Structured data in your web pages is a great way to tell Google what’s actually in your site. Rather than forcing their search spider to guess whether a certain block of text is your company’s name, address, or phone number, you can mark it up with special HTML attributes that only search engines will understand. Google will also add this information to its search listings for your site, when it’s relevant to do so.
To encourage webmasters to adopt this, Google has just released a Structured Data Markup Helper that will slurp up the exact HTML of any page you give it and add structured markup to whatever text you highlight. At the very least, it saves you the trouble of going to their structured data testing tool more than once.
jQuery blog post announces jQuery 1.10 and 2.0.1
The most interesting addition, to me, is that jQuery is starting to allow custom builds that omit unneeded functionality for a smaller file size.
http://www.csstubemap.co.uk (linked from Gizmodo article about same)
Quite a feat. Even the little wheelchair and boat icons are built from CSS elements instead of using a PNG or a font glyph. I wonder how long I’d need to do the Chicago subway….
Because I wanted to see if I could. It’s probably not the best way to implement it, but it works.
See the Pen CSS3 flip card with six sides by Martin Blase (@mblase75) on CodePen.
However, if your application tends to hit the same addresses over and over again — say, to plot the location of restaurants near your business address — it’s possible to cache these lookups in a database. You’ll still be using Google to look up new addresses, but any user hitting the same address twice in the same day will use your database instead of Google’s service. Continue reading Caching Google Maps geocoding lookups