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Responsive Web Design to be Predominant in 2013

Responsive Web Design to be Predominant in 2013 | web design | Scoop.it
The focus of web designers in the past has been more on capability of electronic devices in multimedia and social networking.
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60 Best Photoshop Tutorial Sites

60 Best Photoshop Tutorial Sites | web design | Scoop.it

Photoshop is a graphics editing program developed and published by Adobe Systems. As we all know that at presently, it is the current market leader for photo manipulation software.

It is an excellent software for creating attractive and stunning designs for various purposes like print media, web and multimedia. And if you are looking up to brush up your skills or want to learn some new tricks for creating great designs in Photoshop, there are thousands of tutorials on the internet.

Loads of Photoshop tutorials websites are already providing great learning experience, and  most of the websites provide awesome freebies. 


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Three Tips for Handling a Social Media Brand Crisis | Personal Branding Blog - Dan Schawbel

Three Tips for Handling a Social Media Brand Crisis | Personal Branding Blog - Dan Schawbel | web design | Scoop.it
One of the most amazing benefits of leveraging social media is the ability to gain momentum behind a concept or brand.
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Free Keynote Mockup Templates for iPhone, iPad, Android, ... - Keynotopia

Free Keynote Mockup Templates for iPhone, iPad, Android, ... - Keynotopia | web design | Scoop.it
Create interactive mockups for web, mobile and desktop apps using Apple Keynote and Keynotopia templates. All components are designed from scratch in Keynote.
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Why cloud storage is so important for taking care of your data

Why cloud storage is so important for taking care of your data | web design | Scoop.it
The things that we hold most dear
to us can now be kept in digital format.

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How Local Businesses Win Out Over Big, National Firms in Social Media Marketing

How Local Businesses Win Out Over Big, National Firms in Social Media Marketing | web design | Scoop.it
Local marketing specialists at My Local Leads explain how smaller local firms can gain traction against big competitors with social media.

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Peter Wilkinson www.peter.uk.com's curator insight, June 18, 2013 11:27 AM

Have small business now got the David and Goliath advantage due to social media?

Phil Lauterjung's curator insight, June 18, 2013 2:13 PM

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Design With Impact: A Guide to Webpage Anatomy

Design With Impact: A Guide to Webpage Anatomy | web design | Scoop.it

Find out all the tips on how to design an impactful webpage with the Graphitas’ infogaphic, Design With Impact: A Guide to Webpage Anatomy.  See what you can and can’t live without on your webpage with the Impact-O-Meter.


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Ellyn Winters's curator insight, June 19, 2013 8:30 AM

Very cool infographic showing the high impact marketing rationale behind today's modern web design methods. 

Laurence Segbo's curator insight, June 19, 2013 9:10 AM

Pour faire de belles infographies... une alternative à infogr.am

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, June 20, 2013 5:07 AM

How to use design to help make a website more appealing.

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Reseach Shows Social Media Hugely Important in SEO Ranking [INFOGRAPHIC]

Reseach Shows Social Media Hugely Important in SEO Ranking [INFOGRAPHIC] | web design | Scoop.it

Seven of the ten most important factors in SEO ranking now come from social media.


An updated study from Searchmetrics has revealed just how important social media signals are to a strong SEO ranking, with well-positioned URLs almost always having a high number of likes, shares, tweets and +1s.


Searchmetrics have documented their findings in this infographic, which takes a closer look at what well-positioned web pages on Google have in common, and what distinguishes them from pages that are lower-ranked.


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Panovus's curator insight, July 1, 2013 4:05 AM

Do you reach your audience via Social Media?Panovus know what works best.Learn more:http://goo.gl/krpHx

Andy Birkitt's curator insight, July 26, 2013 7:20 AM

A recent study by Searchmetrics has revealed just how important social media signals are to a strong SEO ranking and then produced the results as this really nice infographic.

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Top 10 Tech This Week

Top 10 Tech This Week | web design | Scoop.it
Summer's here and the tech is hot. If you're looking for all the latest and most important developments in the techno-world, you came to the right place: Top 10 Tech has you covered.

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Reseach Shows Social Media Hugely Important in SEO Ranking [INFOGRAPHIC]

Reseach Shows Social Media Hugely Important in SEO Ranking [INFOGRAPHIC] | web design | Scoop.it

Seven of the ten most important factors in SEO ranking now come from social media.


An updated study from Searchmetrics has revealed just how important social media signals are to a strong SEO ranking, with well-positioned URLs almost always having a high number of likes, shares, tweets and +1s.


Searchmetrics have documented their findings in this infographic, which takes a closer look at what well-positioned web pages on Google have in common, and what distinguishes them from pages that are lower-ranked.


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Panovus's curator insight, July 1, 2013 4:05 AM

Do you reach your audience via Social Media?Panovus know what works best.Learn more:http://goo.gl/krpHx

Andy Birkitt's curator insight, July 26, 2013 7:20 AM

A recent study by Searchmetrics has revealed just how important social media signals are to a strong SEO ranking and then produced the results as this really nice infographic.

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Google Says That Links Are Not Important!? | Web Developer Melbourne

Google Says That Links Are Not Important!? | Web Developer Melbourne | web design | Scoop.it
Late last week, it was discovered that Google had quietly updated their ranking article help document to reflect changes that they have made in their messages

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, June 27, 2013 1:43 PM

It's subtle but note the change in emPHAsis. ;-) But, don't assume links don't matter.

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8 New and Underappreciated Marketing Resources from Google

8 New and Underappreciated Marketing Resources from Google | web design | Scoop.it

Excerpted from article on The Moz Blog:
"This guide is intended for those SEOs/inbound marketers who are familiar the fundamental Google resources (Google Analytics, Apps, the AdWords Keywords Tool) but may not be aware of what else is out there and what is coming soon.

***Analytics & Tagging
1. Universal Analytics
It (in beta) is apt to change the way we use and think about marketing analytics. This successor of the Google Analytics we know will bring improved performance and, most importantly, new functionality and flexibility to your reporting.
Uses & benefits of Universal Analytics:
- Cross device tracking of individual users
- The ability to push "offline" data into the system
- Performance enhancements
- 20 custom dimensions, 20 custom metrics
- Set your own session and campaign expirations

2. Tag Manager
Tag Manager gives you central control of tracking tags firing in the <head> of any given page, without having to touch the page code itself once you've added the main container. The rules to trigger tag firing are flexible enough that the possibilities here are broad and powerful.
Uses & benefits of Tag Manager:
- Central, organized management of your tags/scripts
- Cuts dev cycle bottlenecks out of the equation
- Improved performance

3. Tag Assistant
If you are using (or intend to use) Tag Manager, Tag Assistant is a Google Chrome extension that will make double-checking your tag/rule configurations a lot easier.

***Market Research
4. Think Insights
Uses & benefits of Think Insights:
- Free, searchable access to market research studies
- Visualization of the most common multi-touch paths by industry
- Inspiration for your next data visualization project
- There's also the Creative Sandbox gallery, showcasing creative online campaigns that "blend creative genius and digital innovation."

5. Consumer Surveys
It is the only paid service in this post, but research with surveys, if you want to step outside of your customer email list, will always require an investment. Google's offering is relatively affordable.

***Search History & Data
6. Trends
Trends is a relatively well-known but often overlooked source of historical search volume data.
Uses & benefits of Trends:
- View historical data for a single keyword, or compare two or more
- Discover seasonality in search volume
- Browse current trending searches
- Export to CSV for your Excel/other reports

7. Zeitgeist
Zeitgeist isn’t exactly a tool or a data set but more of an interactive recap of the year in search.
Uses & benefits of Zeitgeist:
- Rich visual "story" experience of historical data
- Helpful for brainstorming historical content angles
- General nostalgia/inspiration (What? That counts.)

8. Public Data Explorer
Public Data Explorer is Google's portal into government and institutional data sets.
Uses & benefits of Public Data Explorer:
- Search/browse many public data sets from one interface
- Upload your own data set
- Quickly switch between different chart/visualization approaches for a given data set..."

Read full and interesting article here:
http://moz.com/blog/8-new-underappreciated-marketing-resources-from-google

 


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BSN's curator insight, July 28, 2013 11:46 AM

Some Google marketing tools

#business #marketing http://goo.gl/tCP5xW

 

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Why Your eCommerce Store is Loading Slow?

Why Your eCommerce Store is Loading Slow? | web design | Scoop.it
Ecommerce has bridged the gap between the buyer and the seller. But there are reasons that slow down loading of Ecommerce stores and make people abandon them. Learn more about these troublemakers.

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The Best Freebies for Designers (July 2013)

The Best Freebies for Designers (July 2013) | web design | Scoop.it
Here are the best freebies for designers from last month (July 2013). We have free GUI templates, icon sets, fonts, Photoshop brushes, PSD templates, textu
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Principles of Effective Web Design in 2013 [INFOGRAPHIC]

Principles of Effective Web Design in 2013 [INFOGRAPHIC] | web design | Scoop.it
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The Typography of Business: Why Typography is Vital to your Marketing Strategy

The Typography of Business: Why Typography is Vital to your Marketing Strategy | web design | Scoop.it
Typography greatly determines the success or failure of any project or campaign that requires visual communication. Many professional designers consider typography as the most essential factor in design.
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A Pro Designer Shares the Psychology of Font Choices

A Pro Designer Shares the Psychology of Font Choices | web design | Scoop.it

Cool advice...Today’s infographic covers the psychology behind type choices. You will learn how serif, sans serif, script, modern, and display typefaces and their fonts are best used for moving your audience to feel how you want them to feel....


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Tyler Negus Snidow's curator insight, July 9, 2013 8:02 AM

Great overview.  

Constance S. Ward's curator insight, July 12, 2013 11:56 AM
Learn more about a subtle form of non-verbal communication
Miriam Gilbert's curator insight, July 19, 2013 3:07 PM

nice infographic on how different fonts create a different "feel" for copy...

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How Fashion Brands Are Using Vine

How Fashion Brands Are Using Vine | web design | Scoop.it
The fashion industry immediately embraced Vine, Twitter's 6-second video app, after it launched in February.

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After Fighting Mobile Trend, Intel Now Embraces It | NY Times

After Fighting Mobile Trend, Intel Now Embraces It | NY Times | web design | Scoop.it

Intel, which became a global behemoth by making the chips that drive most of the world’s desktop computers and laptops, missed the mobile revolution. In tablets and smartphones, the company is a bit player....


The PCs-forever attitude was so pervasive that the people working on the company’s mobile-chip line, the Atom, were essentially second-class citizens, without access to Intel’s latest production technologies and the resources lavished on the Core line of PC chips and the Xeon line of server chips.


Now Intel is not just trying to catch up in mobile but also trying to leapfrog the competition. As Mr. Krzanich put it, Intel’s strategy is: “Embrace this and embrace it fast and actually move quicker and try and go ahead of this.”...


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, June 30, 2013 4:59 PM

Even Intel, a huge chip technology leader, lagged and now must go very fast to become competitive in the mobile chip market. It's a great cautionary tale on being agile and innovative for every company, big or small. Not to mention impressive leadership to admit your failure publicly. Admirable!

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The Future of Mobility [Infographic]

The Future of Mobility [Infographic] | web design | Scoop.it

An astounding 80 percent of the world’s population now has a mobile phone—and 84 percent is unwilling to go a single day without their phone. About 45 percent of Americans say they can’t go more than a few hours without checking their phones. In 2012 there were five billion mobile phones in the world—1.8 billion of these were smart phones.


Facebook now reaches 76 percent of the smartphone market, and it accounts for 23 percent of total time spent using apps each month.

The next five most used applications are Google apps, and they account for 10 percent of app usage time. One of the latest smartphone trends is that things are getting less touchy but more sensitive. Gestures and other non-tap inputs are on the rise. Casting a sidelong glance, for example, can pause a video. Some apps are being developed that will switch from manual to voice to text to gesture, depending on what you are doing...


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Rein Hof's curator insight, July 8, 2013 12:19 PM

Voor een ieder die zich nog afvraagt waarom mobile content belangrijk is.. 

Mobile is dé manier om in cotact te blijven. En of je nu een commercieel bedrijf bent wat graag een product aan de man brengt, of je bent dienstverlener of overheid. Het maakt niet meer uit. Geen mobile ontent, geen engagement. Niet meer boeien en binden. Tja.. Wie kan zich dat nu nog permiteren? 

sophiedesc's curator insight, July 19, 2013 7:21 AM

Mobile Commerce: 

 

> "Mobile Shopping accounted for 11% of e-commerce in the 4th quarter of 2012 (up from 3% 2 years earlier)."

> Roughly 58% of smartphone users have made purchases on their smartphones.

> These Mobile Shoppers typically use smartphones for 50 to 60% of the Shopping."

Katie Muirhead's curator insight, August 20, 2014 12:17 PM

Seeking to manage our attention and avoid distraction is one thing, but first we need to be aware of where our attention is going. As smartphones are increasingly used, this infographic highlights in just what way we use our phones. 1 in 5 people check their phone every ten minutes... something tells me that the smartphone may be one of the biggest sources of modern distraction!

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Organic SEO and the Knowledge Graph

Organic SEO and the Knowledge Graph | web design | Scoop.it

Much has been written about the Knowledge Graph, and how Semantic SEO is important to the long term success of websites and web presences. On the other hand, we have existing best practices for organic SEO targeting.

 

Google has repeatedly gone on record saying that they want to evolve from a search engine to a knowledge engine, where they can rank content according to intent rather than straight keyword matching.

 

Let’s look at all of the key areas of organic SEO, to consider what role it plays in ranking and how it might feed into this knowledge engine concept in the future.


Read more at: http://www.business2community.com/seo/organic-seo-and-the-knowledge-graph-0530728


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Ajish Kumar's curator insight, June 30, 2013 2:32 AM
good article
Hélène Guerriat's curator insight, July 3, 2013 3:55 AM

Google has repeatedly gone on record saying that they want to evolve from a search engine to a knowledge engine, where they can rank content according to intent rather than straight keyword matching.

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HTML for Babies - $9

HTML for Babies - $9 | web design | Scoop.it
You know, it's never too early to be standards compliant. When your wee one makes their first splash on the web, you want them to have grown up speaking HTML as a second language.

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Margot Matysiak's curator insight, June 29, 2013 2:09 PM

Well, as a mother I should definitely start as soon as possible... HTML as second language why not ?

Brandsupply.de's curator insight, July 1, 2013 7:31 AM

Webdesigner werden immer jünger :-)

sophiedesc's curator insight, July 1, 2013 9:07 AM

For Geeks: Make your Baby bilingual: teach him HTML as a second language!  :)

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100 Conversion Optimization Case Studies | KISSmetrics

100 Conversion Optimization Case Studies | KISSmetrics | web design | Scoop.it

Excerpted from article intro on KISSmetrics:
"If you’re a marketer, you’re undoubtedly looking for techniques to optimize your website for better conversions. Fellow marketers have released tactics that worked from them. In this post, I’ve curated some of these. They’ve come from multiple sources and been placed in one post. I present to you 100 conversion optimization case studies!

1. Updated Design Increases Conversions 33%
2. Making Copy Action Oriented Causes 93% More People to Click
3. Clear Homepage Helps Weather Channel Increase Conversions 225%
4. Adding a Picture of a Person Increases Highrise Signups by 102.5%
5. Improved Value Proposition Causes 128% More Visitors to Register for Games
6. Making Call to Action More Prominent Increases Conversions 591%
7. Adding Reviews Boosts Conversions More Than 35%
8. Redesigning Pricing Page Brings 25% More Conversions
9. Changing Homepage Makes Visitors 2-3x More Likely to Buy
10. Adding Testimonials Increases Conversions 34%
11. Conversions Increase 2.20% When Website Flow is Redesigned
12. Changing Button Color to Red Increases Conversions 21%
13. Red Color on CTA Increases Conversions 2.5%
14. Protecting Purchases with Bonds Improves Conversions 10.4%
15. Security Seal Increases Conversions 7.6%
16. Adding Google Site Search Increases Conversions 11%
17. Intuit Increases Conversion Rates 211% by Implementing Proactive Chat
18. 21% Improvement in 30 Days with a Website Redesign
19. 400% Conversion Rate Improvement by Removing One Image
......
100. Adding Product Filter Increases Conversions 26% and Revenues 76%..."

Each case study is analyzed with:
- Overview and Results Achieved;
- Key Findings;
- Source (external link).
Read original, long but very helpful article here:
http://blog.kissmetrics.com/100-conversion-optimization-case-studies/

 


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Sophie Merle's curator insight, July 11, 2013 4:46 AM

perfect check list.

Suneeta ITBP's comment, July 19, 2013 9:28 AM
Perfect list...thank you!!!
Elsie Whitelock's curator insight, July 26, 2013 2:27 PM

Great examples of better call to action and general layout improvements.

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Learning Advanced JavaScript via the Backbone.js source code

When I started learning Backbone.js, I hadn't done advanced JavaScript programming before. I took this opportunity to explore advanced JavaScript concepts in the context of the Backbone.js source code.

In this post, I will share some of these concepts which helped me understand both Backbone.js and JavaScript on a deeper level.


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The Future of Mobility [Infographic]

The Future of Mobility [Infographic] | web design | Scoop.it

An astounding 80 percent of the world’s population now has a mobile phone—and 84 percent is unwilling to go a single day without their phone. About 45 percent of Americans say they can’t go more than a few hours without checking their phones. In 2012 there were five billion mobile phones in the world—1.8 billion of these were smart phones.


Facebook now reaches 76 percent of the smartphone market, and it accounts for 23 percent of total time spent using apps each month.

The next five most used applications are Google apps, and they account for 10 percent of app usage time. One of the latest smartphone trends is that things are getting less touchy but more sensitive. Gestures and other non-tap inputs are on the rise. Casting a sidelong glance, for example, can pause a video. Some apps are being developed that will switch from manual to voice to text to gesture, depending on what you are doing...


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Rein Hof's curator insight, July 8, 2013 12:19 PM

Voor een ieder die zich nog afvraagt waarom mobile content belangrijk is.. 

Mobile is dé manier om in cotact te blijven. En of je nu een commercieel bedrijf bent wat graag een product aan de man brengt, of je bent dienstverlener of overheid. Het maakt niet meer uit. Geen mobile ontent, geen engagement. Niet meer boeien en binden. Tja.. Wie kan zich dat nu nog permiteren? 

sophiedesc's curator insight, July 19, 2013 7:21 AM

Mobile Commerce: 

 

> "Mobile Shopping accounted for 11% of e-commerce in the 4th quarter of 2012 (up from 3% 2 years earlier)."

> Roughly 58% of smartphone users have made purchases on their smartphones.

> These Mobile Shoppers typically use smartphones for 50 to 60% of the Shopping."

Katie Muirhead's curator insight, August 20, 2014 12:17 PM

Seeking to manage our attention and avoid distraction is one thing, but first we need to be aware of where our attention is going. As smartphones are increasingly used, this infographic highlights in just what way we use our phones. 1 in 5 people check their phone every ten minutes... something tells me that the smartphone may be one of the biggest sources of modern distraction!