Design & Development Digest

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Perceptual Fluency & Image Filters

A recently released study from Yahoo Labs examined whether manipulated images on the Web (specifically those using digital photo filters) engage people more than unfiltered ones. Assessing 7.6 million photos from Instagram and Flickr...

PrestaShop Unveils $1 Million Developer Integration Fund

E-commerce solutions provider PrestaShop has unveiled a $1 million Developer Integration Fund that is dedicated to driving new module development. Currently the PrestaShop Addons marketplace offers more than 5,000 modules that plug...

An Endless Stream of Website Images

For many, it's not just about having and using the right image - it's about having enough. The Web is a very visual place obviously, but image services can be costly to use and incredibly time consuming. What's a Web professional...

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Geo-Aware Push Notifications for the Browser

Love them or loathe them, the data is clear - push notifications create deeper level of engagement. Push notifications, however, have previously been limited to native apps. That's about to change. Geofencing and content localization...

How Long Is Your... Content?

Say goodbye to TL;DR! Not every user is going to have the time to go through your long form content. It's a digital fact of life. Your responsibility as a Web professional is to make the experience as useful as possible, of course...

Azure Enabling Application Devs to Test Security With Tinfoil

More than 13 percent of all reviewed sites can be compromised automatically and 49 percent of Web applications contain vulnerabilities of high risk according to the Web Application Security Consortium . It's an increasingly serious...

MarketLive Unveils API for Online Retailers

MarketLive has unveiled its ML API, which provides online retailers with real-time access into the MarketLive Engine and real-time data exchange between MarketLive and any other data source. The API can be used to connect front-end...

MyWebsite Gets Optimization Upgrades

Savvy website owners know that it’s not enough to merely have a digital presence. Rather, they have to optimize their brands for online visibility, across the search engines and online directories. 1&1 Internet has just announced...

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Create 219,000 Product Videos in 24 Hours

Online video is breaking through, and some savvy retailers are acting fast to capitalize on the trend. Video marketing solution Treepodia announced today that its slution was used by ATGStores.com (a subsidiary of Lowes) to create...

The Importance of SMB Branding

A recent study from 99designs is shedding light on the importance of branding initiatives for small businesses (SMBs) just starting out. According to the “SMB Branding Perceptions” survey, 6 in 10 SMBs say a company’s...

Swipe Right: 8 Ways to Find Your Product Potential Users

:: By Kate Griggs, 352 Inc. :: If a digital product were to go speed dating, what’s the first thing it would say to the person across the table? If it had a Tinder profile, would its landing page make a potential suitor swipe...

Reasons to Stick With Your Web Design Agency

Depending on those involved, agency-client relationships can be tenuous and tense or productive and profitable. These partnerships require each party do their part – establishing goals, listening to the other and, sometimes,...

App Indexing Comes to iOS (for Some)

Apple apps are no longer getting the digital cold shoulder from Google, as the search engine announced it is now not just offering App Indexing with Android apps but iOS apps as well. What this means is that users on both Android and...

Life After Mobilegeddon: Tested Techniques That Help Increase Mobile Conversions

By Marcus Howling, Web Talent Marketing Business owners and marketers have been scrambling for the past few months trying to prepare for the release of Google’s Mobilegeddon. Webmasters should have been preparing for this since...

Expanding its Hybrid Cloud, EMC Acquires Virtustream

Data storage solution provider EMC is acquiring privately held Virtustream for an estimated $1.2 billion in cash. EMC is reportedly struggling to grow sales and will likely leverage Virtustream to expand its hybrid cloud portfolio...

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