Design & Development Digest

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How Well Are You Connecting People With The Right Products?

:: By Julie Barile :: It seems like a simple, straightforward concept – a shopper types a search word or phrase into the search box on an ecommerce site and voila! The shopper gets what the shopper ordered. At least that's...

Web Design Trends for 2017

:: By Manas Kumar, Top Notch Dezigns :: Websites are one of the most crucial parts of any business, and it’s imperative brands keep up with the latest trends and technology surrounding Web development in order to meet visitors’...

The Experience Business — From a Web of Pages to a Web of Experiences

:: By Kevin Lindsay, Adobe :: We’re in a major period of transition, as our Web of pages shifts to become a Web of experiences. The ‘last millisecond’ and the behaviors it triggers have become less a consideration...

Test AMP Markup Validity

Many of those responsible for search engine optimization can see the potential benefits of developing webpages that are compliant with the Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) project, but it's not easy to use AMP if you're burdened...

Q&A: Growing your Development Business with Data Quality

:: Enable Recurring Revenue While Extending Long-Term Value to Etailers :: The influx of constantly changing customer data challenges etailers to maintain customer satisfaction, manage returned shipments and prevent fraud. By optimizing...

Cybersecurity & the Internet of Things: How Enterprises Can Reduce IoT Risks

:: By Vinod Subramanyam, Brillio :: Imagine manufacturing machinery that orders supplies before they run out, without human intervention. Cars that notify insurance companies the moment an accident occurs. Smart agricultural equipment...

Designing a Website in a Week

By Roscoe Tsalacopoulos, Web/UI Designer, Envato First impressions are everything. For any business today with an online presence, your website is often that first impression. The kicker? You have mere milliseconds to catch someone’s...

Shaping the Future of Commerce for Large Merchants

Shopify, a well known cloud-based commerce platform for the SMB set, announced it has acquired product design and development consultancy Boltmade. SUBSCRIBE to Website Magazine & Accelerate 'Net Success What does a commerce...

SysAdmins Bogged Down & Bothered by File Management Woes

A recent survey from SmartFile shows that IT system administrators lost an average of $21,899, or 661 IT ticket hours, in productivity costs each year. SUBSCRIBE to Website Magazine & Accelerate 'Net Success Highlights from...

Microsoft & The Rise of Conversational Computing

Microsoft's bot platform, which allows bots and machine learning developers to create apps for communication and chat platforms like Skype, FB Messenger, Kik, and others, is now being used by more than 45,000 developers (significantly...

Classifying NSFW Images; Shocking & Disturbing

The team behind Yahoo's system to mark NSFW (not suitable for work) content on the 'Net has just made the technology open source . The NSFW problem has captivated (pun intended) researchers and developers for decades, and with...

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7 User-Centric Development Strategies

:: By Keval Padia, Nimblechapps :: With an increasing number of sites and apps offering sophisticated user experiences (UX), today’s consumers (both B2C and B2B) have much higher expectations of the digital properties they visit...

Should You Get a Master’s in Web Design and Development?

:: By Larry Alton, @LarryAlton3 :: Once you’ve started your Web design business/career, it may seem like the battle is over. In reality, you’re just beginning. You must find clients and retain them to achieve your goals...

The Case for Automated A/B Testing

:: By Adam Blomberg, Episerver :: Just as a Chicago restaurant owner would avoid publicly endorsing the Cubs or the White Sox for fear of alienating half of its customers, marketers know that launching a digital commerce site without...

Don’t Believe the “Death of the Homepage” Hype: How to Revamp A Homepage for the Social Web

:: By Margaret Lucas, Nicho :: When The New York Times announced that they had lost half the traffic to the nytimes.com homepage in just two years (80 million visitors), the Internet collectively mourned the “death of the homepage...

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