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After you have your new website live and ready for visitors how is it that you measures its success using Key Performance Indicators (KPI)? Well one way is to have Google Analytics installed to review what your current traffic is and what that translates into leads and customers then do an...

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Persona is latin for mask. You can think of a persona as your users of your system each wearing a different mask. For instance you might own a company that sells outdoor supplies. One
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Interested in knowing what your really eating? Well luckily for you a new camera has recently been developed to do just that.  AIM, short for Automatic Ingestion Monitor, is a little gadget that clips onto your ear (similarly to a bluetooth device) and records what your eating, when your...

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Did you know that it is estimated that over 2 billion people will own a smartphone by 2015?  This means that mobile websites are going to be more important now than they’ve ever been before.  So if your company currently has a mobile friendly website, then your...

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If someone told you that a germ-zapping robot existed, would you believe them?  Well believe it or not, its true.  Germ-zapping robots are currently being used in over two hundred and fifty hospitals thanks to a Texas based company called Xenex. The Xenex designed robots were...

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With the newly released Apple Pay, many critics are asking themselves why has it taken this long for Apple to catch up to their competition Google Wallet? Well, rather than asking “why now?”, maybe we should ask ourselves why has it taken this long for people to find out that Google...

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As of Dec 3 2014 PayPal will be disabling SSL 3.0 v3 what does this mean for your website if your using PayPal as your payment gateway?  Well your going to have to update to TLS and also disable SSL3.0 v3 on your web server as well. POODLE was released with the CVE identifier of...

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Responsive web design is one the most important elements that is being overlooked in todays web design world. With more than 50% of Internet users using mobile or tablets it essential to have a website that renders pixel perfect across all devices and gives user-friendly experience....

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Is your company looking to find an email management systems that will not only help monitor your customers but also boost your sales?  Then Campaign Monitor is the right program for you.  Campaign Monitor is a very powerful software system that allows you to create, send, and optimize,...

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With online shopping being at an all time high, companies are trying to develop new and innovative delivery methods in order to keep up with the demands. One company that stands out, and has brought great debate to the table, is Amazon’s...

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Many of the people reading this article will most likely know what google analytics is, but do they know that it provides Key Performance Indicators, also known as KPI’s, that offer great insight towards their businesses success?  Probably...

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PHP is a very popular scripting language that has changed drastically over the years.  Originally developed for websites and server-side scripting, PHP now has the ability to be run from command line interfaces and be used in stand alone graphical applications.  With PHP’s core...

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HTML5 and CSS3 have quickly become buzz words in the web development industry, but why?  This is simply because they both bring vast new capabilities and introduce clean and simple methodologies.  

The...

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As technology continues to shape our day to day lives, it is becoming more and more evident that we are entering an era of Hybridity.  This new era, called The hybrid age, is an age where we will see huge technological advancements as well as the incorporation of technology into the human...

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As revealed yesterday morning, google will now be considering SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) and HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) when ranking websites in their algorithm. The main reason why google has added an HTTPS ranking is to ensure higher security, with less breaches, and by doing...

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When it comes to mobile development, many developers are unsure as to which platform they should develop for; Should they develop for iOS devices or should they develop for Android? In terms of the market, both Google and Apple account for about 90% of smartphone users, so in a perfect world you...

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While UX (user experience) is a very important aspect to website development there is often a missing component that is needed to tie everything together; a component called empathy mapping.  Empathy mapping is a...

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In the world of apple, things definitely seem to have been pretty boring lately especially with the disappointing release of iOS7 and Mavericks - but good news is here.  Apple has created a new mobile operating system called iOS8 that is sure to excite.  This time around, apple has put...

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Designing a website that caters to the needs of your users can sometimes be a difficult task but is one that can be achieved through user centered design. User centered design, also known as UCD, is a methodology that...

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One of the key tasks to accomplish during a software build is delivering a product that meets all functional requirements.  If a software system doesn’t cater to all of the required necessities, that...

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It’s time to put names to faces and assemble your key stakeholders, identify problems and define success for your key stakeholders. Bringing energy and...

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Benchmarking is a topic where many people don’t see eye to eye as it is believed to be a bit of a time waster. But in reality, it can benefit your company in many ways including boosted website traffic and sales.  Benchmarking is a process where companies compare both competitors and...

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Are you interested in knowing what your company’s progression rates are?  If so, you need to start taking advantage of Key Performance Indicators which will open your eyes to a whole new way of monitoring your business.  
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User Experience is a vital aspect to any websites, or software build, so it is very important to include
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User interface is a key aspect when developing a website and or app, and is a determining  factor to whether or not your website will be successful.  UI, also known as UX (user experience), is the science of how...

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Communicating data to your target audience can sometimes be an eye-glazing and difficult task to do.  Infographics are used for this very reason as playful, simplified, graphics are used to turn complex concepts into fun and engaging content.  The compelling and attractive nature of...

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Understanding the needs and wants of your target audience is one of the most crucial aspects of a web design project.  In order to grasp the...

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PHP Data Objects, also known as a PDO, is a standardized, lightweight, interface used for accessing multiple databases. PDO’s were introduced in PHP 5.1, as a replacement of MySQL or MySQLi extensions, in order to help uniform database connectivity and eliminate the headache of switching...

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Its official, Google’s latest Panda update has hit the search engine world and has started to roll out updates as of May 20th, 2014.  Panda 4.0 is Google’s latest algorithm which has been...

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While some software products reach perfection, Mavericks OS X is an exception.  With its release in October 2013, people are still waiting for bug fixes and much needed improvements to be made to the operating system. Similarly to apple’s iOS 7 release, which fell short to many...

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