Best Open Source Resources for Web Developers | WebAppers 100 Websites You Should Know and Use (updated!) In the spring of 2007, Julius Wiedemann, editor in charge at Taschen GmbH, gave a legendary TED University talk: an ultra-fast-moving ride through the “100 websites you should know and use.” Six years later, it remains one of the most viewed TED blog posts ever. Time for an update? We think so. Below, the 2013 edition of the 100 websites to put on your radar and in your browser. To see the original list, click here. And now, the original list from 2007, created by Julius Wiedemann, editor in charge at Taschen GmbH.
The Anatomy of a Perfect Landing Page Placement and Content 7. 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. 8. Optimize a landing page for conversion over time. 9. Implementing motivational speeches, videos of user testimonials, and product images into a home page can have a positive impact on viewers, as well as give shoppers an extra push to look further into a product. Bellroy uses great imagery and videos on many of their pages. 10. Links connecting the user to a bunch of other sites or pages will distract them and have a negative impact on conversions. This landing page is designed well, but look at all those header links getting in the way of the message!
Formstack · Online Form Builder What Comes After Facebook? The Future of Social Media There is no such thing as social media fatigue. We are not tired of social, we are tired of all the things that get in the way of being social. Shared By Plus Subscriber Avinash Kaushik This is Baekdal Plus content. In case you have been on vacation for the past 6 months, you'll know that Facebook and Twitter are in a bit of trouble. In a recent consumer satisfaction report by ForeSee, Twitter and Facebook scored well below what you would expect, averaging 62.5 out of 100 (that's well below the average of 74.2). In comparison, Google+ scored 78, Google Search scored 82, Bing Scored 81, Yahoo scored 78, Wikipedia 78, and the average score for newspapers was 73. More to the point, Facebook represents the largest drop of all the digital brands measured. Some people call this social media fatigue, but there is a lot more to it than that. We have the issue of control. We don't have that feeling on Facebook or Twitter. At the same time, we have the constant violations of privacy. Twitter Facebook
13 Helpful Cheat Sheets for Building WordPress Themes 202 shares MP6: The Shape Of Things To Come For The WordPress Dashboard? Let’s be honest, the WordPress dashboard is neither attractive to look at nor particularly conducive to efficient workflows. The design is reminiscent of web apps from the early years of the century and would benefit from some serious sprucing up. Because of WordPress’s power and flexibility, that lack of visual and UX pizazz hasn’t held… Read More 277 shares 17+ Resources for Churches Using WordPress Since more than 15% of the web is powered by WordPress, itís not surprising that many churches are utilizing it.
Essential Plugins for Every WordPress Installation One of the reasons why people gravitate toward WordPress is the seemingly unlimited numbers of open source plugins available. Today, I'd like to go over a few plugins that I think absolutely warrant your attention. I'm sure I've missed some, though, so make sure to chime in within the comments! Hopefully, this article will morph into an absolute monster of a list that can act as a reference for fellow WordPress developers. Akismet is quite possibly the perfect spam management solution. Disqus makes commenting easier and more interactive, while connecting websites and commenters across a thriving discussion community. Subscribe to Comments is a robust plugin that enables commenters to sign up for e-mail notification of subsequent entries. An exceedingly powerful solution to optimize your website for search engines. WordPress SEO is the most complete SEO plugin that exists today for WordPress.org users. Interlinking within your site is one of the most basic tenets of SEO.
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