Showing posts from June, 2016

What a website's source code tells about it

In this post, written specially for non-techie bloggers and website owners, we would discuss the following: What is source code and how to obtain it. What information can we get from source code How to use that information for improving the website's quality Source code: the real website All websites are written primarily in a language called HTML. Modern websites and blogs do have large chunks of scripts, widgets, modules etc written in other languages; yet, HTML remains the backbone. HTML and other web languages of the website or blog are for the browser (IE, Chrome etc) to decipher while you see the content the way you can understand .  Y ou can easily find how the HTML code of any webpage looks like. Open a webpage, right-click on a plain area of the page and depending upon the browser, take this action: On IE/ Edge, choose 'View source', on Chrome/ Firefox, choose 'View Page Source'. On Safari, you should have 'Develop mode' enabled throu

Creating custom 404 page on Blogger blog

As a blogger, you must have faced situations when a link given by you on a post went dead and you noticed it only when you reviewed your links a few months later. Or when you updated a n old post and gave it a new name, and your friend told you that your  earlier link to that post gives a '404 error'. Well, if you have never faced such problem as a blogger or a web surfer,  type the URL of a page out of your website or blog and type the word just before .com wrong.  You will be taken to a page that announced that such a page does not exist.    There are many reasons for a 'Not Found' or 'broken link' message, which is called 404 error in web parlance: wrong typing of the URL (as in the example above),  the linked page going dead because the page has been removed or moved, etc. You as a blogger have no control over people typing your blog's URL wrong. What is embarrassing and  harmful in terms of blog SEO is when links given on your blog are bro