Testing your website on mobile devices can be a pain in the ass, simply because there are so many different devices now, with even more coming every week. But unless your website is really simple it’s a really good idea to at least get a sense of your design on the most popular devices. And here are some tools that can help you. Both in terms of layout and in terms of more technical pointers.
WordPress plugins are great for extending the capabilities of WordPress to fit your needs or just save some time for you. But there are so many of them that some of the great ones seem to go unnoticed. Here’s a list of great WordPress plugins you never knew existed.
Advanced segments is one of my favourite features in Google Analytics. It gives you the ability to create custom ways of viewing your analytics data with ease. In a few click you can segment visitors so you get data that you can actually use, rather than just overall numbers that don’t help you much. It gives you an easy way to answer questions that come up from the data that has already been collected which you are not able to with new site profiles.
Ever started to get those not delivered emails in your inbox? It’s annoying, especially if you have sent some important emails to clients or partners. Often it is because of the recipients spam filter or a large file that is too big. But sometimes it can be your email that has been blacklisted. And that can be a big problem. I just had this problem not that long ago so I thought I would just share the tools I used to figure out what was wrong. So here are some ways to check if you have been blacklisted.
Firefox, the application most used on my computer. Take away itunes, skype, hell even photoshop but leave me with firefox and I’ll be al right 🙂 But there are some hacks and tweaks to make firefox even better. I’ve gathered 12 that I use on my personal installation here.
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Tables are great for displaying data and getting complex analysis data across. But who are we kidding, this is the internet. I know I for one have the attention span of a goldfish. A picture or a graph say more than a thousand words have never been truer than it is today. I’ve collected a list of jQuery plugins to help you make nice looking graphs and charts from your data.
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WordPress is really easy to install. It only takes about 5 minutes. But there are some easy changes you should do when you install wordpress to save time and energy later. Here are 5 things to remember when you are setting up a fresh wordpress install.
Ever felt a bit paranoid when you’re surfing the web, wondering “who knows what I’m doing right now?” Okay quick – go put on your tinfoil hat, so big brother doesn’t dig into your mind. Done that? Let’s go on then. These are the tools to use when you feel a bit paranoid (with good reason) or when you just want to be able to surf privately and not leaving a trace.
I love firefox, and if you’re like 80% of the visitors to this site, I’m guessing you do too. But for us developers, designers, weblovers and geeks firefox can be made even better. I looked at my extension manager and found some of the plugins/extensions that I use every day. Check them out if you don’t already use them.