South Florida Putting Greens

I took over this site several years ago. It was originally designed by another company, however, the site was taking a long time to load, and did not provide for an easy way for customers to contact the company. I initially redesigned the layout of the website, shaving off almost a megabyte of download per page by optimizing the navigation structure. This was done using CSS Sprites, and removing table based layouts. This produced a faster downloading site, that appeared quicker to the end … [Read more...]

New finished project

This summer I've been working on several projects with two of them being very large.  Well I just finished the first large project, Our Wedding Circle. Built using an existing framework, so it should be easier to maintain, there is also large sections of custom code and several key updates. The updates, allow for, as all websites should: easier administration to add/update/and disable users, faster searching for users than before, more optimized database structure, and improved … [Read more...]

Search Engines and Flash Files

In the past, the search engines (Google, Yahoo, Microsoft Live, et all) couldn't really search Flash files that well. Well Adobe has been working with the search engines to allow them to search the Flash sites, widgets, buttons, and more. This is good news on the surface, but still requires one digging a little deeper before trying to get a nifty Flash site. Here are three quick take aways to know about, before The first thing to know, is you still have to use text, as text, to be … [Read more...]

Google fills out your search forms

Occasionally I have found sites that on their home page you would have to select a company or product from a drop down box, and then enter the site from that information. Until now, Google could not access those pages without being provided direct links. Sites with these types of pages were often called the "Deep Web" or the "Invisible Web", because search engines could not access them. Google has said in the past that they believe that 80% or more of web pages are "hidden" to them because … [Read more...]