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HTML5 - Do you guys use it?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by mickeylove, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. mickeylove

    mickeylove Registered Member

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    I would like to write a blog in html5.

    The reason I would like to do this is because my site, is a free wix account that I wrap in an iframe to cover the ads, and use freehosting in conjunction with my domain.

    I have since realised that google will not 'see' there is lots of new and interesting things going on at mydomaincom, because they're actually on wixcom/myaccount.

    Do any of you write your own HTML, or do you mainly use templates?

    Is a blog purely in html5 hosted on my actual page going to solve my problem with google?

    I intend to create this site (my first) and then clone it with other free wix accounts and freehosting. I have some good niche domains , and am pushing traffic with twitter.

    What I would like is something like jsuthcom/blog

    But I have do idea how to actually implement this, I know he has the components in a zip.

    Sorry for rambling, 1 - Will this solve my content problem, 2 - Anyone suggest how I learn to actually do it.

    Cheers
     
  2. vlad102

    vlad102 Newbie

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    I like designcourse*c*m but honestly there's a lot to learn and it takes a long time to get good at it.

    Maybe you'd be better served outsourcing this stuff and working on the side of the business that you are good at instead.
     
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    ViralTonic Newbie

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    I would use it if i could learn it. Its just to much to learn for me.
     
  4. mickeylove

    mickeylove Registered Member

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    Thanks for the suggestion, looked at the site, don't want to pay 49.95 a month.

    The thing is, in all honesty, I'm not really good at anything yet. I have my affiliate accounts up and running, and twitter seems to be working, but that's it.

    What I really feel I need is someone to show my how to implement the jsuthcom/blog - The maddening thing is he seems to share everything needed to set it up, I'm just to stupid (right now) to do it.

    Any suggestions for a place/person that might be able to show me how to follow those instructions?
     
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    I'm migrating to HTML5 gradually, but you need to bare in mind that older browsers lack support for new HTML5 tags, so relying purely on HTML5 to deliver content is retarded.

    OP, rather than dabbling, or even discussing dabbling with HTML5 for the sake of keeping a free hosting account, just get yourself a paid host. It's only like $6 a month at GoDaddy, and although they may not be the greatest hosts in the world, it's surely better than using a free wix account.

    Alternatively, look for "no ads" freehosts.
     
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  6. mickeylove

    mickeylove Registered Member

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    Thanks :)

    The main reason I used wix is because I don't really know how code and I could make quite a nice looking, and functional website using their builder.

    I think it looks a lot better than what I could come up with using a template, though, maybe I'm wrong.

    I have spend really quite a while messing with my wix. Is there no way forward for me using this setup?

    I take your point about html5 and browsers, I hadn't really thought of that.

    Is there a way I can host a free blog directly on my hosting account, in order to deliver fresh content from my domain and maybe get a good google ranking?

    Even though I've put honestly a lot of time and effort in, I don't want to be stubborn, and if there's really no way forward for me using my domain to host ads and a blog, and iframing a free flash site into the middle, I guess I'll have to man up and try something else.

    suggestions?
     
  7. sirgold

    sirgold Supreme Member

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    Only feature I use atm is Local Storage. Very useful for my own goals. Will start with web workers more heavily as soon as their support is more reliable. Very good things outta them as soon as the time is right.

    Oh and none of them for useless cosmetic changes... ;)
     
  8. Typlo

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    I've only used HTML5 for a few fun websites since it was released. Business websites and most customers looking for a wide range of compatibility just can't trust a full HTML5 site just yet. Sure, you can use HTML5 and CSS3 and add everything you need to make the site backwards compatible. But very few of the websites that I design right now have a need for the functionality that HTML5 provides. My customers are perfectly happy with what their non HTML5 site can do, so there's no bother. Eventually, when customers are demanding features that can only be done in HTML5 I'll get into it more.
     
  9. facebookdude

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    You're forgetting about CSS3. That shit is insane. The main feature I use it for is animation. We used to have to use flash or gif banners. Now css3 lets us move clouds in the background and shit. It's sick :)
     
  10. xboxps3wow

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    get your own domain, they are cheap... and look into wordpress, no ads and easy to learn.
     
  11. mickeylove

    mickeylove Registered Member

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    What kind of things could one realistically use html5 to store right now?

    I'd like to take as much information on visitors as possible, as I'm in a gambling niche, and I'd like to build up a database of people interested in such things. I have no 'list' or anything at present.

    Is there no hope for me and my site in it's current form?

    Is there a way to find out what percentage of web users can utilise html5 fully?
     
  12. narwahlBacon

    narwahlBacon Newbie

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    Hello,

    First post on BHW. I am a full time designer & developer. HTML5 will be experimental for the next few years. It has not even been adopted yet and has only just gone to the closing comments stage by the W3C (folks who set web standards). HTML5 builds upon HTML4. HTML4 (with or without CSS) is more than capable to create beautiful, functional sites.

    However creating a blog is something entirely different. You would not even use HTML5 to create a blog, other than the formatting of text and layout. All the functionality comes from programming languages, like PHP.

    Here's what I would do if I wanted to start a blog:

    1. Find local hosting. GoDaddy is pretty good but I find their interface to be overly complicated and it could turn new folks off. Local hosts tend to have much more intuitive interfaces that are easy to use.

    2. Download Filezilla for your FTP needs.

    3. Buy your domain name or change the existing domain's name server to point to new hosting.

    4. Download Wordpress and upload via Filezilla to your new web host.

    5. Install Wordpress and find a theme you like.

    For an experienced person with a decent Internet connection, this would take all of 10 minutes or less once the hosting is up and running.

    PM with any questions!

    -Tre
     
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  13. narwahlBacon

    narwahlBacon Newbie

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    Micky, I got your PM but since my account is new I cannot reply to a PM until I reach 15 posts. I'll reply here instead. And since your site is very early in the development stages, I'll keep the critique broad.

    1. Google does index WP sites. Try searching on Google for "Wordpress SEO". You'll find a lot of resources there.

    2. Change the overall look to a dark color. Your site is too bright for the type of activity you're promoting.

    3. I am getting broken images for some thumbnails. Try to host your own images instead of relying on link code from the affiliates/advertisers.

    4. Before you attempt to upload Wordpress, make sure your database is in place to receive it.

    -Tre
     
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  14. SpiderWebMaster

    SpiderWebMaster Power Member

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    The HTML5 standard is still being writen LOL The latest draft can be found here http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/Overview.html and by what i've read only in July 2014 it will be published in it's final form.
     
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