The UX of Learning

Think of the last time you ordered a book, booked a flight, or bought a car. How did you choose which book to read, where to go for vacation, or which car was best for you? You may have searched online, read reviews, or asked others for advice to help you make an informed decision. In a word, you learned. Learning is a complex process with distinct stages, each with corresponding tasks and emotions. Understanding how users learn can help us design experiences that support the user throughout the entire process. To design better learning experiences online, start by learning a thing or two about learning itself. Bookmark It Hide Sites

CSS3 Bling in the Real World

It’s here, it’s queer, get used to it! CSS3 is fun and fabulous, and if we design with progressive enhancement in mind, we can add all kinds of CSS wizardry to our websites and applications without worrying about how things work (or don’t) in old browsers and outdated devices. But what happens if our audience includes folks who use non-Webkit-powered phones? And what if our clients still believe a web page is supposed to look and work the same in every device? Learn to make CSS3 yumminess as cross-browser as possible. Bookmark It Hide Sites

How blogs can help you with your online business

Now, you might be wondering: How can blogs help me with my business? The answer is plenty. 1. With a blog, you can easily brand yourself as an expert in your subject area and promote yourself all over the net. Blogs have taken a life of its own, and there are many blog directories springing to life. Each blog directory is classified according to various topics of interest, and you can submit your blog to the major blog directories. You can then easily attract readers to your area of specialization, and slowly brand yourself as the expert from the many readers who visit these blog directories each day. The concept is similar to e-zine marketing. 2. Search engine will rank your web site higher if you have a blog on your site. This is because search engine “spider bots” like fresh content, and with a blog, you can just spend 5 – 10 minutes per day posting what … Continue reading

7 Surefire Ways To Increase Your Traffic Starting Yesterday

Internet. Business. Profit. To fully integrate all of these words into a successful merging you will need another word. Traffic. Every article you will find about making your site or company successful would always include the importance of generating traffic. So, we all know that in the core of it all, traffic is the most essential thing to a successful internet based business company. Aside from ensuring that you have a great product to sell, and you have your company’s internal organization well taken core of, it would be time to get to the nitty gritty of things, generating traffic. If you already have a site and you want think that you’re not getting the traffic that you’re supposed to be getting, then its time to reconsider. If you are contending in these very competitive business, you should always be a step ahead of your competition, increasing your traffic flow … Continue reading

Keeping Yourself On Track with Link Building

As you may have already noticed, there are so many things you can do to build links on the Web, so much so that it can easily boggle the mind. The following questions should help you keep you on the right track. Are the sites that link to you in the same field/niche as you are? In other words, is your site related to the sites that are linking to it? Are the sites that link to your site also linked to by others in the same field/theme/niche? Do you have “authorities” or experts in your subject area linking to your site? Are all your site’s pages optimized for relevant keyword phrases and are they properly linked to each other? If you answered yes to all these four questions, you’re generally out of the woods. Congratulations! “The Halo Effect…” This is what organic search does for you. People assume since … Continue reading

So You’ve Moved Your Site…

If you’ve moved your site to a different URL which necessitates you to ask the sites that have already linked to you to update your links, write them and courteously ask them to do so. And when you do, always make sure to provide them with all the necessary information to carry out the change without much of a hassle. For example, indicate your old site’s name and URL. Also, tell them where on their site your link is located. As mentioned earlier, they are doing you a favor, so be kind enough to make the change less of a chore for them to do. What NOT to Do Doing one or several of these can get your site banned/penalized from the major search engines. Submitting your site to paid directories. Posting only whenever or wherever you’re allowed to include links in your messages. Repeatedly dropping your links in forums … Continue reading