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7 Insanely Useful Server Monitoring Tools

First things first. You have to make sure your company’s SLAs(Service Level Agreements) are met. That means you are going to need a server that’s running smoother than a baby’s bottom. You don’t want to leave the health of your server to chance. Bad things can happen, and you’ll be blamed. Remember, we live in the social media world now. Even the smallest problem on your end can blow up to a huge PR snafu once Twitter gets a hold of it.


Top 50 Online Invoicing Tools

It can sometimes be a struggle in this world to, you know, get paid. This is made harder when your billing system is a mess, never knowing what should go where and to who. As anyone with a successful business knows, moving away from the paper realm to Web-based technology can be a major boon to your organization and productivity. Well here are fifty of the best and brightest online invoicing tools available. They are grouped into three of the major groups that need online invoices: Small businesses, freelancers and web designers. Enjoy!


Top 25 Plugins to Transform WordPress into a Powerful CMS

WordPress is not just your friendly blogging program. It’s also, thanks to a suite of powerful plugins, a complete CMS. Let’s take a look at some of the best plugins around that will have you webmastering with the best of them in no time.


The Ultimate Guide to WordPress 3.0

WordPress 3.0 has arrived! The codename this time is “Thelonius” and it comes packed-in with a host of features that is going to make your blogging life a lot easier. There is a lot of information to pack in here so let’s skip the formalities and get started. Wait, are there formalities usually?


IE9 – What does it Means for Web Design?

Microsoft’s search engine division came roaring back to life this week with the release of the Internet Explorer 9 Beta. IE9 brings a whole host of innovations to the table, which finally brings IE to the adult’s table to sit with Firefox and Chrome. In some instances, actually, it shoves those other browsers right to the kiddie’s table.

So what does it do? Well for this post we are going to focus in on what the new update means for web designers. However, let’s do a general overview. First and foremost, the browser is thin. It doesn’t use that many resources, unlike IE iterations of the past. Even Firefox is becmoing quite the resource hog in recent years so this makes IE and Chrome the skinniest browsers of the lot. This is important for, well, just about everyone. Who wants a browser who is gonna muck up the entire waterworks? Nobody.


Google Instant Search and SEO

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There’s been a lot of chatter lately about Google’s new instant search function and what it means to SEO. Some have already begun the somber SEO funeral procession, with casket and a trio of horn players and all. They are, perhaps, jumping the gun. Google Instant Search is absolutely not poised to kill SEO, however we all must expect a certain amount of transformation.


Diaspora Social Network – What is it?

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There has been a lot of hesitation lately regarding the evils of Facebook. Some argue they sell our private information. Some argue the chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, is some kind of monster-in-training. There’s even a movie about it. Whether or not Facebook is nefarious, the way it handles our private information has begun to ruffle some weathers. So what now?


Twitter Got Hacked – The Explanation

twitter-got-hackedTwitter was hacked today when a new security flaw was discovered which exploited thousands of Twitter accounts and caused users to be redirected to third party websites.

The security flaw only required users to hover over an offending link, no clickthrough was necessary. The flaw used a JavaScript function called onMouseOver which creates an event when the mouse is passed over text.


Online SEO Tools – the Ultimate Collection

The Internet offers a wide variety of SEO tools, targeting just about every aspect of business and personal life. There are so many, however, that figuring out the best and brightest can be quite the laborious task. Don’t stress out! Webrulon is here to turn lead into gold. We’ve scoured the net and collected the absolute best of the best SEO tools.


The Foolproof Form Design Formula

So you’ve found yourself in the position of implementing a form(or forms) on your website or blog. Where do you start? How do you ensure it’s not hacky and hard-on-the-eyes?

Research

This is first and foremost. Get out there and research! This is the fun part. Just fill out lots of forms and take note of what part of the experience you enjoyed and what part was distasteful. Make a list of what works for you and what doesn’t. Pay special attention to websites that traffic in similar content as you do. Try to adhere to your “to do” list when you finally tackle your form.


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