Finally the plugin I had been waiting for since 22nd September 2011. In order to engage readers more and let your visitors spend more time on your website Facebook has finally launched the "Recommendations Bar" in beta version. It's designed to display additional recommended articles right after readers have finished reading an article or spent some time on your blog. It will collapse on page load and expand once a reader has reached a specific location on your blog or finished reading the post. Only those articles are displayed that are previously liked or shared on Facebook. The number of likes are displayed under each article along with page title and a thumbnail. It also contains a like button and previously contained an Add to Timeline button that has been removed now. Unlike Facebook Recommendations box which offered related stories but with lack of user friendly interface and engagement, Facebook bar will force readers to stay longer on your site leading to increased pageviews, page impressions and thus traffic. It's a smart alternative to Recommended Post Slides widgets that we previously published.
Gmail has so far been the best emailing service in terms of security, service and advanced plugins and tools. I don't remember the last time I signed in Yahoo or Hotmail. If you have successfully set up an Email address for your website using Google Apps so you are now ready to redirect all Emails sent at your domain address to your Gmail account. You can use the same method to connect your website email even if you don't use Google apps. You can now manage all your family, personal and business emails right from just one Gmail account. You can switch between email addresses and email using any address you want. Today no matter if readers, clients or advertisers contact us from this blog or our sister blog we receive all emails at one place, thus it saves great deal of time and helps me to respond to them more efficiently. Lets get to work now.
Client request error pages and also server error pages are two ways to control how a website responds to a request. Errors like 400 (bad request) 403 (Forbidden) and 404 (Not found) and several others help developers to provide better user friendly environment to help visitor to navigate the site better. In our tutorials we will now be also discussing Hostgator webhosting tips and guides to help new web owner with general problems.
Setting up a business is not an easy task. You had to consider a number of issues that need to be addressed else you will end up in a confused state of mind and a failed effort. It is not the hard work only that pays; you should be smart enough as well to enjoy a just reward of your hard work. Contentment is a good thing, but working 24/7 and getting a little is foolishness. We do not want our potential entrepreneurs to be foolish and for the same reason we have shared some important tips that can help you manage your skills. Today, we will not add up anything into your skill set rather we would discuss the type of business you should choose and will convince you why you should go with our recommendation.
The rapid advancement and development of Social Media and growing interest of people in social networking sites has given birth to dozens of social sharing tools and services. Web masters are getting addicted to these tools because unlike organic traffic from search engines, web traffic from social channels have overtaken search traffic. Bloggers today depend largely on networks like Facebook, Google plus and twitter to drive traffic to their blogs. These tools are good only if they can attract a visitor to bookmark and share your content. From your website quality content till your blog design, every single bit counts in turning a visitor into a follower. To help you with your dream of increasing fans and readers we bring you "Touch Me". Its named such due to its appealing look that forces a visitor to roll hover the cursor over the icons and hit follow! :) This gadget is neatly structured using buttons from popular services like Google Plus, Facebook, Twitter and RSS. We have coded it neatly using basic HTML and some spicy CSS styles.
I had a habit of releasing freebies on special occasions two years ago but due to laziness I neglected its importance. In order to revive that lost habit we are releasing a free icon bundle entitled "Cheery" which is the nickname of our funny university Chairperson =p. The bundle includes all major social networking icons like the latest Google Plus, Pinterest, Delicious, StumbleUpon, Technorati, Facebook, Twitter, RSS, DIGG and most importantly an icon for MBT. This set thus includes a total of 10 Free well crafted icons in PNG Format. You can download the icons in original 300 X 300 pixels size. I have not resized them to standards like 16, 32, 48 and 128.
One of the major problems people facing while designing HTML layouts using CSS is the overlapping issue. CSS positioning lets you position an HTML object anywhere you like. You can locate an object anywhere you like but it involves great care. By using the CSS positioning attributes like absolute, fixed or relative you often come across a problem where on object overlaps another or blocks the view of another section. In order to bring one div section on front or back of another you will need to use z-index property of CSS. Just like in Adobe Photoshop CS5, z-index lets you to send an element to back or bring it to front. In todays' tutorial we will aim at explaining this property briefly and with clarity.
Ever since The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) introduced CSS3 and HTML5, websites, content management systems and online web tools took a whole new shape. Classic and traditional layouts created using tables no more exists and today we play with well developed style properties to better control the positioning of objects. In our previous post we learnt how to add a drop down menu list to a horizontal menu and in earlier posts you learnt in detail how to create menus but today we will play with the structure we created and will add cool ease-in-out effects. Ease-in-out effect is an interesting property that lets you control the display using a timer. This along with some other attributes made animation in CSS3 possible. With ease-in-out we can add soft mouse hover effect to the navigation menus. Whether you may be a Blogger user or Wordpress, todays' post will give a new look and easing touch to your menu.