Shopify Store Grader Review

Note: It looks like Shopify has discontinued the Store Grader tool, but they have added more tools to their website. Shopify released a new tool called Ecommerce¬†Store Grader this week. The tool grades your e-commerce website (or any website for that matter) on four different marketing factors; SEO, Usability, Content & Social Marketing, and Technical. […]

One Minute Guide to Usability

Smashing magazine provides a very helpful list of 10 useful usability best practices that almost anyone can apply to their website. Knowing these basics is important to keeping visitors on your website, making sales and growing leads. Click here to read the article.

SEO Friendly Web Design on Squidoo

Posted a new lens today on Squidoo, a user generated content site. The focus of this page is to spread the knowledge of web standards and its effect on search engine optimization – SEO. Clean code in your web design is a major factor in how the search engines view your web site from both […]

gOS Rocket – Good Desktop Design on the Cheap

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NOTE: gOS Rocket Has Been Discontinued One downside of using desktop Linux has always been the so-so user experience. gOS, a free linux operating system similar to Windows Vista and Mac OS X, aims to bring better design and a better user experience to the linux desktop. gOS also comes installed on cheap $200 PCs […]

Crafting Links for Website Usability

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Updated in 2014 Found an interesting article that examines the design of links in terms of website usability. This article provides a good set of best practices for visual representation of a link. “Does this mean that we need to display all links as blue with underlines?” It really depends on your audience. A more […]