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How One Small Firm Replaced Its AWOL Site Designer -- Fast

It should have been simple: Ola Morin-Muhammed, founder of custom stationery boutique Ijorere The Invitation, wanted to add a small "shop online" component to her existing website, Ijorere.com. "I wanted to introduce something called ‘Love Letters' for Valentine's Day. I realized it would hurt my sales if I couldn't accept payments online," she says. But things got complicated, fast.

A New Tool for Adding Facebook Features to Your Website

Good news for the social media-minded business owner: Facebook has made it easier to integrate its social functions into many websites. The Menlo Park-based social media giant released its own pre-made plug-in for popular website and blogging tool, WordPress.

Is Your Website Ready for Cyber Monday?

Exactly one month from today is Cyber Monday, a holiday tradition when tech geeks, fashionistas and savvy moms revel in getting fast online deals while avoiding the work that piled up over the Thanksgiving holiday. For any ecommerce business, Cyber Monday is an opportunity you can't afford to botch. Online research firm comScore reports that$1.25 billion was spent during Cyber Monday last year.

How to Build and Manage a Website With Your iPhone

Weebly broke ground in 2006 when it launched a powerful free program that makes it easy for entrepreneurs and others to build websites without any coding or blogging knowledge. But this past May, the company did something few thought was possible: It introduced an eponymous iOS app that allows mobile users to update their content, add photos and images, moderate comments, monitor stats and even build an entire site or blog right from their iPhones. And it's free.

How to Create a Multilingual Website

Q: How can I create multilingual websites to attract international customers?

A: Tackling the world, are we? Good for you. Attracting foreign visitors to your website involves a fairly obvious formula: Speak the same language as your target market. According to research firm IDC, web users are four times more likely to purchase from a company that communicates in their language. Additionally, visitors to websites stay twice as long on sites that are in their native tongue, according to Forrester Research.

Beyond Web Analytics: 5 Types of Online Data You Should Be Tracking

When business owners talk about analytics, they often are referring to web analytics. They talk about setting up tools such as Google Analytics or Adobe's SiteCatalyst to track page views, test variables and gauge their website's performance.

But they're missing the bigger picture. While web analytics are certainly important, they are only one type of metric that entrepreneurs need to know about -- especially when starting up.

What to Look for When Hiring Web Developers

As humans, we often get distracted with supervising and conserving the extent and intricacies of what we have, but at some point management only gets us so far. Nature, at its core, creates. It creates and does it well and if it were sentient, it'd probably encourage you to do it too.

3 Website-Building Lessons From the HealthCare.gov Debacle

The federal government's disastrous launch of HealthCare.gov is an embarrassingly perfect example of basically everything you shouldn't do when going live with a website for the first time.

From crashed servers to security snafus, to dozens of bugs and tortoise-like load times, there isn't much the White House didn't screw up. Seriously. Only six people managed to sign up for health insurance on the site's rocky launch day. Not good. 

4 Design Strategies That Make a Compelling Call to Action

In today’s do-it-yourself world, many business professionals handle their own website design. They may be using a template-based service likeWix or WordPress to create a professional-looking site, choosing from one of many designs available. More often than not, businesses opt for a design that is easy to update, accommodating existing logos, colors, and text. By doing this, you may not realize that ongoing mistakes in your design are resulting in lost sales.

Entrepreneurs Need Web Developers Like Planes Need Wings. So, Where Are They? (Infographic)

In this day and age, web developers are the wings for many entrepreneurs’ planes. Finding a good one who will stick around can be critical for success.

So where are these mystical, magical web developers? San Francisco-based software company Lucidworks analyzed the U.S. government’s employment data and generated the infographic below, which offers a snapshot of where developers work and how much they make, on average.

Want to Be a Web Developer? Here's Where the Best Opportunities Are. (Infographic)

With the constant talent wars waging on in major startup hubs, the ever-changing technology landscape and the skyrocketing salaries, it's good be a web developer. But how good? Well, it depends.

While there currently are approximately 18.2 million software developers worldwide (the figure is expected to balloon to 26.4 million by 2019), not all are treated the same, according to AppDynamics, a software application data analytics company.  

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