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Q1 Jobs Report Documents the Rise of E-Commerce

Last week, Freelancer.com revealed the figures for what it found to be the 50 fastest growing online jobs for the first quarter of 2013. What the global outsourcing marketplace found was that the e-commerce industry continues to grow...

How do Your Email Metrics Compare?

The reason that email marketing has remained a mainstay in the digital promotion toolbox is that, besides it working really well for almost every size enterprise, it is incredibly measureable. And when you can measure it, you can manage...

Women in Tech Turn to the Web for Work

Women in the tech industry are looking to the Web to escape their traditional work barriers, according to a recent Elance study. In fact, 78 percent of the survey’s women respondents already conduct more than three-quarters of their...

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CloudAccess Integrates Identity and Access Management

Cloud-based unified security solution provider CloudAccess has recently announced version 3.0 release of its CloudIDM/AM system, featuring seamless, “unique” integration between enterprise identity management and access...

Google Kills Instant Previews & Related Search Filter

Google seems to be in the midst of a spring cleaning frenzy - at least on its search results page. The search engine has recently dropped support for both Instant Previews (which launched back in November 2010) and the "related...

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Big List of Link Building No-Nos

Link building is one of the most basic methods that Web professionals use to grow their businesses online. It’s a pretty great system because there are so many different ways to build links on the Internet, but it’s also...

What Internet Retailers Spend on Paid Search

Paid search is a significant driver of impressions for Internet retailers but acquiring users through the channel certainly does not come cheap. Search engine intelligence provider AdGooroo released a thought-provoking infographic...

Mitigating DDoS Attacks

Prolexic has released a video visualization of how it mitigated a 160 Gbps, 120 million packets-per-second distributed denial of service attack which occurred earlier in the month against one of its clients. Viewers can see how Prolexic...

Award-Winning Websites That Inspire Us

There are millions of websites on the ’Net, so how do you get yours to stand out from the competition? While the answer to this question depends a great deal on the type of site you run, implementing a combination of design best...

5+ User Review Websites Critical to Small Businesses

Thanks to the Internet, word-of-mouth reviews spread like wildfire – which can be both a good and bad thing for merchants. Since consumers tend to trust the opinions of their peers more than anything else, user reviews are a very...

Just LayoutIt: Really Easy Bootstrap Interface Builder

As designers - from novice to ninja-like - increasingly turn to frameworks such as Bootstrap and others (see here and here ) as the ‘structure’ of their websites, opportunities are emerging which help those new to design...

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One-Directional Scrolling with Navigation that’s Sly (and Fly)

Navigation is a key element in any effective web design but often it plays only a secondary role. Sure, parallax websites completely weave navigation into the design experience but some might argue it’s, well, let’s just...

Tablet Wars: Microsoft Grabs 7.4% Of Tablet OS Market

Microsoft captured 7.4% of the global tablet OS market according to preliminary figures from Strategy Analytics ' Global Tablet OS Market Share: Q1 2013 report, with three million Windows 8 tablets shipped in Q1 2013. Microsoft’s...

Big List of Personal Branding Solutions

The Web has made the “personal brand” more of an actual thing than ever before. These days, individuals can have their own websites, online portfolios, social media profiles and other online spaces where they can share...

Weather-Based Email Triggers

Does the weather affect how much you sell on a given day? Well of course it does - your customers wouldn't be human if that weren't the case! When it rains, sleets, snows, hails, or is exceedingly hot, you can count on buyers...

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