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Google Analytics Advanced Tips and Tricks

Posted · Category: Information

I believe most of us are using Google Analytics in order to track our visitors daily. Most of us love Google Analytics, because it is reliable and powerful. However, how many of us have actually used its full potential?

Search Engine Journal has compilied a list of advanced Google Analytics tips that open up plenty of possibilities to track and evaluate. The followings are some of the useful tricks they shared with us.

  • Track 404 page
  • Classify your site visitors
  • Track your (outgoing) links
  • Track your banner ads
  • Track your downloads
  • Track mailto: links
  • Track full referring URLs
  • Track e-commerce transactions
  • Set up email alert on a regularly-scheduled basis
  • Exclude internal traffic
  • Compare traffic / page views over different periods of times

Source: The Huge Collection of Google Analytics Tips

The Winners of Flash 3D Wall PRO

Posted · Category: Announcement

Thank you for all of the participants of Giving Away 3 Copies of Flash 3D Wall PRO. We are happy to announce the following 3 winners. Congratulations. Flashloaded will contact you guys shortly.

1. Nicolas Chenet
2. manS
3. pfers

WebAppers will continue giving away some really nice web development tools and resources to our readers. Please feel free to suggest what you would like for the next Giveaway under this post. Thank you.

Smashing Magazine – On Stage Free Vector PSD Icon Set

Posted · Category: Icons, License Free

Smashing Magazine has just released On Stage icon set. The set contains 49 free vector icons including PSD which can be useful for both corporate and personal setting. You can use the set for free without any restrictions whatsoever.

The icons are available in the .png-format in the resolution 128×128px. 100% pure shape-based layered PSDs are also included in the package.

On-Stage Free Vector PSD Icon Set

Requirements: -
Demo: http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/08/27/on-stage-a-free-icon-set/
License: License Free

Google Ad Manager is Now Available to All Publishers

Posted · Category: Advertisement, Tools

Google Ad Manager is now available to all publishers across all regions. Google Ad Manager is a hosted ad management solution that can help you sell, schedule, deliver and measure all your directly sold and network-based inventory. The user interface is simple and intuitive, it decreases training time and trafficking steps with simplified tagging and inventory management. And it provides some basic tutorials as well. Now you can ensure quicker ad delivery and fewer reporting discrepancies. You always know what inventory is available to sell.

Google Ad Manager

Currently, the Ad Manager product is in a Beta period and there are no fees for using it. However, they reserve the right to change this policy in the future. Ad Manager may not always be free at all volumes, for all features or add-ons or for all uses.

Have you tried Google Ad Manager yet? What do you think it? Please feel free to share your experience with us.

Source: Google Ad Manager

Phusion Passenger – Ruby Apps Easy Deployment on Apache

Posted · Category: Framework, GPL License

Phusion Passenger is an Apache module, which makes deploying Ruby and Ruby on Rails applications on Apache a breeze. It follows the usual Ruby on Rails conventions, such as “Don’t-Repeat-Yourself” and ease of setup, while at the same time providing enough flexibility.

Phusion Passenger is a commercial supported open source product that enables people to deploy their Ruby on Rails applications in an upload-and-go manner, which is very reminiscent of the PHP way of deploying. Also, you can always get community support on Discussion board.

Requirements: Any OS, except Microsoft Windows
Demo: http://www.modrails.com
License: GPL License

Superfish – Enhanced Suckerfish Style Menu jQuery Plugin

Posted · Category: GPL License, Menu, MIT License

Superfish is an enhanced Suckerfish-style menu jQuery plugin that takes an existing pure CSS drop-down menu (so it degrades gracefully without JavaScript) and adds the some nice features as well. The reveal of sub-menu is animated, uses a fade-in by default but can be given a custom object to be used in the first argument of the animate function. The animation speed is also customisable but is set to “normal” by default.

There is a set of callback functions (onInit, onBeforeShow, onShow and onHide) available as well, allowing for further enhancements and functionality to be added without needing to alter the core Superfish code.

Superfish - Suckerfish Style Menu

Requirements: jQuery v1.1.3.1+
Demo: http://users.tpg.com.au/j_birch/plugins/superfish/
License: MIT and GPL License

Giving Away 3 Copies of Flash 3D Wall PRO

Posted · Category: Announcement

Flash 3D Wall PRO displays images on an engaging interactive 3D wall using the Papervision3D engine. It can also display FLV videos and SWF’s. YouTube videos can be played directly in the 3D Wall PRO as well as videos from streaming servers that use the rtmp protocol. The wall can be flat or set at any curvature to create a truly unique look. The viewer can also scroll, tilt and zoom the wall freely. Includes a built-in preloader for seamless transitions between thumbs and large images. Over 80 parameters to customize your wall ensures unlimited number of looks and an enticing viewer experience.

You can see many different kinds of image galleries and css galleries. As videos are getting more and more popular, it would be nice to have some video galleries as well. If you are interested in creating a video gallery, Flash 3D Wall PRO would be really useful to you then. I think it looks so nice, and it lets you creating a stunning video gallery easily.

Normally, a copy of Flash 3D Wall PRO costs you $179.95 each. However, Flashloaded is really kind to give away 3 copies of Flash 3D Wall PRO to WebAppers readers. All you have to do is leaving a comment under this post, and you will have a chance to win a copy of Flash 3D Wall PRO. We will draw the winner on 30th August. WebAppers has been helping web developers for over a year. We will continue bringing the best open source resources for web developers.  Thank you for supporting WebAppers.

Android – The First Complete, Open, and Free Mobile Platform

Posted · Category: Framework

Android - An Open Handset Alliance Project

The Open Handset Alliance, a group of more than 30 technology and mobile companies, is developing Android which is the first complete, open, and free mobile platform. It is a software stack for mobile devices that includes an operating system, middleware and key applications. This beta version of the Android SDK provides the tools and APIs necessary to begin developing applications on the Android platform using the Java programming language. They’re offering the Android Software Development Kit as well. There are four major features Android provides.

Open
Android allows you to access core mobile device functionality through standard API calls.

All applications are equal
Android does not differentiate between the phone’s basic and third-party applications, even the dialer or home screen can be replaced.

Breaking down boundaries
Combine information from the web with data on the phone, such as contacts or geographic location to create new user experiences.

Fast & easy development
The SDK contains what you need to build and run Android applications, including a true device emulator and advanced debugging tools.

Requirements: -
Demo: http://code.google.com/android/
License: Apache License 2.0

Taking Snapshots with AIR Application WebSnapshot

Posted · Category: Capture, Tools

WebSnapshot is a simple Adobe AIR application which allows you taking snapshots for any websites easily. Enter the Url and Press Snap. Or Drag and Drop it from your browser. Click on the Thumnails to Save. With Auto Save Checked, the thumnails are immediatly saved to your ‘save’ folder. You can select the type of Snapshot you want to make: Thumbnail, Browser size, or Full Page. You can tailor the way the snapshots are take in the Preferences pane as well. Set the download folder as needed.

Taking Snapshots with Adobe AIR Application WebSnapshot

Requirements: -
Demo: http://myspyder.net/tools/websnapshot/
License: License Free

100 Close BETA Invitations From Crowd Science

Posted · Category: License Free, Stats

Audience Measurement Service from Crowd Science Demographics

Crowd Science Demographics is a new audience measurement service that gives website publishers insight into the demographics and attitudes of their audience. Focusing on more than page views, clicks and behavior, Crowd Science Demographics builds an audience profile including age, gender, income level and other demos that provide you insight to your audience.

Crowd Science can help you create a model of your audience that reveals more than the records of IP addresses and page views. Their audience measurement service is able to build deep, topic-area-specific statistical models of the demographics and attitudes of the visitors to your website.

Audience Measurement Service from Crowd Science Demographics

Their research methodologies are as polite and non-intrusive as possible – they recognize the advantage of an engaged audience and the very obvious disadvantage of having one that won’t come back. Activating your website is a breeze. The data will be yours to keep and to use for any purpose, evil or otherwise. Whether you are a publisher, a blogger, an advertiser or a researcher, Crowd Science can help you understand your crowd.

Crowd Science is currently under Close BETA. However, they are very kind to give WebAppers readers 100 invitations. You can sign up with invitation code: WEBAPPERS. Hurry up!

Requirements: -
Demo: http://www.crowdscience.com/
License: License Free

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