Analysing the AdWords business model

It’s hard to underestimate the impact that Google’s AdWords has had on the growth of the Internet over the last 10 years. Not only has it fuelled the growth of Google into a online juggernaut, but it was really the first credible form of online advertising with real transparency in Return of Investment. Clearly Google […]

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Getting started with Grunt

In last week’s article, I started using an Asset Pipeline to automatically compile my stylesheets from Sass into CSS and have it piped into my layout. However, 7 days is a long time in the fickle world of Philip Brown, and so I’ve decided to replace the Asset Pipeline with Grunt instead. In this article […]

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Design Inspiration #110

Design Inspiration from ViewFlux, Knock, Liberio, Zesty and Powerhouse Company! Design Inspiration is a weekly post that showcases examples of some of the best new web design from around the internet. ViewFlux http://viewflux.com Knock http://www.knocktounlock.com Liberio http://liber.io Zesty http://www.zestyapp.com Powerhouse Company http://www.powerhouse-company.com

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Should I use advertising to monetise my product?

The Internet has come a long way since the early days of banners, skyscrapers and popup advertising, however the majority of large scale, online first, consumer companies still use advertising as their main source of revenue. Companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter have shown that you can earn billions of dollars every year once you […]

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Add an Asset Pipeline to Laravel 4

It’s no secret that much of Laravel 4 has been inspired by Ruby on Rails. Rails is a mature and well used framework that is used on some of the biggest and most popular websites and applications on the Internet, and so it makes sense that Laravel would be inspired by the best bits of […]

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Design Inspiration #109

Design Inspiration from Readmill, Tweetbot, Peak, Good Morning Breakfast and Zinio! Design Inspiration is a weekly post that showcases examples of some of the best new web design from around the internet. Readmill https://readmill.com Tweetbot http://tapbots.com/software/tweetbot Peak http://www.usepeak.com Good Morning Breakfast http://good-morning.no Zinio http://corp.zinio.com

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The Consumerisation of Enterprise Technology

One of the most powerful outcomes from the rise of the Internet has been the great enabling effect it has on what is now currently possible. It’s easy to look at industries that have been revolutionised by the Internet to see the impact. Music, media and publishing have all been dramatically and irreversibly changed over […]

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How to build a Coming Soon page for your product

I think a critical component of successfully launching a new online product is your pre-launch strategy. Putting a new product out into the world is going to be difficult if you don’t slowly build up interest long before you actually launch. You are also going to need to seed your product with early users or […]

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Design Inspiration #108

Design Inspiration from Pixelmater, Cloudie, Nearly Impossible, Unknown Croatia and Seattle Cider Company! Design Inspiration is a weekly post that showcases examples of some of the best new web design from around the internet. Pixelmator http://www.pixelmator.com Cloudie http://cloudienetwork.com Nearly Impossible http://nearlyimpossible.org Unknown Croatia http://2013.unknowncroatia.com Seattle Cider Company http://www.seattlecidercompany.com

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Build traction for your product through meta-modelling

A problem that nearly every new online business faces is, “how do I significantly grow my customer base?”. Whilst there will always be the rare exception that seem to suddenly explode overnight, the majority of all online businesses will take years to really mature into a high growth revenue machine. There are many different ways […]

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