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   Editor’s Note: Smashing Magazine is happy to present this sample chapter from Theresa Neil’s new book Mobile Design Pattern Gallery: UI Patterns for iOS, Android and More, which provides solutions to common design challenges. We’re certain you’ll find the information useful for your next mobile project. As I was waiting for a table at a local restaurant the other day, I flipped through a couple of the free classified [...]

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Posted by PhilNottingham I’m frequently asked: “How should I host my videos for SEO purposes? Is it better to use YouTube, Vimeo or third party hosting?” My response to this question is invariably terse, along the lines of "it depends on the style of your content and what you want to achieve with it". Each situation calls for a nuanced approach, defined by the marketing aims of the company and [...]

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I had started working on a smartphone stabilizer for my iPhone 4 about 9 months ago now. I purchased all kinds of mini tripods, accessories, and some carbon fiber parts from the local RC shop. It was a pretty sad attempt at macgyvering something, and I wasn’t satisfied with the results, so I just shelved it and thought that someone else will eventually create something. Today, it has nearly come [...]

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Having a blog could be dangerous because, for many of us, the entire process of administering and maintaining can turn into an addictive task, one not being happy until a new post is published; moreover, the addiction may be acute and one will wait for the first reaction of the readers impatiently. Certainly, it’s not too difficult to become a blogging addict and, surprisingly, personally I do not consider it [...]

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There is a real need for serving media that is appropriate for the device and circumstance, since we know so little about any particular web request. I recently posted a blog post with so many images on it the page weighed in at 2.29 MB. I should have posted a warning when I tweeted it: “Don’t click this if on a 3G network, it probably take forever, just check it [...]

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Editor’s note: We offer our long-term sponsors the opportunity to write posts and tell their story. These posts are clearly marked as written by sponsors, but we also want them to be useful and interesting to our readers. We hope you like the posts and we encourage you to support our sponsors by trying out their products. Not so long ago, if you were like many CIOs or ops managers, [...]

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Many of you probably wonder what’s best for huge retail online stores home page designs. Nobody knows for sure which feature or design element will generate more sales. There is no panacea to grab web surfers’ attention and to make them desire to spend their money with your online store. So if you are expecting to learn magic words which will praise your business to the skies of profitability (like [...]

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   You’ve made your first app! Now what? Anyone in the app business knows that marketing an app is tough. And according to a recent article on TechCrunch, “Getting a mobile app noticed in the increasingly crowded mobile app market is more difficult than ever.” Some titles and concepts are truly unique. Angry Birds? Its title and screenshot alone were enough to catapult it to number one in Finland, according [...]

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Intel and Nissan have revealed an in-car infotainment system that will bring an interesting array of features to some Infiniti vehicles. The system was revealed at the New York Auto Show and showcased within Nissan’s concept car, the Infiniti LE. It will sport an Intel ATOM CPU and bring multitasking to the car: for example, the driver could receive traffic or navigation information, while feeding a movie to the passengers [...]

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Posted by Cyrus Shepard Is your website hurting because of over optimization? It's a question every SEO faces at one time or another. Over optimization penalties have been around for awhile, but Matt Cutts recently announced Google will soon crack down harder on sites that take SEO too the extremes. How do you know when you've gone to far? In this week's Whiteboard Friday, we explore what happens when certain [...]

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