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.

Resources to Build Your First Chatbot

You can't open up your browser these days without hearing something about chatbots. Many consider artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, manifesting in the form of chatbots, the next great evolution of digital business...

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Goal-Oriented Cover Photos to Like

“We need a new Facebook cover photo.” That’s a statement in-house designers have likely heard a time or two with very little direction about what to include, how big it should be or the overall goal of the image itself...

Freelance vs Permanent Devs: Which Works Best for Your Business?

:: By Rizza Laplana, Get Devs :: Oftentimes, a company’s foremost consideration in choosing between hiring freelancers and permanent developers is the budget. But since these two types of contracts affect a business beyond cost...

Responsive & Adaptive with Restive.js

There is a great deal of interest in using Google AMP (or Facebook Articles if you're more inclined to social media), and there's no denying web designers aren't being pressured to support the mobile experience in any way...

Where Did All the C Programmers Go?

The current TIOBE Index , a highly respected resource for ranking the popularity of programming languages, indicated in its most recent report that the C programming language (invented way back in 1972) has hit a 15-year low. The reason...

The IT Person Makes Bank

What do IT practitioners in the United States earn? DevOps platform Puppet recently released its 2016 DevOps Salary Report and found that most IT practitioners in the U.S. earn $100,000 in annual salary, and that 43 percent of IT managers...

Building a Wall to Prevent DDoS Attacks

Enterprises are waking up to a harsh reality - at some time in the future, they will likely be the victim of a DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack. DDoS attacks overwhelm networks with huge amounts of data and they can degrade...

The End of Mobile Ad Interstitials

Google made what amounts to a major announcement this week and everyone from search marketers to UX designers have been left wondering about the long-term potential impact. Google indicated that in early January (January 10th to be...

The Impact of an Effective Image Management Strategy on Your Website

:: By Colin Bendell, Akamai :: Images are critical to the success of your online business. Good visual content does not just increase online sales, but also increases user engagement, retention and loyalty. Even online training or...

AI-Powered Predictive Analytics for IT Operations

Log analysis company Logz.io has released a new analytics solution that is powered by artificial intelligence, which is designed to identify critical events in IT environments before they become a serious problem that affects revenues...

DNSSEC Reflection Presents Severe DDoS Risk

Neustar has released a research report detailing how the Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) can be subverted as an amplifier in Distributed-Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks. SUBSCRIBE to Website Magazine & Accelerate...

Avoid These UI/UX Mistakes to Improve Mobile App Retention

:: By Ashesh Shah, Fusion Informatics :: It is hard for marketers to see their app's user retention rate falling with time. The reasons, however, may lay within their app user interface (UI) or user experience (UX) design. Addressing...

A Simple Guide to Decluttering Your Website

:: By Larry Alton, @LarryAlton3 :: We’ve entered an age of Web design where principles of minimalism rule. However, many websites that were developed prior to this shift are still utilizing outdated layouts that are confusing...

Website Migration: A Best Practices Checklist for Before, During and After

:: By Nick Rojas, @NickARojas :: The decision to migrate your website to a new URL should not be taken lightly. Your current website represents a huge investment - creating the copy, layout, and amplification tactics to improve visibility...

Q&A: Image (Management) Is Everything on Today's Web

Consumers have a certain level of expectation around how they experience websites today. Not only do they want it be relevant and useful, they also want it to be visually appealing/attractive. As a result, many Web professionals focus...

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