Creative Community Bulletin 28 April 2009 Through 30 April 2009
These are the articles, blogs, and resources I found interesting and worthy of sharing for 28 April 2009 through 30 April 2009:
- WebDesignHelper.co.uk - Web Master Resources Section - We have gathered together a wide range of quaility web sites and resources that be of use to any web master, we have divided the sites into there catagories to help find what you are looking for.
- “Baby-Stepping” All The Way To The Bank… - Most of us have a tendency to dream big. We shoot for the stars. We set huge annual goals for sales and profits. We have grandiose growth ideas. We strive to work only a few hours a day while we make millions from our small business.
It’s a good thing, dreaming big. Without big dreams what’s our carrot on the stick? What are we moving toward? What motivates us?
But far too many small business owners (myself included) dream big without a plan to reach those dreams.
So how do we get from “here” to “there”? How do we reach the stars? How do we achieve our big dreams?
- 100 Illustrated Horror Film Posters: Part 1 #inspiration - For some, Halloween means costume parties and drunken debauchery. That’s never really been my style. Personally, I like to spend my Halloween evenings
- 100 Free High-Quality XHTML/CSS Templates | Developer’s Toolbox | Smashing Magazine - by Steven Snell If you haven’t taken a look at the (X)HTML/CSS templates that are available for free from a variety of sources, you may
- 10 Ways How To Track Site Traffic, Popularity, Statistics | 1stwebdesigner - Love In Design - Check out these sites to help You know better Your competitors, get site statistics,rankings and compare them.
- 10 things a web designer would never tell you - Working with web designers is a nightmare. You will never meet a more opinionated bunch of snobs. They are always going on about ‘white space’, ‘composition’ and how they went to art college (like that counts as a proper education!). When it comes to choosing the design of your site, they are the last people you should listen to.
- An epic CAPTCHA disaster (AKA screw the user) / Brian Cray’s Blog - CAPTCHA alternatives from my readers
Shelly from Brass Blogs: Shelly suggests creating a form field that is hidden with CSS. Humans won’t see it and bots will think they need to fill it out. Brilliant solution.
- 10 Social Media Blogs You Should Follow | Social Media Directory Blog - The importance of social media networking is well known at this point, and it’s effects on the community have also left a staunch impression. This is no longer a trend, instead, it has become a valuable tool. And like with any tool, one must find the most efficient way to use it.
- 10 Powerful Shopping/Ecommerce Plugin Solutions For WordPress : Speckyboy Design Magazine - here we are, 10 of the most powerful shopping/ecommerce plugins for WordPress.
- 10 Mistakes That Could Be Killing Your Blog - I don’t know about you, but often when I begin exploring new blogs to find useful information, I get so frustrated that I give up and leave within a few minutes of finding the blog.
While many blogs might contain the useful posts I’m looking for, they often make it too difficult for new readers to find.
- 10 Hot Bookmarklets That Put Plugins to Rest - Plugins are great. As anyone who bothers to make their online lives enhanced with conveniences knows, browser extensions, also known as “add-ons,” are a fantastic way to streamline tasks.
At the same time, installation of such software can be annoying. The act of restarting Firefox (Firefox reviews), IE or Safari (Safari reviews) is simply a no-go in some situations. Fortunately, the invention of the “bookmarklet” has made inroads in the market over the past several seasons. And because we’ve seen a number of good ones crop up as of late, we thought we’d take a look back to see where we’ve come from and present our “best-of.” Be sure to share your favorites, too!
- 10 Promising Free Web Analytics Tools - Web analytics is the process of gathering and analyzing your web content’s data in order to glean meaningful information about how your site is being utilized by your users. There are plenty of Web analytics applications out there, and you probably already know the big guns such as Google Analytics, Crazy Egg, and remote-site services such as Alexa and Compete.
We go off the trodden path and explore a few lesser-known Web analytics options. In this article, you’ll find 10 excellent and free tools and applications to help you gather and analyze data about your web content.