The folks at unbounce have rounded up a great collection of landing page A/B tests where the results may not be what you’d expect at first glance.Read More
Top Ten Lists
Come Visit! How the Websites of the Top 10 Most Popular Countries for Tourists Compare
Summer is approaching, and along with it thoughts of vacations and where to go this year. With this in mind, I thought I would take a look at the official tourism websites of the most popular countries for tourists, as ranked by the United Nations World Tourism Organization, and see how well they help those looking to make this important travel decision.Read More
My Top Web Tools of 2011
I enjoyed reading ReadWriteWeb’s top web products and top web developer tools of 2011, so I thought I’d put together my own list of top web tools of 2011, based on which ones I liked and used the most.Read More
How to Use Seven Types of Headlines to Drive Traffic
This post from Performable on writing catchy headlines is a good read.
In particular, the concept of these seven basic types of headlines is useful not only from the perspective of driving traffic but also as a basis for developing the content in the first place.
Interactive Media Awards Top 10 Websites of 2009
I’m not a huge fan of web awards programs, largely because you typically have to pay to be considered and so the pool of contenders is somewhat self-selected.Read More
10 Quick and Dirty Ways to Lay Out a List of Links
The best way to lay out a list of links — say, like those you would find in a footer — is typically to code them as an HTML list and use CSS for the presentation.
9 Free Tools to Analyze and Improve Your Website
Guest article by Eva Vesper of Web Hosting Search.
If you’re running a web site you need to know how it is doing, in particular how you’re performing against your competitors, and where you can improve.Read More
12 Essential Web Site Building Blocks
Whenever I take over responsibility for a new web site, there are a number of core things that I like to ensure have been set up. I call these the ‘building blocks’ of a web site — the fundamental elements that should be in place on almost any site. They include:
8 Questions You Should Ask on Every Project
In Question Your Work, Jason Fried lists 8 questions to ask yourself (or your team) when you work on something. Read More
Get More Traffic: 18 Social Media Sites for Web Designers
Yes, it’s great to get your article on the front page of Digg’s design section — you get a huge traffic spike; hopefully your site stays up; you get a bunch of snarky comments — but it’s not exactly easy to do.Read More