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Mar 06

Making HTML5 Banner in Flash Creation Way

flash-banner-makerToday I will share you a lazy way to keep up with the latest HTML5 technology. You still can remain your familiar way to create Flash banner, but output both HTML5 banner and Flash banner results as you like. This amazing Flash/HTML5 banner maker is Sothink SWF Easy V6.6.

As we know, the emerging HTML5 technology has aroused the argument that Flash will be replaced by HTML5. Since everything is possible in such a fast-paced age, we cannot precisely predict which technology will win. However, currently more and more websites begin to adopt the HTML5 specifications to code their pages. So it is necessary for you to make more HTML5 format web animations.

For those web designers and web developers that have used Adobe Flash for many years, changing to HTML5 way to create interactive content for web maybe a frustrated thing. Have you thought about finding a tool to make HTML5 interactions with your familiar Flash creation way?

SourceTec Software successfully offers a solution. Now it releases Sothink SWF Easy 6.6 – Flash/HTML5 Banner Maker V6.6 – a formerly sophisticated Flash banner maker, now also acts as a personalized HTML5 banner generator. This upgrade version adds the big enhancement to support HTML5, which means from now on, you are no longer need to make the annoying choice between Flash and HTML5. Once you have SWF Easy, you not only can remain your comfortable style to make animations, like banners, e-cards, presentations, etc., but also output the final arts as either Flash or HTML5 format, totally depend on yourself. Worth to have a try, isn’t it? Download Free Banner Maker Trial >>

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Jan 17

Top 5 Web Design Mistakes

We could produce of a list of 50 top web design mistakes but lets limit this list to 5, to get to the point and help you speed the recovery of your site. As always, please comment on this list in case we’ve missed something you feel is more critical.

1. User doesn’t know what the purpose of your site is within 5-7 seconds.

Most users will give up soon after that quick window vanishes…   You already know what you site is there for, so you take it for granted that the user knows too. But often they don’t, and boy oh boy when it comes to those ‘integration solution’ type businesses that appear to do everything and nothing all at once, it can sure be confusing.

A user should never have to work to figure out what your site does. Take that to the bank.

2. User has to wait for your site to load.

Again, users are impatient. Unless your site is a cult design site that users know will be worth waiting for, it’s an epic fail to make ‘em wait more than 5-7 seconds for the site to load. Many will say “3 seconds max, loser!!”.

Given all the places where latency can slow things down, don’t assume the user has the same lighting fast  fiber connection that you do.

If you are a design house and want to show off, give the potential client (everyone who comes to your site is a potential client) a “work examples” page on your site where they can see your seriously tricky Flash work…but don’t lose the potential client before they see your work. Continue reading

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Jan 17

Top 30 Most Important Web Technologies

This all comes from Builtwith.com – which is a really engrossing site full of web trends and analytics that will leave your head spinning as you try to make sense of it all.

See below this chart for an interesting trend in Google Adsense too!

Name Type Websites Usage % Change %
IIS Web Server 28,408,510 22.82 0.03
ASP.NET Frameworks 27,327,098 21.62 0.03
PHP Frameworks 26,056,938 36.65 -0.03
jQuery JavaScript 24,636,038 33.58 0.04
Google Adsense for Domains Advertising 16,040,583 1.84 0.03
Shockwave Flash Embed Frameworks 8,541,143 14.02 -0.08
RSS Feeds 7,784,774 19.98 -0.07
Frontpage Extensions Frameworks 6,867,908 12.33 -0.07
Limiter Modules Server 6,411,848 12.1 -0.08
Auth Passthrough Server 5,770,257 10.57 -0.07
Really Simple Discovery Feeds 4,807,263 12.04 -0.06
IIS 7 Web Server 4,625,688 8.31 0.03
WordPress CMS 4,489,002 11.63 -0.07
Pingback Support Feeds 4,244,904 10.83 -0.07
Live Writer Support Feeds 4,241,365 10.54 -0.06
Atom Feeds 3,173,484 6.22 -0.04
Google Adsense Advertising 2,775,213 10.36 -0.02
WordPress Plugins Widgets 2,771,895 9.28 -0.05
AJAX Libraries API CDN 2,155,279 8.86 0.03
Ubuntu Server 1,775,256 2.41 0.05
Passive Localization JavaScript 1,330,312 4.73 -0.29
Facebook for Websites JavaScript 1,216,712 8.14 0.03
YouTube Media 1,053,488 2.49 -0.04
jQuery UI JavaScript 925,740 5.28 0.03
jQuery Cycle JavaScript 779,449 4.1 0.02
Google Plus One Widgets 304,080 5.31 0.02
Hover Intent JavaScript 291,579 1.67 0.02
jQuery CDN CDN 109,038 0.42 0.02
jPlayer Media 2,724 0.11 0.02
SiteSpect Analytics 628 0.06 0.05

From: http://www.coolhomepages.com/Top-30-Most-Important-Web-Technologies/blog-144.html

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Sep 09

1 Retweet On Twitter, 1000+Vectors For Free!

tweet3Do you lack vector materials while designing? Do you need even more vectors for a perfect work?

Here comes the highlight—you can have free pack of more than 1000 vectors for just a retweet on Twitter! That’s not joking! That’s an absolute bonus for every designer!

We are very glad to announce the Twitter Retweet Campaign for Sothink SWF Decompiler. To express our warm thanks to all users, we offer Free Pack of 1000+ Vectors to enrich your vector collection and help you develop a website more efficiently. To help more users to participate in this activity, we provide two ways; you can choose any way you like:

1. Visit our Twitter and retweet this message;

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Aug 26

Big Special Offer for SWF Decompiler – 2ND Set 50% Discount

We are very glad to announce a big special offer for Sothink SWF Decompiler 2nd Set 50% Discount! As the most popular software from SourceTec Software, it is the industry-leading Flash decompiler for you to convert SWF to FLA or FLEX, as well as convert Flash to HTML5.

To help more users enjoy this special offer, we provide three flexible ways. You can choose any way as you like:

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1. Directly order two sets by totally $119; Order Now >> Continue reading

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Aug 19

Fundamental Guidelines Of E-Commerce Checkout Design

Here is the harsh reality of e-commerce websites: according to recent e-commerce studies, at least 59.8% of potential customers abandon their shopping cart (MarketingSherpa puts it at 59.8%, SeeWhy at 83% and MarketLive at 62.14%). The main question is why do customers abandon their shopping cart so often? Is there some fundamental mistake that designers of e-commerce websites do very often? Are there any common guidelines or rules of thumbs that make it more difficult for our users to purchase products? And is there some meaningful way to improve the conversion rates for our products?

Well, that’s exactly what we wanted to find out. In 2010, we recruited a batch of Web users and conducted a usability study, focusing only on the checkout user experience, from “Cart” to “Completed order.” The study was conducted using the “think aloud” protocol and was documented by recording everything that happened on the computer screen. The behavior of the test subjects was then analyzed by scrutinizing these recordings at a later date.

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The study has shown that it is often difficult to lead customers to the final step in the checkout process when the only thing left is to submit their credit card details.

The 15 e-commerce websites that we tested were: 1-800-Flowers, AllPosters, American Apparel, Amnesty, Apple, HobbyTron, Levi’s, Newegg, Nordstrom, Oakley, Perfume.com, PetSmart, Thomann, Walmart and Zappos.

In total, the test subjects were given more than 500 usability issues, ranging from being distracted by animated graphics to being thrown off course by an illogical checkout flow. These issues were then analyzed and distilled into 63 checkout usability guidelines in a report titled “E-Commerce Checkout Usability.” In this article, we’ll share 11 fundamental guidelines from that report with you.

1. Your Checkout Process Should Be Completely Linear

Issue: Having steps within steps confuses and intimidates customers as it breaks with their mental model of a linear checkout.

One of the worst usability violations that we discovered in our testing was non-linear checkout processes. Websites with a non-linear checkout process left several of our test subjects confused and intimidated. At the time of testing, both Walmart and Zappos had a non-linear checkout process.

The typical way to “accidentally” end up with a non-linear checkout process is to create steps within steps. This happens, for example, when the customer has to set a “Preferred shipping address” (Walmart’s violation) or “Create an account” (Zappos’ violation) on a separate page, and is then redirected to a previous checkout step upon completion.

Below, you can see Walmart’s checkout flow in thumbnails (click image for larger view). Notice that it’s non-linear because the “Preferred shipping address” sub-step directs the user to a previous step:

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Aug 15

Converting Flash to HTML5 More Accurately by SWF Decompiler for Mac 6.4

DecMac6.4We are glad to announce the release of Sothink SWF Decompiler for Mac 6.4. To improve the performance of converting Flash to html5 (Flash to HTML5 samples >>), this latest version optimized the SVG library, therefore, you can convert Flash to SVG more accurately now.

As the leading SWF Decompiler for Mac, it helps you easily to convert SWF to FLA or FLEX SWF back to FLEX source files, and extract Flash resources like shape, image, sound (mp3, wav), video (flv), text, sprite, ActionScript, etc. And since SWF Decompiler for Mac 6.3, you are able to make simple SWF modifications by replacing image/ shape/ text/ sound elements for SWF. It supports Flash CS3/CS4/CS5 and ActionScript 2.0/3.0, and it is the first Flash decompiler that enables you to get XFL file from Flash CS5 SWF.

Main Enhancements:

  • Optimized SVG library, which makes better performance & accuracy in Flash to SVG conversion.
  • Fixed some errors appeared when replacing sound files.

Download Sothink SWF Decompiler for Mac >> (30-day free trial)

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Aug 10

How to Convert PDF to DWG That Can Be Edited in AutoCAD?

Have you ever got the experience of finding a way to modify the PDF files that are derived from DWG files or contain AutoCAD drawings inside? What you need is just a professional PDF to DWG Converter. And then you can easily convert the PDF into reusable DWG and directly edit it in AutoCAD.

In this tutorial, I will show you how to simply convert PDF to re-editable DWG.

Required Software: Sothink PDF to DWG Converter

Download PDF to DWG Converter >> (30-day free trial)

Estimated Time: 3 Minutes

At first, please see the intuitive interface of the PDF to DWG Converter:

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Jul 29

Freebie: Professional E-Commerce Icons Set (20 Icons)

Today, we are glad to release a set of 20 high quality E-commerce Icons in 64×64px, available in .png-format. This set was designed by Web Icons Set with the purpose to be used in e-commerce websites and has been exclusively released for Smashing Magazine and its readers. The set includes icons such as Empty Basket, Full Basket, Credit Cards, Delivery, Secure Payment, Checklist, Gifts, Shop Open, Shop Closed, Contact, Wallet and others.

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