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Top tips from the worlds of blogging, websites, design, coding, and social media.
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The Rising Trend of Bright Flat Colors in Web Design

The Rising Trend of Bright Flat Colors in Web Design | Digi-Tips | Scoop.it
We've seen the use of solid colours increase through the adoption of the flat design trend, but these hues are becoming increasingly vibrant following the
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Bright colours. Not a craze I follow in my design, but I must admit, it is one I follow as a consumer. Interesting!

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Google Developers Blog: We're building a community for the cloud-minded

Google Developers Blog: We're building a community for the cloud-minded | Digi-Tips | Scoop.it
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The rundown: New products and features announced today at the #GASummit 2013 - Analytics Blog

The rundown: New products and features announced today at the #GASummit 2013 - Analytics Blog | Digi-Tips | Scoop.it

"The 2013 theme of the summit is Access, Empower, Act, so how does that translate in practical terms?"

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Google Analytics, a great tool for measuring success ofyour web pages is set to get even better with new features and an easier to use interface.

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Adobe Is Making This Fancy Digital Pen a Reality | Wired.com

Adobe Is Making This Fancy Digital Pen a Reality | Wired.com | Digi-Tips | Scoop.it
Adobe is creating a new set of tools aimed specifically at the hyper-connected "Instagram generation."
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How to use Twitter effectively

How to use Twitter effectively | Digi-Tips | Scoop.it
Become a social media magnate with help from leading Twitter experts David Schneider and David Levin

 

• Date: Monday 21 October 2013

• Location: The Guardian, King's Cross, London

• Price: £49

 

http://t.co/MQMFexPOYY...

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The Very First Website Returns to the Web | Webmonkey | Wired.com

The Very First Website Returns to the Web | Webmonkey | Wired.com | Digi-Tips | Scoop.it
CERN has resurrected the very first webpage that Tim Berners-Lee and the WWW team ever put online, offering a hands-on look at the proto-web.
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How to Pull Off Coca-Cola Marketing on a Diet Coke Budget

How to Pull Off Coca-Cola Marketing on a Diet Coke Budget | Digi-Tips | Scoop.it
Learn what makes Coke's content so amazing, and how you can replicate it without their massive budget.
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Coca-cola have created some of the most impressive and effective marketing campaigns to date - this is a great insight into their content strategy.

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Tips On How To Become A Better Blogger

Tips On How To Become A Better Blogger http://t.co/ZtmRs52ogO
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SEO, post frequency, Adsense - all the ideas about a good blog all in one place, AND in a digestible format. A great post.

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Broadcasting with Twitter: How to steer well clear of bad habits and create a winning formula | Useful Social Media

Broadcasting with Twitter: How to steer well clear of bad habits and create a winning formula | Useful Social Media | Digi-Tips | Scoop.it
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20 Resources for Beginner Designers & Developers

20 Resources for Beginner Designers & Developers | Digi-Tips | Scoop.it
Getting started in the world of design can be both thrilling and intimidating. Sometimes, you feel like you just don’t have the tools or skills you need to
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A great selection of tools for newbie web designers or those just wanting to give it a try or spice up a blog. Helpful and a good read!

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Cross Thoughts: How to hide / show gadgets on Blogger pages

Cross Thoughts: How to hide / show gadgets on Blogger pages | Digi-Tips | Scoop.it
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A neat trick! Simple, but handy.

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AppSeed Transforms Your Sketches Into App Prototypes | Wired.com

AppSeed Transforms Your Sketches Into App Prototypes | Wired.com | Digi-Tips | Scoop.it

"...speed up that very beginning stage of the creative process, the point where ideas are not yet set."

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Transform doodles into designs...! Defintely needed.

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More Twitter Data: How Far Do Your Tweets Go? - SumAll

More Twitter Data: How Far Do Your Tweets Go? - SumAll | Digi-Tips | Scoop.it
Twitter has long been a favorite platform to connect to for all SumAll users since we first integrated with them almost a year ago.
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Stop Counting Followers and Start Measuring Reach - SumAll

Stop Counting Followers and Start Measuring Reach - SumAll | Digi-Tips | Scoop.it
The size of your social media following is, at best, a vanity metric.
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What's the real benefit of having a large social media following? If your followers don't engage with your content, they contribute very little outside of a popularity contest.

Is reach a better way to measure social media success? 

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Google's Eric Schmidt: Technology Isn't Destroying Jobs

Google's Eric Schmidt: Technology Isn't Destroying Jobs | Digi-Tips | Scoop.it

" A collaboration model in which machines and humans increasingly work together, each doing their specialized tasks. "

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Technology won't destroy jobs, but it may push us to work harder to compete with such autonomous systems.

 

Is that a bad thing?

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Cross Thoughts: Google / Blogger: Watermark template bug

Cross Thoughts: Google / Blogger: Watermark template bug | Digi-Tips | Scoop.it
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BLOGGER NEWS: Fault with the Watermark template is being investigated by Google...

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Cross Thoughts: How to centre Pages tabs on Blogger

Cross Thoughts: How to centre Pages tabs on Blogger | Digi-Tips | Scoop.it

Blogger Pages gadget Example: Cross thoughts blog - Maria Cross.

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So blogger is not the easiest platform to design a custom blog - but this is an easy tip to make a start!

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How to Measure the PR Value of a Blog or Blogger

How to Measure the PR Value of a Blog or Blogger | Digi-Tips | Scoop.it

How to Measure the PR Value of a Blog or a blogger. 7 steps and 7 metrics to examine.

 

We were asked an interesting question recently about placements on blogs and their impact:

 

“How do you measure the PR value of a blog?”

 

Most of the time, PR firms and practitioners measure an outlet’s capabilities on behalf of a client in terms of audience, in terms of the number of eyeballs that you’re in front of. That’s not irrelevant: a blog that has 0 readers will deliver 0 new audience members to you, and thus having some audience members is a good place to start. Let’s look more carefully at how you might measure a blog’s potential impact on your PR program through the lens of how SHIFT measures PR.Recall that we measure PR in 7 broad categories or buckets......


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, September 6, 2013 1:51 PM

How does your blogging measure up? Seven steps and blog metrics that matter.