Over time certain conventions and best practices have been developed to help improve the general usability of websites during their design and build. This roundup of ten usability crimes highlights some of the most common mistakes or overlooked areas in web design and provides an alternative solution to help enhance the usability of your website.
I am very excited to announce that, following several weeks of intense planning and discussion, the pBrain algorithm is now under development.
The pBrain algorithm is being co-developed along with the good folks at Shindig People – web consultants. pBrain will offer a new take on career matching, but for now, that’s all I can say.
The blog has officially moved to http://blog.ibot.tv to make way for a new iBot home page.
Ask any high school kid — soaring popularity loses some of its luster if more than half of your new friends ditch you after the first month.
And that’s the problem that Twitter Inc. executives are facing.
It seems that while people are joining the micro-blogging site in droves, a whole lot of them don’t sticking around for long. A Nielsen Co. report released yesterday shows that 60% of Twitter users do not return to the microblogging site the next month. And for the 12 months prior to Oprah Winfrey joining Twitter this month with great media fanfare, the site had a retention rate of less than 30%.
Twitter has grown exponentially, no one could dispute this. However, the company’s inability to monetize, combined with a retention rate under 40%, is troubling news for fans of Twitter.
Adapt or Die Marketing has done a great analysis of the new Digg Bar.
This article better explains why I felt the need to create the Digg Bar Killer WordPress Plugin.
Digg has gone to great lengths to not affect the SEO rankings of the original content (yay Digg!)
- It appears that Digg intends to add advertisements to the Digg Bar (boo Digg!)
Do you hate the new “Digg Bar” feature over at digg.com?
If so, you should check out the DiggBar Killer WordPress Plugin.
What does it do?
2. Unzip to your wp-content/plugins/ folder
3. In plugin manager, activate “DiggBar Killer”
4. Go to Settings => DiggBar Killer for more
DiggBar Killer also has a (100% optional) annoy feature. You can choose to annoy users coming from digg.com by showing an obnoxious message.
The default “annoy” folder comes with some ugly animated GIFs and a MIDI file, but can be easily customized using plain-ole HTML & CSS (no PHP knowledge required).
Found a bug?
Let us know in the comments, and we will address it a.s.a.p.
This plugin is released as-is, and open-source. Go enjoy yourself, and modify to you heart’s content. If you find the plugin useful, or improve on it, be sure to leave a comment below.
This plugin was written using ooPHP, tested to work with WordPress 2.7+ and PHP5.
Help route food along to those who need it. Check out the Hunger Relief app for Facebook.
Some fun for Facebook users: the Deal-Breaker Facebook App.
If the person of your dreams was a perfect 10, BUT- They have a tendency to hump things, much like a horny dog… is that a Deal-Breaker? Vote via Facebook, or submit your own question.