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How to Increase Conversion Rates with Ouibounce

One surefire way to increase conversion rates on your landing pages is to include some sort of pop-up, be it one that appears as soon as your user visits the page, or an exit pop-up that appears when the user is going to leave the page (usually this type of pop-up is activated when the cursor hits a certain point of the viewport). While no user will tell you that they love pop-ups, there’s no denying that they work to get more people to engage with your site and your content.

An easy way to add pop-ups to your sites is by using the open source, lightweight, and totally free Ouibounce plugin. The plugin gives you total control over your modals, and lets you customize things like a timers, cookie names, cookie expiration time (so how long you want a cookie to last before it expires and a user is exposed to the pop-up again), and more. You can define sensitively, which applies to the exit pop-up option, because sensitivity allows you to choose how far the cursor can move up the the viewport before it triggers the modal to appear. If you don’t want to go the exit pop-up route, but you always don’t want your modal to appear immediately upon page load, there’s also a delay option that allows you to define how much time you would like to pass in between page load and the pop-up appearing.

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In terms of design, there are templates and suggestions provided by the plugin’s developer, but the style and content are totally customizable and up to you. Ouibounce gives you complete control of how you want your pop up to look and function within your project. The plugin is easy to install and almost even easier to use, and it will definitely give you great results if you’re looking for a lightweight, simple, and customizable pop-up plugin for any of your sites or pages.

Four free online Java compilers

Java codes are one of the most popular methods of developing software. Multiple online java code compilers are available which help to edit, compile and even publish so that designers don’t  have to open an IDE every time they need to get a job done. Here are some of the best online compilers available for designers.

1. JDoodle 

Developers who are working exclusively with codes written in one of the java languages will find Jdoodle Online Java Compiler and Editor an immense help. This compiler allows designers to check and compile as well as save the java codes in its online data base so that they don’t have to install or open a separate IDE for the same purpose. The site is developing continuously, taking care of the small niches so that developers will be able to use it even more smoothly. It is also working towards the addition of more and more libraries to the already existing vast database.

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2. Ideone

In addition to compiling java code, ideone.com also allows users to debug the same with great ease and comfort. It also has a very useful customer support system that will help with any problems. It supports more than 60 languages and is super easy to use. All developers need to do is enter the java code they have written and the work will be done in no time. The latest Sphere Engine technology that has been launched by the site also helps to execute the written codes in remote servers with great ease. It also allows developers to check out sample codes so they can get an idea about how it works.

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3. CodeTwist

CodeTwist’s promotional line states that it is a “simple C, C++ and java interpreter and compiler” and the site truly lives up to that credo. This is one of those online code compilers that allows developers to compile written codes with ease. The site is depicted as a simple single page with two boxes. Choose the language of the code that you want to compile, i.e. C, C++ or java and enter your code in the adjoining box and it will be compiled. It also allows developers to write any kind of input that may be required with the written code and it immediately provides the results.

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4. Browxy

Although only in its beta stage, browxy.com allows developers to compile Java codes online for free. It is made for individual use and is not meant for commercial purposes. The users are given the freedom of compiling as well as executing written codes online. This site is developing at a rapid rate for providing customers with a better user interface and compiling for commercial use. It is pretty simple to use and provides the developers with fast results. It allows users to save their project making it easy to edit or add at a later date. Users can also download the results and get an URL for the same.

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Setting up Visual Studio Intellisense for jQuery

In September 2008, at the jQuery Conference, it was announced that Microsoft would be shipping its upcoming releases of Visual Studio with jQuery built in. They would not fork or change the jQuery code but ship it as is. Microsoft also announced that they would distribute IntelliSense-annotated documentation JavaScript files for Visual Studio 2008 that developers can reference in their files to enable IntelliSense for jQuery. The following instructions will help you get started using this tool to make writing jQuery scripts faster than ever.

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Better, Stronger, Safer jQuerify Bookmarklet

A long time ago I built myself a little bookmarklet to load jQuery on pages that don’t already have it. The idea was to allow me to play around with any page on the web, using jQuery in the Firebug (and now Safari or IE8) console. I blogged about it, got lots of great feedback, and then blogged about an improved version. Now that a lot more great feedback has come through the comments of the updated bookmarklet post, I’ve decided to update it one more time.

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Updated jQuery Bookmarklet

For the most recent version of the bookmarklet, see the Better, Stronger, Safer jQuerify Bookmarklet entry.

About 1 1/2 years ago I put together a little “jQuerify” Bookmarklet (and blogged about it here). It’s a nice little tool that allows you to play around with jQuery on a page that doesn’t already have jQuery loaded and see the results immediately. Based on feedback from others, I’ve updated the bookmarklet a bit. Now, it first checks to see if jQuery is already loaded on the page and doesn’t bother loading it if it’s there. Also, instead of showing an alert message, it temporarily places an absolutely positioned div at the top of the page with a message saying either “This page is now jQuerified” or “This page was already jQuerified.” After 2 1/2 seconds, the message fades out and is removed from the DOM. Here is what the script looks like before it is converted to bookmarklet format (replacing spaces with %20, etc.):

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Have Your jQuery Fun on Any Site with Greasemonkey

Hot on the heels of my jQuerify Bookmarklet entry [note: update bookmarklet here] and John Resig’s Hacking Digg with Firebug and jQuery entry, Joan Piedra has put together a Greasemonkey user script (Firefox only) that lets jQuery load automatically on any site that you’ve set for it in the Greasemonkey preferences dialog.

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