific link? Links tracking or, more broadly, event tracking allows you to gather information on a specific hyperlink or button on your website. It’s a really simple but incredibly valuable trick to know. And all it requires is your standard Google Analytics tracking code  which is probably already included on your website. Assuming you […]

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Introducing the Call Now Button

Introducing the Call Now Button

9 on October 25, 2012, 10:48 am / in Code, CSS3, plugins, WordPress

A few weeks ago I was working on the company website of my mom, http://www.detwist.nl. I had already made the site responsive, which was a huge step forward since nearly 24% of her visitors view her site on a mobile device. But I wanted more… For most company websites the leads (prospects) come in via forms. Which is an excellent […]

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How-to guide for Creating the Perfect HOAX

How-to guide for Creating the Perfect HOAX

0 on October 23, 2012, 10:26 am / in infographic

I was reading the Dutch Cowboys blog this morning and came across this brilliant infographic on How to create a hoax. I’m not going to go into too much detail but I did want to share this here with you. True credits go to the creator of the HOAX who fooled the world that Sony was producing the next Android device called […]

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Prioritization in CSS: id, class, tag – which has the most weight?

Prioritization in CSS: id, class, tag – which has the most weight?

1 on May 12, 2012, 1:44 pm / in CSS

At times, working with CSS – especially when you’re working in someone else’s work – it can be a real treasure hunt. The title of the sidebar is appearing in the wrong color, but no matter what you try, nothing seems to be having any effect on it. But there will always be a good explanation for why the elements are appearing […]

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JavaScript libraries and the mobile U/X

JavaScript libraries and the mobile U/X

0 on May 7, 2012, 6:44 pm / in Code, CSS3, Mobile, Responsive

Why JavaScript libraries are keeping us from a good mobile experience Responsive (or RWD) is the new black. Every designer is talking about it and every company wants it. And for good reasons: the percentage of mobile visitors is increasing dramatically! But, as many have said before, RWD might not be the best user experience for your visitors as mobile […]

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TinyNav.js turns a big navigation menu into a small pull down list

TinyNav.js turns a big navigation menu into a small pull down list

2 on May 6, 2012, 11:22 pm / in Code, Mobile, Responsive, WordPress

Today I’ve been playing with a really small jQuery plugin that turns your <ol> or <ul> menus into a pull down <select> menu which is excellent for your mobile visitors as it takes up less scarce screen real estate. The plugin is called TinyNav.js and has been developed by Viljami Salminen. It is very easy to implement. Simply include the tinynav.min.js in the […]

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