Google Reader allowed users to view all of their favorite web feeds in one place. When it was closed on July 2, 2013, many mourned its loss. Millions of people are now searching for solid alternatives to Google Reader. With hundreds of different RSS readers out there, it’s becoming quite a challenge to find the perfect replacement. If you are still looking for a replacement, look no further. Today we collected the best alternatives available. Read the list below and find out which rea
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Having a great web page only takes you so far. Without the proper marketing strategy you may never make it onto the monitors of your target customers. This can lead to a frustrating dilemma in which weaker or less relevant pages jump your offering by virtue of a more polished approach to web analytics. You can avert this unwanted outcome by understanding the basics of Internet marketing. Your business or organization can avoid the pitfalls and rise above the rest of the competition to a proper p
In today’s world of advancing technology, mobile payments are becoming an everyday occurrence. From the start-up business trying to get its feet on the ground to the seasoned make-up artist who is always on the go, the ability to accept mobile payments is paramount. In many cases, it’s easier for smaller companies to adapt to mobile technology since fewer people and systems are affected. This allows small businesses to compete with large companies. Accepting mobile payments is a must
The Story There are numerous ways to design your own handwriting font (or have someone else create it for you) and even more reasons you might want or need it. It might be boredom, or it might be actual necessity – whatever the case, I will tell you story and in the same time give you few tips on how you can do it yourself. The last time I found myself in a situation which demanded a handwriting font right before my Mathematical Statistics exam. The professor, like most competent professor
Many articles have been written explaining how you must design interfaces, graphics and how to deal with clients. But one key step in web development is frequently forgotten and that is content planning, which is also called IA (information architecture) planning. If you rush ahead to programming and pixels you’ll get poor content which will need changes later in the designing stage. How A New Project Often Goes Everything’s great on the first day. You’ve secured a new contract
According to the social intelligence and marketing analysts at Syncapse, the value of a Facebook fan increased 28 percent since 2010, and fan membership on many brand pages doubled or even tripled in that time. The average worth of a brand fan is now $174. Syncapse’s latest survey sought to understand why Facebook users become brand fans in the first place. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the research shows 78 percent fans have preexisting experience with a brand before becoming fans. This is impo
Our modern-day obsessions with apocalyptic scenarios is quite overwhelming. People have been predicting the end of the world for centuries. Feel free to check out an entire list of predictions of the end of the world. However for some strange reason, these so-called predictions are constantly being postponed. What gives? Now don’t take this the wrong way, I’m in no way shape or form hoping for the apocalypse to happen. I’m simply stating the fact that you should always tak
Nothing or nobody is perfect. The same goes for websites. Every single website on the web could always use some sort of improvements. Today we will showcase great redesigns of popular websites and apps by great designers from Dribbble, Forrst, deviantArt, and Behance. The designers behind these redesigns took this massive challenge to improve their skills, gain recognition among the design community, and of course beef up their portfolio. The results are bound to catch your eyes.
Content marketing is all the rage nowadays with every SEO expert and online marketer hailing the importance of quality content for higher search engine visibility, more social media shares, and increased conversions. E-commerce site owners concentrating on their bottom lines need to take heed of this industry trend, and realize that they can drive up their sales by building good content around the products they’re selling. Product Descriptions Starting off with a basic yet highly important
So, how are those initial public offerings looking now? Facebook’s IPO was the largest in Internet history, and at its peak reached a market capitalization of $104 billion. A truly staggering number for a tech start up just eight years old. Zuckerberg rang the bell and after a day trading it held at $38.23 – and from there it went all a little downhill with a year low of $18, never attaining the IPO figure so far. Though with their recent earnings having shown their ability to moneti
What Is Kickstarter? Kickstarter is a platform where creative people can go to get their passion, ideas, and ambition funded. It’s currently the world’s largest funding platform for creative projects! Every week, tens of thousands of people pledge millions of dollars to projects to creative fields such as music, film, art, technology, design, food, and publishing. How does it work? Before you even think of launching any kind of products, you should take some time to sit dow
Content marketing is the future of marketing. Indeed, marketers are rushing in droves to create content, while abandoning traditional marketing outlets like PR, radio, print and TV, and even web search. But many are running into unexpected problems. If you’re involved in content marketing, you probably face difficulties yourself. Here are the five big problems content marketers face, and how to overcome them. Distraction Creating content takes focus — a lot of it. Problematically, wh
I use Google Chrome as my main web browser. Why? Because it’s fast, easy to use, reliable, secure, easy to use, highly customizable, and has its own web store. If you’re not using Google Chrome yet, you should highly consider it. At least install it and try to use it for a week or so. As a web designer or developer, you probably find yourself spending a lot of time in Chrome working. What surprises me most about people who use Chrome, is that they don’t take advantage of&n
Physical books are dying. Many people find that it’s easier to carry around one device and read eBooks than it is to use physical books. The Internet is like your library, but it’s open 24/7. You can find a lot of eBooks for free online. You just have to know where to look. Keep in mind that if you find eBooks of a proprietary file format, such as AZW or KF8 for Kindle, this doesn’t necessarily mean that you need the device to read them. You can install Amazon’s Kindle Re
Without a doubt the accessory market for the iPhone is flooded. It’s mind-blowing how much cool, unique, and creative products there are for the iPhone. This is good and bad, meaning that you’re much more likely to get jibbed into buying junk that will break in a month or so. But don’t let that discourage you, there are still incredible attachments out there for you to take advantage of. Being a fan of Apple products myself, I’ve decided to share some cool acces