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Archive for the ‘Seach Engine Optimization’ Category

Will Google go after bloggers?

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

I find it interesting that selling text links still is popular on the web.    You would think Google’s whipping of Web sites selling text links across the web would have essentially erraticated the practice.   Many of you are probably aware of the several ‘get paid to blog’ sites out there.  These are the ‘new’ paid method of text links.   I have to assume it’s only a matter of time before Google catches up to these methods and punishes advertisers and/or bloggers for buying/selling text links.

What is stopping Google from crawling through the listings of bloggers?  Then crawling through their blogs and identifying the potential Web sites that are paying for links.  All seems quite simple to me from a Google engineers standpoint.   Google cracked down on standard text links and I suspect they will do it again with any new method of buying and selling text links.

I would love to hear your thoughts on this…

Announcing the UDM4 Blog

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

As part of our 2009 resolutions to better serve the UDM4 and web development community, we’re please to announce the addition of the UDM4 blog to our site.

In the coming months, we will be focusing on providing you with timely, useful, and relevant information in the fields of accessibility, web development, marketing and search engine optimization.

If you would like to contribute to the UDM4 blog, we are currently accepting applications for blogger. Please submit your application to info@udm4.com with the subject “Blog Application” and indicate which area of interest you would like to discuss.

We hope that the addition of the blog, in conjunction with our already successful forum, will help you grow in your web development and accessibility career.  Hopefully this new blog will help me pay my high monthly car insurance bill.


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Server-Side Frameworks

UDM is available in a range of server-side frameworks, that generate CSS and scripting on the server, and can bring the total filesize to only 20K!

Recent articles

Initialization trigger element
Defining a trigger element allows the menu script to initialize before window.onload!
The implications of initializing before window.onload
Any scripting you do which is tied into the API "Ready" event (event "010") may need to be checked to make sure it still behaves correctly.
Setting the character-match value for allowed filenames
The file path in the PHP configuration can now contain "\" (backslash) and ":" (colon), for greater compatibility with Windows server paths.
Refreshing the tree after dynamic changes
Using the um.refresh method, you can add or remove items after page load, or populate the menus using AJAX.

Popular extensions

"You are here"
Tells you where you are in the navigation tree.
Load XML
Use an XML document as your menu data source.
Scrolling Menus
Adds up/down scrolling behavior to overlong menus.

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