Skills and new businesses drive decade of recovery for UK cities

Improving skills levels and new business formation have been the key long-term drivers of growth for UK cities since the financial crisis, according to the latest Demos-PwC Good Growth for Cities 2018 index that ranks cities on a combination of economic performance and quality of life. The latest Index analyses …

Optimize your website with our favorite WordPress SEO tips and tricks

Editor’s Note: This article on WordPress SEO tips and tricks was first published on February 4, 2015. It was updated on November 23, 2018. Most users adopt WordPress because it’s free, it’s easy to use, and it offers an abundance of resources and extensions. What people don’t realize is WordPress …

How to Use Analytics to Create Targeted Email Campaigns

When we think UX, we think about the ways we help our users navigate our website. Among various types of conversions (subscriptions, submitting a form, etc.), the primary objectives are the conversions that directly translate to revenue. These conversions could be clicks that lead to advertising revenue, or checkouts that …

If Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson Are Splitting Up, Here’s What Happens to the $93,000 Engagement Ring

When comedian Pete Davidson proposed to Ariana Grande after dating for a few weeks, he gave her a ring worth $93,000. Several months later, the couple has reportedly split up, according to People and multiple other news outlets. Celebrity or not, there are a number of logistics to manage in …

If You Have Any of These 12 Things on Your Work Desk, Your Coworkers Probably Think You’re Unprofessional

Some people would argue that a messy desk is a sign of genius — and actual geniuses like Albert Einstein and Steve Jobs would seem to be among them. Others, like the people who actually work with and beside you, might find your mess less than endearing. And beyond clutter, …

Amelia: The Next-level WordPress Booking Plugin

This article was created in partnership with BAWMedia. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. Booking appointments would seem to be a minor task, but managing appointments takes up more time, energy, and money than you might imagine, especially in very active businesses like consulting firms, health …

3 music marketing musts for freelance musicians to cut through the noise

Once upon a time, the music industry was a place where musicians, bands and songwriters could cut through the noise with a few simple music marketing techniques: a sprinkling of well-placed gig posters, a string of well-attended local shows, a little word-of-mouth and a steady stream of record and merchandise …

Why is Verizon chasing 4G speed records with 5G only days away?

ANALYSIS: After nearly a year of hype, actual 5G service is now only days away. Verizon is launching commercial offerings in four cities next week — but the same carrier is touting an eleventh-hour breakthrough in 4G. Working with Qualcomm and Nokia in a live New York commercial environment, Verizon achieved …

Home Office Tip: The Secret to Increasing Your Air Conditioning Unit’s Longevity

One of the worst parts of home ownership is replacing things when they stop working. Air conditioning is not an inexpensive item. That is why it is crucial as a business owner with many expenses to extend the life of an air conditioner as long as possible. Keep your home …

Reducing commuting times could drastically reduce CO2 emissions

A decrease in commuting times in the UK will reduce levels of carbon dioxide by 7.8 million tonnes per year by 2030, according to a new study by Regus. The economic study, carried out by independent researchers, found that if the growth in flexible workspace continues to increase, commuters in …

If Earth’s great ice sheets start collapsing, massive undersea walls could hold them back

It would be best for humanity if the colossal ice sheets that blanket Antarctica stayed put. But, there’s growing evidence that as the planet heats up, these sprawling glaciers could begin flowing into the ocean at an accelerated pace, boosting sea levels not in feet — but yards. To halt …

Google looks to former Oracle exec Thomas Kurian to move cloud business along

Diane Greene announced on Friday that she was stepping down after three years running Google’s cloud business. She will stay on until the first of the year to help her successor, Thomas Kurian in the transition. He left Oracle at the end of September after more than 20 years with the company, and …

People might be more productive when supervised by a bad robot

We will have to get used to a lot more talk about how we interact with artificial intelligence and it might involve addressing some difficult ideas. Try this for a start. People might perform better on certain tasks when supervised by a ‘mean’ robot rather than a ‘nice’ one, according …

GoDaddy Q&A with Project Backboard founder Dan Peterson

GoDaddy is honored to partner with Project Backboard founder Dan Peterson for our “Make the world you want campaign” — empowering makers to change your world if it doesn’t quite fit you. It all started with a few lines and some paint. When Dan Peterson, a former college basketball player …

Essay collection challenges the cliches about the future of work

The RSA Future Work Centre has published a new essay collection which it claims presents fresh perspectives on the future of work. The report claims that there are four basic problems with the mainstream narrative about work: that there is a fixation with certain technologies, especially artificial intelligence and robotics; …

New interior design collective launches in Manchester

Mix Design Collective in association with Bruntwood, part of Mix Week Manchester, is a brand-new workplace design event that will celebrate the best national and international design products. Created by Mix Group, home to Manchester Headquartered, award winning Mix Interiors magazine and Out There Events, Mix Design Collective will see …

Stark levels of stress among small business owners as they struggle to stay solvent

Chronic work-related stress has risen sharply among small business owners, with a fifth of small business owners look to taking a job elsewhere to stay afloat this year. This is according to new research from AXA, which reveals that many are adopting short-term planning and cutting reliance on external funding ahead …

Get Two Distinct Personalities with this Week’s Free Fonts

Font designer Tom Chalky created Brixton as his first ever (and one of his best-selling) font families. He redesigned it in 2015, and it’s now available in three weights. Brixton features a distinctive, decorative style with a hand-drawn feel and alternate characters. It’s perfect for when you want a serif …

Looking for the Perfect UX/UI Tools? Check Out These Great Ones

This sponsored article was created by our content partner, BAW Media. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. As the saying goes: "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure". More companies than ever are beginning to heed this advice. They're realizing that it is …

More information on Misspelled SEO Keywords

More information on Misspelled SEO Keywords If used properly, misspelled keywords can be worth gold. Ranking keywords is getting harder day by day. Competition for different popular search terms is growing rapidly, and takes lots of resources in order to push a certain website into the first page of Google …

Meaningful work an important driver of health and wellbeing for men

Men’s care brand Harry’s has published the findings from their first US Masculinity Report in partnership with University College London psychologist John Barry, co-founder of the male psychology section of the British Psychological Society. The report surveyed 5,000 men aged 18-95 across the US, weighted for race, income, education, sexual …