Usability

Creating a forum: how it works
Creating a forum: the best options
  • Website creation

Despite social networks such as Facebook becoming more and more popular, internet forums for free communities are still in as much demand as ever. Thanks to their exclusivity, traditional communication platforms maintain their place online and enhance numerous web projects. What are the possibilities for creating your own forum?

Creating a forum: the best options
Graphical user interface: a successful UI
Graphical user interface: what makes a good user interface?
  • Web design

User interface is one of the most important keywords in modern web design and software development. Graphical user interfaces are currently relevant for both disciplines. Besides these, there are also numerous other interfaces — ranging from voice user interfaces to brain-computer interfaces. These interfaces enable interactions to take place between man and machine. Here, we provide an overview...

Graphical user interface: what makes a good user interface?
SoundCloud alternatives for music marketing
SoundCloud alternatives for musicians and producers
  • Online sales

SoundCloud is the market leader for online music services tailored towards musicians looking to publish their work online for free. With its huge reach and great selection of top names, SoundCloud is certainly one of the best places to market your songs. But there are other platforms that are popular too. Some alternatives to SoundCloud including Bandcamp, Mixcloud, and hearthis.at offer special...

SoundCloud alternatives for musicians and producers
Multivariate testing –  usability tests for success
Multivariate testing: the complex process for optimizing the conversion rate
  • Web analytics

Conversions are highly contested, whether it’s regarding newsletter registrations, transactions, or how many clicks an advertisement receives. It is therefore important to critique your project daily and search for alternative ways to get visitors to carry out the desired action. Multivariate testing is one of the most complex ways to determine user behavior and it promises success when it comes...

Multivariate testing: the complex process for optimizing the conversion rate
Banner blindness: explanation and impact
What effect does banner blindness have on online marketing?
  • Online sales

Advertising banners, pop-ups, and similar ad formats are not popular within the internet community. The user consciously as well as unconsciously ignores this kind of advertisement while surfing the web with more and more internet-savviness, as well as being increasingly wary of untrustworthy fake dialog boxes. This phenomenon is known as 'banner blindness', which was identified by Benway and Lane...

What effect does banner blindness have on online marketing?
How to use prototypes in online marketing
Prototyping in online marketing
  • Online sales

Good ideas are a dime a dozen in the start-up scene. Only a few of these are actually realized as many founders fail and lose the money they invested. So why not test before you invest to see whether an idea has a potential future? Prototyping in online marketing is a valuable technique for analyzing a business idea’s market potential in advance, and therefore testing the project’s perspective...

Prototyping in online marketing
What constitutes a good landing page?
The landing page: digital point of entry for potential customers
  • Website creation

Successful online marketing is based on taking various measures for acquiring customers. One of the most important tools is the landing page. Landing pages direct users from the search results list or from an advertising banner specifically to a commercial offer that can be used immediately. With well-placed interactive elements, good landing pages encourage users to carry out transactions and...

The landing page: digital point of entry for potential customers
How does mobile SEO work?
Mobile SEO: optimize your site for mobile devices
  • Search engine marketing

Many businesses invest a lot of time and money into search engine optimization: spending weeks working on keyword strategies, checking links, and working on the site’s technical framework. But then – nothing happens. This could be because mobile SEO has been neglected. It’s important to remember this vital step, since most searches now come through mobile devices, and Google expects website...

Mobile SEO: optimize your site for mobile devices