Bing is Investigating ForceRecrawl Issue in Webmaster Tools

For the past few weeks, many Web Developers that use Bing Webmaster Tools have been seeing strange 404 Not Found errors in the Crawl Details section of their BWT accounts.
ForceRecrawl 404 Listing in Bing Webmaster Tools
At the November 16th Dallas/Fort Worth Search Engine Marketing meeting, I had a chance to speak with Duane Forrester, Bing’s Senior Product Manager of Webmaster Programs regarding the problem.

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List of Tablet and Smartphone Resolutions and Screen Sizes

List of Tablet and Smartphone ResolutionsAs the desire to style sites or applications for a particular device (or group of devices), there will be some aspects of those devices you’ll need to know in advance. Media Queries in CSS3 allow for the styling of specific devices based on attributes like screen resolution and orientation.

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SEO: Using CSS and Text-Indent or Images for Logos?

A quandary that Web Developers have long faced is the issue of using CSS with a background image and text indent, or simply use an image when it comes to SEO.

Using Images vs. CSS Background-Image and Ttext-Indent for Logos and SEO
When CSS started to gain popularity about a decade ago, many developers switched from using images to using CSS to apply a background image to their h1 heading tag and put the elements text out of view with CSS and the text-indent property.

But which one is correct?

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Percentage of Web sites Using HTML5

It’s obvious that HTML5 is being embraced to a certain extent, but how many Web sites have really converted? There’s no way to get an exact number, but we can get a good idea of the progress being made by taking a look at the most popular sites on the Web.

Number of Web sites using HTML5 as of September, 2011.

In order to get a picture of how many sites are making the moving, I decided to start a quarterly report called the HTML Census take a look at the 100 most trafficked sites for September, as ranked by Alexa.

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The Box-Sizing Property: Difference between Content and Border Boxes

One of the new properties introduced in CSS3 is the box-sizing property. box-sizing: content-box; uses the box-model that everyone is used to, sometimes called the “W3C Box Model”

While box-sizing: border-box; uses the box-model that people have come to associate with Internet Explorer, where the dimensions of the padding and border are included in the element’s dimensions. Take a look at the CSS3 Box Model Diagram within to visualize the box-sizing property.

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