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28 May 2021
Access Google Surveys and Google Analytics 4 data in Data Studio blog.google

Today, Data Studio users can access over 300 data sets in just a couple clicks. From Google Ads to BigQuery to your CRM data, you can spend more time finding and sharing insights and less time configuring data sources.

With two brand new data connectors you can access even more data through Data Studio to help you analyze your marketing investments and make decisions. You can now access your market research data with our new Google Surveys connector and connect to the next generation of Google Analytics with support for Google Analytics 4 properties.

Accessing the data you need to make better decisions is only the first step. Finding insights from the data and determining the best way to communicate the insights to stakeholders can be challenging and time consuming.

We’re making it easier to get started with new marketing templates across common data sets like Google Ads, Search Ads 360 and more. You can find over 30 solutions to help you get started in the Data Studio gallery.

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The Shopify App Store Report: 2021 newsletter.marketplaceapps.co

Launched in 2009, the Shopify App Store enables developers to build applications for Shopify’s merchants. It’s become a vital differentiator for Shopify with 85% of Shopify Merchants now relying on apps built by developers to power their stores.

As of 16th May 2021, the Shopify App store has 5,918 apps across 12 primary categories created by 3,578 developers.

Find out insights like:

  • The median price for each plan across all categories
  • The average rating per category
  • The median number of reviews per category
  • Split between free, freemium and paid apps.
  • And tons more!

The growth of the Shopify App store since its launch in 2009 has been staggering. We estimate it has grown at 25.8% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2009 to 2020.

Another way to think of this is there’s been on average, 6 apps added to the Shopify app store each day in 2021 🤯

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27 May 2021
6 Ways Parallax Still Works in 2021 webdesignerdepot.com

Parallax is a term that is applied loosely and frequently in the world of web design. As a trend, it has been popular and unpopular in equal measures for some time. However, it’s still one of the most valuable tools for animation in the digital world.

Parallax creates an illusion of depth when scrolling, a timeless effect that still has lots of value in the web design world.

Sure, parallax has its issues, from problems with usability, to concerns with mobile responsivity — but it’s also an interesting way to make a website stand out when done correctly.

In the article, the author Rebekah Carter mentioned some advantages of parallax:

  • Parallax Tells A Story
  • Parallax Increases Website Visit Times
  • Parallax Develops Credibility
  • Parallax Makes Information More Fun
  • Parallax Replicates Another Medium
  • Parallax Is More Memorable

Many examples provided in the article are fantastic, definitely worth visiting.

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Music Player using React.js dev.to

Ayaan Farooqui made a cool react.js music player with youtube as music source. Design Credits to Giga Tamarashvili on dribbble

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lightGallery lightgalleryjs.com

A lightweight, modular, JavaScript image and video lightbox gallery plugin. Available for React.js, Vue.js, Angular, and TypeScript.

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Profiling to make your Rails app faster - Gannon McGibbon youtube.com

As you grow your Rails app, is it starting to slow down? Let’s talk about how to identify slow code, speed it up, and verify positive change within your application. In this talk, you’ll learn about rack-mini-profiler, benchmark/ips, and performance optimization best practices.

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Google Search Console performance report gains practice problems searchengineland.com

Google announced a new addition to the performance report in Search Console, specific for the practice problems rich results. You can now track your performance for your practice problem rich results.

If you are in the education online content business, you may want to leverage these new structured data types to get more exposure in the Google Search results. These may help increase your click-through rates on some of your snippets in the search results and it may help you gain more traffic to your site.

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Looking to leave WordPress behind? You’re not alone searchengineland.com

Rising priorities like site speed and multi-platform distribution are driving enterprises to explore headless and hybrid content management systems, being the "single source of truth" for content marketers and it incorporates an application programming interface (API) that allows the CMS to deliver content to any channel.

The progress WordPress has made since its inception is undeniably admirable — it has nearly singlehandedly democratized web publishing and has remained incredibly versatile, in part because of a developer ecosystem responsible for nearly 60,000 plug-ins. Wordpress gains incredibly 64.6% of CMS market share in 2021, while Shopify takes second place with merely 5.4% market share.

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SlashData: JavaScript and Python boast largest developer communities developer-tech.com

A new report from SlashData highlights the huge growth (14%) in the global developer community over the past six months.

JavaScript continues to attract new developers and is the largest developer community at around 13.8 million.

Even in software sectors where JavaScript is not among developers' top choices, like data science or embedded development, about a fourth of developers use it in their projects.

Python takes second place in community size with 10.1 million. The language’s developer community is growing the fastest of the established programming languages at a rate of 20 percent.

Top 5 of programming language communities in Q1 2021

  • Javascript
  • Python
  • Java
  • C/C++
  • C#
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