Recently while working on a client project, a good point was brought up: why use “Add to Cart” if you can just leave it as “Buy it Now”, and what is the difference between these two?
While neither Amazon nor eBay have released any official information on their research/analytics, I still thought that these two will be the perfect examples to demonstrate the differences.
Earlier last month we've made an official launch of MILK Shirts' website. It has recently been picked up by many influential websites including: Design Delight, Most Inspired, CSS Mania, Cool Home Pages, Web Newly, Design Beep, CSS Lounge, ID's and Classes, Nice DIV, Magazine.cat and The WDI, just to name a few.
The initial point of the website design/layout was to grab people's attention and make it memorable regardless of how much time they spend on it, however the research shows that we've achieved much more than simply grabbing user's attention.
I’ve given up on having my own hosted portfolio with a personal domain name because of the hassle of updating. I’m even considering that my personal blog I run would be sufficient as Wordpress, but alas, the contribution that it gives to SEO is wonderful, so I’ll keep it. Otherwise, having my own domain on a Wordpress would have just been as good for SEO—if, that is where I went to from the start. If this is all true, then I must ask myself:
More and more people these days are turned off by things like entering their private information (emails, names) and then being prompted to do CAPTCHAs. This decreases spam, but it also decreases the amount of people that will want to share something on your website.
Life without Facebook comments sucks, especially if you are looking at it from a developers point of view. Pretty big claim, I know, but I truly believe that no in-house/cms commenting system can even compare to that of Facebook's.
Let me explain.
Designs are inheritably shared, for this reason I have nothing against Logo Contests/Crowdsourcing. We have to admit that creative people will share without being paid because the motivation to create is just..too....STRONG..ugh...sigh*
However, if you’re planning to use Contests & Crowdsourcing, then I must warn you of two things.