Climbing Out Of The Cup: 3-D Coffee Foam Art… http://ow.ly/i/2cFaJ
For those of you that follow me on a semi regular basis you know that I enjoy pretty much all things web related. For years I have enjoyed website design but it was more as a side line activity, and – I had a totally unrelated day job.
In the last few years I have really been doing some serious self evaluating. Without getting into a lot of detail I pretty much decided that life is too short to continue doing something that you hate. So I took a huge leap a few weeks back and have jumped in with both feet into running my own business. At this point I think I have about equal parts panic and joy. I am really looking forward to the next few months/years.
I have named my new business Silver 6 Media. Here is my new website http://www.silver6.ca
I am still doing some minor tweeks to the site but please have a look and of course any comments are always welcome.
Google adds support for logos in search results
Today, we’re launching support for the schema.org markup for organization logos, a way to connect your site with an iconic image. We want you to be able to specify which image we use as your logo in Google search results.
Using schema.org Organization markup, you can indicate to our algorithms the location of your preferred logo. For example, a business whose homepage is http://www.example.com can add the following markup using visible on-page elements on their homepage:
<div itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Organization"> <a itemprop="url" href="http://www.example.com/">Home</a> <img itemprop="logo" src="http://www.example.com/logo.png" /> </div>
This example indicates to Google that this image is designated as the organization’s logo image for the homepage also included in the markup, and, where possible, may be used in Google search results. Markup like this is a strong signal to our algorithms to show this image in preference over others, for example when we show Knowledge Graph on the right hand side based on users’ queries.
As always, please ask us in the Webmaster Help Forum if you have any questions.
I recently came across a little program called ImageOptim. It reduces images for speedier downloads.
I have used it a few times. It seems to vary how much file size you save, but I am averaging between 5 – 20 % file shrinkage. It is a small and simple program…give it a try its free. Search Google for it.
Let me know what you think of it. How much shrinkage are you getting ??
Love it.. Homer Simpson quote “Its not my fault, liquor has drunkened me !”