40 Creative Navigation Menus

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One of the first things to do when planning out a new website is to work out all of the content that will be in the site. You then divide that up into sections and then into various levels of navigation.

The result is a boring list of links.

That list of links is one of the most important part of your website though, it goes without saying that every visitor to the site will be using them to get around.

In this post we’ve pulled together some of the best designed navigation bars (both horizontal and vertical) to help give you ideas to enhance your own.

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Fundamentals of A/B and Multivariate Testing

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A/B And Multivariate Testing

Many companies worry so much about how much traffic they can drive to their website. The real focus should be how can you convert more website visitors? Effective website testing can help increase site performance, usability and conversions.

By using A/B and multivariate testing techniques, you can experiment with different design elements to find a winning combination.

Lets take a look at the fundamentals of both A/B and multivariate testing.

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50 jQuery Tools for Awesome Websites

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By now, everyone has heard of jQuery. It’s a framework that makes JavaScript development much easier, and has become massively popular for adding JavaScript functionality to websites.

In this post, we’ve picked out 50 of the best scripts we know of and talked about why they rock. They can help in just about any aspect of a website, so enjoy!

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Educating Web Designers on Google Analytics

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Google Analytics for Web Designers

Most web designers have heard of Google Analytics, but many of them have not taken the time to understand just how valuable the data can be. There is a wealth of knowledge you can gain about your web traffic that can help improve your site design and marketing efforts.

For web designers it is important to understand how visitors are interacting with your site. What pages are visitors landing on? What pages are visitors exiting on? How long are visitors staying on site? Where are visitors leaving in the conversion funnel? All of these questions are crucial for turning a pretty website, into a pretty website that converts!

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How to Install WordPress on your PC

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Wordpress is arguably the most popular and the best blogging platform out there. You might have installed Wordpress on your site, but you might be scared to experiment with Wordpress worrying that you could break your site and Wordpress.

Experimenting is one of the best way to learn new things and if you break your site, you probably might not want your visitors to see the fault as it might leave a bad impression. So, it is necessary to have the ability to learn WordPress and try new themes, plugins and other items without putting it online where people can see.

So, the best solution is to install WordPress locally on your computer. It will save you quite a bit of time since you can just put your files inside your WordPress folder without having to upload it to FTP. You can do anything you want with WordPress without a worry which surrounds you when you put it online. The possibilities are endless. Here is a step-by-step instruction on how to install WordPress in localhost using XAMPP. I hope it will become a great use to you.

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Design Review: Free Pixels

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Free Pixels

In this review, we’re going to work through a website (FreePixels.com) as a case study, looking at its design and seeing what we can learn from it and what we could improve on.

So to start off, let’s take a look at Free Pixels. They offer almost 4000 extremely high quality images, for free. All you have to do is leave the small watermark in the corner, or create your own link back.

That makes it a very handy site for bloggers! Now load up the site in a new tab, and let’s start our case study!

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The iPad – Help Me Decide?

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I don’t know what to do.

The iPad came out last week and, well, I want one. But that’s a standard side-effect of a Steve Jobs keynote; you always end up wanting one.

There’s been a lot of talk about shortcomings of the device, and a lot of the points have merit. Enough merit to stop me from getting it though?

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