18 Mar 2013


Web Developers: Simple Ways to Streamline Your Business, Improve Productivity and Increase Cash Flow

If you are reading this article, you are probably overwhelmed not only with work for your paying clients, but the minutiae of running your business.  What you don’t want is to spend more money to make it easier on yourself.

The bad news is that isn’t always possible.  The good news is there are many free or almost free things you can do before you spend any money.

20 Feb 2013


A Showcase of Beautifully Crafted, Free UI Kits

When building a web app it’s important to keep in mind how much of it’s success is built on having a thoughtfully designed, well laid out and instantly usable user interface. A bad UI can ruin an otherwise fantastic app, and can cause more people to abandon it. Of course, the opposite is true too – great UIs can encourage use, and can mean more sales and more people talking about and sharing your app.

05 Dec 2012


10 Great Tools for Testing Your Website on Mobile Devices

Smartphones and other handheld devices contribute substantially to the overall viewership of any website. Latest estimates show that it is not long before the mobile Internet users are slated to have more stake in the website usage from their desktop and laptop counterparts.

27 Nov 2012


Lessons on Reducing Your Web App’s Bounce Rate by 75 Percent

Editor’s note: Product tours are immensely helpful for user retention and minimizing bounce rates – often improving sales conversions 20-100% – but they can also be frustrating and eat up valuable time.

Evan Chen is a software developer who experienced this problem and did something about it, developing a terrific app for taking the pain out of creating and managing product tours. In this post he shares with us what he has learned as well as a code to get a free beta invite to his new app, Taurus.

16 Oct 2012


A Showcase of Beautifully Designed Coming Soon Pages

If you’re launching a new site, product or service, then there’s a huge benefit to building hype and buzz before you launch. It’s something that Apple does extremely well, but you don’t need to be a huge company to be able to pull it off.

Building a prelaunch page – a simple page that describes your soon-to-be-launching product, along with an email signup form – is one of the techniques that Eric Ries famously proposes in The Lean Startup and it’s a great way of building an email list of people who will be interested in your new product. All of this helps to give you a huge boost when you actually launch, as you get to email your prospective customers on the launch day itself, and in the run-up to launch day you can help to further build hype by keeping people who have signed up updated with news on how the development is going.

29 Aug 2012


Fractal Giveaway Winners Announced!

Today I’m glad to announce the 3 winners of the Fractal license giveaway we published last week.

22 Aug 2012


Fractal – Awesome Email Design Tool Giveaway

Fractal (getfractal.com) is a new and very interesting online tool that enables designers to easily and painlessly create beautiful email designs.

Today we’ll be offering three lucky readers the chance to try it out with a free 3-month subscription!

16 Aug 2012


10 Secrets That Can Make Your Next Email Design Better

Email remains important for marketers.

Consumers of all ages continue to use email. In fact, email is still required for most communication on the Internet. While social media messaging and broadcasting has become popular in recent years, email remains the biggest communication channel in the online world.

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