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Top 11 Online Tools to Create Awesome Popup and Popover Ads

November 21st, 2016 - Filed under Web Design

Popup and popover ads can be extremely effective at driving engagement, building lists, and getting offers in front of potential customers. The key is to build them in a way that makes them a useful interruption instead of an intrusive annoyance. The more useful you can make your info, the more likely your target visitor is to convert.

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Giving relevant information is a huge part of a successful popup ad. However, that’s only half the battle; you must be able to present that ad in a targeted, attractive, and timely format. Here are eleven of the best tools we’ve tracked down to create popup and popover ads and deliver them to your visitor. Read more…

Top 30 Search Engine Submission Sites to Increase Traffic

November 14th, 2016 - Filed under Web Development

I asked many online businessmen the first thing that they think is troubling their business and got the same response from most of them:

“How do I increase the traffic of my website?”
Well obviously, “No traffic, no leads. No leads, no sales. No sales, no business.”

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There are several on-page optimization techniques that should be adopted to increase traffic. But to increase traffic by off page submission is just as important. Most of the traffic that an average website gets comes from organic searches on different search engines. While there are many ways to increase a website’s traffic other than focusing on increasing the number of searches, it can be safely assumed that improving search engine results is one of the most effective ways to do so. In recent years, search engines were voted as the most trusted source for finding relevant news and information. Read more…

20 Effective Ways to Boost Search Rank with Social Media

November 1st, 2016 - Filed under Social Media

If there is something that businesses want to gain most from their websites, it is to have those websites rank higher on search engines. It isn’t surprising why. The more visible you are online, the more people know about you. There are several ways to do this from keyword optimization to paid advertisements. But a lot of businesses often ignore one channel that is now considered as a useful tool for gaining leverage on search engines – social media.

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There are several ways through which you can have a high search rank by using social media. Here is a list of 20 of the most effective – Read more…

Top 30 Popular Forums and Bulletin Boards for Web Designers

October 20th, 2016 - Filed under Web Design

Forums are basically modern form of communication originated from bulletin boards which are also recognized as computer conferencing systems.

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These online communication systems enable everyone to request, share or discuss information on any topic. Read more…

Top 30 Web Tools to Monitor Website Downtime

October 17th, 2016 - Filed under Web Tools

Downtime is no longer considered a good thing. Years ago it was a word that meant relaxing, resting, catching your breath, but today in the world of blogs and websites downtime is the worst possible thing that can happen. In March of this year Amazon went down for 20 minutes or so. Those 20 minutes cost the online retail store over $3.5 million.

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So, it is a big challenge for every web developer about what should be emphasized. That’s why ‘how to monitor website’ is an ongoing question so we’ve put together a list of our top 30 tools to monitor your website’s uptime and its downtime history. We’ve included paid as well as free, yes free tools on our list and even though it’s fairly comprehensive it is by no means definitive. Read more…

15 Tips to Create Effective Popups for WordPress Sites

September 26th, 2016 - Filed under WordPress

Undoubtedly, User Experience plays a vital role in deciding the success of any website. While the benefits of an attractive web design with excellent and relevant contents are well-known, other key aspects like loading speed and hindrance-free navigation are not to be overlooked.

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Use of Pop-ups remains a debatable topic in the web developers’ community. While the pioneers of the industry agree that pop-ups degrade the user experience largely, businesses still cannot refrain themselves from using few of them in their websites. Why? The answer to this is obvious. Pop-ups are a great way to drive more traffic, create larger brand awareness and most importantly make money. So, we have not seen much businesses compromising on this front till now. Read more…

20 Online Typography Tools Designers Must Try

June 3rd, 2016 - Filed under Web Tools

Reading is one of the pillars of all user activity online. When it comes to web design, poor font choice, bad hyphenation or improper kerning can ruin the brightest graphic artworks. We cannot let that happen, so we’ve assembled a collection of typography tools, frameworks and resources that every designer should use in their work. These online instruments fall into four sub-categories.

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Learning tools teach you the basics of typography skills, and provide you with means to try and test-drive various fonts. Inspirational tools let you combine existing fonts or create new ones of your own. Recognition tools can be of huge help if you have encountered a font you’d love to use, but are not aware of its name and origin. And finally, there are font libraries, where you can try and download open-source fonts or purchase licensed ones. Read more…

20 Icon Search Engines and Libraries Designers Should Know

May 27th, 2016 - Filed under Search Engines

Icons – “We’ve come a long way, baby.” Just consider how far icons have come since Xerox first developed theirs

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to Microsoft’s Windows 7. Read more…

20 Code Optimization Tips for Your WordPress Sites

May 26th, 2016 - Filed under WordPress

What sense will it make to have an outstanding portfolio and a beautiful theme which is not search engine optimized? Yahoo, bing, and Google could be care less about your web design and pretty photos. They usually care about keywords, file names, tags and thousands of other extremely boring tech oriented things. But understanding of these “boring tech things” could really help you in achieving business success. Misunderstanding them could really put your business down.

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Search engine optimization – SEO can help in improving quality as well as volume of traffic to your web site with the help of search engines such as Yahoo, Bing, Google etc. through the unpaid or natural search results on these search engines. Read more…

20 Podcasts All Designers and Developers Should Subscribe to

May 22nd, 2016 - Filed under Web Design

As Bob Dylan sang long before most of us were born, the world it is a changing, especially online. Okay, he didn’t sing that last part, but that doesn’t make it less true. If you want to stay up to date with the trends and what is going on you’ve got to keep your ear to the ground – or, even better, the speaker.

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Here are some podcasts that can keep you up to speed about developments and insights in the design and development world as well as what mistakes to look out for. Read more…

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