Design & Development Digest

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New Responsive Themes Arrive at CoreCommerce

Mobile is the focus of CoreCommerce’s most recent software update, as the company is now offering two new responsive design themes for merchants. The new themes add to CoreCommerce ’s previous selection of responsive themes...

Why Olympic.org Failed To Qualify

James Ramsey, CEO, FiddleFly The Olympics are a celebration of human agility, strength and achievement stemming back to ancient Greece. The Olympics website appears to be a celebration of late-‘90s Web design, complete with a...

Tripwire Makes Network Security for Small Biz Accessible

Cyberattacks on small businesses rose 300 percent in 2012 according to Symantec. If your company manages multiple devices and applications on its network, it's time to take security more seriously. Risk-based security and compliance...

One-Click Multi-Screen Website Builder

Mobile website platform Duda has released a one-click site builder that works not just on mobile but desktops and tablets too. The new service, dubbed DudaOne, uses Duda's technology to build a multi-screen website by pulling existing...

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YouTube Gets a Makeover

YouTube has unveiled a new design that aims to make the video-sharing platform’s Web presence more similar to the company’s mobile apps, which is where its users spend nearly half their time. The new design features a center...

How to Design for On- and Offline

:: By Jonny Rowntree, Elanders :: It’s one of the most exciting aspects of starting up a business: spending those countless, dedicated hours before the computer screen, gaining a grasp of all the various intricacies of design...

Font Compatibility Table; No Digital Love for Comic Sans?

What fonts work on what mobile devices? That's the question top of mind with developers and designers these days, as the user experience on smartphones varies greatly on iOS, Android, Windows Phone and Blackberry. So what fonts...

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Bing Code Search for Visual Studio

Developers often use code samples from code repositories that are produced by other developers. It's a common practice, but it's not always as seamless as you might expect, as it's difficult to pass content to a search...

Responsive Web Design Simplified [Infographic]

The benefits of responsive Web design (RWD) are clear. RWD provides a seamless cross-device experience, which both users and the search engines (namely Google) prefer. Still, most websites today are not responsive . So, if you are...

Use Nightwatch for Automated Testing

If you're looking for a simpler way to conduct automated testing of browser-based apps and websites, look no further than NightWatch.js. Written in Node.js and using the Selenium WebDriver API, developers can perform different...

Jimdo Users Blog by Mobile

Website builder Jimdo, which has seen over 10 million sites built on its platform, added a feature that will enable its users to create and publish blog posts directly from its iOS app . “Based on user feedback and our analysis...

Robocop & The Future of Search (at Bing)

What will search engines look like next year? How about five, ten or fifteen years? That was the challenge put before Bing by Sony Pictures who asked the search engine to come up with a concept for search in the not-too-distant future...

Facebook Conceal and Cryptographic Code

Facebook engineers have released an open-source tool that automates some of the more arduous elements in producing secure cryptographic code. Its new code library, dubbed Conceal, provides Facebook developers a set of programming interfaces...

HTML5's Continuing Rise

It’s a multi-device world, and developers can no longer afford to play favorites. According to Vision Mobile’s latest Developer Economics report, Apple’s developer Mindshare has slipped to 52 percent (from 56 percent...

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Amazon Gets Aggressive on Game Dev

Amazon acquired gaming studio Double Helix games this week in a likely effort to strengthen its game-related offerings. Irvine, California-based Double Helix is best known for its hit Xbox One game Killer Instinct (see screenshot below...

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