Posts of the Week – Google Vs Bing, the web to 1999, URL Shortener

Monday is here again so we look back at last weeks best of the web (in our humble opinion!). Last week we witnessed Google accusing Bing of cheating, a glimpse of current design trends taken from the web back to 1999 and a nice little URL shortener!

Google: Bing Is Cheating, Copying Our Search Results

Google has run a sting operation that it says proves Bing has been checking out what people search for on Google. The ‘sting’ operation involved Google adding an unusual word to their index then returning a honeypot page, basically a brand new page with no inbound links. You can read the full article over at Search Engine Land – Google: Bing Is Cheating, Copying Our Search Results

Are Current Web Design Trends Pushing Us Back to 1999?

This is a very interesting article showing how some of today’s web site features have elements that hark back to 1999. Items such as Facebook followers can be compared to the old web site counters. We found this an excellent and insightful read- Are Current Web Design Trends Pushing Us Back to 1999?

Cardiff Underground Map

Our favorite fun site of the week is this excellent Cardiff Underground map by Christian Amodeo, the brains behind T-shirt brand I Loves the ‘Diff. Although it is  relatively easy to get around here in Cardiff the map has made us think how handy a metro system would be for Cardiff!

Cardiff Underground Map

Cardiff Underground Map – Click for larger version

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