April 16, 2015
Are you experiencing a considerable dip in your traffic and search engine rankings? You probably know that you’re not the only one dealing with this problem. With the way Google has been tweaking its algorithm, bloggers and web site owners always have to be on their toes to continue reaching the goals they have set – or at least maintain the status quo.
One of the things that we now have to pay attention to – more than ever – is the Google mobile-friendly algorithm. You may have been getting notices about mobile issues from Webmaster Tools.
This is indicative of the importance that Google is placing on sites being absolutely mobile-friendly. read more
April 9, 2015
With the rise of mobile devices and people using them more and more to go online, the need for web design that works across devices arose. While the term “responsive design” wasn’t coined till May 2010 by Ethan Marcotte, the concept finds its roots in 2004, when Cameron Adams first demonstrated a site layout example that adapts to browser viewport width.
Leaving all that dry historical data behind, let’s look at the basics of responsive design. If you’re already up to your elbows in the concept, then you might want to look at another post of ours: Responsive Webdesign – A Paradigm Shift In The Industry [Infographic]. read more
April 2, 2015
There is no doubt that LinkedIn has proven its value for employees/workers and companies. Perhaps, unlike Facebook and Twitter, the platform has maintained a more professional reputation – which is what it was all about from the get go anyway.
Today, more than ever, LinkedIn plays a significant role in how companies recruit employees and how individuals look for jobs. It also serves as a repository of knowledge, as well as a means of gaining exposure for online publishers. read more
April 1, 2015
An infographic looking at how responsive design has changed how we build websites today and affected the web development industry.
March 26, 2015
In spite of WordPress getting some flak in recent times, one can’t deny that the platform is still huge. With more than 74 million web sites using WordPress, it’s only to be expected that developers continue to focus on making plugins for the platform.
This is both good and bad. On the one hand, there is an array of choices that can help make life easier for WordPress users. On the other hand, the plethora of plugins can easily confuse users, especially if you’re new to the game.
That’s why it’s awesome that those who have some knowledge of existing WordPress plugins create resources to share with those who can make use of them. Today, we’re sharing something created by Jamie Spencer: an infographic highlighting the best WordPress plugins for SEO, social, and CRO in 2015. read more
March 19, 2015
A long, long time ago, in most countries on this planet, people were expected to go to school, get a job, and keep that job till retirement.
Well, in some cases that still applies, but for many, the idea of holding a job for life and staying in one place forever may be akin to hell.
With all the technological developments in the past decade, it is now possible for one to work and roam the world. The concept of a “digital nomad” is now a very real one. In fact, many people who have desk jobs dream of being a digital nomad. read more
January 29, 2015
Talk about the “death of the password” has been going round for quite some time now. With technology advancing at such a rapid pace, and with passwords presenting numerous security issues, it is not surprising that alternatives to manually entering passwords are becoming popular.
People tend to use the same passwords across multiple accounts, not to mention choosing passwords that are easy to guess. Then there’s the issue of not updating or changing passwords regularly.
As such, log-in tech such as USB keys, fingerprint detectors, eye scanners, and facial recognition software is starting to get more mainstream attention. read more
January 22, 2015
The world of design, whether online or offline, is always in a state of flux. It has to be said, however, that there are certain principles that remain constant, perhaps only being tweaked or incorporated into modern design trends.
In the past year, we have seen a lot of design trends that impress. Many of these trends are new, although we still see how great design does not do away with time tested ideas. read more
December 18, 2014
WordPress plugins are always the talk of the blogging town. While there are countless plugins available, there are always those that are not really useful. Then there are those which are cool, but may not add much value to your blog. Of course, there are the plugins which any blogger would want to install simply because they contribute in one way or another – SEO, user experience, and social sharing, among other things. read more
July 28, 2014
Editor’s note: This post was written by Danny, a blogger for Instant Checkmate, one of the world’s largest people search engines. He is passionate about writing and is currently a student at the University of San Diego studying English and Business Administration. Find him on Twitter or Google +.
Take a second to think about what your password is protecting. If someone knows that simple word they can hack your email, your social media accounts, your blog, your bank account, and much more. Your password protects your conversations, your money, your secrets, and who knows what else!
Do you think your website is too small, or your account doesn’t have enough information to be worthwhile for hackers? Many think this way, and that is exactly when one falls victim to hackers. Even simple Spotify accounts fell victim to hackers recently, putting large amounts of payment information at risk. read more