9 Alternatives to PayPal for Web Designers and Developers As a web designer or developer, you are often dealing with customers from around the world, and you need an easy way to let them pay you for your hard work. While PayPal is probably the most commonly used payment method, there are quite a few alternatives. Listed below are other alternatives that are just as convenient, reliable, and reasonably priced: 1. Going to the American Film Market This Year? Here Are 5 Useful Tips Every year thousands of sales agents and distributors meet at the American Film Market in Santa Monica to make movie deals. But as the sands of distribution rapidly shift, many filmmakers are getting the short end of the stick with out-dated distribution deals. How can you avoid the typical pitfalls of deal-making at one of the biggest film markets in the world? Jason Brubaker of Filmmaking Stuff has written a guide with useful information for hopefuls, first-time, and veteran filmmakers alike.
Adding Custom Google Maps to Your Website Maps are often placed on a company website to help customers find their way there. For that, Google Maps is excellent. But wouldn’t it be nice to add your company logo, parking lots, train stations, etc. to the map, to help the customer even more? It is very simple, and in this article I am going to show you how. Before we start, check out what we are going to create: 10 Tips for Using Evernote Effectively Evernote is a tool for keeping track of, well, everything. At least everything as far as digital information goes, or information that can be digitized. Evernote comprises a Web-based service and clients for Windows, Mac OS X, mobile devices, and extensions for Web browsers. It's a service I've been using for years, and over that time I've picked up a few tips and tricks for getting the most out of the tool. Learn the Shortcuts If you're using Evernote on the desktop, you'll want to start by learning the keyboard shortcuts.
Clustering Engine Carrot2 Search Results Clustering Engine Carrot2 organizes your search results into topics. With an instant overview of what's available, you will quickly find what you're looking for. Choose where to search: 15 Must-Know Facts on How People View Websites Do you know what is the first thing that your eye is drawn to on a website? And in what pattern do people scan your website? There have been many eyetracking tests on this subject and I’ll give you 15 most useful facts you should know. The picture below shows 3 different websites and where people look on them.
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Search engine data visualisations « Search insights I’ve decided I need a single place to put all of the search engine data visuals that I’ve been working on. The visuals are made up of thousands of actual queries put into search engines by UK users over the course of a year. This gives us an idea of ‘search demand’ which can/may/should equal actual, offline demand for a topic.
10 Deadly Reasons Most Websites Fail [SlideShare] 22 years ago, something remarkable happened. 36-year-old physicist Tim Berners-Lee, changed the world forever using just a few lines of computer code. That day, the first ever website was born. While the website was basic at most, it was the just the start to connecting millions of people to endless amounts of information. Now there are more than 700 million websites on the internet and every 60 seconds more than 5,067 web pages are created (Tweet This Stat). What Social Media Really Means To The Film Industry Photo by Adam Freeman Valentine’s Day 2005 was a momentous day in the history of cinema – a date overlooked by the moguls of Hollywood and the learned film scholars. It was the day that the three co-founders of Youtube.com registered the URL at a website called whois.com. The launch of this social media website itself took a further six to eight months, and with it, YouTube has helped change the face of movie distribution.