Follow and nofollow — the skinny

follow and nofollow links

Being followed can be a good thing. (With thanks to actor Lloyd Benedict Nolan, who often played private eyes).

Follow and nofollow links have caused a lot of confusion. Which are better?

If you’ve been under the impression that all linking is categorically good, this may be the part where you’re shocked. And I can’t blame you.

Links can be complicated.

The basics of follow and nofollow

Follow (sometimes referred to as “dofollow”) and nofollow are attributes assigned to a link, whether it’s an external link (to another web site) or an internal link (to somewhere on your web site).

As such, follow and nofollow are a way of voting. (more…)

Free video clips can come in handy

free video clipsOver the past year or two, sites for free video clips have cropped up all over the web.

Most of these aren’t usable in actual film projects (unless you need the random shot of a beachfront, fireworks, or a cute dog). And some are just plain odd (like the :10 clip of a cat’s nose). Yet short stock video clips are kind of fun to use as full-sized web site backgrounds. (more…)

Google Nik Collection now free

Google Nik Collection now free

The Google Nik Collection — tools that enhance Photoshop and Lightroom

On Thursday, March 24th, 2016, Google made its Google Nik Collection free for the taking. The Nik Collection is a set of premier photo editing plug-ins originally priced at $500 and later at $150. Google bought Nik in 2012. Google says that it will fully refund 2016 purchases of the software.

Google hints that the tools are now free because Google will concentrate on designing complementary mobile applications of it in the future:

As we continue to focus our long-term investments in building incredible photo editing tools for mobile, including Google Photos and Snapseed, we’ve decided to make the Google Nik Collection desktop suite available for free, so that now anyone can use it. (more…)

Pin It on Pinterest