How to Make Your Website User Friendly by Reading Glossy Fashion Magazines

How to Make Your Website User Friendly by Reading Glossy Fashion Magazines

Over the past decades, the emergence of websites, online journals and magazines has made printed media occasionally seem like something obsolete and out-of-date. However, as much as 69 percent of Americans still read actual printed newspapers on a regular basis. In UK, this number climbs up to 74 percent. What can we learn from them?

How to Make Your Website Less Scary and Intrusive to Gain More Business

How to Make Your Website Less Scary and Intrusive to Gain More Business

When it comes to online business: are you a creepy stalker invading people’s privacy for profit? Do you have dozens of trackers installed on your site? Do you want visitors to allow you to send notifications up front on the…

The FIRE UP Approach: How to Optimize Websites for People

The FIRE UP Approach: How to Optimize Websites for People

How do you optimize websites for people that is actual readers who are suffering from chronic attention shortage? You need to make them findable, intriguing, readable, engaging, usable, popular or in short “fire up“. “fire someone up – Fig. to…

How to Use White Space or Get Swallowed by a Black Hole

How to Use White Space or Get Swallowed by a Black Hole

Nowadays the content provided on your website must be original, well written and thought of, and it must look appealing. How to reconcile both worlds?

Infographics Business People Need to Know

Infographics Business People Need to Know

You might have noticed that over the past decade I’ve never embedded infographics on this blog here. You might consider that to be paradoxical for someone like me who attempts to be ahead of the game. Why would I ignore…

humans.txt – Which Parts of Your Site to Hide for People Which Not

humans.txt – Which Parts of Your Site to Hide for People Which Not

* One day I’ve read a very good guide for humans on the robots.txt file which most people including me neglect. Why block content from bots at all? I prefer to optimize for people not bots and thus I imagined…

The Best Free Webfont for Readability

The Best Free Webfont for Readability

* OK, I admit it,  it took me a long time to test and find out (years actually) but finally I’ve found the best free webfont (or web font if you prefer that) for body text readability. Surprisingly it’s a…

How Cool Web Design Leads to Shareability Failure

How Cool Web Design Leads to Shareability Failure

* More than 10 years ago I wanted to become a so called Flash developer. I enrolled at a state funded 12 month long course to learn how to use Flash to build websites with animated effects. I failed. During…

Free Webfonts that Don’t Look Fuzzy

Free Webfonts that Don’t Look Fuzzy

As noted before on this blog most fonts including webfonts look fuzzy these days. That’s bad for readability and ultimately for your bottom line. Using just Helvetica and Arial won’t suffice anymore. You really have to use webfonts now. Sadly…

Examples of Quality Webfonts for Body Text Readability: Proxima Nova

Examples of Quality Webfonts for Body Text Readability: Proxima Nova

* Last time I’ve written about how Microsoft made the Web ugly and how so called webfonts are probably a solution alas a difficult one. I promised to find some premium quality webfonts for improved body text readability. Here they…

How Microsoft Made the Web Ugly & What to Do About it

How Microsoft Made the Web Ugly & What to Do About it

* This is a sad story with a happy ending about the way Microsoft has made the Web ugly and what to do about it. You have to act now though or you lose readers and customers. In a more…

SEO 2.0 Goes Responsive Web Design with Origin

SEO 2.0 Goes Responsive Web Design with Origin

SEO 2.0 goes responsive web design with the “free WordPress theme Origin by AlienWP [partner link]. I kept my last theme for about 5 years by now and would even have sticked with it but it didn’t display properly on…

Readability Advice: Lorem Ipsum Yourself! I’m Not a Dummy

Readability Advice: Lorem Ipsum Yourself! I’m Not a Dummy

* One of the most important things on the Web is readability. Despite that to this day many webmasters, bloggers and even web designers neglect it. One day I asked a blogger to improve his post readability. Why? Otherwise my…

Best SEO Website Design: SEO Companies Using Dark Backgrounds

SEO.com, USA     Datadial, UK: A London Based Digital Web Agency     iCrossing UK     Voltier Creative, USA     Sebcreation, France     Union Room, UK     RICG, USA     alt design, UK Three…

Non-Profit SEO Resources

Non-Profit SEO Resources

You may not know it but I’ve been working for non-profits even before my career in search engine optimization. Back then there was no such thing as non-profit SEO. SEO for non-profits is by now a popular concept as I…

CSS Tricks for Better SEO

CSS Tricks for Better SEO

* As most of us know it is often really difficult to build websites for both the user and Google. There are even two separate disciplines by now to deal with both: user experience or short UX and search engine…

Hey Freelancer: Are You a Worker or an Entrepreneur?

Hey Freelancer: Are You a Worker or an Entrepreneur?

* After a few years of freelancing it finally dawned on me what the biggest roadblock to my financial success is. I started my freelance career as a worker and I’ve remained one ever since. I sensed it in the…

Image SEO for Photographers and Other Visual Artists

Image SEO for Photographers and Other Visual Artists

Photographers and other visual artists have a magnificent tool to show off their work these days, the Internet. Everybody loves great photos and artworks so they spread basically by themselves. Still there is a big difference between being successful on…

7 Reasons to Hide Posts from Feed Subscribers + Front Page Visitors

7 Reasons to Hide Posts from Feed Subscribers + Front Page Visitors

A WordPress plugin that removes posts from the blog feed is what I’ve been searching for like forever. I finally was successful. I’ve found Stealth Publish. The official feature description is even more promising: “Prevent specified posts from being featured…

How to Use Image Bookmarking Sites for Daily Inspiration

How to Use Image Bookmarking Sites for Daily Inspiration

What is image bookmarking and how can it improve your overall creativity? It’s simple. You can use image bookmarking sites like Pinterest for daily inspiration. I do. Social bookmarking – it’s what legacy social media site Delicious was known for….