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Most webmasters agree that Google Analytics provides high-quality traffic analysis without much competition. But you can’t host their scripts on your own server and must rely on Google’s servers for data storage. Although this isn’t necessarily a bad idea, it may not be exactly what you’re looking for in a traffic analytics script.

This gallery includes a number of self-hosted and cloud-hosted services for traffic analysis. It’s always possible to go back using Google Analytics if you prefer. But sometimes it is worth testing some other services just to see what they can offer.

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Almost everyone can recognize good photography when we see it. But knowing which angles to shoot and how to capture light times practice. Anyone who loves photography can learn with a bit of effort. But where do you get started?

This gallery includes some very helpful articles and tutorials on digital photography. You’ll learn how to shoot and how to import your digital photographs. All you need is a few of these tutorials for guidance and some time for immersing your creative aspirations.

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Between smartphones and tablets there are so many new apps being released every month. If you manage a website then you probably know these apps can be helpful with content, marketing, and checking traffic stats.

But there are even applications to help manage your website if it’s based on a certain Content Management System. This gallery includes a number of apps you can download and incorporate into your schedule when out and about. If you’re using any mainstream CMS engine you might be surprised at what’s available!

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We’re excited to bring you another giveaway from TemplateMonster, a US based template selling company.

TemplateMonster has been in business for over ten years, and now the company has a collection of more than 30,000 templates including HTML/CSS templates, WordPress themes, Joomla templates, Magento themes, Prestashop themes, Bootstrap templates and so on.


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If you’ve been hoping to build a newsletter for your site then look no further. This collection of resources will provide a great starting point for anyone interested in designing, managing, and marketing a newsletter. Even if you aren’t familiar with newsletters it doesn’t take very long to understand the basics. All you really need is time and lots of practice.

MailChimp Resources

online mailchimp email newsletter resources

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The wait is over! There is finally a solution for those web designers out there looking for a UI kit that not only looks good, but is easy to use, too. It’s called PixelKit. The library full of high-quality UI kits is there for anyone looking to improve the look and feel of their website.

What do you actually win?
If you are lucky enough to win one of three annual membership accounts from PixelKit, you will gain access to everything you could possibly need to improve yourself as a web designer.
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  • Vector design is such a different concept in relation to bitmap graphics. Adobe Illustrator is often regarded as the premiere vector software for learning how to create icons, illustrations, and other flexible graphics. But getting started can be a real struggle when you’re a beginner.

    Take a look over some of these tutorials and see if anything looks interesting. Many of these articles include free .ai files that you can download and play with. It’s a great way to get started illustrating scalable vectors when you don’t have much prior experience in the field.

    Getting Started in Illustrator

    getting started adobe illustrator tutorial

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    Being productive is always a challenge. All of us have too many things to do, emails to reply, news to read, meetings to attend, stuff to organize, social media to update and so on. The problem is that staying on top of all that while doing our work and taking care of our sanity may be a real challenge. This is why we are so thankful to productivity tools and services. Read the rest of this entry »

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  • We’ve been posting a lot about content management systems lately, like our post from the other day here. Trust plays an important role in any type of relationship, especially the one that you have with your customers and clients. Within a traditional brick-and-mortar store, face-to-face interactions and physical contact can assist greatly when it comes to earning that trust. However, within an online store, there are several ways to achieve the same goal simply by using your eCommerce CMS.
    Provide a High Level of Security
    One of the biggest concerns of the average online shopper is that of security and privacy. During 2012 alone, more than 80 percent of websites suffered from at least one major security vulnerability, according to SC Magazine, and statistics further showed that even IT websites were not invincible to security threats. Therefore, make sure that your website is secured and, more importantly, that your customers are aware of the security measures you have taken. Doing so will allow them to feel comfortable and even let their guard down as they build trust in your website.
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  • While developers may love diving under the hood, those are usually marketing people who end up using content management systems and paying money for web design agencies. And so great content management systems must be built with the actual content managers in mind first. One of such systems is ImpressPages.

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