Design & Development Digest

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Hitting the R.O.I. Bullseye

In the game known as target marketing, the winners aim for the R.O.I Bullseye! When advertising, do the networks you market with cater to your business and your industry? Google Adwords and Bing Adcenter are great “catch-all”...

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AWS Fires Up the Nitrous.io

Cloud-based development environment Nitrous.io announced that it solution will be provided to startups as part of the AWS Activate program. Those opting to use Nitrous.io will be able to create Ruby, Python, Go, and NodeJS environments...

Java Devs Bullish on Java 8

Typesafe has released a survey indicating Java developers are not only intent on upgrading to Java 8 quickly, but that there is real (not just virtual) interest in the functional programming features it brings in addition. The survey...

What is WordPress?

:: By Kelly Meeneghan, 1&1 Internet Inc. When Web professionals embark on a new project, they often resort to WordPress as an open-source application of assisting in the creation of the site. Beginning in 2003 with a simple line...

Rackspace Cozies Up to Digital Marketers

E-commerce platforms, Web CMS and mobile platforms are among the top technology investment priorities for e-business professionals in the coming year (according to a recent Forrester survey). That may be one reason Rackspace is launching...

Executing Multi-CDN Strategies

Content delivery network MaxCDN has announced an integration with Cedexis Fusion which should make it easier for companies implementing multi-CDN strategies. Cedexis Fusion integrates data from third-party software, hardware, and network...

New Responsive Themes Arrive at CoreCommerce

Mobile is the focus of CoreCommerce’s most recent software update, as the company is now offering two new responsive design themes for merchants. The new themes add to CoreCommerce ’s previous selection of responsive themes...

Why Olympic.org Failed To Qualify

James Ramsey, CEO, FiddleFly The Olympics are a celebration of human agility, strength and achievement stemming back to ancient Greece. The Olympics website appears to be a celebration of late-‘90s Web design, complete with a...

Tripwire Makes Network Security for Small Biz Accessible

Cyberattacks on small businesses rose 300 percent in 2012 according to Symantec. If your company manages multiple devices and applications on its network, it's time to take security more seriously. Risk-based security and compliance...

One-Click Multi-Screen Website Builder

Mobile website platform Duda has released a one-click site builder that works not just on mobile but desktops and tablets too. The new service, dubbed DudaOne, uses Duda's technology to build a multi-screen website by pulling existing...

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YouTube Gets a Makeover

YouTube has unveiled a new design that aims to make the video-sharing platform’s Web presence more similar to the company’s mobile apps, which is where its users spend nearly half their time. The new design features a center...

How to Design for On- and Offline

:: By Jonny Rowntree, Elanders :: It’s one of the most exciting aspects of starting up a business: spending those countless, dedicated hours before the computer screen, gaining a grasp of all the various intricacies of design...

Font Compatibility Table; No Digital Love for Comic Sans?

What fonts work on what mobile devices? That's the question top of mind with developers and designers these days, as the user experience on smartphones varies greatly on iOS, Android, Windows Phone and Blackberry. So what fonts...

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Bing Code Search for Visual Studio

Developers often use code samples from code repositories that are produced by other developers. It's a common practice, but it's not always as seamless as you might expect, as it's difficult to pass content to a search...

Responsive Web Design Simplified [Infographic]

The benefits of responsive Web design (RWD) are clear. RWD provides a seamless cross-device experience, which both users and the search engines (namely Google) prefer. Still, most websites today are not responsive . So, if you are...

Use Nightwatch for Automated Testing

If you're looking for a simpler way to conduct automated testing of browser-based apps and websites, look no further than NightWatch.js. Written in Node.js and using the Selenium WebDriver API, developers can perform different...

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