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Its time to update your Facebook page

March 9th, 2011

Many Functions Are Changed

One big improvement is providing one-click access to several admin tasks, rather than having to go through the “Edit page” link.

Managing page admins is now accessible via clicking “See all” in the Admins area in the right column.

Basic Information can now be edited by clicking the “Edit info” link just below the page name at the top.

The “Edit page” link is now a button, located in the top right, just below the “Home—Profile—Account” links.

Admins can easily change their page’s category by clicking the “Edit info” link under the page name, then selecting the category from the pull-down menu in the edit screen. This is also available by clicking the new “Edit page” button, as shown above.

The Fan Count section in the left navigation has been simplified, with the fan pics eliminated and replaced by a simple count.

Clicking “people like this” brings up the familiar popup dialog where admins can remove or ban fans or make them admins.

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A set of tools for charting, flowcharts and diagrams

February 14th, 2011

There are many different services to facilitate the life of a web developer or designer, including creating various charts, diagrams, flowcharts, etc. Below is presented a small selection of them. They'll help you greatly while making a mind map, developing schema of customer relations and other.

All pictures are clickable and lead to the appropriate resource.

Amcharts
http://www.amcharts.com/
Amcharts — a set of flash-based charts for websites. Can retrieve data from a CSV or XML files, can also receive data generated dynamically using PHP,. NET, Java, Ruby on Rails, Perl, etc.

Autodesk
Autodesk
Offers tools for drawing diagrams of electronic boards, charts, various kinds of UI. Requires no additional plug-ins — you only need a browser that works with JavaScript, is a cross-browser. Supports export to PDF, JPG, PNG, and SVG.

Best4c
http://best4c.com/
Best for Charts. Used to construct various kinds of charts and diagrams.

ChartGizmo
http://chartgizmo.com/
Allows you to create various graphics for websites, blogs, profiles, etc. It may be useful for visualizing scientific, financial or any other information.

DrawAnywhere
http://www.drawanywhere.com/
Flowcharts, various organizational, hierarchical charts. Supports export to PDF.

Flowchart
http://flowchart.com/
Supports drawing a set of objects (of lines and triangles, to Bezier curves), and exports to PDF or PNG.

Gliffy
http://www.gliffy.com/
Excellent service for creating various diagrams, very nice-looking interface and many features.

Mindomo

Allows you to create and edit charts ties.

5 tricks to improve website productivity before year ends

November 30th, 2010

All these 5 steps will take some 6–8 hours. But the game worth the candle. When holidays will pass by and you'll need to start working — everything will be ready, and only thing to do is to accept calls and requests from customers!!

1. Start from productivity of your website. You can check this with Google Page Speed and Yahoo Slow. Google's Page Speed allows to analyze every page. A green ticket means your website has great performance. An amber triangle or a red circle — your website is in danger, go ahead and start website tuning and optimization.

2. Don't hesitate to waste some time to check SEO for title tags, keywords and descriptions. This helps to increase website traffic as customers will find you in Google or Yahoo much better. Fix any errors and typos you find. Make your website to look professional. These simple actions will lead to more targeted contacts and sales.

3. The greatest free tool for any analytics is Google Analytics. It lets you check any website statistics. This allows to see from where you get your visitors and what pages they read. It gives the possibility to find out most popular products or services. You don't need to be an expert in order to use the Google Analytics. It takes only a few seconds to create an account. You will receive a snipped of code. The next thing you need to do is to place the code on your website. Ask Yvelious web design bureau to paste the tracking code on every page you wish to check.

4. Submit the XML sitemap to Bing — a new search engine. This step helps to improve website optimization and increases sales. Also you need to remove any errors from your website — we're speaking about broken links. Every little thing matters when time to boost your business comes. A professional website always leads to more customers who need your services.

5. Website backup, don't forget! The backup process takes some time to complete. And in case if something bad happens to your hosting server, you are able to update your website in a day. Choose all the files you need to save.

Liqpay – new word in the remittance system

October 14th, 2010

Today we would like you to get acquainted with the bank payment system Liqpay.com for remittances.


Liqpay system developed and maintained by a major European bank, is an alternative to PayPal payment system. This payment system allows you to send money easily from the card systems like Visa or MasterCard on a virtual account in the system Liqpay, tied to a mobile phone number. After you can send the money further, to another phone, withdraw money from the system Liqpay back on your card or leave the money in your account and use them later. Liqpay system has some serious advantages that allow you to use it for the money transfers around the world.


Easy registration:
Quick and easy registration, which is tied to your mobile phone number — a unique innovation. All you need to do is enter your mobile number, then receive a password to your cell phone. You will immediately see the account to which you can receive and cash funds. Safety at a high level — the password changes with each transaction and sent to a cell phone.


No restrictions:
Liqpay system has no restrictions on transferring money to the CIS countries, it is advantageous contrast to the system PayPal, which has such a restriction. If you have business partners in Eastern Europe, then feel free to use Liqpay for remittances.


No coins:
During the international competition Innovation in Banking Technology Awards 2010, organized by the magazine The Banker, the system of electronic delivery Liqpay was recognized to be the best innovations in technology to work with cash and treasury technology (Innovation in Cash and Treasury Technology). For the present moment that system was implemented in many bank branches under the brand "No Coins".


Certainly Liqpay system will find its users, particularly among those who love the simplicity and convenience. To learn how to use Liqpay system to make money transfers read "How it works?" article. The system is really easy, fast and secured.

Why customers don’t trust websites, pay attention

September 24th, 2010

Trusted information — that is what user of all times were looking for. One may spend weeks engaging with different people on social websites, and all that is for traffic to his own website. Still this dude has to understand that Digg, Facebook and Myspace are not a cure-all solution!! The first thing to remember is a trustworthy website. The foundation must be laid from the very beginning, not only pro-design is needed.

The next entry is a caution against unwarranted expectations. Follow our advices and every visitor will find your website trustworthy and valuable. We have listed several reasons why customers won't trust websites, so never repeat them.

Website is written like a brochure
Remember the time when you walked around and someone passed you a brochure. Usually nine of ten won't read it, though brochure may hold useful and important information. But somewhere inside you are sure that it is as engaging as a vocabulary or a phone book. Always write texts on a website as if you are speaking tete-a-tete with your customer. Your website must not sound like a spam-bot. Explain all benefits of your company or services as if the customer is sitting in front of you. Don't hesitate to read aloud all texts from your current website, and try to understand whether its a brochure or a engaging and captivating narration.

Website looks like a cheap template
The goal of a website is to tell what you are about. The goal is to show the great difference of your business from others. Use photos of your real employees, take pictures of your office. Cool idea is to ask permission of your customers to put their photos to your website; be sure, people like fame won't miss a chance to appear in the Web for free. And the best way is to make custom website design.

Lots of typos
We are sure that not every day you spend creating texts for websites. So don't be a lazy bone, sit down comfortably and read out all texts from cover to cover. Do you have you lovely tasty sweets? Allow yourself to eat one for each mistake you find. That will bring joy to process. Also it is useful to give to read all texts to you wife/husband, son/daughter or even a neighbor. The less amount of typos you have, the more credibility a website will have.

Where is that About page?
People do business with other people, not with brands and logos. Tell others about yourself, how long you’ve been doing this, why you do this, your hobbies and ideas. This definitely will help to increase credibility and will show that you are a human just like they are. Introducing yourself is an important part of any business.

Don't forget to explain why you different
Onсe customer gets to your website he must see what you offer that the other company doesn't. It will be nice to have a block on your Home page with "Our benefits" or "Why us?" or "Only our company offers". Otherwise he will have to read long texts to find our you advantages. And who knows, will he continue reading all your text if you don't outline clearly the point of difference, that means you don’t have one. He'll go to find others who does.

Too much about you and your company
Don't you think you're talking too much about yourself and your company? Customer wants to hear about his needs; customer needs solutions for his problems; customer always needs attention to his personality and ideas. So you need more sentences with "you will find", "that for your needs", "decision for you" and "all you need is" etc.

Remember about updates, they notice updates
Do you like yesterday's dinner? Do you read news from the previous month? Same is the customer. He wants to see fresh and up to date website. With the latest news, last bids, new product offerings or new photos. At the same time update your copyright. Its sad, so sad to see a copyright date of 2001, are they still alive there?!

Awful navigation
We have already written about the importance of navigation. And we repeat it again. Don't make customer think about how to find your contacts or how to look at Service page.