In a fast paced environment, every second counts. Besides a well organized file, what better way to speed up your work flow than to employ a few time saving principals, in the form of key commands in Photoshop! What may save you 5 seconds per action, will add up to hours of time saving. Think of a key command like a coupon, it takes a little off, but a lot of little cuts can really add up.
Traffic to mobile websites grew 600% in 2010 after tripling between 2009 and 2010 1. Widespread access to websites through mobile devices is something that designers, developers and business owners alike are learning to commandeer to their best advantage.
In my last 3 posts we have covered the basic aspects of a websites design and looked at patterns we could use in order to speed up the design process and to insure our site design is a positive user experience.
When you’re first launching an ecommerce website, there are a few absolutes. Your website should be secure, easy to shop, and able to fulfill orders. Aside from the technical architecture of the website, you should also have a few essential marketing elements in place.
I get a lot of emails. Most people do. I get everything from client emails, personal emails, marketing emails, newsletters and notifications, to event invites and pure spam. All of this competition within inboxes makes it harder and harder for companies to engage their recipients with email marketing campaigns. Now, this does not mean you should give up on email marketing and focus your efforts elsewhere. Like every great marketing strategy, diversification is key. If done correctly, email marketing is a somewhat inexpensive way to target your recipients.
Now, if you have been reading some of the blog posts written by our Search Engine Optimization wizard, Jordan Eddy, you have undoubtedly learned some value information regarding your SEO strategy. I want to dig a little deeper and cover a very specific SEO strategy that will drive additional traffic to your site.
Historically speaking, changes to the norm aren’t always well received, if they are too “different” or “out there”. Usually, there are a few people ahead of the curve that spread the word of change to the masses, and often times are met with resistance or at times backlash. Take D Bnonn Tennant’s article for Smashing Magazine “16 Pixels: For Body Copy. Anything Less is a Costly Mistake”. Eliciting over 400 comments, this surely was one hot topic for debate amongst web designers. Many praised his article while others flat out argued against his concept, and of course some took the opportunity to expand upon his point a bit, adding pertinent points or debating details of his argument.