Design & Development Digest

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QUICK HIT: What Is It That You Do?

What do users think of your website when they first arrive? If they can't tell at an instance what is being offered, what makes you think they would ever complete a purchase? This issue became clearer for many yesterday when Google's...

The Age of AI Chat, Bots Come to Skype

Skype is embracing the bot craze in a big way. Over 30,000 developers are reportedly building bots for the platform and some are even bringing their functionality to the popular Microsoft owned and operated offering. SUBSCRIBE to Website...

DIY Design Market Still Growing

There’s certainly an advantage for a small business to get online quickly by designing a website using one of the popular do-it-yourself (DIY) site builders, but there is risk for even the platforms themselves that even the smallest...

Every Website Tells a Story. What is Yours?

:: By Pete Peranzo, Imaginovation :: All of us interpret websites differently. Some of us look for functionality – pages should load fast and be error-free. Others are focused on user experience. Intuitive content, easy navigation...

What SEMrush Does for Search, App Annie Does for Apps?

A look at the app industry in the last month alone tells us that apps are ready to soar, if they can catch users' attention even at a fraction of what Pokemon Go has. In terms of generating revenue from them, App Annie's app...

Detect & Eliminate Digital Adversaries

Accenture and security solution Endgame have created a "threat hunting" as-a-service offering designed to help enterprises eliminate cybersecurity threats in real-time. Powered by Endgame and operated by cybersecurity hunters...

Micro-Interaction Design: Models, Principles & Key Tips Explained

:: By Keval Padia, Nimblechapps :: Small things often make a big difference in design and that is precisely why there is a lot of chatter about the micro aspects of user experience. Rating an app, replying to a push message, setting...

How Web Developers & Marketers Can Leverage the Pokémon Go Craze

:: By Margie Kupfer, 3Cinteractive :: In the few short weeks since its launch, Pokémon Go, an augmented reality (AR) location-based smartphone game, has taken the nation by storm. Streets, parks and backyards are flooded with...

15 Best Database Management Software For Web Designers and Developers

:: By Sujain Thomas, Remote DBA :: Databases are one of Web designers and developers’ main tools for serving high-quality products to clients. The use of the software is dependent on the size of enterprise and sometimes the industry...

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8 Simple Rules for Web Design

:: By Simon Slade, SaleHoo :: There are some basic standards of Web design that every website owner should know. The proper design elements will ensure visitors enjoy your site and return. There are also some basic organization tips...

When It Comes to Testing, It’s About Quality NOT Quantity!

:: By Jason Hickey, Adobe Target :: It’s hard to talk about testing without hearing a statistic that comes across as truly ridiculous like “Company XYZ runs a zillion tests a year — no, really!” Even if these...

So Long Instruction Manuals, Hello Documentation

Stack Overflow has quickly become the premier online community for programming-related questions/answers (QA), but the service is launching a new product today that could ultimately end up being a replacement for instructional manuals...

SEO & the Risky Practice of Using Popups

Popups are an effective way to capture the attention of users but they often leave a great deal to be desired when it comes to user experience (UX). UX, of course, isn't the only concern. It's common for popups to cause problems...

SEO & the Risky Practice of Using Popups

Popups are an effective way to capture the attention of users but they often leave a great deal to be desired when it comes to user experience (UX). UX, of course, isn't the only concern. It's common for popups to cause problems...

Choosing the Best Marketing Images

There's no denying the impact that visual content has on marketing campaigns, from a company's blog and social media posts to their display and print advertising. While including images and graphics in marketing material is...

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