Presentation: 3 ways to improve your website

These are my slides from today’s meeting.  I was looking at:

  • Improvement 1 – Adding hCard to Contact Details and hCalendar to Events
  • Improvement 3 – Search Auto-discovery
  • Improvement 6 – Add hint text to search boxes

It’s published under a Creative Commons licence (details on the slideshow) so feel free to use it and adapt it as required.

Cheat sheets

These are a few of the cheat sheets that I use with these technologies:

Microformats

jQuery

OpenSearch

Gareth @ St Andrews

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September meeting at University of Glasgow

A bit late (perhaps) to post this (as the meeting is being held tomorrow), but here’s the information about the next meeting of the Scottish Web Folk:

When

Friday 12th September 2008

1030-1200 Parallel sessions on T4 SiteManager and SiteStat

1200-1300 Lunch

1300-1600 Main session

Where

University of Glasgow, No 2 University Gardens

Both the morning and afternoon sessions will be held in rooms in No. 2 University Gardens.

You can also get information about travel arrangements as well as a full campus map at Travel into Glasgow. University Gardens is at D15 on the full map.

T4 parallel session will be held in Room 208, 2 University Gardens
SiteStat parallel session will be held in Room 209, 2 University Gardens

Main afternoon session will be held in Room 208, 2 University Gardens

About

The morning T4 session is going to have a more technical spin, looking at the API, brokers, handlers etc. Colin might want to chip in with what he has planned for the SiteStat folk.

The afternoon session includes a discussion about the ’10 improvements’ presentation that Mike Nolan (from Edge Hill University) presented as a Parallel Session at the IWMW08. You can see the slides from the presentation for more info.

Proposed agenda

1030-1200 Simultaneous T4 / Sitestat Sessions (Similar to the May meeting)

1200-1300 Lunch / Afternoon session arrivals

1300-1310 Welcome
1310-1330 IWMW08 Feedback / Discussion including Brian K’s offer of consultancy
1330-1340 Improvement 1 – Adding hCard to Contact Details
1340-1350 Improvement 2 – Adding hCalendar to Events
1350-1400 Improvement 3 – Feed Auto-discovery
1410-1420 Improvement 4 – Search Auto-discovery
1420-1430 Improvement 5 – Minimise JS/CSS with YUI Compressor

1430-1500 Coffee

1500-1510 Improvement 6 – Enable gzip compression
1510-1520 Improvement 7 – Add hint text to search boxes
1520-1530 Improvement 8 – Optimise page loading
1530-1540 Improvement 9 – Make the most of Google – alerts, Webmaster tools, etc.
1540-1550 Improvement 10 – Custom 404 page
1550-1600 General discussion / Close