Design & Development Digest

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Hitting the R.O.I. Bullseye

In the game known as target marketing, the winners aim for the R.O.I Bullseye! When advertising, do the networks you market with cater to your business and your industry? Google Adwords and Bing Adcenter are great “catch-all”...

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Why Do Developers Contribute to Open Source Projects?

:: By Vincent Hardy, Adobe :: Open source takes on multiple forms, from big projects such as WebKit , Blink , Apache or Linux to smaller ones (nowadays typically on GitHub ) such as Cordova or even tiny contributions such as shared...

Make Device Tilting Fun with Parallax.js

What makes today's websites so much more interesting than their digital predecessors is that they have the capacity to react to how it is being viewed. Responsive design pretty much dominates the conversation in certain circles...

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Amazon Opens Mobile Associates API, Expands In-App Purchasing

Amazon introduced the Mobile Associates API for Kindle Fire and other Android devices this week, enabling developers to merchandise both physical and digital items from Amazon.com within apps and games. To monetize apps in the past...

Web Product Tours with the Hopscotch Framework

Website-based product tours are all the rage now among designers and developers (as well as digital marketers). Website Magazine has featured a few possible solutions including Intro.JS in the past, but the there are others that designers...

The Perfect Character Count Per Line with FlowType.js

Typography plays an important role in readability, and it is a commonly held belief that the most legible typography contains between 45 and 75 characters per line. Matching or meeting that character limit can be difficult however...

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The Cloud Gains Mindshare Among SMB’s

Spiceworks released results of a survey which analyzes the familiarty and use of cloud networking technologies by SMBs. The study, “Cloudification of the Network” ( PDF - opens in new window), revealed that despite security...

Business Management Apps Arrive at Wix

Popular HTML5 Web-publishing platform Wix has launched a new Business Management Apps offering, which enables its user base of more than 37 million people to control business aspects beyond website creation directly from the Wix dashboard...

Jimdo Users can Edit Their Sites on iOS

Website builder Jimdo has released a native iOS app that makes it possible to create and edit websites on an iPhone or iPad. While I'm not typically an advocate of using a plug-and-play solutions like Jimdo (or any of the automated...

The Wonder of TypeWonder (FONTS)

Did you ever wonder what another font would look like on your website, but didn't want to go through all the rigmarole associated with downloading and uploading, changing code and all the like? If so, you're in luck thanks...

Elance Hiring Grows by 51% [Infographic]

Hiring through global online staffing platform Elance has grown 51 percent since last year, according to data from the company’s semi-annual Global Online Employment Report. This growth highlights the rising demand for skilled...

HTML5 Popularity (and Profits) Among Fortune 500

Companies listed in The Fortune 500 aren't always innovators when it comes to design, so analyzing how those brands are currently designing their digital assets helps understand the broader prevalence of certain trends. HTML5 provides...

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Developers: Stop Putting Your Link in the Footers of Clients’ Sites

:: By Bart Mroz, SUMO Heavy Industries :: Whenever I buy a new car, I insist the dealership remove its emblem and license plate frame from the back. I’m paying enough for this vehicle that I don’t intend it to be a rolling...

HTML5 Apps Now Welcome in Amazon Appstore

Amazon has launched support for Web apps in its Mobile App Distribution Program. Wait, is that the death knell of native apps I hear? Developers can now submit URLs for their HTML5 web apps (and mobile websites) and have Amazon offer...

Topsy Adds to Its Social API Offerings

Social analytics provider Topsy has launched a new set of social data APIs that give users the ability to integrate social metrics, insights and content directly into applications, social dashboards and more. “Our new social...

The Most Popular Tags on the Web

If you’ve ever wondered which marketing solutions are the most popular amongst enterprises, look no further than the Tealium Digital 100. The Tealium Digital 100 is a new index that is compiled quarterly, and reveals insights...

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