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Designing Websites That Mirror How Our Eyes Work (Part 2)

Using the above graphic, we can break down the Z-pattern into its key areas (based on Jones’ analysis).<p>It begins the same as the F-pattern: starting at the upper-left hand corner (<b>Point 1</b>) and moving horizontally all the way to the right (<b>Point 2</b>). As with the F-pattern, Point 1 is the most …

10 Things That Slow Your Metabolism

Beat these culprits to burn more calories<p>Need another reason to love your body? It burns calories all by itself—as long as you don't get in the way. See, every cell in your body plays a role in energy metabolism—the process of turning the food you eat into energy that keeps your heart beating, …

Nutrition

This site shows exactly how responsive web design should be done

Ethan Marcotte is the designer who coined the term 'responsive web design' four years ago in an A List Apart article that was shortly followed by a …

Loading CSS without blocking render

This article demonstrates a technique to get content in front of visitors as quickly as possible by asynchronously downloading stylesheets to prevent …

Web Development

5 metrics that affect the success of your website redesign

When you're undertaking a website redesign it can be tempting to rush in with the excitement of new possibilities, but it's important to consider the …

Web Design

Top 11 WordPress Themes for Construction Businesses

So, you know how to build an office building but not a website, huh? Luckily for you, there’s really nothing to worry about because most web design …

37+ Tips and Resources For Building a Fine-Tuned Content Marketing Machine From The Ground Up

Back when I started my career in SEO, content marketing didn’t exist—at least not in the way it exists now.<p>We used strategies to boost traction and …

How to Delay Loading of Non Critical CSS to Increase Mobile Site Speed

Its a good idea to delay loading of non critical CSS to speed mobile site page speeds. Probably you use lots of CSS files to style your site, and …

Web Design

Being A Bad Writer Isn't An Excuse For Not Creating Content

I’m the CEO of a content marketing company, but I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not a great writer — and that I don’t enjoy it. I’m a verbal communicator; writing just isn’t my forte.<p>When we started Influence & Co., I knew I needed to find a way to share my expertise without relying on my …

How To Create A Homepage That Drives Revenue

Your homepage is the most important single page of your entire website, bar none.<p>The question is, are you maximizing the power of your homepage? On far too many websites, the answer is an honest “no.”<p>Why is this the case? Why do homepages fail to live up to their raison d’etre? Why do they <i>not</i> drive …

A Useful Guide To Master Responsive Design Using CSS

Responsive design has revolutionized the web for obvious reasons. It’s what web design experts recommend for and the majority of site owners are …

How to Minify Your Websites CSS, HTML & Javascript

One of the ways that Google and other search engines evaluate your website is your page load speed. This is also one of the ways that your visitors …

15 Best Websites that can make you a Web Designer

HTML, Css, JavaScript are basic building blocks of a Web Page. A Web Designer needs to combine all these technologies to make a presentable site. …

Understanding The Full Impact Of Web Design On SEO, Branding, And More

Are you under the impression that web design should be an isolated part of your marketing efforts? This is a myth that many companies believe, and it could be setting your business back in more ways than one. Web design, while certainly important from an aesthetic point of view, encompasses much …

UI Design

5 Ways to Make Your Site Smaller and Faster

Read the full article at: 5 Ways to Make Your Site Smaller and FasterConfession: I’d say once a week I genuinely wish I was a kid who spent his work …

Save For Web: Better JPEG Compression with Adobe Photoshop

<b>Save For Web</b> is a nifty feature of later editions of <b>Adobe Photoshop</b> that allows us to compromise in a better way with size and quality in order to …

How to talk to anyone at a networking event

The only problem is you've never met any of these people before, and you're terrified of making an awkward first impression.<p>First of all, lighten up, says master networker Jon Levy, and take comfort in knowing there are tactics you can use to make your next networking event not only worth your time …