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HOW TO: Optimize Your Content for the Cloud. PJ Gurumohan is the co-founder and CEO of GENWI, a cloud-based mobile presence creation and management platform.

HOW TO: Optimize Your Content for the Cloud

He holds two patents in wireless technology, has authored several journal articles, routinely speaks at technology conferences and has held various engineering positions at IBM and US Airways. The smartphone is increasingly becoming the interface through which people process the world around them. Welcome to Generation Wireless! This increasing popularity of the smartphone is also coming up against another interesting trend. People are, in the words of a quotable television advertisement, migrating “to the Cloud!”

Look no further than Amazon and Apple for examples of this: Amazon is urging entertainment content fans to move their libraries to a remote digital locker. Any producer on the web — whether they deal in general software, entertainment, news or any consumable content — needs to keep a few content principles in mind as this evolution continues. User-Friendly SEO. Some web designers (and many web content writers) view on-page SEO as a necessary evil to an effective content strategy on the web.

User-Friendly SEO

However, when properly executed, SEO can actually enhance a site visitor’s experience, rather than detract from it. In this article, I’ll run through several examples of how SEO can be improved with the user in mind. Reviewing these examples should help site builders gain a solid understanding of SEO practices that work together to create highly effective sites. 50 Useful Tools and Resources For Web Designers - Smashing Magazine. Advertisement An effective, well-organized workflow is an important asset of professional web designers. The more useful and time-saving your tools are, the more time you can focus on important things, thus creating a foundation for timely good-quality results.

The problem is that there are just way too many tools, services and resources out there, so it has become difficult to keep track on them and find those tiny little time-savers that will spare you headaches and save time in a long run. The Best Domain Name Generator Ever: Impossibility! The 50 Awesomest Viral Videos Under 30 Seconds Long.

10 NEW WordPress Wanted Hacks and Powerful Techniques » DevSnippets. By Noura Yehia WordPress is becoming so powerful that you can use it to do whatever comes in your mind.

10 NEW WordPress Wanted Hacks and Powerful Techniques » DevSnippets

User love it for its flexibility, you have plugins to enhance its power and you can hack your theme code to add unique functionality. In this article, we’ll show you 10 new powerful WordPress hacks, tricks and plug-ins with a good explanation, so you understand how it works and modify it to your needs. 1. Post Image Feature (the_post_thumbnail) the_post_thumbnail is one of my favorite additions to WordPress 2.9, a new thumbnail feature for themes where you will be able to easily upload a post thumbnail. To add support for the post image feature in a theme, You only need one line of code to turn this feature in your theme. Add_theme_support( 'post-thumbnails' ); After that, you’ll need to call the image somewhere within The Loop in your template files.

The previous code calls for medium-sized images in your template files. 2. 3. 10 Awesome Free Tools To Make Infographics. Advertisement Who can resist a colourful, thoughtful venn diagram anyway?

10 Awesome Free Tools To Make Infographics

In terms of blogging success, infographics are far more likely to be shared than your average blog post. Fine-Tuning WordPress for SEO. Just a few short years ago, building static websites by hand with HTML/CSS was the norm.

Fine-Tuning WordPress for SEO

Nowadays, WordPress powers almost 14% of all websites[1]. Originally developed as a blogging platform, WordPress has since morphed into a powerful content management system for all types of websites. But, as with most things that evolve from what they were originally meant to do, there’s some fine-tuning that will be required to make them as functional as possible. While WordPress has top-notch SEO features out of the box, there a handful of things you can enhance to achieve even better SEO. The following are some basic tips on how to fine-tune your WordPress site to attain improved search engine results ranking. Permalink Structure for URLs. Display Property. Inline inline does just what it says - boxes that are displayed inline follow the flow of a line.

Display Property

Anchor (links) and emphasis are examples of elements that are displayed inline by default. The following code, for example, will cause all list items in a list to appear next to each other in one continuous line rather than each one having its own line: Block block makes a box standalone, fitting the entire width of its containing box, with an effective line break before and after it. The next example will make all links in “nav” large clickable blocks: None. 100 + Must Have Cheat Sheets and Quick References For Web Designers and Developers.

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100 + Must Have Cheat Sheets and Quick References For Web Designers and Developers

Homepage»RESOURCES »100 + Must Have Cheat Sheets and Quick References For Web Designers and Developers. 25 CSS Snippets for Some of the Most Common and Frustrating Tasks. In this post we have 25 CSS snippets and hacks that will solve many of the most frequently used and, at times, frustrating CSS development tasks.

25 CSS Snippets for Some of the Most Common and Frustrating Tasks

Why reinvent the wheel when there are already plenty of time-saving pre-written CSS code snippets? As well as some classic and timeless CSS hacks you will also find many CSS3 snippets, like box-shadow, border-radius,linear-gradient and many more. Adding shadow to text – text-shadow Helps make your text stand out from the rest. Source. Free Webmaster Tutorials - Dynamic Drive CSS Library- Practical CSS codes and examples. HTML and CSS Tutorials, References, and Articles. CSS Design, News, Jobs, Community, Web Standards. CSS-Tricks.

CSS Basics. /* Position Is Everything */ — Modern browser bugs explained in detail! Teach your clients about the mysteries of the web. CSS Tutorial. 9 Ideas for Crafting a Better 'About' Page. New visitors want to know who you are and why they should care.

9 Ideas for Crafting a Better 'About' Page

This makes your ‘About’ page one of the most important pages on your website as it is often here new visitors go before further engaging (subscribe, support, buy, etc) with your site. Despite this, the ‘About’ page is in many cases left unattended, down prioritized (compared to e.g. the home page) or even left out entirely. So here’s 9 10 ideas to help you craft a better ‘About’ page. 1) Make it easy for me to contact you In some cases the reader have more questions or inquires. If you have a dedicated ‘contact’ page with multiple ways of contacting you, then at least link directly to it from the about page. 2) Show me who you are Show a real image of you or your team. Avoid generic stock photos of people at all costs.