User Testing and Thirteen Ways of Selling a Book

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Feb 16, 2010

It is commonly known that user testing (and evalutation) should start throughout the early stages of development of a website. It is cost-effective when these tests are conducted in the right point of development but that doesn’t mean you should stop testing once the website goes online. I wrote an article (Fading navigation on the… continue reading

Tag Clouds, Useful or just Keyword Spam?

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Jan 22, 2010

A tag cloud is a small summary of tags used throughout your website and can be implemented for several reasons: as an alternative navigation, to provide a quick overview of the website, article, pictures,… and an attempt to give the SEO (search engine optimization) a boost. Tag clouds were used on a huge amount of websites back in… continue reading

Fading Navigation on the Google Homepage

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Dec 10, 2009

Since a few weeks now (correct me if I’m wrong) search engine Google changed the navigation on Google homepage. When you visit the Google homepage you’ll see the logo, the search box, the search button and the ‘I’m feeling lucky’ button, nothing else. The navigation on top of the page and below the searchbox is… continue reading

How to Avoid Comment Spam?

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Nov 24, 2009

I’m sure you’ve seen them before, these mindbreaking questions you need to answer or decipher just to comment on an article. After 5 try-outs the horrible thing finally agrees to what you’ve typed down. As a webmaster you don’t want to spend too much time deciding whether the comment was made by a automated bot… continue reading

How to Market your Website with a Confirmation Email?

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Nov 3, 2009

If you ever made an online purchase or subscribed yourself to a website you surely received a confirmation mail afterwards. This mail is send for various reasons such as security measurements (clicking the link to confirm your email address), to thank you for subscribing to a newsletter, offering you a nice overview of books you… continue reading

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