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What Makes Someone Leave A Website? The Infographic

What Makes Someone Leave A Website? The Infographic

Tools of the Trade In my bookmarks bar, I’ve got a folder named “Tools” where I put all the useful widgets and sites I come across. The list was getting quite long so I decided to clean it up a little, and I thought it would be interesting to share the result. Without further ado, here are the sites, bookmarklets, and apps I use regularly in my design work. Readability Readability Read Now is a nifty bookmarklet that extracts the content of a page and displays it in a nice, readable layout. Space Ipsum Space Ipsum is a space-themed Lorem Ipsum generator. Gridr Buildrrr Another basic tool that every designer will eventually need, Gridr Buildrrr is a simple (you guessed it) grid builder. Ultimate CSS Gradient Generator When Alex Sirota designed the Ultimate CSS Gradient Generator he was nice enough to use the same gradient building UI as Photoshop, so it’s one less interface to figure out. CloudApp CloudApp has become an integral part of my workflow. DropMocks MarkUp ProCSSor CSS3 Generator Layer Styles BrowserUI Dabblet

Sport+Loisir Tod Machover Compositeur, inventeur et professeur au MediaLab du MIT « A l'avenir, les compositeurs proposeront des oeuvres inachevées que chaque auditeur pourra compléter, personnaliser et finaliser en fonction de sa psychologie ou de sa personnalité. L'auditeur ne sera plus dans une posture passive mais vivra une expérience totale et immersive. » Cleverbot Logiciel d'intelligence artificielle « Si les humains ne sont plus honnêtes entre eux et ne parviennent plus à communiquer, alors les robots prendront le pouvoir. » Spécial Google Glass par les trois spécialistes Barbara Chazelle, Adrien Delepelaire et Robert Scoble. « Les Google Glass : révolution ou flop ? 50 Useful and Free Web UI, Mobile UI and Wireframe Kits | Onextrapixel - Web Design & Development Magazine Here we are featuring 50 useful, free and spanking new Web UI and wireframes resources that you will definitely love. Web designers always require some fundamental user interface elements to produce a model of user interface either of a website or software. For that, they require wireframing and UI design kits which help them to replicate the user interface. In this round-up, we have collected some web and mobile user interface kits which are practical in creating low-fidelity illustrations for your projects. Free Web UI and Wireframe Kits Black UI Kit A free PSD UI kit designed by Alex Patrascu. Lion UI Kit Lion UI Kit is a handy PSD mockup tool with fully layered and editable elements from the latest OS X operating system. Small Blue UI Kit A small UI kit, made in a blue color. Simple To-Do List This free PSD download is a simple to-do list with a nice clean design and is easily editable. Minimalistic UI kit the color Google+ Do you like Google Plus? Mobile Related GUI Elements

5 arguments pour clouer le bec à votre client lorsqu’il s’agit de tests utilisateurs | Appili Blog – L’Ergonomie Web Après plus d’une dizaine d’années d’explosion de l’e-commerce, le test utilisateur reste un des secrets les mieux gardés du Web. La raison principale étant certainement liée au fait qu’il reste difficile d’en démontrer sa nécessité et surtout son impact à un client. En manque d’arguments pour convaincre votre client de mettre en places des tests utilisateurs sur son projet Web ? Que nenni… On vous sort l’argumentaire de choc. Deadlines contrôlées Le respect de la deadline reste souvent le souci majeur de votre client. Or, en gestion de projet pour garantir les impératifs stratégiques/marketing d’une boîte, on met généralement en place un système de releases qui garantit qu’au pire une partie du projet de votre client (avec les fonctionnalités principales) sera livrée en temps et en heure. Retour sur investissement amélioré De plus, les tests utilisateurs peuvent facilement représenter une partie infime de son budget. Qualité garantie Risque diminué Satisfaction client renforcée

Using Great Storytelling To Grow Your Business Every two months, I pull together a community of innovators. We meet somewhere in New York City, usually a boardroom overlooking a park or cityscape. But last month we all found our way into an acting studio operated by The TAI Group to learn about storytelling. The members of this group certainly already know something about the topic. The experience shocked me, to be honest. 1) Use lots of LOTS. 2) Build on your story spine. Not convinced? Reality introduced: A dark room is filled with 20 executives and entrepreneurs resting on chairs in rows facing two director chairs. Conflict introduced: Our facilitator, Gary, begins scratching markers on flip charts. Struggle: Gary tells us to use “language of the senses,” but someone complains, "You can't talk like that at a board meeting," to which Gary points out that if you talk differently than people expect you to, they are more likely to listen and remember. New reality: We close with a “before and after” exercise.

7 Essential Features a CMS for Beginners Must Have When you are looking for a CMS, there are many factors to consider. Obviously, the feature it has is one of them. However, you also need to consider your skill level because when you are a beginner, you can’t take advantage of all the advanced features a CMS can offer. If you are a beginner looking for a CMS, or if you are an expert who needs to recommend a CMS to beginners, here are 7 essential features to consider when choosing a CMS for beginners: 1. When you are a beginner, every piece of software is challenging but a complex system as a CMS might be too much of a hurdle. Image Source: bigevil600. 2. Reliability is a feature you must never sacrifice because if the software you are using is unreliable and crashes frequently, this will make your life a nightmare. Image Source: Ayla87. 3. If you hire somebody for the initial configuration of your CMS, you might save yourself a lot of trouble. Image Source: andrewatla. 4. Image Source: jusben. 5. Image Source: cohdra. 6. 7. Conclusion

Rédiger un communiqué de presse efficace | Frédéric Joncour Photographe Les communiqués de presse sont des messages écrits (courts) destinés à attirer l’attention des journalistes sur un sujet précis (manifestation, fait d’actualité, annonce de candidature politique, etc). Leur raison d’être est d’obtenir une ou des publications dans la presse quotidienne ou magazine, la télévision ou la radio, synonymes de retombées immédiates (gain rapide de visibilité et de notoriété, commandes instantanées pour les entreprises, soutiens se manifestant rapidement et quelquefois en nombre pour une candidature politique, etc). Afin d’attirer l’attention du destinataire et atteindre son objectif, le communiqué de presse doit être convaincant. Il est donc indispensable de proposer un sujet réellement intéressant. Vous devez aussi accorder la plus grande attention à la mise en forme et au style rédactionnel de votre communiqué car lorsqu’il arrive entre les mains d’un journaliste, il n’a que quelques secondes pour le convaincre et connaître son sort… Poubelle ou publication ?

10 Crimes A Web Designer Can Do For Call-to-Action Pages Call-to-action pages are dedicated to prompt visitors to take a desired action, whether an opt-in, a sale or any type of click that brings a user one step closer to a company’s goal. Basically, any website can be classified as a call to action page because virtually every person who creates a website has a specific action he/she wants a visitor to take. Most websites commit at least one of the top crimes listed below. Do you agree with the choices? 1. Graphic Clutter It’s obvious this website’s purpose was show as much information to visitors as possible above the fold. A great call to action page will send your eye to a specific area. Though this page is not a landing page, it is a prime example of why less is more when trying to increase conversions with web page design. A website home page should follow suit while including clear navigation and an easy experience for visitors. 2. 3. Many businesses want to incorporate their brand colors into their website design. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Web Design is 95% Typography by Oliver Reichenstein 95% of the information on the web is written language. It is only logical to say that a web designer should get good training in the main discipline of shaping written information, in other words: Typography. Back in 1969, Emil Ruder, a famous Swiss typographer, wrote on behalf of his contemporary print materials what we could easily say about our contemporary websites: Today we are inundated with such an immense flood of printed matter that the value of the individual work has depreciated, for our harassed contemporaries simply cannot take everything that is printed today. With some imagination (replace print with online) this sounds like the job description of an information designer. Macro-typography (overall text-structure) in contrast to micro typography (detailed aspects of type and spacing) covers many aspects of what we nowadays call “information design”. Typography has one plain duty before it and that is to convey information in writing. Too few fonts?

Crowdfunding Law Will Turn the Start-Up World Upside Down - Tim Rowe - Voices Remember that special moment when we all realized that the Web was going to remake yard sales and auctions, but we didn’t know yet who was going to win? (And then eBay left the rest in the dust?) Such a moment has come again, and with a choice prize: Investing in start-ups. The House has already passed crowdfunding legislation, by a whopping majority. The president supports it. What would this mean? Everybody likes the innovation and jobs that this could propel. Here’s how this is going to play out: Intermediaries (the future eBays of this space) will spring forward to handle the paperwork, do background checks on issuers (required), ensure that offerings are well described and enforce balanced investment terms. This could be big. Up next? Tim Rowe is the founder and CEO of Cambridge Innovation Center, which houses approximately 450 start-up companies in a large office tower in Kendall Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Patternify | CSS Pattern Generator Créer une page Facebook pour son entreprise Avec plus de deux milliards d'utilisateurs selon les derniers chiffres de juin 2017, Facebook est devenue la plateforme de réseau social incontournable. Un véritable eldorado pour les grandes marques qui n'ont pas hésité à l'utiliser pour promouvoir leurs produits, via les fan-pages ! Mais pas besoin d'être une multinationale pour avoir sa page sur Facebook. Leur création est gratuite et même les PME peuvent communiquer sur Facebook ! Notre vidéo Quels objectifs pour la page Facebook ? La création d'une page Facebook peut répondre à plusieurs objectifs. Recruter sur Facebook Certaines entreprises n'hésitent pas à créer une page entièrement dédiée au RH. Trouver des prospects et des partenaires En communiquant sur l'activité de votre entreprise et ses besoins, vous pouvez aussi trouver des prospects depuis Facebook. Effectuer de la veille En recherchant des pages et des groupes Facebook liés à votre secteur d'activité. Faire de la publicité Développer son « capital social » En savoir plus

The Ins and Outs of Dynamic Navigation Menus All web designers go through phases struggling with creative ideas. It’s a natural part of the creation cycle, but it can become frustrating as you’re stuck on a website project for more than a few days. There isn’t any one-size-fits-all solution. But we can take a moment to analyze the design process for better solutions. The main goal of any website is to lead visitors through your pages. This is accomplished via a navigation of some type, most commonly links. Follow us in the guide below as we look through common trends in web navigation menu design. Plan a Webpage Outline Before the design process begins, you should take a moment to consider the many styles of dynamic navigation available to you. With the above example, Fork CMS is using a simple top-bar navigation which fits in very well. Your situation may greatly differ based on the number of important pages in your own website. Attaching Sub-Menus And a sub-menu doesn’t have to stick within the standard formats, either. Ajax Tabs

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