Giveaway: 100 Postcards from Next Day Flyers

Mar 9 2011 by Jacob Gube | 77 Comments

This giveaway is for three sets of 100 4×6 postcards printed on 14pt card stock, courtesy of our friends at Next Day Flyers. The postcards will feature full color printing on the front, and black and white (or blank) on the reverse side. They’ll print them with next day printing turnaround time and ship them anywhere in the continental U.S. Read on to see how you can win one of the three sets of postcards.

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User Interface Patterns for Dealing with Interactive Content

Mar 8 2011 by Cameron Chapman | 9 Comments

User Interface Patterns for Dealing with Interactive Content

Websites and web applications are getting more and more interactive each day. Content on websites have the advantage over their printed counterparts in that, if we wanted to, we can let our users interact with them.

We have already discussed site navigation patterns and popular web content presentation patterns. Now, let us explore some UI patterns for our interactive website content.

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10 Tips for Decreasing Web Page Load Times

Mar 7 2011 by Adam Heitzman | 41 Comments

10 Tips for Decreasing Web Page Load Times

Patience is a virtue, but for many, it is often a difficult concept to practice. That is especially true for web users visiting a website that takes a long time to load. Users are enamored with speedy websites, and when a site responds slowly, visitors lose their patience and are less likely to come back.

Improving the speed of your website is important not only to users, but to search engine rankings as well. Last April, Google announced that they are now including website speed in their search ranking algorithms.

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Shine Styles: Free Photoshop Style Layers

Mar 6 2011 by Justin Hubbard | 12 Comments

Shine Styles: Free Photoshop Style Layers

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Announcement: Winners of Amazon Kindle 3G from DesignContest

Mar 5 2011 by Jacob Gube | 8 Comments

Announcement: Winners of Amazon Kindle 3G from DesignContest

DesignContest.com teamed up with Six Revisions to provide five participating Six Revisions readers Amazon Kindle 3Gs in a recent giveaway. Over 300 of you participated, and in this post, you’ll see the five who won.

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Announcement: Winners of Stockfresh Photo Credits

Mar 5 2011 by Jacob Gube | 5 Comments

Announcement: Winners of Stockfresh Photo Credits

Recently, we teamed up with Stockfresh, a provider of excellent stock photos, on a giveaway that offered five winners 100 credits to use any way they wish on the Stockfresh site. Read on to find out who the five lucky Six Revisions readers are.

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How Much Traffic Can Your Website Handle?

Mar 4 2011 by Jack Zhang | 18 Comments

How Much Traffic Can Your Website Handle?

Most websites load reasonably fast when visited by their average number of users. However, performance rapidly deteriorates when a site is overwhelmed by peak traffic (the times when the site’s traffic is the highest) and during traffic spikes.

In a quest to learn about the art and science of peak traffic estimation, I began to study some publicly available data to see if I could try to discover a connection between peak traffic and the average traffic of a website, as well as the type of traffic it can receive.

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