Why Caring for Users is More Important Than Caring for Search Engines

Would you buy from your own store?

This is a very important question one should ask oneself when one is running a store of any kind. This article talks about user experience and how important it is for building trust in your customers and not just Google.

I am sure we’ve all heard “It takes a user less than 10 seconds to decide whether a website is useful to them.” Well actually it is more like 3 seconds, so you must make a good instant impression! How do we do this?

‘Usefulness’ is a very broad term, it really depends on the site the user is on, what kind of purpose the site is designed to serve. We’ll be talking specifically about e-Commerce and making sure we make the perfect first impression. (more…)

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11 Fresh Portfolio Design Tutorials

Creating your own portfolio website will showcase the work and services in best manner.When you start working, your great graphic design portfolio is going to help you land that great job. Your portfolio represents your skill and artistry, so put it together carefully because your artwork is going to speak for you. Here are some Portfolio Design Tutorials to help get you started.

1.How to create your own single page portfolio design in photoshop

Creating a single page portfolio design that can be used to showcase your design work and allow people to get in touch with you. You can use this design as your full blown portfolio, or as your personal web page.


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17 Most Used WordPress Jquery Plugins

WordPress has hundreds of plugins using jquery. I feel jquery + wordpress will be great combination. It make wonderful design. Below you will find 17 Most Used WordPress Jquery Plugins. These plugins are all about efficient simple and spectacular methods of enhancing the functionality of your blog.

1.FancyBox for WordPress

Seamlessly integrates FancyBox into your blog: Upload, activate, and you’re done. No further configuration needed


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10 Fantastic blogs for Freebies

Freebies are a great way of getting several useful stuffs without any cost. There are several Design blogs on the internet offering freebies to their visitors such as free icons, free textures ,free brushes and free PSD files , etc. So there is nothing better than knowing where and how to get design freebies and we’ll look at some Fantastic blogs for Freebies. Please feel free to comment on this article and mention other sources of freebies.


Amazing source for high-quality free textures.


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5 Excellent Footer Design Tutorials

Footers are the usually the last thing you see on sites and blogs But has become useful for many reasons. To be different from the standard design, you can utilize the footer to provide links or shortcuts to other areas of your web site. So here is a list of 5 Excellent Footer Design Tutorials. Hope you like them all.

1.Photoshop Tutorial Intermediate Web Site Design-Footer

The footer plays an important role in our web site as it is where we ask users to sign up for the newsletter, find us on the various social networks and find our office. It plays the final piece of our puzzle.


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6 Best Free Online Drawing Tools

A number of useful drawing tools are made available.Drawing tools are useful in page layout and graph windows for highlighting material with boxes, circles and arrows and can also be used to create diagrams. These drawing tools are object-oriented and optimized for the creation of publication quality graphics.

1.All My Magic


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5 Fresh Navigation Menu Design Tutorials

Every Designer need to design good website navigation for more usability and attraction.Provide simple and straightforward navigation menus so that every visitor will know how to get round your site and visit your site next time. Here we have collected 5 Fresh Navigation Menu Design Tutorials for inspiration.

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9 Best Modern Web Design Tutorials and Articles

Web Design field is growing very fast and as a modern web designer you should know new design techniques such as CSS3 and Web 2.0 . A visitor to your website is going to decide to stay or leave your website in just a few seconds. If the design looks out of date, there is very little chance of that visitor staying at your site, because the design has convinced them that your site is not relevant.Take a look at this tutorials & articles which speaking about Modern Web Design and tell me what do you think?

1.Trends in Modern Web Design Portfolio Websites

Trends in web design are hard to get away from, one minute we’re all web 2.0, the next we’re scrolling jQuery galleries and textured backgrounds. Lets take a look at some great trends implemented by web design agencies and freelancers on the web today.


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10 Firefox Addons Every Web Designer Should Know

There are thousands of Addons available for Firefox that let you save time and effort.If you are web designer you absolutely use firefox because of Firefox has some cool add-ons which make the job of website designers much easier and fast. We’ve selected 10 helpful add-ons for web designers hope it will benefit.

1.Window Resizer

The Browser Window Resizer is useful for testing different screen sizes. It accurately resizes your browser so you can test to see what a web page looks like in all of the standard resolution sizes.
Supports the 640×480, 800×600, 1024×768, 1280×800, 1280×1024, 1600×1200 resolutions.
Resize the current page via the Context menu, Tool menu or Toolbar button.


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Google Buzz Quick Guide

Google is taking big step with the introduction of a new product, Google Buzz.It is a new way to start conversations about the things you find interesting. It’s built right into Gmail, so you don’t have to peck out an entirely new set of friends from scratch — it just works. If you think about it, there’s always been a big social network underlying Gmail.


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10 Must See CSS Sprites Tutorials

CSS Sprites are the preferred method for reducing the number of image requests. Combine your background images into a single image and use the CSS background-image and background-position properties to display the desired image segment.CSS sprites also are a way to reduce the number of HTTP requests made for image resources referenced by your site so it will increase page loading speed.This post looks at useful tutorials for CSS Sprites.

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CSS Sprites Tutorials

1.How to Make a CSS Sprite Powered Menu


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5 Excellent WordPress Pagination Solutions

WordPress Pagination enables you to paginate lists of entries. For example, at the bottom of my home page you can see a list of linked page numbers to enable visitors to jump to any page number they want, instead of  “Next” and “Previous” links.

There are a lot of benefits for pagination such as  Improving Usability Of Your WordPress Blog , Enable your visitors to browse your site quickly and easily and ability to step through a large number of pages.

With Pagination , you can also paginate your Category, Author, and date-based archives, and even paginate your Entry archives, displaying only a small number of comments on each page.This post looks at best wordpress pagination solutions.

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Easy Pagination for WordPress


A true 2-in-1 product. Turn your long Posts and Pages into beautiful looking slideshows, as easy as inserting a few tags, by the click of your mouse. You can choose between 3 different transitions; Horizontal Slider, Vertical Slider or Fade. The Horizontal and Vertical slider can be combined with 32 jQuery Easing Effects.

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Free WordPress Plugins

1.WP Digg Style Pagination Plugin


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Are you trying to make money blogging?

Blogging has emerged as the most popular way of making money online in the last few years. As we know that like every other niche blogging is also constantly evolving, traditional text blogging these days is being replaced by Video blogging, micro-blogging has gained a huge popularity in 2009 but blogging still tops the majority of “How to make money online” lists.

According to Technorati State of blogosphere report 2009, there has been a staggering growth of 68% in the number of blogs as compared to 2008 which are trying to monetize their traffic in one way or another. The report also reveals that the popularity of Google Adsense has decreased from 67% in 2008 to 47% in 2009 which means that the bloggers are heading towards other ad publishing networks and affiliate companies to monetize their traffic. (more…)

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