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10 Excellent Feedback Tools for Web Designers

10 Excellent Feedback Tools for Web Designers
It’s easy to get caught up doing your own thing and even easier to stick to what you know already know. However, whether you’re a developer or a designer, seeking out constructive, third-party feedback can bring your projects to a new level. You may also know that finding objective, qualified sources of feedback can be near impossible (your relatives and roommates only cut it for so long). That’s why I’m bringing you 10 fresh, useful and fun ways to get an outside perspective on your work. Free web-based feedback communities 1. Concept Feedback is a brand new community for designers, developers and marketers. 2. The name explains it all. 3. This cool venture from OnWired allows designers to solicit feedback from a panel of industry veterans, including your very own Jacob Gube of Six Revisions. 4. Part of the Envato network, Creattica brings together a group of top-notch designers looking to share a wide range of design projects. 5. 6. Web-based collaboration tools 7. 8. 9. 10.

Cheat Sheets for Front-end Web Developers Cheat sheets are helpful to have around because they allow you to quickly remember code syntax and see related concepts visually. Additionally, they’re nice decorative pieces for your office and can prepare you for client questions regarding web development. In this article, you’ll find 23 excellent, print-ready cheat sheets for HTML/HTML, CSS, and JavaScript (including MooTools and jQuery). So go ahead – print out your favorites and pepper your workspace with these wonderful references. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. JavaScript 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. mootools 1.2 cheat sheet 18. jQuery Cheatsheet 19. jQuery 1.2 Cheat Sheet 20. jQuery Visual Map – PNG Miscellaneous 21. 22. 23. These are great resources regardless of the size of your clients.

Insurance Glossary Life Insurance Terms Life Insurance Life Insurance is insurance in which the risk insured against is the death of a particular person, the insured, upon whose death while the policy is in force, the insurance company agrees to pay a stated sum or income to the beneficiary. Term Life Insurance Term Life Insurance is a low-cost form of life insurance that stays in effect for a specific period of time. If the insured dies during the coverage period, the beneficiary will receives the death benefit. Whole Life Insurance Whole Life Insurance is life insurance that is kept in force for a person's whole life as long as the scheduled premiums are maintained. Variable Life Insurance Variable Life Insurance is a form of whole life insurance under which the death benefit and the cash value of the policy fluctuate according to the investment performance of a separate account fund. Guaranteed Death Benefit Basic death benefits guaranteed under variable annuity contracts. Auto Insurance Terms Back to Top

19 Firefox Add-ons For Designers Are you a web designer who wishes you could do more in one handy spot instead of having multiple programs open? Well, thanks to the enormous Firefox add-on development community, your web browser can do almost everything for you. We already covered Firefox add-ons for developers, but we couldn’t leave out the people that sit there and actually design what the developers have to build. These 19 add-ons will allow you to choose colors, measure dimensions, save screenshots and a whole lot more. Color Tools ColorSuckr: ColorSuckr will pick the 12 most common colors out of an image and allow you to build a palette out of them. ColorZilla: ColorZilla allows you to get a color reading from any point in your browser (not just the page), and you can adjust the color and paste it into other programs. FirePalette: FirePalette adds a color selection tool to Firebug’s CSS panel so you can easily pick CSS-compatible colors. Measurement Tools Miscellaneous Tools Screenshot Tools Abduction!

"Insurance related Web sites" - How to improve your SE Whether you're talking about home insurance, auto insurance, business insurance or farm insurance, when you visit some insurance sites, the general topic tends to be pretty dry. I am not meaning to be a little too harsh here on the insurance clients, I actually enjoy building insurance promotions. I am just stating a fact that even my own insurance broker related to me. By it's very nature, "insurance" is kind of a boring topic with not a lot of emotional appeal, but it's up to us, the search engine marketer to change that. It's up to us to find ways to make the topic appeal. The ideal approach is to create an which is "loaded" with quality information related to your target audience. Create a site filled with quality informational content. Consider creating: free feature articles advice columns free tips news columns humor content some tutorials or "how to" type features that deliver plenty of value. Tread on the selling angle....and deliver lots of useful free advice. Tips on safe driving

7 Steps for Systematizing The Design & Build Process « Noupe Sep 17 2009 Systemization is basically what it says on the tin, i.e creating a series of processes or a pre-defined set of steps to speed up and quicken a laborious and or repetitive task. So how can you systemize the design & build of websites? Snippet Repository Absolutely everybody should have a code / design repository. Here’s a few ideas as to what you could store to save you countless hours in re-writing, re-designing and wasting time: Contact forms (create one which allows you to quickly customize for different projects User Management / login scripts e.t.c (create one that is not heavily integrated into your design with loads of inline code for even more time saving) Payment handlers and online store scripts (if you’ve built one before, why not re-use it?) CodeCollectorPro: Code of conduct If you work in a team of any size, you’ll know that once a piece of code or script is passed around, things can start to get messy. Zend supports -

Homeowner Insurance - Will I Be Protected Against Floods, Hurric It's important to understand what a homeowner's insurance policy covers and what it doesn't. Here are some common questions: Question 1 Am I covered for a pipe burst which leads to water flows all over my house? Any accidental discharge from a plumbing system is covered by the HO-3 policy. Question 2 Am I protected by my policy if my neighbor decides to drag me to court after falling on my porch steps or slipping on the sidewalk? Your HO-3 policy will cover all damages if any fall or accident takes place in your premises due to negligence on your part. Question 3 Am I covered for direct losses caused by fire, tornadoes, wind storms, hail, explosions, vandalism, theft, lightning, smoke etc? The HO-3 policy provides intensive coverage to all the perils and disasters stated above and more. Question 4 Am I covered if a tree falls during a storm and damages my roof? You are not only covered for the damage caused to the roof but your expenses of up to $500 in removal of the tree is also covered.

Massive Compilation of Designer Tools Web designers have a wealth of tools available to them, for doing everything from organizing their thoughts about a particular design to debugging the final design. But with so many tools out there, how do you ever determine which ones are really useful and which ones are just going to waste your time? We’ve compiled a massive list of some of the best and most useful tools out there for web designers. Purposely left off the list are common tools most designers are likely already using (like Dreamweaver or Panic’s Coda, Photoshop or GIMP, and similar common software programs that pretty much every designer already has in their toolkit). These are tools that will save you time, make you a more effective designer, simplify or speed up your design process, or otherwise make your life easier. Compilation of Offline Tools Most roundups of useful web design tools only focus on online tools. But there are a couple of very useful tools you can utilize to open up your options when it comes to design.

Springo – Top of the Web 60 Resources for the Frugal Web Developer With the economy reeling and VC’s spending less and less on startups, developers have had to adapt how they create sites. Because of the world’s economic state, we’ve had to change how we develop. Some may see this shift as a grim prospect. Change is hard, and change is essential to staying alive in these conditions. “Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature’s inexorable imperative.” – H.G. The first step to becoming a frugal web developer is cutting back on expenses. Text Editors If you’re wanting to bypass buying robust text editors like Textmate, BBEdit, or E Text Editor, try some of these free products instead. EmacsEmacs is a robust text editor that can edit just about any language with the help of extensions. VimVim extends the powerful Unix editor Vi, and is much like Emacs in that programmers tend to use Vim, and the Vim site boasts that “many consider it an entire IDE”. Text Wrangler Text Wrangler Notepad++Notepad++ is a free text editor for Windows users. Version Control Clients Git

Analytics Action Plans For PPC & SEO - Bruce Clay Blog Moderator: Christine Churchill, President, Speakers: Rich Devine, Director of Search, ZAAZDennis Hart, Vice President, SE Jones, LLCRyan Lash, Vice President, Search, ymarketingIan Lurie, CEO, Portent Interactive My last lunch of SMX West hit the spot. He wants to challenge us to think of the goals of your site before you set up an AdWords strategy. What is User Engagement? Turning on a prospect and surrounding them with useful information.A deeper understanding of site visitor behavior and intent.Rarely possible in one metric or KPIBeyond: UX, conversion tracking, or time on siteBeyond satisfaction: it’s a measure of interest and action and may be represented as loyaltyImportantly, it requires a plan to measure effectively and affect improvement Observations It’s rare to find a company satisfied with their analytics planToo many confuse reporting with analyticsToo many suffer from analysis paralysisYou don’t know what you don’t know, and that’s the biggest challenge. WoW MoM

30 Handy Cheat Sheets and Reference Guides for Web Professionals Cheat sheets and reference guides are useful for both beginners and advanced web professionals. They can be used to help you remember syntax or as a tool to aid in memorization. In this post, we aim to cover the reference guides for all of the most commonly used platforms, software and coding languages. Below you’ll find a compilation of the 30 most useful and well-organized cheat sheets, checklists and reference guides. If you know of a useful cheat sheet that we haven’t covered here, please share the link in the comments’ section at the end of the article. 1. 25-Point Website Usability Checklist Usability is a central concern for any web developer. Four major components are covered in this checklist: accessibility, identity, navigation and content. Download the 25-Point Website Usability Checklist 2. This is a great reference guide to ensure browser compatibility. The table also offers an interactive feature that highlights the row your cursor is on. Go to the Browser Compatibility Table 3.

Set up a Video Blog (or How to Add Flash Video to Your WordPress Site) | Solostream Last updated on So you want to create the next Rocketboom (video blog). Or perhaps you have some video you want to add to your WordPress blog or website. Maybe it’s a video of last year’s Christmas party, a business conference you attended or the kids’ soccer game. Maybe you have a business site and want to provide some video for customers and/or potential customers. For example, when I designed a site for Hi-Way Campers, an RV dealer, I included video walk-through tours of some of the RVs for folks who started their RV shopping online. Whatever your reason for wanting to add video to your site, it’s pretty easy with WordPress and a couple of other tools. Step One: Gather Your Tools 1. 2. Download the wp-flv.txt file from Roel’s site and change the file name to wp-flv.php. 3. As a brief side note before we go further, the other way to distribute video is via download. Visit Jeroen Wijering’s site, and download his Flash Video Player 2.4. Step Two: Create Your Video 1. And that’s it.

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