Still Searching – Images and Related

After reading through a few of my own bits of advice (garnered from other sources…), I’ve found a whole new way to be more effective and get better results from my own search efforts!

I know I’m going to have to come back here to finish this post, but if you just click that one link and follow instructions,
you’ll find one of my favorite new search results; here….
related:lifehacker.com

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And, if you haven’t tried Google’s image search, click here now then, click the camera and try dragging an image into this search tool. You’ll be surprised.

Search Like A Pro

One of the best things from this past week was a post about advanced search. Sure it’s easy to just type a few words and see what you get, but if you take just a few minutes to try something different, you might find more of what you REALLY were looking for with your search results.

Google-like-a-boss[1]Credit goes out to lifehack for their post and to the originator, and to www.google.com/insidesearch/tipstricks for offering this resource.

Click the image for a larger – more readable version! If you have some time, click that last link, (for google inside search) and then use your down arrow to SLOWLY scroll through the presentation. It’s pretty cool.

IE – Pronounced Aiiiyyyeee

Say NO to IEThanks to Dave’s computer tips for this image and his article supporting my concerns!

Sometimes Microsoft just marches in and changes things on your computer. Like when IE9 is insidiously installed without your knowledge or approval, it seems kind of heavy-handed, to put it gently. This can cause problems.

The simple solution is to stop using IE. Google Chrome, among many other players in this space, does a better job, with less overhead. There are other browsers and you have a choice. The choice you make might be based on this one piece of information: Microsoft IE is not a standards-based browser. Go ahead and search that phrase, to find the truth for yourself.

As much as Microsoft has created an industry that provides some modicum of revenue for my business needs, I have to bite the hand that feeds me here. Long ago, I began recommending Google Chrome, as a better browser. Many of my new clients still use IE and suffer the pains of some of the “features” that come with that software. Alright, I’ll admit it, I still use IE; mainly because some websites have been tweaked to work with it. But that is the point I make here; why should a website creator have to tweak his website to comply with Microsoft’s lack of compliance with web standards? Does that sound silly to you?

That’s all I’m going to say, except to suggest this: Google this phrase… “CSS the missing manual IE=Edge” and read that page. It clearly explains the conundrum of coding needed to make Microsoft IE8 play nice with web pages. OK, I’m done.