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18 Mar 2013

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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.

27 Nov 2012

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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.

19 Aug 2010

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What You Need to Know about Cross-Cultural Web Design

How do you ensure your website will be well-received around the world? At Lingo24, we’ve learnt some valuable lessons about how affordable – and profitable – it can be to dip your toes into the foreign language internet by building websites optimised for different countries and language groups.

Several years ago we built special sites for our translation agency that were optimised for the German, Spanish, French, Italian, Chinese and Japanese markets, and consequently saw a surge in our profits as our custom in those markets soared.

27 Jan 2010

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Top 10 Free Applications That Help Designers Stay Organized

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As designers, it’s important to stay current with new trends and to sharpen your skills when needed. But how effective can these skills really be if you’re not organized? Being a cool and collected designer that’s organized is key to your success. Without the discipline a designer needs in today’s industry, it will be a bit hard to stay afloat when large and very important projects that require this skill come your way.

This is why we’ve compiled a list containing the Top 10 Free Applications That Help Designers Stay Organized. Takes these applications seriously and use them to systemize and enhance your workflow.

10 Nov 2009

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Increasing Online Sales Using Persuasive Elements

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Whether you selling a web design service or just a simple product, we are always trying to sell more in order to make a better living. If you want to sell more, it’s important that you know how the real sellers sell their stuff. They use persuasive elements on every sale. A website should have them as well.

Every time you go out to shop to get a nice tuxedo or you go to the dealership to look at some cars, you get a free class of persuasion (if you get a good salesman). We are going to study more each element or persuasion that can be transported to the digital environment.

28 Oct 2009

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Building Instant Rapport with Your Clients

Effective distance communication can be a difficult task.  Let’s take a look at how you can adapt traditional communication techniques for use on the web and begin establishing instant rapport with your clients.

Have you ever sat on one end of a phone or inbox and wondered what was going through your client’s head on the other end? Have you ever met someone and thought to yourself, “I don’t know what it is, but there’s just something about this person that I really like?”

21 Oct 2009

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The Freelancing Checklist: Before Going Full-Time

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Many web professionals want to venture into freelancing for its number of obvious benefits. However, many are hesitant because of a few key factors: financial instability, more responsibility, and lack of experience.

This post is for those thinking about it — here’s a quick checklist that can make the transfer less painful.

07 Oct 2009

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10 Samples of How Blogs Display Their Posts

When it comes to designing a blog, one of the main elements of the design is how the posts are going to be displayed on the front page. Here you see some trends and samples of how other blogs are displaying their posts.

There is no perfect recipe for designing the way a blog will be displayed, it vary mostly depending on the content of the blog, the style of it’s design, the amount of posts made and much more. The most important thing is to first select all elements that you want to display and place them the way it will play out the best on your design.

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