Plugin: Change Your Admin Bar Greeting To Maori

If you’re anything like me, you’ll be sick of being greeted to your WordPress Admin panel with a Texas greeting of ‘Howdy’ or the Magento greeting of ‘Logged in as’ then you’ll love this plugin.

Simply install this plugin and you will instantly be greeted with the Maori greeting of Kia Ora and the current New Zealand flag – a little bit of Kiwiana inside your WordPress or Magento dashboard.

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7 Surefire Ways To Improve Your Website Speed

The time it takes for your website to load is an often ignored metric in online marketing but one that can have a significant effect on both your conversion rate and your search rankings. A study by Akamai found that 57% of online shoppers will only wait 3 seconds for a page to load before abandoning the site with younger users being even less patient.

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Using Automatic Image Sliders? You Need To Read This!

A recent trend in web design which is showing no signs of slowing is the use of automatic image sliders (also known as carousels or rotators) which cycle through different banner images or slides at set times after loading. These sliders are a great way to satisfy each and every stakeholder involved in a business with different products and services getting a chance to share the limelight on the homepage. They can however have a significant negative effect on your website’s conversion rate.

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How New Zealand’s Most Popular Websites Used To Look

Today I thought I would take a look back at New Zealand websites as they were back in the late 90s when the Y2K bug was a real threat and in the early 2000’s when we knew it wasn’t.

From Trade Me to Westpac to Air New Zealand, ive looked into them all and the changes to the design and usability of the sites along with the logos have been impressive.

To view the websites of your favourite brands below simply click the slider and slide left to right.

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Case Study: Should You Use Animated Scrolling?

This article originally appeared on Web Profits blog.

Online marketing is a rapidly evolving industry with new trends popping up all the time. Knowing which ones are fads and which ones you should embrace is essential to maximising the performance of your campaigns.

One recent trend in design is the use of animated scrolling on websites and landing pages, where different elements of the page are animated as you scroll.

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