Archive for December, 2012

Five Ways Marissa Mayer Hopes to Make Yahoo Competitive with Google

Posted on December 28th, 2012 by Jake Neeley

In July 2012, Marissa Mayer stepped into the role of CEO at Yahoo, after several years as Google’s first female engineer, in hopes of turning the company around. Despite the company’s size and relatively high traffic, the search engine has been dwarfed by the competition in many areas. Mayer hopes to bring a fresh perspective…

Five Ways to Speed-up Your Website

Posted on December 24th, 2012 by Jake Neeley

“47% of consumers expect a web page to load in 2 seconds or less,” said Sean Work, Minister of Propaganda, KISSmetrics. Thus, no matter how great your web design, impatient visitors will not wait around for slow-loading pages.   Yahoo Developer Network reports that 80% of users’ time is spent on the front-end, further amplifying the…

How to Earn Money Posting Content on Vimeo

Posted on December 19th, 2012 by Jake Neeley

Do you love creating videos? Whether you’re doing it for pleasure or profession, you can earn money by simply posting videos on Vimeo. “Online video consumption continues to show huge growth,” said Sysomos Inc., the leading business intelligence in social media. “According to Nielsen, there were 11 billion video streams watched by 139 million unique…

Online Storage Face-off: Google Drive vs. Dropbox – Which is Better?

Posted on December 18th, 2012 by Jake Neeley

Online file storage systems simplify file sharing, storage, access and protection across multiple platforms. Decades ago, compact discs and floppy disks were essential; nevertheless, remote backup service changed the way professionals handle these files, forever! Two services stand out when it comes to online storage – Dropbox and Google Drive. Both offer cutting-edge services, benefiting…

Top Five FTP Clients for Web Designers

Posted on December 17th, 2012 by Jake Neeley

File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is one of the most efficient network protocols for transferring files between two computers or hosting servers. Just about anyone involved in maintaining a website or a blog is probably familiar with this technology. Web designers and developers use FTP for a number of reasons. Primarily, it is convenient to use…

Three WordPress Frameworks to the Rescue!

Posted on December 11th, 2012 by Jake Neeley

Most online publishers and entrepreneurs prefer WordPress because it’s free and easy to use.It is known, to some, as the best blogging platform and content management system (CMS) on the planet with at least 17.2% of all websites use it. “WordPress is used by 54.7% of all the websites whose content management system we know….

Top Three Open Source Photoshop Alternatives for Web Design

Posted on December 6th, 2012 by Jake Neeley

Adobe Photoshop is widely popular for photographers, graphic artists, and web designers offering a host of features for creating professional graphics. However, the price of Adobe Photoshop can be quite expensive.  Most designers consider the return of investment of a Photoshop license in this tight economy. While Photoshop remains the 500 pound gorilla in the…

Can the Webhost You Choose Affect Your Search Engine Rankings?

Posted on December 5th, 2012 by Jake Neeley

Imagine I told you that a particular room was full of registered Republicans while another room was full of registered Democrats. Then, without indicating which rooms held which, I said, “One of these rooms is also full of religious nuts while the other is full of tree-hugging hippies.” Based on that information, I’d bet good…

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