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Re: CSS3 and better support for table free designs

From: David <ooar123@ntlworld.com>
Date: Sat, 26 Jun 2004 13:56:51 +0100
To: www-style@w3.org
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On Sat, 26 Jun 2004 09:37:15 +0200, "Anne van Kesteren (fora)"
<fora@annevankesteren.nl> wrote:

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>> If you are interested in why I'd want to do this, it's for search
>> engine reasons. It's a common held belief that what's presented to the
>> search engine spiders first (at code level) is treated more important
>> than what comes at the base. With most designs this means the left
>> menu is read first and so the real content comes much further down the
>> page.
>
>It probably is a fact, but I'm not sure if there is actual proof for this.

I do a lot of SEO tests and it's one of the things that is really
difficult to test. I therefore go with what will cause least 'damage',
if the order matters I want the content at the top, if it doesn't
matter then serving the content at the top won't hurt anything.

>
>[1] <http://alistapart.com/articles/negativemargins/>

That's exactly what I've been looking for, thanks.

The last example- http://alistapart.com/d/negativemargins/ex5.htm is
almost perfect and only fails a little when you resize very small (I
can live with that).

I've been stuck on this problem for months!

David
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http://www.search-engine-optimization-services.co.uk/
Received on Saturday, 26 June 2004 08:57:13 GMT

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