• Microsoft IllumiRoom: Future Gaming Beyond Your TV Screen

    Updated: 2013-01-10 16:59:16
    If the Microsoft IllumiRoom concept gets popular, future video gaming could extend beyond your TV screen, and it would not make any difference whether your TV screen size for gaming is 32 inches or 84 inches, as your TV video game experience will fill the living room beyond your wildest imagination. Microsoft Research has introduced the IllumiRoom [...]

  • Prototyping Tools

    Updated: 2013-01-09 17:56:40
    Gone are the days of creating paper prototypes – see ya paper and cardboard – now we have web apps and a short list of my 3 favorite prototyping tools! Omnigraffle: Great cross-platform software tool for creating wireframes, and comes with an iPad version for prototyping on the go. Only available for Mac. ScratchPad: It [...]

  • 6 Essential Mobile Email Design Best Practices with Examples

    Updated: 2013-01-03 13:17:08
    Smiley Cat Weblog Web design thoughts and . commentary Home About Portfolio Elements of Design Contact 03 Jan 2013 6 Essential Mobile Email Design Best Practices with Examples A recent report and infographic from ReturnPath shows that mobile email usage has now clearly surpassed its desktop and webmail counterparts , which ties with data from Campaign Monitor showing the same trend Given that mobile email use shows no sign of slowing , here are six key best practices , with examples , for creating attractive and effective emails for mobile . devices 1. Focus on Readability Perhaps the most critical component of an effective mobile email is readability . Therefore , use large body and heading fonts along with sufficient white space help to make emails more readable . These examples from

  • Top Articles of 2012

    Updated: 2012-12-28 18:40:28
    2012 is closing down and as QOT turned 8 years old, here is a list of some of the best tips we offered to our readers in 2012. If you like the content, please consider subscribing to our feeds or following us on social media sites and never miss another article again the next year. [...]

  • Google Analytics Site Map (Cheat Sheet)

    Updated: 2012-12-23 14:06:16
    Smiley Cat Weblog Web design thoughts and . commentary Home About Portfolio Elements of Design Contact 23 Dec 2012 Google Analytics Site Map Cheat Sheet When I'm showing others how to use reports in Google Analytics , I often see them frantically writing down how to navigate back to that report . And , truth be told , it's not always easy to remember which reports are located under which tabs , especially for new . users Even after years of using Google Analytics , I still find myself getting lost in the Admin section as I don't tend to use it very . often So , to make it easier for people to find their way around , I've created a site map cheat sheet which shows where everything is located in Google Analytics including the Standard Reporting section , Home , Admin , and Custom . Reports

  • Google Analytics Cheat Sheet

    Updated: 2012-12-23 12:42:38
    Smiley Cat Weblog Web design thoughts and . commentary Home About Portfolio Elements of Design Contact 23 Dec 2012 Google Analytics Cheat Sheet I found this Google Analytics cheat sheet to be pretty useful , especially the page on regular expressions as I'm always forgetting how to do the more complex ones Print it out and hang it on your . wall More Cheat Sheets The Google Analytics Cheatsheet The Advanced Google Analytics Cheat Sheet Posted on : December 23, 2012 3 Comments Recent Entries in Web General 2012 US Election Maps : How the Media Presented the Results Good Online Advertising or Simply Bad Taste Infographic Design Needs Your Feedback 3 Comments Posted Add Yours SDS Software’s offers affordable web design plans customized as per your standalone requirements . The web design

  • PSY Gangnam Style YouTube Video Hits 1 Billion Views: Most Viewed Video Ever

    Updated: 2012-12-21 18:38:34
    Gangnam Style YouTube video by PSY is the most viewed video ever and first YouTube video to cross 1 billion views! Even popular celebrities find it difficult to cross millions of youtube views, but the immense international popularity of this catchy music video enabled it to cross a billion views. Gangnam Style YouTube Video Just in [...]

  • 7 Reasons Why You Need to Get on Google+ Today

    Updated: 2012-12-21 09:35:51
    Author: Carl Glasmyre It doesn''t take long after you test the waters of social media to find there are a host of advantages for individuals and businesses. If you''ve witnessed what sites like Facebook or LinkedIn can do for you, then you are going to love Google+. If you haven''t signed up yet, or don''t even know what it''s all about, here is a short description in addition to just a few important points that describe some of its benefits.

  • Five SEO Trends You Can't Afford to Ignore in 2013

    Updated: 2012-12-21 01:35:21
    Author: Carl Glasmyre Search engine optimization (SEO) is a volatile and ever-changing field. As we head toward 2013, a number of trends in the industry begin to emerge. The following five trends will have an impact on SEO in 2013.

  • Simple Methods to Construct Backlinks to Your Web Site

    Updated: 2012-12-21 00:14:15
    If they don’t decide or have the prior know-how for paid packages, building backlinks can be frustrating for several website owners. Your website or blog needs backlinks in order to rate well within online search engines like Google which makes it an important element of every website owner’s day to develop hyperlinks. This post explores [...]

  • Pinterest Delivers More Traffic than Yahoo - How to Leverage the News

    Updated: 2012-12-19 18:14:47
    Author: Nell Terry Pinterest, the online pinboard that''s all the rage with the crafty set, has officially become a force to be reckoned with, in the traffic department. According to a report that appeared on Search Engine Land Sept. 6, 2012, Shareaholic announced that its stats reveal Pinterest has jumped ahead of Yahoo''s organic search listings for referrals to publishers'' websites. This is exciting news - it means that those who aren''t on board with the social network would do well to jump on the gravy train before it leaves the station.

  • Is Your Website Mobile-Friendly?

    Updated: 2012-12-19 18:14:46
    Author: Sarah Tharp For an increasing majority of us, our mobile devices are the last things we touch before we go to bed at night and the first things we pick up and check when we wake up. Now more than ever, people are using their mobile devices to not only make phone calls and send text messages, but to access information on the Internet.

  • How to Place Well on Google in the Post Panda Penguin Era

    Updated: 2012-12-18 18:34:46
    Author: Nancy McCord Hard Work Gets You Organic Placement There is no magic wand, no secret recipe, or for that matter special protocol you should follow or purchase to have your website appear in the top unpaid search results on Google. In fact, do too much of optimization for placement and you''ll run right into Google''s "over optimization" filter and be dropped back as much as 50 to 100 pages in the search results.

  • Is Google Becoming a Tyrant?

    Updated: 2012-12-17 08:37:29
    Author: Jessica Ruane The new Penguin and Panda updates released this year by Google have created a divide in the world of online content. While some webmasters are raging and reeling against Google''s epic fail update, other folks have climbed atop a very high horse and viewed these updates as an opportunity to wag fingers and condemn anyone who has ever tried to include a self-serving link in a guest post.

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