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wednesday
28 Jul 2021
'No-code' startup Bubble raises $100 mln in round led by Insight Partners reuters.com

Bubble, a New York based startup that allows non-coders to design and create web applications, said on Tuesday it raised $100 million in a funding round led by private equity firm Insight Partners.

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'No-code' startup Bubble raises $100 mln in round led by Insight Partners
General
Complete Web Content Writing Checklist for SEO searchenginejournal.com

In this article, you’ll learn how to create content that ticks all the boxes for reader experience, SEO-friendliness, and content quality.

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Complete Web Content Writing Checklist for SEO
Seo
Designing persuasive banners that don’t ruin your UX uxdesign.cc

Managing banner expectations and their struggle for recognition.

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Designing persuasive banners that don’t ruin your UX
Design
How To Master Layout Design vectornator.io

The million-dollar question: what is the secret to good design?

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How To Master Layout Design
Design
Your next paid job might be playing a video game fastcompany.com

A new crop of games, including Axie Infinity and The Sandbox, isn’t just about having fun. It’s about making money.

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Your next paid job might be playing a video game
General
monday
26 Jul 2021
The performance effects of too much lazy-loading web.dev

Concretely, our analysis shows that more eagerly loading images within the initial viewport—while liberally lazy-loading the rest—can give us the best of both worlds: fewer bytes loaded and improved Core Web Vitals.

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The performance effects of too much lazy-loading
Performance
A Guide To Attracting Clients To Your Agency smashingmagazine.com

Without a doubt, word-of-mouth recommendation is an incredibly desirable way to win work. It requires zero marketing efforts and typically converts at a higher rate as your agency has been recommended. You should always be seeking to nurture word-of-mouth recommendations, and projects which come this way should make up a significant percentage of your income. However, you should never rely on word of mouth alone.

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A Guide To Attracting Clients To Your Agency
Ecommerce
Web Features That May Not Work As You’d Expect css-tricks.com

I have run into situations like this. Like lazy loading in HTML. It’s easy to drop that attribute onto an image element only to realize… it actually needs more than that to do its thing. We’ll get into that specific one in a moment as we look at a few other features that might not work exactly as you‘d expect.

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Web Features That May Not Work As You’d Expect
Development
The Periodic Table of SEO Factors searchengineland.com

The Search Engine Land Guide To SEO explains the factors included in our Periodic Table of SEO Factors in more depth, including tips from SEO experts.

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The Periodic Table of SEO Factors
Seo
Google Shows Which Ranking Factors Resulted In A Page Ranking seroundtable.com

Google is rolling out a new feature for the about this result overlay that actually tells searchers (and SEOs) why Google is ranking that page for that given query. Yes, Google is telling you which high level ranking factors are the reason this page is ranking.

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Google Shows Which Ranking Factors Resulted In A Page Ranking
Seo