Design & Development Digest

On the Web, image is everything – and so is function. Improve the visual design and function of your digital property with WM’s Design & Development channel.

3 Warning Signs Your Website Annoys Users

:: By Maxim Emelianov, HostforWeb :: What truly matters in the realm of Web success is whether or not your site is usable - and to what degree. What indicators, however, exist to help a website owner know this or not? Thankfully there...

Must-Have Tools & Frameworks for PHP Developers

:: By Chirag Rawal, Elsner :: Building an engaging and fully functional website to meet client expectations is undoubtedly a challenging task. Thankfully, there is no shortage of excellent PHP development tools and frameworks. Whether...

Pros & Cons of High-Fidelity Wireframes

:: By Chirag Leuva, Yudiz Solutions :: Wireframes are used to transform an idea into a visual representation of a proposed user interface without dedicating huge amounts of time and effort - allowing stakeholders to understand a concept...

Like Them or Not: 7 Web Design Trends Here to Stay

:: By Larry Alton, @LarryAlton3 :: As always, the world of Web design is moving quickly, and as always, it’s in your best interest to stay ahead of the curve. An increase in mobile technology usage, the emergence of VR systems...

Managing 100’s of Custom-Designed Sites

As part of Website Magazine's Web Masters tech interview series, spotlighting product and service providers helping to accelerate the 'Net success of industry professionals, we caught up with LightCMS Founder Justin Cowan to...

A Single Image For Use on Every Social Network

Social media management solution Sprout Social has released a free image-resizing program that enables users to optimize a single image and use it on multiple social networks. As networks continue to modify their dimension requirements...

Wireframes: 4 Tips for Presenting

By Samantha Turner, Celtic Chicago, Inc. Showing wireframes to a client is an interesting conundrum. Clients may not understand the initial vision of the site, and it’s a challenge to show them why this series of black and white...

Less is More - Whitespace in Web Design

:: By Saher Naseem, Dubai Monsters :: Most of us spend a great deal of time online browsing articles, shopping, updating timelines on Twitter and Facebook or doing a number of activities on social media. It is critically important...

Less is More: Whitespace in Web Design

:: By Saher Naseem, Dubai Monsters :: Most of us spend a great deal of time online browsing articles, shopping, updating timelines on Twitter and Facebook or doing a number of activities on social media. It is critically important...

#CheckoutFail - Online Merchants Failing the Mobile Experience

A new report out from PYMNTS and BlueSnapp, the Checkout Conversion Index (CCO), shows that Internet retailers aren't doing a very good job optimizing the mobile checkout experience. A review of 39,000 data points, across 657 sites...

Responsive Email Drives Higher CTO Rates

If you send email to your customers and prospects, it better look great on mobile devices or engagement will suffer. A new report out from Yesmail, " Do or Die: The Implications of Ignoring Responsive Design ," reveals that...

Weebly Unveils Email Marketing Service

Website building platform Weebly is expanding its service offerings, as the company has unveiled a new email marketing service called Promote. With Weebly Promote , users can build email campaigns that are directly integrated with...

The DROWN Attack In Focus

Security researchers have identified a new method for deciphering the contents of (supposedly) secure communications. The DROWN attack, is a cross-protocol attack that affects HTTPS and other services that rely on SSL and TLS, some...

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QUICK HIT: 7 Trillion Impression for Google Web Fonts

The Fonts within Google's free Web Font Library have been seen over 7.6 trillion times. Google provides some analytics on the fonts within its library which highlight not only the total number of font views, but the number of views...

Responsive Email Development with MJML.io

Email is the workhorse of the digital toolbox. Not only does it routinely outperform other channels, it's less expensive and more efficient. The increase of mobile usage has been a challenge for senders however as smartphones have...

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