The Front-End Checklist

The Front-End Checklist is an exhaustive list of all elements you need to have / to test before launching your site / HTML page to production. It is based on Front-End developers’ years of experience, with additions coming from other open-source checklists.

11 Habits of Genuinely Likable People

There's a formula to making a great first impression: Smile, make eye contact, be engaging. But first impressions can also quickly lose their impact, especially when there's no substance beneath the surface glow. Being genuinely likable over the long haul is tougher. Building and maintaining great relationships, consistently influencing others in a good way and making people feel better about themselves, those are things relatively few people can do.

5 Ways Web Design Impacts Customer Experience

Web design is one of the most important parts of any Internet marketing strategy. It has a huge impact on the digital customer experience in several different ways. Your site’s aesthetics, usability, any other crucial factors are essential to your company’s long-term online success. But how dramatically does it actually impact your bottom line? In this post, we’ll take a look at five major aspect of web design and how you can improve all of them.

The Really Good Guide to Email Design

In this guide, we’ll cover email design best practices for all the different elements of your email campaigns and have a bonus checklist for you at the end.

Stop Shaming Your Users for Micro Conversions

A problematic trend is spreading like an epidemic on the web. In a desperate attempt to nudge users towards conversions like newsletter signups some websites are adding manipulative link text to their popup modals. These user-shaming labels are called manipulinks (a clever term coined by Steve Costello): they employ the practice of what is often referred to as confirmshaming — making users feel bad for opting out of an offer (logically, this practice might better be described as declineshaming).

The Habits Of Unproductive People You Don’t Want To Copy

Another fantastic article from one of my favorite authors - Darius Foroux. The reason I study productivity is because I’m an unproductive person. I truly am. I sleep too much. I talk too much. I read too much. I listen to music all day. I watch movies. I buy gadgets that turn me into a zombie.

How You Can Create Content That Generates 400,000 Targeted Visitors

Buckle up. You’re in for a ride. I think you’ll agree with me when I say: Getting your content to stand out today is HARD. When you hit your WordPress “publish” button, you’re one of 1,999,999 other people doing the exact same thing. Despite the intense competition, you may have noticed that certain people are able to generate hundreds of Tweets, backlinks and visitors to everything that they put out there. If you’ve ever wondered “how do they do that?”, you’re in for a real treat.

Where to Find Beautiful FREE Stock Photos (And Why You Just Can’t Use Any Old Photo Out There!)

Imagery is one of the strongest element in any form of design making an emotional connection with your customer so you should pay incredible attention to what imagery you use to represent your brand. Why should you use free stock photos instead of ones you find anywhere online?

Google prefers HTTPS sites – Are your site security settings correct?

Some time ago, Google announced that they planned to use HTTPS as a ranking signal. Later, Google said they they started indexing HTTPS pages by default. Google made it clear that secure websites are important for them.

Litmus: The State of Email 2017

Let's face it, designing for email can be tough. Email client rendering quirks, spam flagging, getting lost in the sheer mass of emails users receive these days — if you're sending out newsletters or are doing email marketing, you know the pitfalls that email brings along. To help us stay on top of trends in all things email, Litmus has been publishing their annual State Of Email Report for a few years already, and, well, the 2017 edition is now here and just as useful as always.