Commission Junction Datafeeds

I’ve been talking to my friend Greg from Web-Fu Design in Portland about finding ways to parse Commission Junction datafeeds and insert them into a mysql database. Basically, my goal is to create a complete product catalog from these feeds yet create a search engine friendly, spiderable catalog. I think using mysql, php, and mod_rewrite […]

Strict XHTML Coding

I’ve decided it is time I make an honest effort towards using strict valid XHTML code. Lately, my code has often been a neapolitan mixture of HTML 4.0, a little CSS, and sometimes XHTML, often on the same page. Much of the reason I haven’t been consistent with my coding style has been due to […]

On the Farm

I have just finished up my most recent traffic generation campaign for Flying Rhinoceros. Play on the Farm is a series of educational books and DVDs with a faith-based message. This website includes some great flash animation from some of the finest illustrators and animators, as well as voices by Vince Gill and Amy Grant. […]

Design for the Obvious

When you take on a client, especially when you are newer to the web design industry, you may feel compelled to “impress” both yourself and your client with the coolest, fanciest design. Maybe you want to add all kinds of features that you feel are fun tasks that enhance the website. You are designing as […]

MSN Search Beta

For those living in the dark, MSN’s indexing robot has been heavily crawling websites for the past few monthes. Some folks with larger sites have gone so far as to ban MSN bot due to aggressive crawling. Most of my sites have no more than a couple of hundred pages, so it hasn’t affected me […]

Passive Aggressive

Jack Humphrey wrote a great article for SiteProNews called Active Vs. Passive Website Traffic Generation. It really got me thinking about my own traffic generation tactics. I do actively seek to generate traffic from search engines and link directories, but also, I don’t spend too much time generating reciprocals and joining link exchanges. I don’t […]