(With Comments)

I love, and I also love Daring Fireball with Comments (with Comments)…so I created (with Comments)!

Install the extension for Safari or Chrome and you’ll have Disqus-based comments on!

To help keep the conversation civil, rude words lead to moderated comments.  I look forward to our discussions.

– Zack Katz (with Comments) Safari Extension (with Comments) Chrome Extension

How to Change the Width of the Reading List Sidebar in Safari

For the record, I know this is a silly hack.

Add a new item to the `~/Library/Preferences/` file:

Key: `SidebarSplitViewDividerPosition`
Type: "Number"
Value: `400`

For the value, use whatever width you want in the number of pixels. I think I like 400.

Add Googlebot User Agent to Safari Develop Menu

Googlebot Safari

If you’re like me, you’ve wanted to have the Googlebot user agent availalbe in the Develop menu of Safari.

  1. Go to /Applications/
  2. Right-click on and select Show Package Contents
  3. Navigate to Contents/Resources/
  4. Find `UserAgents.plist`
  5. Open `UserAgents.plist` in your favorite text editor
  6. Either
    • Replace with the contents of this file and continue to step 9: [download id=”12″]
    • … or continue on:
  7. At the end of the file, find:
  8. Replace with:
    		<string>Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Googlebot/2.1; +</string>
    		<string>Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; bingbot/2.0; +</string>
  9. Save the file (you’ll need to type in your user password)

Voila! Now in your Safari Develop > User Agent menu, you should see `Googlebot 2.1 – Googlebot` and `Bing 2.0 – Bingbot`.

SEO It! Bookmarklet – Improves Search Results in iPhone & Safari

Clean up your Google search results!

Format your search results for SEO

Works great for SEO searches on the iPhone!

It’s frustrating doing searches with SEO in mind, then having Google add SearchWiki, personalized results, and other localizations that mess up what you wanted: accurate results. Here’s the solution: The SEO It! Bookmarklet.

  • I do lots of searching as an SEO. I look for ranking, competition, additional keywords, etc. I use Google a LOT. And I use Apple’s Safari browser.
  • By default, I am logged in to my Google account, and have Google preferences set to showing 100 results at a time. The problem? Google shows different ranking and links based on the number of results you see.
  • I have Google Web History enabled, and Google provides me with “Personalized results based on my search history.” When doing SEO, I don’t want these results: I want what others will see.
  • I use SearchWiki to move up results of websites I have created. When trying to get accurate SEO ranking, this is frustrating.
  • I do SEO searches on my iPhone, too – where I need to manually strip out the annoying &client=safari to see a normal results page.

Enter the SEO It! Bookmarklet

Continue reading “SEO It! Bookmarklet – Improves Search Results in iPhone & Safari”

Introducing: the SEO Stylesheet for Safari, Firefox, Opera, and IE

Safari, Opera, IE and Firefox User Stylesheet is like a compass for SEOs

Firefox gets all the cool toys

As I’ve written before, Firefox SEO — not Safari — gets all the glory. One of the great things about Firefox is the Add-ons (plugins) that extend its functionality. For web developers and SEOs, it’s vital to easily see what rank your website has when doing searches. There are tons of Firefox SEO Add-ons, but I use the following Firefox SEO addons:

These add-ons make browsing much easier when you’re doing some SEO research. There are no cool Safari SEO Plugins (ask Google, it’s true), but I wasn’t satisfied…so I made my own (kinda).

I am pleased to announce the best Safari SEO plugin alternative. Continue reading “Introducing: the SEO Stylesheet for Safari, Firefox, Opera, and IE”

Disable Styles and Javascript in Safari with Keyboard Shortcuts – How To

Now Safari’s just as cool as Firefox

If you’re a web developer on the Mac, you may be sick of everyone talking about Firefox Addons that do everything but wipe your ass. True, Firefox is a great browser that is very expandable, but I love Safari, and I want to do as much web development on Safari as possible.

The feature that I missed the most in Safari was Disable Styles and Disable Javascript, both of which are super-easily done in Firefox via the Web Developer Plugin. With the advent of Safari 3, disabling CSS and Javascript is as simple as a keystroke combination of your choice! Continue reading “Disable Styles and Javascript in Safari with Keyboard Shortcuts – How To”