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Help Your Company Portal Reach Its Full Potential

:: By Robert Bredlau, e-Spirit Inc. :: Company portals provide a vast amount of information and services for employees. Ideally, employees should be able to go to a single, highly personalized Web-based landing page and find everything...

Publicity, Compliments and Money for Designers

Publicity, compliments and money are among life’s greatest motivators, especially in the eyes of the modern day workforce. For instance, professionals are motivated by compliments because it means that someone admires their work...

The One BIG Change Stumbleupon Needs to Survive

StumbleUpon has been a favorite of Internet professionals for a long time – and for good reason. The social discovery engine presents a unique and meaningful opportunity to not only find new content (in whatever form it’s...

Future Brite for SiteScout

In business, there are clear signs you made it. And, when you get to a stage where you can execute on opportunities that create value for your customers and be hyper-selective in the process, that’s one of those signs. SiteScout...

Guiding Users to Form Conversions with Progression.js

When it comes to the final stages of lead generation, sometimes all your current prospects need is a little support and guidance on the forms that officially convert them to customers. Forms can be quite cumbersome for users, so designers...

Just Go Sell Rocks

There are twice as many colleges that offer geology degrees than sales degrees, yet for every 164 sales jobs there is just one job in the geology-related fields. Sales, unlike rocks, are a major growth engine for our businesses and...

Using Graphic Design to Increase Visitor Response

By Bill Haig, Ph.D. When a company logo and its website design work together, the two have the potential to trigger greater trust and interaction with the website at first glance. This means greater sales for e-commerce sites. However...

Attensity Helps Brands Show They Give a Hoot

In an age of social media, tablets and smartphones, it makes sense for companies to be where their customers are. And while a recent Simply Measured study shows that 32 percent of the Interbrand top-100 brands have dedicated customer...

WalMart Canada’s ‘One Thing’ Helps to Understand Customer Searches

Editor's Note: Kelly Hushin from The eTail Blog shares an interview with an executive from WalMart Canada. Drew Cashmore, Director of Digital Marketing and Customer Acquisition at Walmart Canada, (pictured) manages the team responsible...

Where Do DEV Experts Store Code Snippets?

Developers and programmers, at least the good ones, are known for their efficiency. One of their tricks (or perhaps more appropriate, “techniques”) is to reuse code – be it source code, machine code or text. These...

IBM, C-Suite Taps into the Cloud

To truly accelerate innovation around the customer experience and business objectives, the entire organization needs to be onboard, especially the C-Suite. IBM’s new array of cloud solutions, specifically designed for executive...

Doing Facebook Hashtags the Right Way

If you’re not using Facebook hashtags the right way, you’re definitely using them the wrong way. After what seems like years of speculation, Facebook finally announced that it now supports clickable hashtags. Facebook calls...

Big Brands Using Twitter for Customer Service

Have you ever sought out customer service on Twitter from a brand you’re currently doing business with (or are looking to do business with)? If so, you’re definitely not alone. A new report from Simply Measured indicates...

Local Google Carousel in Focus

Google users, and the local businesses looking to attract them into their stores, have begun noticing the new Carousel layout for local search results. The search results design feature has been available on Nexus slates and the iPad...

The Most Dangerous App in Ecommerce

It might just be the most dangerous application in the world of e-commerce, but will consumers use it? ShopGenuis , made by NetPlenish Inc., is a free browser tool (for those using Chrome, Safari, and Firefox) that provides automatic...

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