Tag | website development

10 Tips for Flash Beginners

Hongkiat, an online resource for tech users, bloggers, and designers created a pretty good guide for Flash beginners.  The guide details how to understand object names, make links, tween classes, and much more.  Below is an overview of what is included:

Understanding Object Names
How to make URL buttons in ActionScript 3.0
How to duplicate movieclips in ActionScript 3.0
How to add right-click menu
Using Tweener Class
General Structural Guidelines
How to create a simple preloader
How to use Bandwidth Profiler and simulate download in Flash
How to play […]

Apr 12th, 2010Comments Off on 10 Tips for Flash Beginners

How to Track Outbound Links with Google Analytics

Most people have only used the basic copy / paste of the Google Analytics scripts to track outbound links and downloads.  Now that Google offers events tracking, you can now track much more than the standard pageviews when tracking outbound links and downloads.

Immeria.net has created an add-on for Google Analytics that automates the tracking of some comment tagging requirements – outbound links, download links, and email links.  It improves the GA implementation process as well as reduces the possibility of […]

Feb 1st, 2010Comments Off on How to Track Outbound Links with Google Analytics

Auto Update Copyright Tag

It seems like outdated copyright tags in the footer of Websites are becoming an increasing issue online. Here are a couple of basic ways to make the tag dynamic to always display the correct information and updated year.

1. JavaScript (Current Year)

2. JavaScript (Original Year – Current Year)

2009-

3. PHP (Current Year)

< ?php echo "© ".date("Y"); ?>

4. PHP (Original Year – Current Year)

2009-< ?php echo "© ".date("Y"); ?>

With a little script implementation, everyone can keep their copyright tags up to date […]

Jan 1st, 2010Comments Off on Auto Update Copyright Tag

New Threshold for eCommerce Web Page Response Times

Akamai Technologies released key findings last month from a commissioned study (www.akamai.com/2seconds) conducted by Forrester examining eCommerce web site performance and its impact on an online shopper’s behavior. From a very high-level, the biggest take away is that two seconds is the new threshold in terms of an average online shopper’s expectation for a web page to load and 40% of shoppers will wait no more than three seconds before abandoning a retail or travel site.

Forrester concluded the following key […]

Oct 6th, 2009Comments Off on New Threshold for eCommerce Web Page Response Times
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