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Organizer Builds Smartphone Apps To Manage Field Work, Starting With Political Canvassing Organizer Builds Smartphone Apps To Manage Field Work, Starting With Political Canvassing Organizer, a startup that just took the stage at Disrupt, aims to bring political campaigns a smarter, faster way to manage their field work through smartphone apps — and eventually to do the same thing for businesses. Since we’re less than two months away from the November elections, Organizer wouldn’t have much time to get its product into the hands of its biggest customers if it was starting from scratch today. In fact, there are both national and local campaigns already using the company’s Electionear smartphone apps. But the company is now taking those apps out of beta, and it’s also announcing the broader Organizer brand, with its plans to go beyond political campaigns.
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The world of Web design is constantly evolving and endlessly growing, and that’s exactly why it’s worth taking a step by and looking at how far we’ve come. Of course, designers and developers are never going to be purely serious (as you’ll see below), and that adds to the awesomeness of the Web. Here’s a list of 20 things we’ve loved in 2012 so far, the useful, the funny and everything in-between: 1. Placekitten 17 Things We've Loved in Web Design This Year 17 Things We've Loved in Web Design This Year
This Tool Lets You Optimize Your Site by User Happiness This Tool Lets You Optimize Your Site by User Happiness Usabilla, a usability startup that helps companies refine their user experience (UX) design, has just launched a new product, Usabilla Live, that collects real-time feedback from users right on your site based on how happy they are with specific aspects of any given page. The tool revolves around a feedback button that you can embed on your site, where visitors can click on it to quickly select and rate any part of your site. Usabilla Live comes in strong contrast to your run of the mill feedback forms that are tiring to fill out. Instead, if something is frustrating or enticing to your visitors, clicking on that button will let them provide instant feedback. It’s noteworthy that the company has already been testing a similar tool for letting designers gather the things they love and hate on the Web with Usabilla Discover, and this new extension simply affords that functionality to be used internally.
I received my undergraduate degree from a small, liberal arts college in Siloam Springs, Arkansas where drinking, smoking and even dancing were forbidden. Those were the rules, and everyone knew what they were. You signed a paper when you enrolled acknowledging you knew these rules. But in truth, the rules were only enforced in the most egregious cases. If you were halfway smart, you wouldn’t get caught. Do You Need To Protect Your SEO Agency From Clients? Do You Need To Protect Your SEO Agency From Clients?
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How to Block Visitors from Certain Countries—Block IPs from China, Russia, India, Brazil—Using CloudFlare Before we start, one word about orientation. On the left, you will notice links to the multiple pages in this series about website optimization. If you haven't done so yet, I suggest you also visit my main page about website optimization. Blocking IPs and Visitors by Country If you inspect your web traffic, you may have noticed a surprising number of visitors from countries such as China, Russia, Poland, India and Brazil. Maybe your website only offers local information about your small town in Louisiana. How to Block Visitors from Certain Countries—Block IPs from China, Russia, India, Brazil—Using CloudFlare
This Kickstarter for Startups Will Trade Equity for Funding The Spark of Genius Series highlights a unique feature of startups and is made possible by Microsoft BizSpark. If you would like to have your startup considered for inclusion, please see the details here. Name: Fundable Quick Pitch: Fundable helps crowdfund startups. Genius Idea: Taking advantage of new legislation that makes crowdfunding legal. Kickstarter may have provided millions of dollars in seed funding for startups such as Pebble Technology, but the company — which has raised more than $200 million for 22,000 products — has no intention of becoming a crowdfunding hub in the literal investment sense. This Kickstarter for Startups Will Trade Equity for Funding
Graham Cooke is the CEO of QuBit, a technology company specializing in advanced website data collection, analysis, and optimization products. He was previously a senior product manager at Google. Follow him @thegrahamcooke. The checkout is, arguably, the most important part of any retail experience, online or offline. You can do what you like to get customers through the door and you can merchandise and market at them to your heart’s content, but if your checkout doesn’t let them pay for their goods or services, all of your effort is wasted. Why Your Online Checkout System Hurts Your Sales Why Your Online Checkout System Hurts Your Sales
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