UX has a long history… going back way beyond the digital era. Restaurants have always been concerned about User Experience, and so have museums and hotels. The chef, the curator, the innkeeper—these people have always had a vested interest in your comfort, your enjoyment… your experience. Today, however, ‘UX’ is most often applied to software applications and websites. How easy is it to navigate a site? Is there a steep learning curve to using the site/application? How frustrating is it when the user makes an error? Is the site trustworthy? Do users find what they expect? Do they get what they need? From a visitor’s very first impression right on through to the engagement you hope they’ll pursue, every minute should be effortless. Interacting with your site/app should be pleasurable, easy, engaging, and efficient. That, in a nutshell, is ‘User Experience’ (UX). Tech changes at a lightning-fast pace. Every day, … [Read more...] about 12 Easy UX Improvements You Need to Know About
Unlike Internet Explorer, Google Chrome is not just a web browser it’s a super productive tool. Some of the Chrome features that I like the most are Chrome Sync (as it can backup passwords, auto fill form, history, bookmarks, preferences, extensions, apps automatically on the Google servers), Multiple Users, ability to “Open link in incognito window” and much more. Also, there are tons of apps and extensions on Chrome Web Store and that makes Chrome addictive. Read: 10 Google Chrome Tips & Tricks You Probably Don’t Know The following are the 12 Chrome extensions that I use the most. In fact these are the only extensions that are currently enabled on my PC. But I’ve also listed the other extensions that I use occasionally. 1. Buffer Buffer is the smartest way to publish your updates to social media (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.). It not only shares your content but also tracks its results. You can schedule your updates so as to get maximum … [Read more...] about Top 25 Google Chrome Extensions I Can’t Live Without
Yes, that’s right! It’s the 7th Blogoversary of Minterest. I started Minterest (minterest.com) as a personal finance blog back in 2006 and later in August 2007 I started blogging about “Money, Internet, Investing” (yes, that was the first tagline of Minterest and now as you can see it’s — tech. marketing. mashups.). To be honest it was “Just another WordPress site” literally and I was simply rehashing topics that were of “My interest“. But there is one thing… I was learning. I loved WordPress and that experience from Blogger.com to WordPress.org was awesome. Read: WordPress vs. Blogger.com I started creating blogs on Blogger.com back in 2004 and was treating it like a simple publishing tool. I guess the reason why it didn’t impress or motivate me much was its inability to customize things the way I wanted. And when I tried WordPress I started loving almost all of its aspects and started liking coding as well. Yes, … [Read more...] about 7 Blogging Years. 7 Blogging Lessons. 7 Blogging Tips.