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John Oxton's Bite Size Standards

Bite Size Standards, conceived by John Oxton, is a site that should be bookmarked or newsreader fed. Their preamble states,

“Bite Size Standards aims to offer concise web development tutorials, tips and tricks. Written by designers and developers who are passionate about web standards.”

They’ve got the standard Categories one would find on a site about web standards: Accessibility, Announcements, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), The Document Object Model, General interest, HTML and XHTML, JavaScript, Semantics, Training and Usability.

And, then they’ve got this,

Search engine optimization

Why would you suppose a web standards site should offer tutorials about SEO.

Perhaps, because it’s necessary.

All sites benefit from SEO.

An interesting irony is that sites developed with web standards and meet accessibility guidelines are fundamentally optimized for search engines. Everyone should know that.

Presently, Bite Size Standards represents advanced web development: in it’s published tutorials, in it’s published tips and tricks and—More Importantly—in it’s source code. And, it is optimized for search engines and social bookmarking services. They’ve selected the latest advancements in web development and applied them on their site.

Monkey, or reverse-engineer, that code and you’ll have a state-of-the-art site.

At least, for a few months anyway.

Sean Fraser posted this on April 17, 2006 10:53 AM.

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James AkaXakA wrote this at April 17, 2006 02:09 PM

It certainly is necessary to let people know that certain accessibility enhancing methods are really quite good for SEO. Basically, if you can't hook 'em with the blind users, hook 'em with a higher visitor count.

Of course, it'll be more Search Engine Friendly tips than Black Hat Voodoo SEO stuff - of course.

Glad you like our code too, btw :)

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Sean Fraser wrote this at April 17, 2006 03:33 PM

Black Hat SEO's interesting. Oddly, it only seems to be practiced by SEO companies for the benefit of their search engine rankings.

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