MyModernWeb News

Our Website Grade

Monday, July 19, 2010
Now that our new website is up it's time to put it to the test. Website Grader is a free tool that measures the marketing effectiveness of a website. It provides a score that incorporates things like website traffic, SEO, social popularity and other technical factors. It also provides some basic advice on how the website can be improved from a marketing perspective.

Here is how our site ranks among local competitors.

Notice: The scores below where taken on the date of this blog post and may be different based on when you look at them.

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98/100 for means that of the millions of websites that have previously been evaluated scores higher than 98% of them in terms of its marketing effectiveness. If we can make our own site score so well just imagine what we can do for your website.

Browser Wars

Thursday, July 23, 2009
A good browser isn't hard to find. There are so many to choose from. The top four are Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome and IE. If your still using IE I feel sorry for you. In comparison to every other browser out there IE is a dinosaur. Forget about the constant crashes, numerous bugs and the fact that it leaves a gapping hole in your computer for viruses to come right in. It lacks so many features and benefits provided by almost all it's competitors.

First off there is Firefox. Firefox is an awesome browser. It's very user friendly, very secure, has fast load times and it's FREE. You can also add plugins to customize it and make it perfect for everyone.

Second is my favorite, Safari. Apple's browser is just and user friendly as Firefox, it has equal load times and it's just as secure. The main difference between the two is that Safari isn't as customizable. However, does have some really neat plugins for it.

Third is Google's Chrome. Yes Google has a web browser. It uses the same framework as Safari, Webkit, and has many of the features shared by Firefox and SafariGoogle Chrome is also fast, user friendly and secure. However, it's also not as customizable as Firefox and it doesn't work on the Mac.

Last is Microsoft's IE. Microsoft's browser lacks in every sense of the word. It's simply pathetic. They're make making many improvements with IE8, but I still wouldn't use it unless you had to.

The bottom line is don't use IE. You can't go wrong using Firefox, Safari or Google Chrome. So what are you waiting for? Start using a better web browser ASAP.

Convert TEXT to HTML with TextEdit

Sunday, April 26, 2009
I just discovered a huge time saver. I’ve used TextEdit to convert text to HTML in the past, but it would put a ton of worthless CSS into the HTML. So by the time I cleaned everything up I might as well have just hand coded everything.

This morning I was playing around in the preferences and realized that you can tell TextEdit to leave out the CSS. You can even switch from HTML to XHTML.

Then just save the document as HTML and you’re done. Talk about a shortcut!