Online file conversion utility →
This is bound to come in handy!
Build your website based on evidence, not false... →
How a Real-Time Facebook Promotion - Borne Out of... →
If you’re quick enough, and clever enough, you can turn almost anything into a marketing opportunity! Great case study of a business that “seized the moment” when Westpac’s EFTPOS facilities went offline recently.
7 Tips and Marketing Strategies for the New... →
almostanythingwebdesign: Some useful tips here. Staying on top of Facebook’s ever-changing settings and functionality is a lot of work!
Importing from WordPress to Tumblr
I’ve given up. After trying several scripts and reaching several dead-ends, I stumbled upon this one. Hooray! My joy was short-lived however - it imported my posts, but many of them were truncated, special characters were a mess, and they all came in at today’s date. So I think I’ll just leave the old blog at waterfallweb.net and my newer stuff will be here. Not ideal, but...
Why Your Form Buttons Should Never Say Submit - UX...
In may cases Submit buttons are “calls to action”. You’re asking a visitor/user to do something. Instead of the default “Submit”, consider what’s actually happening from your user’s perspective. Is there a better way to word that button? When users fill out a form, they are engaging in a task. The action button should affirm what that task is, so that...
Need to create a little favicon for your website’s address bar? I found this handly little favicon.ico Generator that saves having to install any software.
It’s true that for busineeses engaging in social media, it’s all about engagement and quality rather than just looking at statitics. No doubt about that. However, sometimes statitics can help you get a bird’s eye view of how your account is going. TweetStats is one such tool, and gives you some benchmarks for your Twitter account that can compare month-by-month.
There are thousands of these posts out there already - I’m putting this here for my benefit more than anything else. Saves me from having to Google when I need to check how it should be done! So - if you move a page and want it to be followed by a search engine (and keep it’s pagerank etc), open up your htaccess file and enter (all on one line): redirect 301 /olddir/oldpage.html...
Estimating the Airspeed Velocity of an Unladen...
Estimating the Airspeed Velocity of an Unladen Swallow. If you have seen Monty Python and the Holy Grail, you’ll know why I’m linking to this. I have nothing more to add.
A simple technique to improve sales
Well, it doesn’t come much simpler than this: Ask for the sale. If you don’t ask, you don’t get. Brendan Sinclair puts it this way: Make an offer. Not everyone will say “yes”. In fact, many will say “no”. But unless you make an offer, you’re effectively getting a “no” from everyone!
wp2tumblr - Transfer your blog from WordPress to... →
dbavaria: Moving blogs sucks, so lets make it easier… This script will allow anyone to mass transfer all the posts from a specified WordPress blog to a Tumblr account as well as transfer the comments to a specified Disqus account. Manually transfering a large number of posts can be time consuming, so instead use this wonderful script! ...
Using jQuery to make fancier Google Maps →
I can see this coming in handy!
Where should you put your call-to-action buttons? →
Possibly over-simplifying things, but on a basic level this makes sense for cultures that read right-to-left. I’d be curious to see some usability test results or A/B testing conversion statistics though.
Vox Bomb: WordPress to Tumblr →
So here we are… I have moved and set up shop at Tumblr. I can’t help but be reminded of my buddy Allyn Gibson… how he (and myself, to be honest) love to tweak with WordPress themes and looks, I seem to like to move from provider to provider. I would drive my old friend Rachael crazy, who… Been looking for a way to get my self-hosted WordPress site over here. Will give this a try. Fingers...
What makes a video go viral?
Hovering does not imply an action is required →
Photos on websites: the good, the bad, and the... →
Social Media Marketing Checklist →
Well thought-out checklist
Facebook Pages = old style media advertising?
Think about the mindset of someone on Facebook. Perhaps they’re at home. Perhaps they’re at work, taking a break from “work”. Perhaps they’re mobile and just catching up with what friends are up to. Now, as a business owner, think about what someone wants to see in their news feed while they are in this “zone”. Because if you’re not giving them...
B2B marketers budget shift →
Interesting trend from Marketing Sherpa
Real Fans vs Faux Fans →
Great post about the value of real, engaged fans or followers, versus large numbers of followers who aren’t really interested.
Great advice from SEOMoz about being a bit smarter with your social media networks, with an SEO slant. The 5 tips - in summary: The obvious direct links Being able to have several SERP listings that you control. (Hopefully!) Brand awareness Driving traffic and generating other links I’m actually doing Rand’s tip #5 by doing this!
Why Entourage and Mail.app Suck
I first started using a Mac about 2 or 3 years ago, but still kept Windows as my main work machine (as we’re using Exchange for email). When Snow Lepoard was released, I was free to just use my Macbook instead of switching between machines! That was over 12 months ago now(?) And I still miss Outlook. Entourage and Mail.app just don’t cut it. My beef with Mail.app With the new...
I just got followed by a Fashion “Stroe”: http://twitter.com/ebrooklet
Flights and accommodation booked for @webdirections - only a couple of weeks away now!
Six pencils, four rubber bands and you have an iPad stand. RT @themediapod: Love this iPad pencil stand http://bit.ly/bDqJQD /via @jendudley
Anyone else experiencing connectivity issues this morning? Seems TPP and Planet Domain are affected. Any others?
RT @TripleM_NRL: #NRL grand final SOLD OUT. First time its happened before general public had a crack. Great advertisement for membership
What's a CGDN?
I received an email a few minuted ago from CGDN News - I guess some newsletter I have signed up for at some stage. I can’t remember what I signed up for though - so I was quite amused I opened it and saw what it contained: It’s from CGDN News It features a CGDN logo Their tagline is “facilitating CGDNs” Seriously. What is a CGDN? I have no idea. Email newsletter...
Designing in the Browser →
Site evolution →
Wondering if there is an easy way to import my posts from a Wordpress blog– Me!