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: October 2007

Free Novel Writing Tools for OpenOffice

By |October 22nd, 2007|

Writer's Tools extension adds a useful new menu to the popular, open source office suite.

To shatter the unseen heads of dragons…

By |October 16th, 2007|

I like this prayer I heard from the April 5, 2006 Pre-sanctified Liturgy. It is referred to as a “Prayer behind the Amvon”:
Almighty Master, You created the universe in wisdom. By your ineffable forethought and great goodness, You led us to these sacred days for cleansing of souls and bodies, for subduing passions, and for […]

Boosting Productivity With a Timer

By |October 16th, 2007|

Using a timer for writing? I’m not sure if it will boost productivity, but at least you can use it to track yourself and measure your progress.
With the introduction of a $10 countdown timer that one can purchase in any housewares department, we can create our own artificial deadlines that create that sense of urgency […]

Make Money from Angst

By |October 16th, 2007|

I loved this quote from Irish-American novelist J. P. Donleavy:
Writing is a way of turning the unhappiest moments of one’s life into money.
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Designing Above the Fold: Does it Matter?

By |October 11th, 2007|

Above the fold design can give you up to a 5% lift, but only if you don't bend other quality design principles. Below the fold, size doesn't matter -- users will scroll if they are engaged. A scrolling page with clear messaging is better than "squeezing" content above the fold.

The Truth About Page Download Time

By |October 11th, 2007|

A site’s download time doesn’t seem to impact it’s usability. Sites that are easy to use, fun and professional are perceived as being fast, whereas time stretches out like taffy when you have a painful customer experience. Source

Quick Enter a Google Calendar Event

By |October 11th, 2007|

A cool tip I’ve overlooked until recently. While you’re in GCal, press the q key to summon a single field to enter an event. Best of all, GCal understands natural language like “tomorrow at 2PM.” Not using Google Calendar? Get it at Google Calendar

5 Factors for High Performing Landing Pages

By |October 11th, 2007|

Marketing Experiments Journal has made a number of A/B tests on landing pages (the pages people land on after clicking ads or search result links).They found that landing page performance can be improved by the following principles.

Google Fights Paid Links With Pagerank Penalty

By |October 9th, 2007|

In a long anticipated move, Google is now taking action to web sites who provide paid links. Google doesn't penalize the relevancy of the site in search, but rather, hits the sites in their pocketbook by penalizing their page rank. If the site has low page rank, which is generally a requirement of paid link services like PayPerPost.com, then the site starts to lose out on advertising dollars.

Managing Downtime to Avoid Customer Disappointments

By |October 8th, 2007|

Downtime and outages are two things that -- if planned for -- can make or break a customer's respect for your company. I was on the Blockbuster site yesterday, and behold the message I got -- a generic Weblogic server error. Did this give me confidence in Blockbuster's ability to manage my account and provide the service I'm paying for? Hardly.