harpman

Joined on 02 May 2012
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    When you write, try to focus on topics you know well, and write as though you are having a conversation with one other person.

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    Use a timer on your thermostat, and set it to turn the heating down a few degrees when everyone will be out of the house.

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    What to do if you have writer's block: Write the topic down and a list of sub-topics to help get you started.

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    Avoid CAPTCHAs at all costs. There are alternative solutions out there, such as the Honeypot Trap or math questions, which can block 99.9% of spam.

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    Most users scan web page content versus reading everything on the page so make sure your page is scannable. Contrast in type helps.

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    Add on-page hints and calls to action for users to notice and perform in order to help them achieve their goals.

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    Split large forms into wizard form with steps and clear labeling. This tip can be taken into larger context under the idea of "progressive disclosure"

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    Split your global CSS file in two if it contains a lot of big data URI's. One for styles, the other for data URI's. Aggressively cache data URI's.

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    Studies have shown that Prickly Pear Cactus extract can significantly help reduce hangover symptoms such as nausea.

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    Try "Intervention" hangover recovery formula. A drink specifically for hangover recovery. They have a website at www.drinkintervention.com

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    Get feedback on your designs using sites like FeedbackRoulette.com UsabilityHub.com, UserTesting.com and Usabilla.com

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    Don't overwork yourself and start to sweat in cold weather, otherwise you'll get cold and risk hypothermia.

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