I was looking for a way to make a certain page entice visitors deeper into my website. One technique I had seen involved the page peel – this is where the corner of the page looks like is is peeled back a little revealing something below the current page. Hovering over this reveals more and clicking takes you to the revealed page. This is a great visual and gives the visitor the feeling they are really digging deeper into your site. Adding a page peel is easy and there are several plugins for it. I chose one that appealed to […]
About Peter Mancini
I am a senior technologist with the marketing firm SheTech and Company; the senior consultant at Nectarine Imp, my data technology firm; I blog about WordPress at WPhub; I am a lover of music, gaming, and nature. I can be found in many incarnations on the web, which is a reflection of my multitude of interests.
In web analytics, bounce rate is the rate at which a web viewer comes to your site, and leaves after viewing only one page – usually within a special timeout period such as 30 minutes. A high bounce rate is a bad sign. It means people are finding your site but quickly determining its not what they were looking for and leaving or getting everything they came for in one gulp. You may think there isn’t a lot you can do about this but, in fact there are a few things you can do to reduce your bounce rate. To […]
A friend of mine, a career soldier, was sent to Iraq late last year. When he is not doing his job he likes to relax and work on his e-zine about the thing he loves the most; playing RPG type games. Before he deployed he got a new Apple iPad. With the advent of WordPress for iOS he was excited to continue his blogging from the front lines. As it turns out, his dream of doing this 100% from the iPad is not quite working. There are two major stumbling blocks he is encountering. The first is that he is […]
At one of the SXSWi conferences last year, Interactive 2010, one of the panels was actually called “Is WordPress Killing Web Design?” Yeah, jaw dropping. The panel’s big issue was everything was in boxes. Ok, fine. Some people don’t like the organization boxes bring to design. They like free flow. I know I do in some cases. My quest for free flowing design is recent. On one of my own sites I wanted to talk about the language Python which is named for the comedy group Monty Python and not the snake. In talking about the language I wanted the […]
The ultra-modern standard for web design these days is 960 pixels wide. Welcome to the 960 Grid System. This concept is easy enough to understand. There is even a web site to support it with a ton of fantastic designs you can use to start your own custom theme with. It is 960.gs. With a known width of 960px the math is done already for you to design just about any kind of site. The minimum resolution a monitor supports today is 1024px x 768px. 960 is a great number because it has a lot of interesting factors. It is […]