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Old 08-13-2014, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Is it necessary to design with that in mind currently?

Or at some point in the future?
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Old 08-13-2014, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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You should already be designing that way. E.g. using relative vs. absolute urls when linking to yourself or loading images or whatever.

All it takes to not break under https is to code without ever specifying a protocol. If you want different functionality under a http vs. https connection, you'd have to have internal checks for that, but from an html standpoint, it's pretty transparent, as long as you're not hard coding "http://yoursite.com/..." anywhere.
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Old 08-13-2014, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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You should already be designing that way. E.g. using relative vs. absolute urls when linking to yourself or loading images or whatever.

All it takes to not break under https is to code without ever specifying a protocol. If you want different functionality under a http vs. https connection, you'd have to have internal checks for that, but from an html standpoint, it's pretty transparent, as long as you're not hard coding "http://yoursite.com/..." anywhere.
I design where the buttons go...
Other folks code for me.

Had a quick conversation today wherein a feller told me that https ranking by Google is a non-event.
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Old 08-14-2014, 01:07 AM
 
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It's important, but it's not important now. And it won't be for some time. I'd contact Paul directly. I heard he left Google, but he'll still know.

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Old 08-14-2014, 01:16 AM
 
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You should already be designing that way. E.g. using relative vs. absolute urls when linking to yourself or loading images or whatever.

All it takes to not break under https is to code without ever specifying a protocol. If you want different functionality under a http vs. https connection, you'd have to have internal checks for that, but from an html standpoint, it's pretty transparent, as long as you're not hard coding "http://yoursite.com/..." anywhere.
I'm pretty sure this is bad advice if you are targeting Google. If I recall correctly, when they kick out of the indexer into the resolver, the first thing they do is convert relative urls to absolute urls and reducing the ranking before kicking to the sorter. You might want to look this up on Google Webmaster tools (Webmasters ? Google) or contact Paul directly.
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Old 08-14-2014, 06:32 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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It's important, but it's not important now. And it won't be for some time. I'd contact Paul directly. I heard he left Google, but he'll still know.
Why would I NOT develop a new site using https?
Is there any disadvantage?

New site from the ground up.
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