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Give your mindmaps more thought with these 5 mindmap builders?

Mindmapping is a great way to show how you are going to plan out your site or project. Giving yourself and also clients a visual representation of how the site is going to flow and any areas that may need to be sectioned off or could be merged to cut down on menus. We usually use bubbl.us for site maps but since it does no harm to look around for new and better options. I try’d out a few and reviewed pick for you to consider. We’d love to hear what you use or even if you don’t bother with sitemaps?
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Before and after, harnessing the power of WordPress themes

WordPress is an open source project which is mostly known for its blogging potential. However, I’m sure you’d be surprised at some high profile celebrities and companies powering their websites with WordPress. Due to its ease of use and customization, WordPress is one of the simplest and most effective ways to build a successful website.

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Reincarnation from the blacklist plague?

Imagine you’ve finally reached a point where your site is nicely ranked on google for example. You’ve used all the sneaky naughty tricks you read about to raise your ranking. Then BOOM the next day you’re checking your ranking and you find your site is on the blacklist. A blacklist is essentially just a compiled list of IP addresses which have been detected by search engines or reported blacklisting tools for not operating within the accepted web rules. These rules include having malware on your site, abusing the keyword system and more which I will go into later .
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How can I tell what my users want?

When looking for new ideas for your company whether it’s the latest marketing or design ideas. You could lock everyone in your company in a room with no food until you either starve coming up with the best ideas or start working out who to eat first. Your internet audience grows everyday but mind reading isn’t easy so how do you find out what they want?…

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Get involved with 5 great interactive websites.

From Slovakia to Peru, drug driving to CGI, here is a sampling of some of the notable websites from the latest CSS Design Awards.  Arranged here in no particular order, they’re all worth checking out.  You may just find some inspiration. Read More…


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How to Survive The Google “Hummingbird” Update

Google appears to be trying to go back to basics with a new update to search algorithm. The new update is designed to affect up to ninety percent of all searches on Google. If you haven’t heard of the Hummingbird algorithm, you may remember the switch to “Caffeine” Google announced back in 2010.  So, now three years later we have a new update which is supposed to make  searches easier by using key phrases people ask instead of just keywords.  Read More…


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An Interview with Dave Donahue blogger and author.

Dave Donahue blogger and author took some time out of his busy schedule to answer some questions regarding blogging challenges and using services like Fiverr.  Read More…


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Becoming A Graphic Designer May Be Easier Than You Think!

Ok, so if you have ever considered becoming a graphic designer, your not alone? In the UK as of this writing, there are thousands of graphic design students in school learning to become graphic artist.  So, it’s not surprising that some of the best courses available are found in this country. One of the top schools in Bangkok is Web Courses Bangkok. This school offers a great Logo and Graphic Designer course guaranteed to teach you everything you need to know to become a graphic design professional.

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Interview with David Ball a Front-End Developer & Social Media Maestro

A few weeks ago we read an enlightening article in which David Ball a Front-End Developer and Social Media Manager based in the Uk describes his week long experience of using the internet as a blind user would. Read More…


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Photoshop CS5 T-Shirt Design

Doing this quick simple tutorial will introduce you to a few tools in Photoshop you may have not used before such as blending modes and the warp tool. Pretty soon you’ll be designing T-shirts for you and all your friends Read More…


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