In the United States, age groups of adults follow a relatively balanced distribution, with 22 percent of the adult population made up of 18-29 year old, 34 percent in the 30-49 age range, 25 percent in the 50-64 range, and only 19 percent of adults above the age of 65. These numbers have likely shifted a bit since the data was gathered in 2016; regardless, they hold true for our point today. Comparatively, the Reddit user base doesn’t match these numbers at all. According to data collected in 2016, 64 percent of the Reddit user base was between the ages of 18 and 29, and another 29 percent were between the ages of 30 and 49. Only 6 percent of Reddit users were found to be between the ages of 50 and 64, and just a single percent were 65 or older.
Yesterday, I bought a USB 3.0 drive for my computer, since it has 4 3.0 ports and they’re 10 times faster I thought it was time. Got home, plugged in the drive and it didn’t work, wasn’t detected. After testing on another computer, where the drive worked fine, I mentioned about that this morning in the Google+ hangout for TechAndCoffee within minutes one of the fellows found a link (shortened via Goo.gl) http://goo.gl/cVYRgM that had an update for my computer’s bios.
It worked, I now can use the 3.0 16GB USB drive as intended, thanks to Ed this morning at Tech and Coffee
In the coming month’s class I’m preparing called “Help your Website Everyday – Have A Right Start” part of that was presenting best practices for usability, and that research led me to this presentation, a book that to this day I refer people to so that they too won’t make me think. Here you go, look and then decide if you agree that this is indeed timeless information from Mr. Krug.
The trend of icon detail lists has be rising very quickly but silently. I have not seen many other designers writing about this topic, and my hope is to shed light onto the trend with some beautiful examples. Generally startups and smaller Internet-based websites utilize these icon details for pitching their product to customers.
Homepage layouts are also the typical place to find these details because it will capture visitors landing right on the website. Some icons are very large, others are tiny and stacked in rows of 6 or 8 features. Other icons are colorful or flat or shiny and many other various styles. The point is to give recognition for these icon-centric interface features which really to present a beautiful product to interested consumers.
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Shared this for the excellent keep it simple calls to action this model presents! And if these 50 ideas don’t work, let me know what you came up with instead ok?
Even if you don’t care much for a history lesson, it may help paint a picture of why QS exists in the first place, and the evolution of factors may give you some insight into what Google cares about.When I started working at Google in 2002, Quality Score didn’t exist. But what set Google apart from the other PPC ad systems at the time was how they determined if ads were relevant enough to warrant an impression. In addition to having a team of humans reviewing all ads, the system was also monitoring the click-through rate (CTR) of every keyword — if a keyword’s CTR fell below 0.5%, it would become disabled for poor relevance. Google was using the wisdom of the crowds to let its users determine which ads should show and which shouldn’t.The problem with disabling keywords at an arbitrary CTR level was that advertisers were unhappy to see some of their keywords disabled forever (unless, of course, they knew of the workaround to resubmit the same keyword with different capitalization). So, we started to evolve the system. Instead of disabling keywords, we came up with new statuses like “slowed,” “in trial” and “on hold.”
Before you pull the trigger on a sweepstakes to win a new iPad, diamond earrings, or luxury vacation, ask yourself if the people who enter your contest are doing it because they are potential customers and want to engage with your brand, or if they’re just using you for a chance to win that shiny new gadget/sparkly/getaway.
— another great post from the WooBox website @ http://blog.woobox.com
While there is no shortage of articles that list different headline formulas that you can use on your landing pages, there really isn’t much research available on how these formulas actually perform in real life on real landing pages.
Often times during troubleshooting, hosted WordPress, many sites will recommend deactivate all plugins and activate them one by one. What’s worst is sometimes you get locked out of your WordPress admin panel, so you can’t even deactivate the plugins in an easy way. If you have ever faced the white screen of death, then you know exactly what we are talking about. In this article, you will be shown how to deactivate all WordPress plugins when not able to access wp-admin area.
Very often JoomlaShine sees reports from users about how difficult it is to do simple tasks in Joomla such as changing module positions, hiding an article’s title or relocating menu items. Thus, we decided to take a good look at how people use Joomla and created an ultimate solution to make such processes much easier and joyful. Have a look.
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Check My Links – Check My Links is a link checker that crawls through your webpage and looks for broken links. Available for Google Chrome browser in the store for extensions.
Recently Netmark.com performed a massive correlation study to better understand Google’s algorithm after the Penguin 2.0 update. The data from the Netmark research was not only useful for the correlation study, but also allowed viewing the search results from a lot of different perspectives. In the linked infographic, (checkout the vDomainHosting Pinterest if you like Inforgraphics) Netmark evaluated the top 10 search results in order to understand what it takes to be on the first page of Google.
Lightbox ads bring full-screen creative to the scale of the web, helping you engage consumers with your brand’s story. They begin in standard, scalable ad units, but then expand into a near full-screen canvas that supports full rich-media capabilities. Embed a YouTube video, game, or shopping experience in your ad to grab your customer’s attention. Lightbox Ads qualify user engagement by requiring users to hover over the ad unit for two-seconds before expanding.
Two links from Stumbleupon in the past week I”m sharing here are these:
If your Joomla 2.5.xx install errors in the Extension Manager saying:
JFolder::create: Could not create directory
Warning: Failed to move file!
Try this fix that worked for me:
1 go to the directory where I installed Joomla.
2 find configuration.php file
3 change access level for this file to 755: it is necessary for the changes to remain
4 open it and Change next lines to:
var $log_path = ‘./logs’;
var $tmp_path = ‘./tmp’;
5 than save it.
Be sure you reset your permissions back to 444 on the configuration.php file
According to the 2011 Blue Research report, “Consumer Perceptions of Online Registration and Social Login,” 77% of consumers believe social login should be offered — this is up from 66% in 2010. Additionally, nearly 8 in 10 consumers would prefer to login to sites using a social identity, versus traditional account creation. — read more.
My Chrome Theme, was looking at a new Google Plus followers’ profile and saw a couple of posts he’d added about new Chrome Theme’s he’d created. Upon investigation, I found this link from the Google Chrome store for making themes “My Chrome Theme” is the name. Easy as cake to use, I’ve created 3 themes of my own, here are those links:
http://trunk.evernote.com/app/one-browser/android ONE Browser is a fast and smart mobile browser designed for Android. More than 40 million people use ONE Browser around the world. Navigate the web and send whatever you want to Evernote (webpages, images, text) with just one click.