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Website development review please! (4 posts)

  1. davidemery
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi,

    We've recently had our website rebuilt by a web developer. As I am a designer not a developer, I can't really see if the programming has been done to an acceptable level or not. I would just like to know whether the CSS has been well written, text styled properly, and everything is as it should be for SEO etc.

    I'm not looking for a critique on the design, just the back end programming please.

    You'll see that all the correct content has not been added yet.

    The site is here: http://bit.ly/onSvu8

    Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,
    D

  2. Rev. Voodoo
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    well...css has absolutely zero to do with SEO

    I'm no expert, so you can gather more opinions.... but from the start I see what I believe is an issue.

    h1 tags signifiy the most important text on the page for SEO from what I gather...

    your home page has

    <a href="http://www.beargraphics.co.uk/index.php">
    	<h1 id="header">
    	  </h1></a>

    as the header code. Works great for display, but there is no text in that h1. Nothing for search engines to pick up on.

    On your home page, the h1 should contain your sites name, on inner pages, the h1 often has individual page titles....

    Often we don't want the h1 text to display, because we want to use a header graphic. There should still be a title in there, with the text hidden off screen or soemthing....

    Just some general observation, I haven't looked too deeply at the code

  3. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    css has absolutely zero to do with SEO

    I beg to disagree. :-)
    Google, for example, honours display:none; so if you hide (for example) your H1 headers using that CSS, you'll also hide them from Google.

    Works great for display

    except it's completely invalid and might cause problems in some browsers, The a inline tag should be inside the block level H1 tag. A better header would be:

    <h1 id="header"><a href="http://www.beargraphics.co.uk/index.php"><?php bloginfo('name'); ?></a></h1>

    with the text positioned offscreen if absolutely necessary.

  4. Rev. Voodoo
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yeah, I didn't phrase that well at all and totally contradicted myself actually!

    I meant the actual css file, as in formatting, etc.

    Thanks for clarifying what I screwed up in trying to convey!!

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