Author: billy24

How to Install FFMPEG 3.1.3 in Ubuntu 16.04 via PPA

The popular FFmpeg multimedia library has reached the 3.1.3 release. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 16.04 / 14.04 via PPA. FFmpeg 3.1 features: DXVA2-accelerated HEVC Main10 decoding for Windows a variety of new filters MediaCodec H.264 decoding new muxers/demuxers VA-API accelerated H.264/HEVC/MJPEG encoding an …

How to Set Up a Twitter Card for Your Ecommerce Site

With a bit of data, online retailers can improve the way products are shared on Twitter, defining a specific image and description to be displayed and improving tracking with Twitter Card Analytics. Online retailers want shoppers to share products on social media. When a visitor tweets …

SEO: Simplifying Navigation Cuts Performance

The trend toward simplicity in web design is affecting navigation. The impact on search engine optimization of navigation changes can be staggering. Navigation isn’t just a way for shoppers to navigate. It’s critical to natural search performance. Complex navigational forms like mega-navigation — a navigational header …

12 New Social Media Tools for Merchants

Established social media platforms continually launch new tools to help businesses connect with prospects and customers. Here is a list of new and updated social media tools for merchants. There are tools to create product offers, post branded stories, communicate in real-time with customers, and even …

Understanding 4 Database Types, for Ecommerce

As I wrote in “How Databases Work with Ecommerce Applications,” you’re likely using a database for your ecommerce store even if you don’t know it. Ecommerce sites typically use databases for: Transaction tracking; Product catalogs; Non-product content, such as blog posts and “about us” pages. In …

10 DIY Website Builders for Small Businesses

Do-it-yourself website builders can help small businesses get online quickly and affordably using customizable templates and drag-and-drop design tools. Businesses can create simple landing pages, blogs, and even basic online stores. While general website builders are no substitute for dedicated ecommerce solutions, they do allow businesses …

SEO: Google’s Mobile Update to Impact Interstitials, Pop-ups

Google will update its mobile-friendly search algorithm in January 2017 to make smartphone content visibility a ranking signal. Sites that display “intrusive interstitials” — pop-up boxes, mainly — that impact usability for searchers on smartphones may find that their content does not perform as strongly as …

Understanding ARIA, for Web Accessibility

Without ARIA, autocomplete fields, such as this example from Amazon, are extremely difficult for screen-reader users. If you research web accessibility, you’re likely to run into ARIA — Accessible Rich Internet Applications. Some will call it the solution to all web accessibility issues. Others will condemn …

27 Free Web Design Elements, Summer 2016

Enhance your website with free elements from the designer community. Design-focused websites, like Dribbble and Behance, provide plenty of access to high-quality elements, with lots of freebies. Here is a list of new design elements from summer 2016. There are fonts, icon sets, themes, user interface …

How to Spy on Your PPC Competitors

The ecommerce industry is highly competitive. Nowhere is that more apparent than in the area of pay-per-click advertising. With heavyweights like Amazon and Ebay spending millions of dollars on PPC, it can seem daunting for smaller businesses to compete. But, with enough competitive intelligence, all businesses …

Managing a Local Web Presence from an iPhone

I’m used to sending and receiving email directly on my iPhone. I don’t need my laptop to respond to someone. In fact, I sometimes go most of the day without using my laptop in any capacity. But what about digital marketing activities? Is it possible to …

18 Free Tools for Social Media Analytics

If you’re interested in tracking a social media audience, you can find plenty of help with a variety of free social media analytics tools. Here is a list useful tools for social media analytics. There are tools to track your social media performance, monitor your competitors, …

What to Include in Automated Emails, for Ecommerce

Business owners typically despise chain emails. We delete most “template” emails — such as pitching services — within seconds. When it comes to ecommerce, though, stock messages can help increase sales. Yes, properly formatted automated messages can do wonders for ecommerce businesses of all sizes. When …

How to install FreeType 2.7 in Ubuntu 16.04 via PPA

FreeType, a popular font rendering engine, has reached the 2.7 release with a new default mode for bytecode hinting: Subpixel hinting. In case you are already using subpixel hinting (for example, by using the ‘Infinality patches’ as provided by some GNU/Linux or BSD distributions, or directly …

Top 5 Free Wallpaper apps for Android

Hey guys, did you want to make your smartphone better than other’s.? Trying to make it good from others. Here we gonna share top 5 free Wallpaper apps for android devices which makes your smartphone better. Let’s discuss top 5 free Wallpaper apps for android devices. …