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Update from John Mueller from Google – “5:09 PM It’s still up and running – the counts are being worked on. We use it on all our blogs as well :-)?” If you didn’t get the memo or have the ability to read Google’s universal mind, their free RSS and email subscription service is no longer available. Cre8asiteforums Moderator, Barry Welford, sounded the alert: Your Feedburner Subscriber Stats = 0 :should You Worry? We’re seeking alternatives to Feedburner in thatRead more…

While I’m in the process of bulldozing this site, I found two very cool Usability finds too good not to share if you love freebies. Visit  Download Free UX Books Free UX Research Tools by ZURB Thanks ActualInsights for aiding and abetting my UX addiction.

If you are a regular here and wonder why the design keeps changing, well. Welcome to The Experiment. I’ve been trying all kinds of software and themes, testing conversions and ease of use of everything.  This latest one is a basic WordPress Theme, which I’ve never tried before. The lessons I’m learning along the way have been incredible, humbling and funny.  Every tidbit of this ongoing experiment offers me a more intimate perspective of what many of you go throughRead more…

Two hurdles web designers face when designing web sites are how to setup the information architecture and from there, create easy to understand navigation. Hopefully, an easy to understand navigation scheme also means easy to use. But, should we really have to THINK about navigation? I don’t want to. I want to be able to scan words that tell me where I am, where to go, what happens when I get there, and why I should take a few extraRead more…

If you could have had a crystal ball in 2004, would you have known that the power of online marketing is hiding within conversations? Did you consider that the content you put on your homepage holds little salt with readers unless it can be backed up with outside information? People still want the same thing today as they did five years ago: trusted people-tested results and recommendations. Were you aware back then that search engine technology has undergone several scientificRead more…

CNN’s online news site recently posted a poll that asked, “Are you tired of social networking?” When I had checked their results, it showed that 74% chose “YES.” Yet according to Inside Twitter by Alex Cheng, Mark Evans and Harshdeep Singh, after analyzing information disclosed on 11.5 million Twitters accounts, 72.5% of all users joined during the first five months of 2009. 85.3% of all Twitter users post less than one update per day. Twitter is not the sole meansRead more…

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