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WordPress plugin worth to try – Shortcode any widget June 17, 2013

This simple ‘utility’ plugin allows one to have any widget used in a page shortcode in any theme – no need to use the hybrid theme or create a special template. You could use the query posts widget in the page to create a archive within a page, or the rss widget to list feed content from other sites.

Contact us to get your custom WordPress website built by Techbridge.

KPCB Internet Trends 2013 May 30, 2013

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The latest edition of the annual Internet Trends report finds continued robust online growth. There are now 2.4 billion Internet users around the world, and the total continues to grow apace. Mobile usage is expanding rapidly, while the mobile advertising opportunity remains largely untapped. The report reviews the shifting online landscape, which has become more social and content rich, with expanded use of photos, video and audio. Looking ahead, the report finds early signs of growth for wearable computing devices,

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eCommerce Conversion Optimization – 91 Point Checklist and Infographic April 11, 2013

Invest in building filthy rich user experience, consistently and throughout your store. That is what stores with deeper pockets (like ASOS, Zappos & JCPenney) do to achieve better conversion rate than your store.

This article will take you away from usual Search Engine Optimization stuff to where the real money lies – Conversion Rate Optimization. What you do with the visitors you bring to your website?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Please welcome BuddyPress 1.7 April 8, 2013

BuddyPress 1.7 “Totonno” has arrived, and it’s the best version yet!

BuddyPress 1.7 is a major feature release, containing hundreds of bugfixes and dozens of new features. We’ll show off a few of our favourites here.

 

7 Usability Mistakes That Will Kill Your Online Sales March 4, 2013

Right now, on your site, 7 deadly usability mistakes could be hacking and slashing away at your sales… And you probably don’t even know they are there.

Fortunately, there is a lot of research in the UX (user experience) and eye-tracking space, and today you’re going to get these insightful studies served up in laymen’s terms, allowing you to incorporate their findings into your site’s design and interface.

You’ll see how seemingly minor aspects of your website can be huge determinants of how well

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Do responsive websites outperform non-mobile-optimized ones? February 21, 2013

According to ELECTRIC PULP, one of their customer (O’Neill Clothing) shown a dramatic conversion rate change after making their website design conditionally liquid.

Check out the result!

iPhone/iPod:

CONVERSIONS: + 65.71% up
TRANSACTIONS: + 112.50% up
REVENUE: + 101.25% up

Android Devices:

CONVERSIONS: + 407.32% up
TRANSACTIONS: + 333.33% up
REVENUE: + 591.42% up

Not bad, ah?

Mobile buyers have already come and we can NOT ignore them anymore.

Cost per year for a software engineer in Silicon Valley? At least $200K! February 15, 2013

Let’s do some math.

Things like employer match on FICA are limited to the first $106,800 of salary, so there’s no difference between someone making $110,000 and $250,000. Similar deal with 401k matching. There’s a limit to 401k contributions, so any match has a natural cap, if not a stated one in the contract.

Depending on the firm’s policies/coverage:
$12,000 – health and dental. this assumes full coverage for just the employee
$6,000 – approximate maximum for FICA (there’s pending legislation that may increase

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