This is an interesting one. Basically, there’s a school of thought in SEO that says, you should not apply a display: none CSS property to elements without a valid reason. By valid, it is understood that the hidden content it is somehow interacting with the user based upon events. For example, flyout / foldout menu systems, mouse tips and so… Read more →
This came as a complete shock to me: due to the Google Mayday update, I have been monitoring how the bot accesses our sites in a futile search for clues as to the page rankings changes. Very surprised to discover googlebot fetching URLs that are _strictly_ available through Ajax only. Here is a sample request from earlier today that fetched… Read more →
The old fable of tables vs “pure” CSS is at the centre of a heated flame war (I mean, a discussion) again. This time, due to Ron Garett’s post on his blog. Naturally, the story got picked up on ajaxian and the CSS ‘know-it-alls’ jumped at the chance to rubbish it all without giving the bloke a chance. And a… Read more →
Other than that, first impressions as a user: it appears to have been coded within the spirit of Web 2.0 in mind – search tags, lightbox imaging, product ratings, the chunky yet slick looks…
Since this IS fragged.org, we write about what we don’t like first and assume the rest is fine… With that in mind, let’s pop the bonnet and see if this baby can organically give good SERPs.