Head of Development
A humble beginning It all started with me getting my first pc, a 386, around the age of 10. Playing Gorillas Bas, getting immersed into the world of adventure games, writing midi songs and spinning cubes in 3D Studio MAX. That was the beginning of my love affair with computers and what later became a full-time hobby. Fast forward a couple of decades (3 to be exact) and sitting in my corner office (am actually at the corner of an open-plan space), surrounded by monitors, sipping my coffee, thinking that life is pretty sweet. Some would argue that 3 monitors are 2 too many, but for me is a constant battle, trying to fit all the software am using in those 3 monitors, in order to avoid using alt + tab to switch between them. That’s the life of a Web Developer.
- Greek Version - «Αδέλφια ενωθείτε» αντήχησε η φωνή του «Νο 1» απο τα μεγάφωνα του σταδίου. Μπροστά του χιλίαδες Web Developers να ζητωκραυγάζουν σηκώνοντας τα μαύρα πληκτρολόγια τους στον αέρα με το ένα χέρι – σήμα κατατεθέν της οργάνωσης. Ήταν η πρώτη παγκύπρια συνάντηση της οργάνωσης «Κουρασμένα Πληκτρολόγια» στο στάδιο ΓΣΠ.
There are the people that wake up miserable, being sad about going to work, sit on a chair all day and wait for the time to pass. Or are at each other throats about promotions, stabbing their colleagues in the back or accusing them all day. And there are those lucky SOBs that wake up with a smile, go to work singing and whistling, and clap their feet on the air. Nope, am neither of those, but life here at BLEND Land is pretty good.
Our experienced web development team in Nicosia is accustomed to validating html on all our web projects. Validating html means checking whether a page is free of errors, using a computer program. HTML validation refers to the procedure of checking whether the html code on a web page complies with the HTML standards, as set by the W3C Consortium. Imagine it like comparing a sentence to the rules of grammar that apply to the language that the sentence is written in.
Facebook competitions are a great way for companies to draw visitors to their page and have some sort of interaction with their brand. Our web development team based in Nicosia is well aware of these top 5 points when creating Facebook Competition Apps:
SEO – Search Engine Optimization is a form of online marketing that helps you become more “findable” putting you in front of your prospective target audiences. For many SEO is quite intimidating as it also includes some technical aspects. So, as an experienced digital agency in Cyprus, I decided to write a short Blog post with SEO tips. The following can dramatically increase and help improve your ranking, provided that your online presence is built correctly. Meaning it conforms to the rules of the most popular search engines around (Google, Yahoo, Yandex and so on).
YouTube has been outperforming Yahoo and Bing in terms daily searches which indicates that videos can be an important traffic builder for your website. Especially if your video is hosted on YouTube. In fact, in 2009 a Forrester study stated that “pages with video are 53x more likely to rank on the first page of Google search results.” Despite being a five year old study, yet the point prevails – Google SERPs prioritizes video results. So how do videos affects SERP?
On-Page SEO is the cornerstone for achieving top rankings in search engine results pages (SERP). It is the process of optimizing the content and code of your website. As a specialized web development agency in Cyprus, we would like to share some best practices & techniques for On-Page SEO that will help your website rank higher in search engines.