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Five Persuasive Techniques to Turn Your Visitors into Customers

If you’re not using your website to increase your sales, then you’re not using it properly. A website is more than just a venue to let people find you online. It can be an entirely new sales tool altogether. Obviously, there are some technical matters you have to think about, Read the Rest…

Understanding Context and Its Future Role in Online Marketing

In the next few years, context is going to be the next big thing in online marketing. For now, most marketers have their hands full with producing awesome content for their websites and social media pages to even think about what doing SEO in the proper context means, but Google Read the Rest…

Conversion

What’s wrong with this picture? Your business website is fully optimized for the search engines and that you are driving more than your fair share of traffic but you are not making any money. Yes, it can happen that no matter how much the search engines love you, you’re still Read the Rest…

Tips For Business Owners – Monthly Tips #5

(See our other tips here.) Back To Basics Okay, so first up is a little gem. What is your average customer WORTH? You don’t know?  That’s not surprising, a lot of business owners don’t. It’s easy to work out – o   Total the number of Clients you have in a Read the Rest…

Tips For Business Owners – Monthly Tips #4

If you care about the success of your business and web presence, then you’re going to want to read what I have to say about the ongoing impact of the Google Panda update. Don’t worry, this is not going to be over-the-top technical, or just for the eyes of geeks. Read the Rest…

Quick & Easy Tips For Business Owners – Monthly Tips #3

So, let’s get cracking  In last month’s Tips, we showed you Google +1, Dropbox and 1Password.  Some amazing benefits to small business owners in that lot. I might even get the T-shirts. This month we give you some super-simple, quick & easy tips that are often overlooked on the keyboard Read the Rest…

3 Tips For Business Owners – Monthly Tips #2

So, let’s get cracking  Here are 3 tips that any business owner can benefit from without throwing their PC (or Mac) through the window: (See our other tips here.) #1 – Google +1 is here! If you haven’t heard of it already, then you have now.  If you’re not sure Read the Rest…

Page Speed & Image Sprites

If you’re concerned about the speed that your web page loads at then this is a great tool: Sprite Me makes it super simple to sprite up images with a little Bookmark tool. Excellent for sites that don’t already have their images sprited.

123 Webdesign: One Stop Shop for Online Businesses

Are you an aspiring businessman trying to climb your way up to the top of the market mountain? If you are, then you better keep reading because what follows may change the way you see things regarding your business. You might have set up your marketing strategies by now. You Read the Rest…

What Browser Do You Use? Firefox, Chrome, or Internet Explorer.

Just checked my stats and noticed that the popularity of Browsers is as follows: #1 Firefox #2 Chrome #3 Internet Explorer Chrome has about a 13% lead on IE according to these stats.  Heh-heh! Anyone else seeing a similar pattern recently?  Would love to hear from you if you are Read the Rest…

3 Web and SEO Tips Any Business Owner Can Do Themselves – Monthly Tips From 123

So, let’s get cracking  Here are 3 tips that any business owner can achieve without throwing their PC (or Mac) through the window:  they run from super-easy at #1, to more advanced by #3. (See our other tips here.) #1 – Go-Go Google Local! Often overlooked, Google Local is a Read the Rest…

Common Web Design Flaws That Affect Usability

Web users go to the Internet to learn, communicate or be entertained in the most efficient way possible. Most Internet surfers are familiar only with clicking buttons, arrows, mouses, search boxes or links. Unlike their techie counterparts who know their way around computers, lazy surfers who don’t immediately get what Read the Rest…

The Geek In All of Us

From the overwhelming initial information on what a geek is, I still am struggling to get the true picture of one. The only thing I am sure of at this point is that it is a slang or informal term. The American Heritage Dictionary defines it as an odd or Read the Rest…

Firefox 4

Good grief.  I dip into some code for 5 minutes one day….then a few weeks later when I see the light of day again, not only is IE9 out, but there’s a Firefox 4?

Measure It and FoxGuide Firefox Plugins

Handy little plugin for Firefox that allows you to drag on the browser window to check the width and height of your layout. Measure It – useful if you want to quickly check widths to tweak your css without retyping / guess-timating 3 times…… FoxGuide – handy rulers ala Photoshop.

Firefox DOM inspector

Here’s one that was a ‘doh’ moment for me – wish I’d found it sooner. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/dom-inspector-6622/ If you’re messing around with web apps / php / apache / mysql / ajax (frameworks like Symfony / CodeIgniter / Kohana – you get the picture), this is sweet.  The DOM tree seems Read the Rest…

Ditto Free Clipboard Manager

If you’re after a lightweight, highly configurable clipboard manager for Windows 7 (x64 in my case) then Ditto could be for you. xNeat seems to not be compatible with Windows 7 x64 at the time of writing, and after trying to run xNeat in compatibility mode for Vista SP2 / Read the Rest…

Auto Adjusting Screen Lighting by time of day

If you’re like a lot of people who work on the web and end up developing, programming, or fiddling with graphics until after dark, then the likelihood is you’re giving your eyes a hard time, and/or the odd headache. Handy little (free again) tool called flux that adjusts the colour Read the Rest…

Yep, the Golden Ratio Strikes Back With Free Tools!

The Golden Ratio, the Fibonacci sequence, oft mentioned in the same breath, are well known to those beyond the spheres of mathematics.  Always striving for the ideal layout, many designers use this simple 1.6 / 0.6 (approx!) ratio to fill our screens with well-balanced delights. Our widescreen TV’s, credit cards, Read the Rest…

ScribeFire – Also Bookmarks Delicious

Another nifty thing I’ve discovered about Scribefire (posts to your blog direct from Firefox), is that it will pop your post to your Delicious account also. Simply select the option ‘bookmark post at del.icio.us using same tags, enter your login details, bingo.