The Worthy Web: June 7, 2012

Here’s a collection of links from the past couple weeks which we at AsItChanges found interesting. Take the time to check them out – we think you’ll like them!

Internet Architecture

A Visual Explanation of SQL Joins – Great, brief piece that helps visualize how SQL joins work. A must-read if you want to learn more about the inner workings of the SQL language.

A Guide to Building jQuery Applications – A very comprehensive overview of application building with the jQuery library. JQuery is open-source, and it’s already used by a majority of the world’s most-visited websites, so now is an excellent time to learn more about it.

Design Patterns for jQuery: A Beginner’s Guide – Just getting started with HTML design using jQuery? Download this free guide filled with tips and insights.

JQuery Application Development Chart – A top-down view of the jQuery application development process. And it’s printable!

Enterprise Development

Recommended Reads for Nonprofits – If you work at a non-profit, or just want insight into the state of the not-for-profit sector, check out this list of reports and analyses.

6 Tips for Time Management – ReadWriteWeb’s take on how entrepreneurs can manage their time intelligently. Stay on top of your business – and get more done – with these six pointers!

Why Start-Ups Fail – Excellent, data-fueled insight on the start-up landscape from a Harvard professor.

LeanLaunchLab – This is a product, rather than an article. But we think it’s so valuable that it deserves a mention here. Watch the video on the splash page for an explanation of how LeanLaunchLab works (and keep your eyes peeled for an AIC post that expounds on some of LLL’s key precepts).


Social Media Marketing Visualized – Just how complex has social media marketing (SMM) become? This Business Insider infographic lays out the SMM space.

5 Key Facebook Insights – If your company has a page on Facebook, you get free access to Insights (Facebook’s home-brewed analytics system). This list can help you get started with Insights and refine your Facebook branding strategy.

The Gary Halbert Letter (Archives) – Gary Halbert, the late copywriting and content marketing guru, published a famous newsletter for small-business owners and the self-employed. Many of the articles are available in the Archives section of Halbert’s website, and quite a few of them are worth a read.

21 Kinds of Content That Consumers (and Search Engines) Find Irresistible – Looking to give your website’s content more punch? Use these content tips from Social Media Today to get your site noticed!


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