Convincing Clients: How To Get Sign Off When It Matters

June 13, 2017
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We have all been there. That dreaded moment when after weeks of work we have to present our progress to key stakeholders, and they mercilessly tear it apart. It feels inevitable, but usually, we can avoid these situations.

Wouldn’t life be so much easier if we didn’t need to get other people to buy-in to our work? Unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way, especially in digital. What we do involves so many different disciplines working together. We have to get the support of colleagues, stakeholders and management. But, achieving that can be painful, to say the least.

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Color Love | Mustard & Navy

June 12, 2017
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image source: buttonandbluestore Navy blue can be considered a neutral, so there are many colors that pair well with it. Mustard yellow lies opposite of navy blue on the color wheel and creates a very strong color duo. Mustard is a rich yellow and is symbolic of hope and happiness. Navy is preppy, nautical, and […]

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A Complete Guide To Switching From HTTP To HTTPS

June 12, 2017
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HTTPS is a must for every website nowadays: Users are looking for the padlock when providing their details; Chrome and Firefox explicitly mark websites t…

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10 Rules A Blogger Can’t Ignore For Better Traffic

June 9, 2017
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“Don’t focus on having a great blog. Focus on producing a blog that’s great for your readers.” –Brian Clark The Internet is full of traffic. How do you attract at least a part of it to your blog? You have been working so hard to maintain the quality of your blog, but when will the […]

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Web Development Reading List #185: Safari 11, New Edge Build, Chrome 59, And CSS Optimization Insights

June 9, 2017
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This week was full of great browser vendor news: Safari 11 was announced with long-awaited features such as WebRTC and tracking protection, and a new Edge build with new CSS features is now available, too.

Web Development Reading List 185

But the past few days also had some valuable articles up their sleeves: about implementing HTTP/2 push, using datetime-local, and slimming down your CSS, for example. I collected everything in this reading list for you, so you don’t miss out on anything. Enjoy!

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8 Ways to Cut Costs on Content Creation

June 8, 2017
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Most of the businesses we talk to that are getting their content marketing programs up and running are struck by one of two conclusions early on: 1. They start off with budget expectations that are too low and are surprised that they can’t find reliable writers and creative team members at those rates, or 2. […]

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How I got 150,000 organic views to my video on Facebook in just 2 Days

June 8, 2017
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I was wondering and exploring about the tricks and tips to drive traffic to my recently started blog website, Metrosaga.com. With two years of experience in copywriting and advertising, I am not a newbie to blogging and digital marketing. I used to blog for an e-commerce startup called Bro4u and have written more than 200 […]

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When Large Isn’t Large Enough: Designing With Hero Images

June 8, 2017
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When users come to your page, they’ll feel some kind of reaction. Whether it’s positive or negative, that reaction is determined in large part by what they see. Because vision is perhaps the strongest human sense, a hero image is one of the fastest ways to grab the user’s attention. Bold, graphic and intentional imagery engages the user. It draws the user in immediately and makes a perfect centerpiece for a minimalist app or website.

When Large Isn't Large Enough: Designing With Hero Images

A hero image is more than just a pretty picture. It’s a powerful communication tool. In this article, I’ll give you a few tips on using hero images. Also, if you’d like to get started and take a go at prototyping and wireframing your own designs a bit more differently, you can download and test Adobe XD for free.

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Earning Revenue through Blogging: The Basics

June 7, 2017
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The moment you have developed your blog and it is attracting traffic, the next step is finding ways to monetize it. It is obvious that you have either witnessed or heard about people who have made fortunes through blogging. Others will not mind giving their readers an opportunity to know about their achievements. To begin […]

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Increasing Your Visitor Count and Search Rankings Through Engaging Content

June 7, 2017
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Marketing is a huge expense for companies of all sizes, from small startups to bustling corporations. It is also a huge gamble. Many marketing strategies have some level of uncertainty to them, which could lead to budget-breaking failure. By publishing content that actually engages potential customers, any entrepreneur can bring thousands of new visitors to […]

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