9 Deadly Mistakes that Make Sites Slow

Slow websites influence bounce rates, conversion rates, and even your search engine rankings. That said, I’m surprised by the number of sites that are still gruelingly slow. Adam showed me a site today hosted on GoDaddy that was taking in excess of 10 seconds to load. That poor person thinks they’re saving a couple bucks on hosting… instead they’re losing tons of money because prospective clients are bailing on them. We’ve grown our readership quite

Tumult Hype 2 for OSX: Create and Animate HTML5

Tumult Hype is a Mac OS X application that allows you to create interactive content and animations in HTML5 web content. Pages built with Tumult Hype work on desktops, smartphones and iPads with no coding required. You can purchase a copy of Tumult Hype 2 from the App Store until Sept 10th for $29.99! The Hype (Mac OS X) version has intuitive and interactive features, including: Animations – Tumult Hype’s keyframe-based animation system brings your

Design a Robust Mobile App for iPhone and Android in 5 Steps

My Mobile Fans offers affordable mobile apps and mobile websites for the individual, non-profit and small business environment via their industry leading Do-It-Yourself (DIY) app builder. With over 40 rich features for leveraging mobile, location and social media, they may be the most affordable and robust mobile app building platform on the market. The application is quite simple, providing a step-by-step wizard to pull you through setting up your mobile application. Step 1: Select your

Providing a Consistent User Experience with HTML5

The mobile marketplace is fragmented more than ever before, and with time, can become even more fragmented. Latest research by comScore Inc. covering the last quarter of 2012 reveals that Android has retained its position as the most popular OS in the mobile space. 53.4% of mobile devices now run on Android OS, and this represents a 0.9% rise from the previous quarter. Apple iOS powers 36.3% of all mobile devices, but has seen a

What Marketers Need to Know About HTML5

HTML5 holds a lot of promise for making content available on any web-enabled device… if folks would update their browsers to the latest versions. The question is whether or not it’s time for your organization to begin redeveloping your sites in HTML5 and how long it will take to recoup the investment to do so. Uberflip has put together some relevant stats on HMTL5 to assist marketers in making that decision. Key takeaways: HTML5 gives

A Comprehensive Preview of HTML 5

I happened across this incredible presentation by M. Jackson Wilkinson on HTML 5 and CSS 3. It’s a comprehensive look at the coming changes to HTML and Cascading Style Sheets. It’s hard to believe that HTML 4 is over 10 years old already! Browser support for HTML 5 will continue to drive more and more applications online. It appears the days of buying and installing software off of media are quickly becoming a thing of

Put Tips in your Text Fields with JavaScript

Real estate is a premium on a web site, so I’m trying to be a little more efficient with mine. I found this nifty little script with the Cutline WordPress theme from Tubetorial. You can build a couple events directly in your text field HTML that will show and hide data as the field is entered and exited. Try it out on my sidebar where you can register for an email subscription to the blog.