A Sticky Side-Menu Using jQuery

Mar 26, 2012 by Eugene Sklyar

“Sticky” navigation is the result of the ongoing improvement of web usability and conversion rates through rigorous testing and research by numerous specialists worldwide.

The fact that the user always has access to navigation on a very long, information-heavy page, not only attributes to a more pleasant usability experience, but also to higher conversion rates and more pages per view.

Some of you have been wondering how to make a “sticky” menu on a vertically scrolling website, so we’ve decided to write a short tutorial for you.

Enjoy!

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eCommerce: Buy it Now VS Add to Cart (Amazon VS eBay)

Mar 26, 2012 by Yuriy Sklyar

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.

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milkshirts.com and How Ridiculously Sticky the Website Turned Out to Be

Feb 7, 2012 by Yuriy Sklyar

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 DelightMost InspiredCSS ManiaCool Home PagesWeb NewlyDesign BeepCSS LoungeID's and ClassesNice DIVMagazine.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.

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Should Designers Have Behance OR Portfolios Made From Scratch?

Feb 2, 2012 by Shaun Smylski

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:

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Life Before Facebook Comments

Jan 18, 2012 by Eugene Sklyar

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.

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SEO Report #1

Jan 16, 2012 by Yuriy Sklyar

A lot of companies out there say that they know how to do SEO (Search Engine Optimization). We are one of those companies, though don't take our word for it, check out a quick status update on our own SEO efforts.

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