M. David Green, Feb 02
Scrum Artifacts: Stories
One of the most basic artifacts of scrum for web and mobile work is the story that describes a feature to be worked on.
Aleczander Gamboa, Feb 01
Turn Your Side Project into a Full-Time Gig: Tips from Hacking UI
Hacking UI and Side Project Accelerator Co-Founder David Tinter shares his top tips to turning your side project into a full-time gig.
Design & UX
John Stevens, Feb 01
6 Email Hacks Guaranteed to Boost Results from Your Email Efforts
According to the Direct Marketing Association, you can expect an ROI of $38 for every $1 you spend on email marketing. Small tweaks can be big money.
Design & UX
Kelsey Bryant, Jan 31
Kerry Ellis Shares Her Passion for Book Cover Design
What makes a good book cover designer, and how can you work with one? Kerry Ellis, one of 99designs' top designers, shares her advice.
M. David Green, Jan 30
Scrum Rituals: Sprint Retrospective
If the daily standup is one of the most iconic rituals of scrum, the sprint retrospective may be the most representative of the agile philosophy.
Kevin Wood, Jan 25
7 Copywriting Hacks to Boost Your Conversions
Kevin Wood shares seven copywriting tips that beginners can apply to their marketing materials immediately.
M. David Green, Jan 24
Team Resources in Scrum
A scrum team doesn't work in a vacuum. There's usually an organization that exists around scrum, and that supports the efforts of the scrum team
Charles Costa, Jan 23
Boost Your Brand by Turning Your WordPress Blogs into eBooks
Publishing your own eBooks can seem daunting, however WordPress' versatility makes eBook creation easy by using existing content and off-the-shelf plugins.
Michelle Nickolaisen, Jan 20
How to Earn Passive Income by Creating Digital Info Products
Freelance income has its ups and downs. Info products can help you diversify your income--and they're easy to create. Here's how to get started.
M. David Green, Jan 20
Scrum Rituals: Sprint Demo
At the end of the sprint, everything that was worked on for the current sprint is demonstrated for the team, the product owner, and observers.
Paul Maplesden, Jan 18
8 PayPal Alternatives for Your Online Business
PayPal is the biggest name in online payments, but it's risky to rely on it solely. These PayPal alternatives allow you to diversify your payment options.
Andrew McDermott, Jan 17
6 Red Flags That Signal the End of Your Career
Some career red flags are obvious, but the most common ones hide in our blind spots. Andrew McDermott shows you how to detect them.
M. David Green, Jan 17
Scrum Rituals: Daily Standup
Aleczander Gamboa, Jan 16
Elastic and On Demand - Why Influx Is the Solution for Customer Support
We chat to Influx's CMO Alex Holmes about how Influx is the solution to the customer support industry, plus his best advice for emerging entrepreneurs.
Design & UX
Aja Frost, Jan 16
4 Ways to Turn Your Site Into Your Best Salesperson
Talented salespeople are a wonderful asset to business but they don't come cheap. Aja has 4 ways to permanently increase your website conversion rates.
M. David Green, Jan 12
Scrum Rituals: Sprint Planning
Design & UX
Luke Hay, Jan 12
How To Really Get To Know Your Users with Analytics
Designers can look at Analytics as tools for marketers and SEO people. Luke shows us how design is about understanding, and understanding is about data.
Stephen Altrogge, Jan 10
6 Steps to Building a WordPress Maintenance Business
Stephen Altrogge explains a plan for putting together your own business in a huge market — WordPress installation maintenance.
M. David Green, Jan 09
What Are Scrum Rituals?
M. David Green, Jan 05
Scrum Roles: Product Owners and Team Members
Jacob McMillen, Jan 05
How to Write a Good Response to a Client/Customer Complaint
Customers with resolved complaints are more likely to become repeat customers than those who don't complain at all. Here's how to respond to complaints.
M. David Green, Jan 03
Scrum Roles: Scrum Master
Mike Canarelli, Dec 20
Google's Interstitial Ad Penalty and Its Effect on Mobile Marketers
Last year, Google put digital marketers on notice that a deep freeze was coming for interstitial ads. Now, the search giant has officially put them out in the cold, a move that will open opportunities for marketers willing to create a better mobile experience for consumers. Starting January 10, 2017, Google will institute what some observers are calling a “pop-up penalty,” targeting ads that hide or gray-out most or all of a mobile screen. Websites displaying the intrusive advertisements on mobile devices may not rank as highly in search results. It’s a change that will leave a significant footprint; mobile use drives about 56 percent of consumer traffic to top U.S. websites, according to SimilarWeb’s State of Mobile Web in the U.S. 2015 report. The move isn’t exactly a surprise; in 2015, the search engine giant announced it would penalize websites that displayed interstitial ads prompting users to download an app. Soon after, Apple gave Safari users the ability to install ad blocker apps that would stop interstitials on iPhones and iPads. It’s important to note that Google will penalize a website in mobile search results only, which seems appropriate given the challenge of navigating the intrusive ads on screens as small as 4.5 inches versus ads viewed on a laptop or desktop. What’s more, interstitial advertising remains one of many signals the search engine uses to assess ranking. However, don’t expect these mobile pop-ups to disappear completely. If you’re a company using them for age verification, cookie usage, or paywall logins, Google won’t ding you in search results. It also won’t impose a penalty if your business displays mobile banners that are easy to dismiss and don’t take up a large amount of screen space.
M. David Green, Dec 20