Things And Tools To Consider When Analyzing Competitors

Posted in Web Design4 years ago • Written by 9 Comments

Being secured in your online business is not all about setting up your defenses but also by analyzing your competitors. Keeping track of what services they offer work for them and how they bring people into their site will provide a good overview of how to improve your business. No matter how they hide their trails, there will always be tools that will let you analyze and track your competitors.

Ready for research? Let’s start right now!

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Learn How To build Killer Squidoo Lens For Website Promotion

Posted in Web Design4 years ago • Written by 17 Comments

Most of the internet marketers will probably know about Squidoo. If it’s the first time you heard of it, then you would likely be new to internet marketing.

Squidoo is a fast growing website that allows ordinary people to build their own pages with unique themes. The page is called “lens”, and each user is called a “lensmaster.” Squidoo is also a community where you can post your ads and can even share your profit to other ads like google ads and amazon ads by posting their ads to your page for related sources. You can custom your post the way you want it to appear on the page by just basic clicks and simple text typing. Squidoo is also known for building link wheels which is a good method of driving traffic to a site.

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Getting Started With MySQL DB and PHP with PHPMyAdmin

Posted in Tutorials, Web Design4 years ago • Written by 15 Comments

Today I am going to show you how to get a new database setup with PHP/MySQL using PHPMyAdmin. For those of you who don’t know PHPMyAdmin is a great free tool to help you manage your databases. If you use cpanel or anything you have probably already seen/used it.

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Tips and Examples For Writing Interesting Author Bio For Blogs

Posted in Web Design4 years ago • Written by 16 Comments

Author bio is short introduction about the author who have written the post. Good author bio is always useful in many ways like if you are regularly guest blogging it may divert good number of traffic to your blog which will earn you regular readers for your blog  or will get you loyal twitter followers.

There are so no such guidelines you need to follow while writing author bio, but it is useful if you follow some basic steps to get more out of your author bio information.

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12 Creative Design Ideas That Went Viral (And The Lessons You Can Learn)

Posted in Web Design4 years ago • Written by 11 Comments

In this post I’ll feature some web designs that went viral on StumbleUpon/Digg/other social media sites and the lessons you can learn from them. As you browse the designs, I’m pretty sure you’ll find some common patterns I overlooked. If you see that, let me know in the comments :) For now, let’s get started.

One more thing before we start. The lessons I’ll share are just principles and observations that come from my 3+ experience in viral marketing and getting over a million people to my websites. Feel free to disagree with some of the principles and let me know why in the comments below. Now, let’s REALLY get started :)

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Why Collaborating with Other Freelancers Can be a Great Idea

Posted in Web Design4 years ago • Written by 3 Comments

Being a freelancer is a great way to work for a lot of designers and creatives. To be able to give your clients the best possible package though, you may have to look at doing things a bit differently. By considering to collaborate with other freelancers, you’ll have an even better chance to offer something great, along with getting more social in a job that often is quite lonely. Here are some of the reasons why working with others can be a great idea!

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Things To consider before going International as a Freelancer

Posted in Web Design4 years ago • Written by 2 Comments

Whether you’re a new freelancer, an employee considering to go freelance or an established freelancer in your country – this article can prove useful to you. Being a freelancer in your home region or native country is one thing. Succeeding internationally can give you many extra things to have to take care of. In this article you will get some tips on how to approach this.

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Use PHP Flat File Cache To Lighten Database Load

Posted in Tutorials, Web Design4 years ago • Written by 8 Comments

We know how much fun it is to have to write the same query 12 different times and/or do a lot of LEFT, INNER, or explicit JOINs to the data that we need.  There are several different available methods of caching available depending on the environment we are developing in.  One that is very quick and simple is Flat File caching and it can also serve many different purposes.

These methods are slightly advanced and can be very helpful if you have built your own custom CMS for your website.  Later we will link to more basic practices that can lead you up to these methods.

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Getting Started With PHP and Dynamic Content

Posted in Tutorials, Web Design4 years ago • Written by 18 Comments

If you have taken any basic HTML courses or look through tutorials you know how to build a website…. Well sort of. HTML is pretty much the first and main stepping stone of websites but it is merely the beginning. In this post I will show you a few techniques to get you stated in using PHP to make your sites more dynamic and much easier to manage.

Lets take for example you have an information site about carving spindles. Your site consists of a home page, an about us page, a contact us page, and a content page that has the instructions on creating the spindles. This is a small site and your knowledge currently is mostly only on HTML and CSS but you are tired of having to go and edit something on all 4 pages to simply make one change on the site.

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Conventions of Great Poster Design (Part 1) : Get Inspired

Posted in Web Design4 years ago • Written by 7 Comments

Poster design is a medium often under-explored in the online design community, arguably because it is regarded as a largely print-based art. Poster design can be as rich and varied as any other art-form, as this will article will show by exploring the huge variety in style and form.

Like any art form poster design often adheres to certain conventions. This is not always the case of course, but more often than not successful poster design can be seen to fall into one or more of the categories discussed below.

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