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Google Begins Encoding YouTube Videos in VP9

Google announced it has begun encoding YouTube videos in VP9, the open-source codec that offers HD and even 4K quality with lower bandwidth usage. While VP9 uses the same basic blueprint as other codecs, there are several improvements...

Responsive Booking Engine for Hoteliers

With 21 percent of hotel bookings and 17 percent of room nights coming from tablets and mobile devices, the hotel industry needed to find a better way to cater to today's connected consumer. A leader in cloud-based property management...

Adaptive Design Meets Responsive Development

:: By Brian Crucitti, Vokal Interactive :: Both adaptive and responsive Web design models have adherents, and while it's tempting to choose a side, perhaps a better way exists. Adaptive design is more commonplace but has downfalls...

#TransformationThursday - Single Sign-On, Responsive & More

With nearly half of Internet users citing a website's design as the number one factor in deciding the credibility of a business, brands of all sizes are wise to re-evaluate their site's look and function. Software development...

Heartbleed: Always Remember, Never Forget (to Change Passwords)

Can you believe it has been one year since the Heartbleed outbreak? In April 2014, security researchers discovered the Heartbleed bug, a highly dangerous Web security flaw that affected over 500,000 websites and dominated national...

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A Typograpghy Tool for Better Web Type

One of the best ways to let your website stand out is to take control of the typography on your website. While CSS gives designers an immense amount of control in seperating content from the presentation, sometimes you need even more...

Wix Turns Up the Volume on Music Websites

Wix is looking to offer more solutions created for specific verticals, and the company’s latest offering targets the music industry. The offering, dubbed WixMusic , enables musicians to introduce, share and sell their music directly...

Create Design Concepts from Your iPad

Adobe is strengthening its mobile app family with the launch of its Adobe Comp CC iPad app. Adobe Comp CC is a free app that enables designers to create layout concepts for mobile, Web and print. The app is built on the Adobe Creative...

Surfacing Actionable Info on Javascript Errors

Customer experience analytics company Decibel Insight has announced a new report that shows Web marketers where site visitors are most likely to be affected by Javascript errors. The error reports present users with information about...

Flat-Rate Photo, File Storage at Amazon

Amazon is now offering unlimited storage for photos and files, adding two new storage tiers for its Cloud Drive customers. Prime members and Fire device owners already have unlimited photo storage included with their accounts, but...

4 Reasons Your Web Design Is A-OK

It's easy for website owners and those who manage digital presences to get wrapped up in what their site does not have. This is because if they can imagine a bell or whistle, there's a big chance the 'Net offers it or there...

B2B Live Chat in Focus

You may think of B2C businesses when the topic of live chat arises, but live chat provider TouchCommerce is changing that perception. The company recently expanded its partnership with IBX data center and colocation provider Equinix...

WordPress Wednesday: 5 Free Membership Plugins

It is not uncommon for content publishers to require website visitors to sign up and become members before allowing access to content. The challenge, however, is in finding technology that will enable website owners to restrict access...

Create Fonts with CSS

When cascading style sheets really began to emerge in the mid 1990s, few knew at the time the change in digital design that would result; change, in many ways, that continues to this very day. Request Website Magazine's Free Weekly...

Google Places API Offering Greater Local Context

Google launched its Places API for Android and opened a beta program for it on iOS last week and it is aiming to bring some practical, local context on what's around users. While the Places API web service and JavaScript library...

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