Google video sitemaps

Dear reader,

As you may already know, Google has released Video Sitemaps along the widely used Google Sitemaps protocol. Actually the latter one probably shouldn’t be called Google Sitemaps, as it is a protocol also accepted by Yahoo! and Microsoft Live search engines.

As sitemaps are created to assist search engines in indexing your site content, the video sitemaps are there to assist Google in finding your site’s video content.

Here’s the catch, though: the Video Sitemap protocol is not (yet)  accepted by any other search engine besides Google and so shouldn’t be mixed with the existing (web) Sitemap protocol. So, basically you have to update two different sitemaps, which can be quite toilsome if done manually.

However, there already seems to be a free solution to this: www.videositemappro.com. However, since I haven’t yet utilized either the Video Sitemaps nor the nor the program, I cannot yet recommend Video Sitemap Pro.

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HTML 5 draft published

After working since march 2007, the HTML Working group of W3C or the World Wide Web Consortium has published the HTML 5 specification draft yesterday.

As the press release states: “Some of the most interesting new features for authors are APIs for drawing two-dimensional graphics, embedding and controlling audio and video content, maintaining persistent client-side data storage, and for enabling users to edit documents and parts of documents interactively. Other features make it easier to represent familiar page elements, including <section> <footer>; <nav> (for navigation), and <figure> (for assigning a caption to a photo or other embedded content). ”

I’m thrilled and cannot wait until this is a widely spread and browser-supported standard!

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My latest website

Dear reader,

Stoneware Oy web siteAnother website to create and administrate… Well, this one I promised for a friend of mine who kindly enough helped me and my band in building our studio room (which, by the way, involved a lot of work).

The website is for above mentioned friend’s small building & construction company, Stoneware Oy. Unfortunately the page is in Finnish only as their target customer base is in Finland.

The site is not yet totally ready, as I also promised e.g. a nice animated Flash header showing off their reference case photos as soon as they’d deliver me some photos. But we’ll get there. Eventually…

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