June 12th, 2016 — Creative, Marketing, Social Media, Tools, Tools
Creating graphics, cool graphics with impact along with providing valuable information is what makes may websites pop, as well as return visitors are a frequent occurrence. In the past you had to be an Adobe Illustrator expert with great patience as well as other content at times. Today there are many places where you just plop in the content and the chart is made, you then modify some of the elements to make it work for you.
This CSS-Jquery charts provides a list of 40 such places. Again, some of these will be simple, others will require a bit of work, but the results in any case will be so pretty nest stuff.
June 10th, 2016 — Articles
According to Pew Research, 76% of US Internet Users Access at Least One Social Media Platform
That’s three quarters of American adults who use the Internet access at least one social media platform. And it’s not only driven by Millennials. Over the past five years we’ve seen growth across every age group. (Pew Research)
The bigger question for me is which platform, and is that platform getting too comfortable? Recently there was buzz about SnapChat over taking Twitter. People do like videos/photos, and the disappearing feature of the Snap has its benefits too. The question is will it last, or is there another in the wings?
June 9th, 2016 — Articles, Social Media, Uses
Depending on how many hours you are putting in for a “day’s” work this could mean 20% maybe more. For those counting that’s one and a half hours and bit more. Or think 120 minutes would be two hours.
Depending on what we are doing its really a productive time or a big waste/fun time where your boss may not be that happy. There are many platforms, and many also drive off of others. We can often just login with a Twitter, LinkedIN or Facebook account.
These logins types of logins each have their own benefits as well as potential downfalls. But what it does show is the blending of business, comrades, clients and more together. Something that you need to keep an eye on.
June 8th, 2016 — Business, Videos
Video tools include mobile capture, edit screen casting and more. Some of these are pretty easy to use and I use a number of them. Others are for your desktop PC and some are for either. Fresh content today is the number one thing that folks look for when visiting your site. If you can create that content from all sides then you are king of the hill. Some of these tolls cost, others are free.
Here is the 14 video tools that describes them all.
June 8th, 2016 — Articles
In line with a previous post, there are almost 2 Billion folks who actively use Social Media through their mobile device. This means that your message needs to fit that smaller screen. It needs to be attractive, want to make people click or tap, and when they do you need to be able to capture, interact or the least but provide the asked for information.
June 7th, 2016 — Articles
There were few tools to help you along, nd once CSS hit it borugyht a new level to the game. Coding was a new thing in the web development game.
Now there are dozens of places. tools to help make your website look its best. Gifs, jPGES, MOVs and the rest all need special attention. Creting the content to fit is a whole new ball game and the big thing is to make ti all work across the many platforms that exist.
Here’s a list of 50 tools. Some are great others are a combo of others or not as. You get comfortable with things and that’s what makes creating simpler. Check them all out, if you like one please comment to help thin the herd so to speak ..
Here is the 50 Free Web Tools.
June 6th, 2016 — Articles, Business
Popups are OLD SCHOOL! Very OLD SCHOOL, and annoying as ever. You would think that Webmasters (does this title even exist anymore) would know that. I think that Webmasers did know, the new Blogger/WebStar/Director of Web/Whatever Title does not. For some reason there is a resurgence of these popups, especially in the mobile world where their presence is amazingly irritating and annoying.
As a mobile user you find the story you want, tap the link and get ready to scroll. And as you start a pop up asking for you getting on some “list”.
First of all, you may have already signed up so asking over and over is stupid. In fact it shows just how little you care about your visitor. You should know who has been to your website!
Second, as you scroll, and you click you end up going to this “link”. Now you are try to get back to the intended story, and sometimes you end up out of the original publication you went to. Alas once you tap that “yes” you are gone.
If your website is useful, so fascinating I will end up signing up if I want more of it. Especially in more notifications or emails. You should make that available in an un-intrusive way.
Here’s are few spots to consider
At the top,
at the bottom,
maybe the middle
In all cases you already annoy with other ads. But at least they are not mandatory interaction taps or clicks.
So stop with the damn popups that I can’t help but click on whether I want to subscribe or not. That is NOT the interaction you want.
Its a pity that there are no popup blockers built into smartphones as the apps themselves drive the browse. In fact there are also still sites out there that make you turn on popups to visit their site when using your desktop computer. This is all very OLD SCHOOL v1.0 surfing. No reason for it.