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1. Why most small business websites fail

Google has built a billion dollar business on a simple, powerful concept that can be summed up in a single word, Relevancy.

The problem is that most small business owners have this concept and fail to perform as a result. Understanding this concept and applying it will put you ahead of your competitors.

2. Simple show & hide with jQuery using an onchange event

Show or hide items based on a <select> option value

Recently I was working on a website with a registration page that needed to add a country selection. If you don't know, not all countries have states, and in this case I was adding Canada, and they have provinces. The solution, if a user selects Canada, show the province drop-down, if a user selects United States, show the state drop-down. Here is a simple script to show and hide form elements.

3. jQuery Slideshow with the jQuery Cycle Plugin

Some of the most popular jquery scripts are slideshow/photo gallery scripts, and there are tons of them out there. This article is about one of my personal favorites, the jQuery cycle plugin. The jQuery cycle plugin provides many different type of transitional effects as well as support for pause-on-hover, auto-stop, auto-fit, before/after callbacks, click triggers and much more.

4. Show and hide with jQuery

Simple, yet very powerful, jQuery show() and hide() functions give you the ability to show and hide content on the fly.  These functions are useful when you have long content that may cause vertical scrolling, "tabbed" sections, and more.  Put together with the click() function, which you can read about in my article "jQuery for beginners", in this article I will demonstrate how to use the show() and hide() functions along with the click() function.

5. Fancy corners done the easy way, with jQuery!

Corners used to take time styling with css and images, but not anymore

The robust features and new jQuery plugins never stop amazing me. This one has been around for a while and is one of my favorite plugins. With the jQuery corner plugin you can transform any boring div, paragraph or button into a fancy designed box with a cool border. The jQuery corner plugin is light weight and has support for most browsers. The plugin has tons of options and with a little styling you can really make any element look different from other elements on your website.

6. Fun with jQuery: Tetris

jQuery isn't all boring code

It's Friday and who wants to read another article about marketing your website? In the spirit of the Friday, I have a cool demo of a classic tetris game done entirely in jQUery, html and css. It's not the most robust game, but it sure is addictive.

7. 5 benefits of an e-commerce restaurant website

How can your restaurant website benefit from e-commerce?

Online ordering is the biggest trend in restaurant websites, and in order to keep up with the chain restaurants, you need to get on this trend. But don't just do it because everyone else is. There are many advantages to having e-commerce functionality on your restaurant website. Here are 5 benefits of having an e-commerce restaurant website.

8. Do you want an image gallery on your website?

Setting up an image gallery with jQuery is quick and easy

All over the internet, you can find beautiful image galleries. Some of these image galleries use flash, which can be really nice, but also cost a lot more and take more time to implement than a jQuery image gallery. This article will give you some examples of image galleries that are easy to implement, quick to code, and are simple to customize.

9. 5 search engine optimization tasks you can accomplish in a few hours

You don't need to be afraid of search engine optimization, it's not that difficult

Search engine optimization is not that difficult of a task, and you can accomplish a lot in just a few hours. SEO is all about understanding your customers and your market, and optimizing your content for your customers. If you have thousands of pages, this may take some time, but it can be done. With a little research and patience you can optimize your content for search engines with ease. The following 5 search engine optimization tips are some simple techniques to help you optimize your content for search engines and your users.

10. Email marketing: avoid hitting the spam folder

A big problem with email marketing is your messages ending up in the spam folder or not even being deliverd to the intended recipient.  Even worse, you can end up on black lists for sending out spam.  Once you get on a black list it is very difficult to get off.  Here are a few ways to avoid your emails ending in the spam folder.

Tags: Website Design, Website Development, Seo, Search Engine Optimization, Email Marketing, Javascript, Jquery

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