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The Missing Links for Design and Development

iPhone App Icon Design: Best Practices »

As of this writing there are more than 70,000+ apps in the app store. Make sure that your seriously neat app doesn’t drown in the mundane. Think this sounds like a daunting task, or you’d just like to spend your time actually developing your app? Hire a professional, like us. Recently, while working on a new app project here at the M-Boy HQ, our head Monkee brought up a good point: Why should our app icon have that gloss, not all icons have this? Well, if you don't know, this is a design option that you have control over. Don't "Standard Gloss". You don't have to! Learn best practices to designing iPhone app Icons that will have your app standing out from the crowd.

Prefix free: Break free from CSS vendor
prefix hell! »

One of the major drawbacks of using new CSS3 properties is trying to hit every specific vendor prefix. Most people don't use every vendor prefix, and even if they do it results in loads of unused CSS. Front-end guru Lea Verou has put together a JavaScript solution that allows you to use only one version of the CSS3 properties in your stylesheets, and it automatically adds the necessary vendor prefix on a per-browser basis. Smart stuff.

The Missing Links for Marketing and Measurement

The 5 Golden Rules of Content Marketing »

Content Marketing and Content Curating are two marketing strategies that keep popping up on lists of projected 2012 web marketing trends -- and with good reason. The popularity of social media and the evolution of search are driving viewers to be more selective about the content they consume and in turn driving the need for higher quality content. But don't be intimidated, you don't need to write an academic dissertation every time you publish a blog post but you should be more mindful. Review these 5 Rules for Content Marketing to get your head in the right place before you start dealing content out all over the web. Your followers will notice and appreciate the difference.

Testing the Accuracy of Visitor Data from Alexa, Compete, Google Trends, Doubleclick & Quantcast »

Sometimes we have clients call us or send a frantic email, outlining how they've had a dramatic traffic drop according to Alexa or Compete.com. This article aptly illustrates the often bogus data that can be delivered in a very official-looking package. The case study comments on how wrong and frustrating this third-party data can be. If you are disgruntled by unrelaible third party data and want help the greater cause of transparency there's also an opportunity to participate in the case study.

The Missing Links for Maintenance

How To Create Custom Taxonomies In
WordPress »

WordPress 3 introduced custom taxonomies as a core feature. Custom taxonomies make it possible to structure large amounts of content in a logical and well-organized way.This article takes an in-depth look at how to create your own custom taxonomies in WordPress, including a few advanced development examples that you can begin using in your WordPress themes and plugins today.

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