This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

Monthly Archives: July 2006

GIMP for Photoshop Users

By |July 25th, 2006|

GIMP is a full featured Photoshop competitors. Even better, it is cross-platform (Mac, Windows, Linux) and FREE! Explore books and tutorials on GIMP. There is even a portable version that runs on a USB stick.
Already an experienced Photoshop user, and you don’t want to re-learn another tool? No worries, enter GIMPshop:
If you’ve never used Photoshop […]

Find Home Values with Zillow and Yahoo!

By |July 20th, 2006|

A nice service if you’re wanting to buy or sell a house:
Yahoo! Real Estate has integrated the previously-mentioned Zillow home valuation service into Yahoo! Maps.

That means you can look up the home values of your house, your friends’ and enemies’ houses on Yahoo! all mapped out with nearby homes for comparison.
More here: Find your bosses’ […]

In-Bound Link (IBL) Quality

By |July 19th, 2006|

Measurement of key elements on the page containing an in-bound link which, in combination, influence the link reputation for the target of the link. (Read more on this topic at SEMLogic)

A/B and Multivariate Testing

By |July 19th, 2006|

I ran across this nice summary explaining the differences between A/B and Multivariate Testing:
A/B testing is trying 2 (or more) versions of a page component like a headline, image, button, etc. and seeing which one leads to the best increase in desired visitor behavior.

Multivariate testing is trying 2 (or more) versions of multiple page components […]

Google, Yahoo, & MSN Search Engine Algorithms

By |July 18th, 2006|

Search engines have different algorithms to determine search results. New research from Fortune Interactive explains some of the logic behind these Web page rankings.

Google’s algorithm:
At Google, inbound links rank in the following order: quality, relevance, title keyword, anchor keyword, quantity. Further down the list, site factors such as title keyword, anchor keyword, body keyword, […]

Landing Page Design Tradeoffs

By |July 18th, 2006|

This great article on user interface design highlights many of the design considerations one must consider when building an optimized web site. These principles are particularly applicable to landing page design, where the page layout is critical to driving conversion rates. Here is a table summary Digital Web Magazine’s writeup of design tradeoffs one must […]

Mac Menu Hider

By |July 18th, 2006|

I’ve always found it annoying that you can auto-hide the dock on the Mac, but not the menu bar. This new software does just that. Why use it?
Probably because it gives you extra space (it may not look like much, but it matters) and it looks so cool.. so minimalistic. Also if you’re like me […]

Relentless Copy Tweaking

By |July 17th, 2006|

Beyond the basics of creating meta tags and friendly, keyword-friendly URLs, what else can marketers do to improve their organic search rankings?
SEO can be incredibly stressful to manage because there’s only so much you, the marketer, can control. Once you’ve made sure the site is optimized using best practices, including page structure, site structure, and […]

Free Web Site Templates

By |July 17th, 2006|

Need to build a web site? These sites provide open source templates to help speed you on your way:

OpenWebDesign.org
TemplatesBox.com
OSWD.org

Folk Cures That Work

By |July 17th, 2006|

Some great tips here for all manner of ailments. I was intrigued by the ‘sleep on your left side to prevent acid reflux’  tip. They provide supporting medical reasons for the tips as well.

Other examples:
Soothe a burn, cure a toothache, clear a stuffed nose…
Read full article: 18 Tricks to Teach Your Body