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5 Critical Rules for SEO Success in 2014

:: By Martin Laetsch, Act-On :: The major search engines win or lose market share by the quality of the results they deliver for searchers; this is why they continually fine-tune their algorithms to increase the quality of their organic...

JPEG Encoding with mozjpeg 2.0

Mozilla announced earlier in the year a project to provide a "production-quality" JPEG encoder that improves compression and maintains compatibility with the majority of decoders in an effort to reduce page load time and...

Small Biz: Why Do You Really Have a Website?

:: By Chris Hazel, Crispwd :: A website serves different purposes but a big chunk of people having websites often fail to answer the most fundamental question - “Why do you have a website?” A website is not a work of art...

On- And Off-Page Optimization of Web Pages

By David Meade Three of the factors that dominate the SEO field are on-page optimization, off-page optimization, and the quality and uniqueness of Web writing. These principles are extremely important – if you write your value...

Website Gets a Social Face-Lift

The social media world is expanding every day - making it increasingly more challenging to determine which networks to market on. Nearly every business has this dilemma, but the companies that are making their websites more socially...

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Drag & Drop Your Way to Creating Games in HTML5

If quantity is any indicator, gaming applications are the clear winners in Apple's App Store. In 2013 , the Games category accounted for more than 153,000 apps, which is 50,000-plus apps ahead of the second-place category, Education...

Improve Your Website's Accessibility

Websites that give customers the option of making transactions online, need to make sure their websites are accessible to all users . There’s an updated tool available to improve website accessibility, which is offered by Software...

Adobe Releases Critical Security Patch

There are currently more than 1 billion websites in the world today with 13.5 percent (more than 135 million) of them using Adobe Flash. Adobe has announced a critical security patch for Flash and AIR (a cross-operating-system runtime...

Top Programming Languages Ranked

It seems everyone is interested in learning to code these days, but with which language should you begin? A new interactive chart from IEEE Spectrum can help, ranking dozens of programming languages by weighting and combining 12 metrics...

Stop Bots in Their Tracks with visualCaptcha

With non-humans accounting for more than 61 percent of Internet traffic, the ability to discern between human and non-humans (bots) is essential. Captcha has been at the forefront of discerning bots and humans since it was invented...

Automatic Timesheets for Creative Cloud

Automated time capture solution CreativeWork (used most often within ad agencies and service organizations) has released a new solution in conjunction with the recent upgrade in Adobe's Creative Cloud. CreativeWorx TimeTracker...

The Sad State of Responsive Email Use

Despite the obvious benefits, email marketers haven't adapted to consumers increased mobile usage. YesMail's Q1 Benchmarks (released in mid-May 2014) revealed that even though there is a 21 percent positive different in click...

Handwriting Recognition Tech Comes to iOS8 with MyScript

Myscript will be providing developers with an opportunity to support handwritten input from users on iOS devices, introducing two input panel applications that offer alternatives to traditional keyword entry. The technology can be...

Developing Cross-Platform Games with Visual Studio, UnityVS

Gaming is big business and big companies want in. Case in point, Microsoft recently acquired SyntaxTree, the developers of the UnityVS plug-in for Visual Studio. UnityVS enables developers using cross platform game engine Unity to...

Why Firewalls and SSLs Aren’t Enough

:: By Steven R. Russo, CertainSafe :: It says something about our society when we’ve become so immune to news of another major data breach that we just shrug our shoulders and barely act surprised. Yet, the consequences of data...

The Key to Videos, Make Them Easily Discoverable

With video expected to be 79 percent of all consumer Internet traffic by 2018, it’s not surprising that new technology for video content is continuously coming out. Vidyard , a video marketing solutions company, has announced...

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