Trying to get Higher on Google

I haven’t been posting recently because I’ve been studying Dreamweaver and some of the latest HTML. Apparently, Google ranks your site higher if it is designed to be used on multiple platforms, like mobile, tablet, and desktop. This is mostly screen size so it likely also includes laptops.

I’ve felt for a while that it didn’t matter what size of screen you had when you looked at my Website but clearly Google cares and it certainly looks better if I design pages separately or interactively so they change depending on screen size.

In this case change the screen size by making it smaller horizontally. You don’t need to actually change the screen resolution, just make the screen smaller horizontally and you should see some layout changes. I’m not completely done with this yet so there could be some future changes. Apparently, Google uses the fact that these changes are included in its algorithm, so I hope to notice my website traffic improving. If not, learning about it was interesting.

I like this Tutorial but there are many others. Some are specific for Dreamweaver but you can probably find others for whatever application you are using; assuming, of course, that you decide to do it yourself. I highly recommend building your Website yourself.

Keep looking for Tutorials until you find one that keeps you awake.


Colour Match

I spend an outrageous amount of time trying to match colours; eventually I just give up and use something similar. I do try and create what I call ‘the reality illusion’ but I enjoy painting regardless. If the ‘reality illusion’ shows up I am very surprised and impressed. Colours should be supremely important for the ‘reality illusion’ but humans aren’t that good at matching colours, so I’m starting to wonder why I think it’s so important. Look up colour illusions on Google to see how prolific they are and how they work (actually you should Google ‘Color’ Illusions rather than the British spelling).

In a previous post I mentioned that I look for places on my painting to use whatever colour I’ve mixed that is on my brush. I can’t help but think that colour contrast has more to do with a life-like image than actual accurate colour since it is in comparison that colours are viewed. If you match a colour compared to another colour and it looks good there is no way to determine that it will still look good tomorrow than to compare it tomorrow. Today when I am comparing the colour, I might have had a good sleep, or not, and the colour of shirt I am wearing may contrast with the colour, or not. Many people will not believe that the colour of shirt I am wearing will have any effect on how I select a colour on my pallet but tests have shown that that is exactly what happens. So, if I select a colour today and a slightly different colour tomorrow, then I can pick whichever colour I like and have done with it.