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CSS4 Selectors and Syntax Preview

CSS4 Selectors and Syntax Preview
CSS4 is right now, just a working draft at W3C, but for sure trendy topic that everybody is trying to find more information about. I have to admit that, can not find probable release date of CSS Level 4, but I suspect that it wont be soon. However, if you want to keep up to date, I suggest to take a regular check-up at https://dev.w3.org/csswg/selectors4/. CSS3 took the world overnight, I think every web development blog or website release a tutorial of some kind, CSS3 offered amazing features and capabilities and just imagination is a boarder. Being realistic, many website still haven't taken an advantage of CSS3 other just don't use the full potential, but even for CSS3 browser support is just close to 100%. Please take a look at Browser CSS-Selector-Test - https://css4-selectors.com/browser-selector-test/ Right, many developers would say, just learned 3 and now 4 is coming. Well, CSS3 wont be left behind, 4 is just a number, an update. Selectors overview A Selector represents a structure. This structure can be used as a condition ( in a CSS rule) that determines which elements a selector matches in the document tree, or as a flat description of the HTML or XML...
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The Best SEO Company For You Could Be The One That Has The Most Experience In Your Niche

The Best SEO Company For You Could Be The One That Has The Most Experience In Your Niche
There are so many things that you can take into account when you are looking for the best possible SEO company. We all want to be sure that we are offered a good service but there are many items in the estimates that we can end up focused on. For instance, you may be told that you will be offered a number of links. Are those links great? Are you paying a hefty price tag? There are various things that will go through your mind. If you do not have a lot of knowledge about search engine optimization, you will definitely end up feeling confused. With this in mind, one of the best ways to assess whether or not a company will help you out is to stay focused on niche experience. That is what we will talk about. Why Is Niche Experience Important? This is a great way to be sure that you truly work with the best SEO company for you. That is due to the fact that you can be confident that the results obtained in the past for the sites that the specialist worked on will be similar, if not better to what you will receive. As...
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Top 5 Themes of Wordpress for News and Magazines

Top 5 Themes of Wordpress for News and Magazines
News and magazines offer a worthwhile choice for creating one’s own news or magazine website along with revenue earned from affiliate advertising and marketing. These are considered to be one of the desired WordPress themes, as they do let the individual to take complete care of an excellent post quantity on a particular page, but in a pleasant and organized manner for the guests. Importance of considering WordPress themes These are regarded to be an excellent resolution for both medium and compact type of business establishments, who are interested to publish their very own content materials regularly. WordPress is actually a reputable platform that has been helping the site owners to carry on various activity types like providers, blogs, galleries, portfolios and much more. It also presents various positive aspects to the enterprise owners. Also, one can boost a close dialogue with the consumers and potential prospects and also market the latest events and solutions. Availability of WordPress Themes There are a variety of WordPress Themes that are easily available. Some common among them are news and magazine themes. As they are quite powerful, they are sure to offer plenty of facts and information in an easy way. Also, there are...
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6 Reasons Why Your Company Should Start A Social Responsibility Campaign Today

6 Reasons Why Your Company Should Start A Social Responsibility Campaign Today
The discussion of social responsibility has typically revolved around how big-business practices are ethically justified. Now the term has also come to describe how companies, big or small, are creating campaigns to support social causes. Read our six reasons below that explain why your business should start a social responsibility campaign right away!  1) Secure Tons of Financial Support Whether you’re an individual or a small business, you have access to numerous foundations that can help fund your cause. Ashoka and The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship are two of many not-for-profit organizations that sponsor innovative and social-minded initiatives among private, philanthropic, and civil sectors. 2) Encourage Customer Loyalty Customers may not care about your brand beyond the value they get from your service or product. Market your social responsibility campaign through social media, an interactive website, or set up campaigns that call for consumer opinions. That way you get customers to interact with your brand and with a cause that defines your company values. Check mate.com, an online background check service, supports Together We Bake, a nonprofit that helps previously incarcerated women develop professional and personal skills. While the company reduces criminal victimization by giving users access to public records, the organization...
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5 Web Design and Development Trends Set to Take 2014 By Storm

5 Web Design and Development Trends Set to Take 2014 By Storm
If you’ve been paying any attention to the web development world in the past few years, you’re likely already familiar with the one thing that’s remained constant: change. Every new year brings new innovations, especially given how mobile web browsing continues to climb in popularity. More websites are optimizing for mobile use through responsive design, and developers are even launching apps that allow for coding on tablets and, in certain situations, even smartphones. Talk about mobility. But those advancements, though groundbreaking, are now technically old news. So, that begs the question: What can we look forward to in 2014? If we look at past trends as indicators of a possible future, this year is already shaping up to be one ripe with new features both for design and development. For example, keep a lookout for... 1. Long-Scrolling Websites This one harkens back to the early days of user-made sites, when GeoCities seemed to rule the web. Before site designers fully figured out that a lengthy post could be parceled out over separate pages in order to score more ad space, readers could just keep scrolling for what seemed an eternity. Now, with mobile technologies becoming absolutely ubiquitous, there’s a move back...
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Make your Business Popular Through Affordable Website Design Service

Make your Business Popular Through Affordable Website Design Service
Today, a website is the most effective option that provides unique identity and exposure to a business in a cost-effective manner. Every struggling businessman can take the help of the Internet to get popular over the web. It is no doubt, the most promising way to communicate with old customers and join new customers. Moreover, when visitors see a professionally prepared website, they are further inclined to research deeper into the site to discover what is being sold and services that are offered. While, it is certainly true that a website should have a great design and look professional, it is equally essential that the site performs where it matters most. Obviously every business wants to create a site for:    Expanding the business Making a huge amount of money   Well, it is right that having a website can assist you to expand your business, the execution and promotion of your website is what is going to ultimately enhance your sales and conversions. However, several considerations are there that you really need to be made while designing the website for your business. These considerations must include:  What you can make out in regards of the layout? Who do you want to...
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The Benefits of Local Search Engine Optimization

The Benefits of Local Search Engine Optimization
The latest trend in search engine optimization is the use of local service providers. Many small businesses have been approached by these vendors, and many times it has proved a worth while investment. Local SEO will help a business name to come appear when they are searched by the local people. These people may be looking for products within that specific area and not anywhere else. Optimization will help a webs owner to get a site that is targeted for that area only. Certain terms and words are used during the content writing of a certain site. As such, the search engines will check this out, and rank the sites on top of the engines. The users can then easily find the products or the information that they are looking for. Why Should Anyone Go For Local SEO? Many of the SEO companies may have been trying to offer reviews and directories instead of offering the optimization itself. However, these firms are realizing that local SEO is also good enough for the following reasons: People want to save time on searches When you click on to the search engines, the names of the service providers may be very many, and could...
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Internet Marketing: The Way Forward

Internet Marketing: The Way Forward
The Internet has become the main marketing tool at the disposal of business. It is simply the first port of call for people wanting more information. Companies are gradually switching their advertising resources away from newspapers, magazines, and television, because suddenly there is such a thing as bad publicity. This includes advertisements that are irritating and spoil people’s enjoyment of a programme or an article. Tourism If you are, for example, in a region that depends on tourism, you will certainly want to be included within the regional websites where potential visitors will go for more information. However, you need more than that; you need your own website so that when people have settled on coming to your area, you can provide them with more information about yourself – whether you specialise in car hire services, provide accommodations, offer tours, or run a restaurant in a popular resort. One such region is Cornwall, where the Duchy’s tourism website gives advice for the visitor with links to everything that a researcher might want to know. Any tourism website acts as a “middleman,” but the actual bookings that visitors want to make are a step further. It actively promotes the county, and you...
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WordPress for Joomla

WordPress for Joomla
WordPress Blog for Joomla is a premium "bridge" component that help you to integrate the popular blogging platform WordPress into your Joomla website. Worpress Blog for Joomla! is developed by CorePHP, one of the most popular Joomla extension developer, that also specialize in WordPress and Drupal extension. At WebmaisterPro, we've tested an early version of this component a while ago, though we've delayed the review for a while. Practically, blogging with Joomla is possible with native components that offer a great power. If you would like to keep everything within Joomla, please check our EasyBlog review. Installation is very simple, install the component the same way you install other Joomla components. Upload WordPress in folder and perform famous 5 minute install. Here is the demo: https://wordpress.corephpdemos.com/ No point to explain the functionality and features of WordPress, simply this is the most popular blogging platform, that is very light, search engine friendly and easy to manage. Advantages of WordPress for Joomla WordPress is most popular blogging platform Easy integration of existing blog posts (XML import) Tons of plug-ins for WordPress Tons of Themes for WordPress SEF WordPress Links Auto user sync Integration with Joomla categories Disadvantages of WordPress for Joomla High server...
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What Are the Most Marketable IT Skills for 2014?

What Are the Most Marketable IT Skills for 2014?
      2014 is poised to be the biggest growth year in the IT and web development sectors in recent history.  Look at the statistics: Nearly 70% of CIOs polled said they are looking to hire IT professionals for open positions, marking an 8% increase over the last six months of 2013. Yet the type of IT skills being sought out have drastically changed in the same time period. Whereas before it was enough to hire an IT generalist, someone who could dabble in web design, data management, and networking, companies are looking for specialists in 2014. Specifically, they’re looking for experts in mobile web development and data storage management. Mobile Development Is the Key to A Rapidly Expanding Market Since the introduction of the iPhone in June of 2007, mobile usage has skyrocketed, both in the United States and across the world. According to the Pew Research Center, more than half of Americans use a smartphone to access e-mail, social media, and eCommerce websites. It shouldn’t be any surprise, then, that mobile web searches showed a 65% increase in 2013. Even with a clear need for mobile optimization, KissMetrics statistics show that 73% of mobile users have experienced a...
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Improve Your Facebook Timeline Cover Photo

Improve Your Facebook Timeline Cover Photo
If you’re new to Facebook or want to improve your results, you’ll want a few tips to improve your timeline cover photo. The cover photo is the large, banner top that you see on every Facebook timeline format page. A cover photo is the first thing your visitors see when they come to your page, so you’ll want it to look as good as possible. Whether you have a business or personal page, you’ll benefit from some of these helpful tips. What Makes a Good Cover Photo? There are many things to consider when determining what makes a good timeline cover photo. There are different things to look at depending on whether it’s a personal or business page photo. Both should be crisp, clear pictures that are sized properly (see below). If you’re using the photo for a personal page, you’ll have a little more leeway when it comes to content. You can choose from any photo you like so choose one that is fun and displays your personality. A business Facebook timeline cover photo should be professional looking. Make sure it is a high quality photo that relates directly to your business. It should not be a personal photo and...
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What Makes a Successful Logo?

What Makes a Successful Logo?
In this blog post we will feature some top secrets that will help guide your logo design in the right direction. Logos are everywhere. On our TV screens, mobiles, public transport and much more. To consumers, a logo can become a reminder of who a company is and what they sell. It can trigger an instant association, which is why it is up to the designer to make it in such a way that it achieves a good amount of recognition and increases awareness. Brands are literally causing the market to overflow with choice for the consumer. They are surrounded by a range of brand identities and so each logo must now go the extra mile to stand out. How is this possible though? Are there effective ways that can guarantee the success of a logo? Well, we will now share with you some professional points that will help you start the preparation process with promise and purpose. Remember; start as you mean to go on!   1 – Research to Understand the Audience A strong logo must do more than just look pretty. It needs to get across a message to the right person. It must look aesthetically pleasing of...
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SEO - How Website Owners Can Give Their Businesses a Global Appeal?

SEO - How Website Owners Can Give Their Businesses a Global Appeal?
Most people today rely on search engines when they need to find important information. Global community meets everyday online as they converse and discuss relevant and irrelevant information. Further, people are hungry to find new products in the market, and also get updates on new means of solving life’s difficulties. Therefore, every business person who does not take advantage of online marketing stands no chance of making huge sales especially in the coming decades.   Why Do Some Web Owners Sell More Than Others? Thousands of websites are built and designed everyday. These websites may be selling the same product as everyone else, and they must know how to deal with the online competition. As such, they must use techniques, tricks and methods to ensure that they sell their products to the clients and keep doing so for a long time. SEO is one trick that helps many businesses to makes sales by ensuring that the sites are visible both by the clients and the search engines. If you are in Australia, it is not enough to call someone to build a website for you. This is because this will not automatically translate to sales of the products and services. As such,...
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How HTML5 is Helping Bloggers, Businesses and Users Alike

How HTML5 is Helping Bloggers, Businesses and Users Alike
It only takes one click to get a web user hooked. But if your site can’t pull them in with engaging content and easy navigation, your readers are more likely to “bounce” -- or head to another site after only visiting one page of content. The good news is that if you’re opting for HTML5, you just might be able to hold their interest. HTML5’s improved features are already helping to cut down bounce rates for sites like Vimeo, a leading video-hosting service. In fact, when it comes to building web pages that provide the most memorable user experiences, one could really learn a lot from Vimeo. Already known for its high-quality videos, Vimeo recently rebuilt its default player using HTML5 in order to provide much quicker load times for its users. The results, as it turns out, have been quite remarkable. Because HTML5 doesn’t require web browsers to install additional plug-ins, some of their videos will now only take a second to load -- yes, literally, one second -- according to Vimeo’s Senior Application Engineer, Brad Dougherty. Think about what a one-second loading time means for a web user. No more clicking on a link and queuing up another tab...
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10 Example of Stunning and Elegant Footer with Modern Web Design

10 Example of Stunning and Elegant Footer with Modern Web Design
According to the classic principles of the website designing, everything at the bottom of page is not as much considerable. And, mostly users even designers think like that. This is why, the bottom elements of the page are not able to catch visitor’s attention in finest manner. Because of this reason, footers are often ignored and not have ability to get attention, which it actually deserves. Rather than innovative, most of the footers are boring and uninspiring. Designers often mention everything at the bottom that they haven’t found place at the top of web page, for example: W3C buttons, contact details, disclaimers, back to top link, etc. Why do not focus on footers because they actually don’t expect anything by it. Try to be creative like those designers who use amazing ideas, navigation and hover effect at the bottom of page and split a page into two parts. The upper part takes care all about content and images and rest of part is takes care by footer. It can offer a number of opportunities to advertise with personal illustrations, icons, links related to the site, pictures, web forms and much more. See the below-mentioned links of the most stunning and modern...
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Blogging with Joomla. Themes for EasyBlog

Blogging with Joomla. Themes for EasyBlog
“Blogging with Joomla” is becoming a very hot topic, certainly the best way to write a blog based on Joomla is with StackIdeas blogging component EasyBlog (read EasyBlog review). Our loyal member and readers knows that our webmaster blog is also based on EasyBlog. Many developers have asked me, which theme I am using and what I can recommend to be used for Joomla + EasyBlog. The theme we use is based on Gantry Framework and slightly modified free template. However this template isn't specially build for EasyBlog. In this article, I will provide a brief overview of latest Joomla templates, specially developed for EasyBlog, that work out of the box. Practically those fit perfectly in description of building blog or on-line magazine with Joomla.  I will try to keep this article alive an up to date during the time, adding new themes that support or better to say are specially developed for EasyBlog, EasySocial and EasyDiscuss. Themes Build for EasyBlog JoomlArt Themes One of the most reputable Joomla and Magento template developer. JoomlArt develop high quality premium Joomla templates since 2005 and they come up with 3 highly customizable and flexible themes that are build with T3 Framework with Bootstrap...
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5 Reasons Why You Need to Create a Facebook Business Page

5 Reasons Why You Need to Create a Facebook Business Page
Facebook currently stands as the largest and most influential social networking site today. With a membership that has already surpassed one billion, it has become a very valuable tool for online entrepreneurs and marketers. In fact, a lot of businesses today generate most of their customers via Facebook pages. With that said, if you want to have a piece of the action, now is the time to jump into the bandwagon and create a Facebook business page. If you are still having doubts, below are some of the reasons why it's very important that you utilize a Facebook fan page in promoting your business. 1) It's a great and effective way to keep your loyal customers updated. This is especially true if you are offering products and services that are always being changed or modified. For instance, let's say you are selling t-shirts. If there's a new batch of designs ready for sale, you can use a Facebook page to inform your customers that you've come up with t-shirts featuring new designs. You can upload photos of the shirts so that your customers can take a look at them. One great advantage of doing this is that if people like the...
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Unleash The Power of Duplicate Content

Unleash The Power of Duplicate Content
Every inexperienced web marketer and SEO was panicking about duplicate content, until Google published a video on their official channel “How does Google handle duplicate content?”. Realistically large number of high ranked pages consist of duplicate content for instance pages related to physics, maths, biology, law, etc... The real problem with duplicate content comes from issues related to “self-duplicate content” due to wrong re-directions, canonicals, badly coded CMS, database issues, duplicate meta data, etc... These usually lead to some sort of penalty and drop in rankings. High Quality Content Being realistic, nobody can give you a detailed description of “what high quality content is?”; and humans are intelligent. Last time, I've checked AI wasn't developed, yet so search engines relay on very basic logic, stats and mathematics. Relevancy, Bounce Rate, Social Signals, Backlinks These are the 4 pillars of quality content, in terms of SEO: relevancy = proper navigation, cross linking, quality backlinks high bounce rate = poor content, not catchy poor social media presence = not-trendy topic, lack of SMM poor link profile = lack of proper SEO Ideal strategy for building high quality content is to create a “category tree” starting with generic topic title and get deeper into...
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Bootstrap Top UI Editors - Part 1

Bootstrap Top UI Editors - Part 1
Twitter Bootstrap was developed during 2011, in our year in review article of top debuting web development tools during 2011, we've picked the upcoming trend of responsive web design and included Bootstrap in our review. Few years later Bootstrap is probably the most popular responsive design framework, highly appreciated by every web developer. Luckily there are many resources and guides on-line, but in this article, we tried to gather top free and paid Bootstrap editors. Jetstrap https://jetstrap.com/ (basic plan $16/month) Not just a mock-up tool, Jetstrap is the premier interface-building tool for Bootstrap 3. Jetstrap makes it easy to build Bootstrap sites and pages by just drag and drop. The workspace allows arrange elements, customize ready build templates them and live preview your project on different devices. Have to mention that code appears very well formated.     Kickstrap https://getkickstrap.com/ (free) Kickstrap is a boilerplate of Bootstrap, JSPM, Angular.js and Roots that can copy itself into any directory you choose.    Kickstrap uses Firebase, a Backend as a Service (BaaS). Kickstrap seamlessly combines Bootstrap with top-tier web technologies. It's so advanced, it can run an authenticated, database-driven web app without a native back-end.                                           ...
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Increase Twitter Followers

Increase Twitter Followers
To be successful in social media marketing require time and a lot of work. I personally doubt that there is universal recipe for success about anything, but there are good and bad practices. Without a doubt social media marketing and optimization can increase number of website visitors and respectively number of sales. Additionally SMM is one of the easiest ways for brand building on-line. Of course everything should be done the right way, depending on many factors like niche, years in business, services/products you offer, etc... So, let's talk about Twitter, one of the oldest and most popular social networks. In the very beginning Twitter was just a micro blogging platform, but it wasn't very long and Twitter became one of the most popular methods for promotion and fully fledged social network. Twitter is capable delivering high quality traffic, laser sharp visits and can play a medium in your B2B strategy. If you underestimate the power of Twitter, then your on-line marketing strategy is incomplete. Let's talk about Twitter marketing Well, most of the time, there aren't any shortcuts in on-line marketing success, unless you are able to make huge investment into social media marketing and PPC. Though this is equal...
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