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Supermarket Stats Good Retail Benchmark

Grocery shoppers are savvy in store and online, as seen in KSC Kreate's 2013 Grocery Shopping Habits Study , which surveyed more than 570 consumers on grocery shopping behaviors and preferences. The survey uncovered insight into...

Top-8 Well-Designed Gaming Websites of 2013

:: By Shaun Chatman :: The online gaming industry is booming, with 72 percent of American players logging on to get their fix in 2013. That figure has increased by 5 percent in just twelve months. There's a glut of websites designed...

3 Must-See Menu Design Styles

Ever walk in a mall and not know whether to look left, right, up or down for the store, theater or restaurant you want? There’s a certain amount of anxiety in that experience and trying to locate a directory can add to the frustration...

Use Pure CSS for a Quick Start on Your Next Web Project

CSS is one of the core/key “languages” for the modern digital designer. Writing CSS however can be exceedingly time consuming, which is why here at Website Magazine we like to ease the virtual burden from time to time and...

Create Modal Windows with PopEasy

A popular trend right now in digital design is the use of modal windows. In user interface design, modal windows are essentially popup windows that appear to users upon some predefined interaction, or “trigger” (e.g. a...

Tom Cruise Goes Global – And Why You Should Too

:: By Keith Laska, CEO of SDL Language Technologies Division :: Tom Cruise recently made history by becoming the first Hollywood celebrity to join the Russian social network Vkontakte. By creating a page on the site promoting his new...

Consumers Still Prefer In-Store, and Other Mobile Stats

Shoppers may be flocking to the convenience of mobile in droves, but if given the choice, they would rather shop in-store than on the Internet, according to Kentico's ongoing Digital Experience Research. "Our survey suggests...

Which Social Network is Best for Merchants?

For the most part, e-commerce and marketing professionals tend to agree that social media plays an important role in the success of an online retail business. That’s good to know, but one tiny problem remains: With so many social...

Patching Up Holes in your SMB Security System

By Kristin Tarr, Communications Manager at CloudFlare With the recent phishing hack on the Associated Press’ Twitter account and the cyberattack that compromised more than 50 million Living Social customers , you’re probably...

Predict and Bring Back Straying Subscribers

The subscription business model is taking off. For companies, it’s a stable business model that appeases investors and stakeholders. From the customer side, there’s a value of paying only for what they actually consume...

A Mom's Preferred Phone Isn't a Phone at All

June may be the month of dads and grads, but moms are still in the spotlight with Jumptap's most recent MobileSTAT report, which focuses on mobile insights about moms. And marketers love moms, at least they should. Not only are...

20-Plus Free Keyword Tools to Know

For websites that are interested in improving their SEO or advertising on paid search, there is one absolutely crucial thing that they’re going to need to make their efforts a success. If you haven’t guessed what that one...

Quick Actions Come to Gmail; Email Marketers Elated

Users of Google's Gmail service have a new feature at their disposal called Quick Actions. The feature enables Gmail users to perform "actions" from within their inbox without the need to actually open the email at all...

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Optimize What's Behind the UI

There are many types of optimization software on the market. While most focus on what's happening on the UI layer, there are several which dig a little deeper, exposing opportunities to optimize what's underneath - the software...

Trigger Direct Mail on Digital Engagement

Email strategy and marketing firm Email Aptitude released Outbox Logic today, functionality that enables retailers to create automated direct mail triggers based on the digital behavior of any customer data point. For example, Internet...

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