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Mobile Analytics. Mobile and Web Analytics. WebPagetest - Website Performance and Optimization Test. GetTestr - monitor your websites for free! Make the Web Faster. Webmasters – Google. 21 Simple and Free SEO Tools to Improve Your Marketing.

Whenever I dream up a home improvement project for my place, I end up working smartest and fastest when I have the right tools at my disposal.

21 Simple and Free SEO Tools to Improve Your Marketing

It’s amazing the difference a good tool can make – and the extra time it takes to get work done without a helpful tool. Fast-forward to online marketing. How can you work smarter and faster with SEO? It starts with having the right tools. I’ve collected a big sampling of the best free SEO tools on the market—tools with a wide variety of uses and covering a number of common needs. 24 Free and Easy SEO Tools 1. Check the speed and usability of your site on multiple devices Enter a URL, and this tool will test the loading time and performance for desktop and for mobile, plus identify opportunities to improve (and pat you on the back for what you’re doing well). Alternatives: Pingdom, WebPageTest, and GTmetrix 2. See how your local business looks online 3. 700+ keyword ideas based on a single keyword Alternative: Übersuggest 4. Alternative: Piwik 5. 6. 7. 8. How to improve your site’s SEO: 4 experts share their priority checklist.

SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) is a pretty dry yet essential topic to most startups, so I’ve compiled some straightforward and easy to follow tips from various SEO experts.

How to improve your site’s SEO: 4 experts share their priority checklist

Dewi Nawasari, Search Marketing Manager at Autotrader defines SEO as a process of optimising your website to attract relevant customers who are searching for your service using search engines like Google and Yahoo. Although she has not run SEO for any startup just yet, these are the things she recommends you to do to get started: 1) Create good navigation links. Think about making your customer’s journey within your website as easy and smooth as possible. Free Webmaster Tools. Perf.Rocks. 7 Indispensable (and Free!) Website Graders. You can audit your content in many ways—be it a quick-and-simple social media audit or a full-scale blog review.

7 Indispensable (and Free!) Website Graders

You can take the time to run the numbers yourself (a useful exercise!) , or you can plug a URL into I’m the type to always plug our Buffer blog URL into a tool to get feedback. What is Markdown? Draft. Write Better. Markdown Web Dingus. Html2text: THE ASCIINATOR (aka html2txt) Nudgepad - browser based IDE. Professional Website Design Software for Designers.

Chrome DevTools. Mozilla Webmaker Tools. X-Ray Goggles allow you to see the building blocks that make up websites on the internet.

Mozilla Webmaker Tools

Activate the goggles to inspect the code behind any webpage, then remix elements with a single click, swapping in your own text, images and more. You can build: The Anatomy of a Perfect Web Page. Anatomy of a Perfect Landing Page. Placement and Content 7.

Anatomy of a Perfect Landing Page

Keep It Above the Fold The space a visitor sees without having to scroll is where the most important parts of the webpage should be. Top Responsive Website Builder - Webflow. Atomic Design. We’re not designing pages, we’re designing systems of components.

Atomic Design

—Stephen Hay As the craft of Web design continues to evolve, we’re recognizing the need to develop thoughtful design systems, rather than creating simple collections of web pages. A lot has been said about creating design systems, and much of it focuses on establishing foundations for color, typography, grids, texture and the like. This type of thinking is certainly important, but I’m slightly less interested in these aspects of design because ultimately they are and will always be subjective. Website Style Guide Resources. A brief history of web design for designers. Explained with animations.

My interest in coding my designs was lost at the the moment I realized how much trickery had to be done to make it happen.

A brief history of web design for designers. Explained with animations

Seemingly simple issues could be solved in so many ways. Yet it still might not have worked on some browsers. One thing that always made me wonder is why there's a division between design and code. Why difficult things become more simpler, but simple things become more difficult? So instead of debating whether designers should learn code or developers should learn design, let's set some common ground on how design for the web evolved and how we could bridge the gap between code and design.

The dark ages of web design (1989) The very beginning of web design was pretty dark, as screens were literally black and only few monochrome pixels lived therein. Tables – The beginning (1995) The birth of browsers that could display images was the first step into web design as we know it. JavaScript comes to the rescue (1995) JavaScript was the answer to the limitations of HTML. 9 basic principles of responsive web design.

Responsive web design is a great solution to our multi-screen problem, but getting into it from the print perspective is difficult.

9 basic principles of responsive web design

No fixed page size, no millimetres or inches, no physical constraints to fight against. Designing in pixels for Desktop and Mobile only is also the past, as more and more gadgets can open up a website. Therefore, let's clarify some basic principles of responsive web design here to embrace the fluid web, instead of fighting it. To keep it simple we'll focus on layouts (yes, responsive goes way deeper than that and if you want to learn more this is a good start). Internet Assigned Numbers Authority. The Evolution of the Web. How browsers work. Introduction Web browsers are probably the most widely used software.

How browsers work

In this book I will explain how they work behind the scenes. We will see what happens when you type 'google.com' in the address bar until you see the Google page on the browser screen.