A summary of posts 1 to 5

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For your reading comfort, we have published this article, which is a summary of posts from the last couple of weeks. Going from heat mapping tools, to inspirational blogs and even a free download of useful web icons. Enjoy the reading!


1. Heatmap, hot or not? Free alternatives for Crazy Egg
The heatmap is a graphical overlay of your website which points out what content is hot and what not. This is mainly done by tracking the mouseclicks of the visitor. A more expensive model uses eyetracking to achieve this overlay. Although the results look the same, the two options are somewhat different. The click-heatmap makes it possible to analyse the clicking behaviour of the visitor while the eyetracking-heatmap shows you where people actual look on your webpage.

2. Free mini pixel web icons
I don’t know about you, but I had enough of those fancy “web 2.0” web icons. Sure, they get the attention of the visitors because of the stylish looks (bright colours, reflections and shadows), but do you really need these crying-for-attention icons?

3. Why do passwords appear as dots in a form?
When I want to subscribe myself for a newsletter, website, online application or want to sign in, I need to put in my password. This is the easiest way to protect websites/applications and it works, but what I really don’t understand is why a password need to appear as dots in the textfield.

4. 25 inspirational blogs for content and graphics
You have no idea what you want to talk about in the next post, nor have the inspiration to start designing a new project? Just have a look in here. A small collection of websites that gets me inspired.

5. How to increase traffic while donating a good cause
In my efforts to become a good citizen I’ve been donating small amounts of money to good causes now and then, but due to the worldwide economical problems this has been cut down to a minimum. That’s why I came up with the following idea.

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  1. These 5 posts are really great. Very informative and great post to learn. Thanks for sharing this awesome post.

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