Design & Development Digest

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Nominate the Best Web Designs of 2014

The drop in temperatures and holiday lights are both signs that the year is coming to an end, which has many, including the Website Magazine staff, reflecting on the technology and design trends that shaped 2014. As our editors get...

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5 Image-Rich E-Commerce Sites

Retailers only have a few seconds (if that) to make a good impression once a visitor arrives at their site. One sure-fire way to grab the attention of site visitors and create a lasting impression is by prominently featuring visual...

How to Successfully Pitch a Website Design

:: By David Blackburn, Marketing Quotes :: Web designers, whether freelance or from an agency, find themselves trying to explain their new design concept to business owners all the time. While Web designers are skilled and talented...

Creating an Engaging Website 101

:: By Chirag Leuva, Yudiz.com :: Never underestimate the importance of an attractive and personalized website. The attention span of Web users has been waning day by day. One needs to take advantage of various elements for keeping...

New Magento Updates Deliver Slew of Expansive Capabilities

Merchants are constantly looking for ways to update and improve their websites but are often limited by the capabilities of the platform they have elected to build their site on. Magento , the most popular e-commerce platform for merchants...

5 Types of Web Hosts and What They Mean

:: By Larry Alton :: Most people simply add on Web hosting when they purchase a domain or Web development package because it’s there, it’s easy and they’re not really sure what the difference is anyway. People love...

SSD Technology Now Powering Media Temple's VPS Hosting Solutions

Web hosting and cloud services provider Media Temple has unveiled new upgrades to its Virtual Private Server (VPS) and Dedicated Server hosting solutions. The new upgrades include all-solid state drive (SSD) storage, increased bandwidth...

Is Your Site Ready to Excel on Mobile?

Mobile is one of the hottest trends in the world right now and in order for companies to maximize their mobile presence they need a site that is optimized for the platform. However, with so many different screen sizes for mobile devices...

From PSD to CSS with Adobe's Brackets

Adobe's open-source text editor Brackets has reached version 1.0, a major milestone for the solution which has seen 45 releases in its three-year history, fulfilling Adobe's promise to release early and often. Adobe also unveiled...

Test Web Pages in IE with RemoteIE

Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser has seen better days (in terms of usage). That of course doesn't mean that developers - or designers - should ignore the browser when it comes to testing out their website pages. So what...

Save Time and Energy with Automated Testing

When companies release new features and websites consumers are expecting a perfect product with no glitches. One of the best ways to check a new product's performance for glitches is to continuously test it. SiteSpect , a provider...

A/B Test Push Notifications for Mobile Apps

Mobile developers whose apps use push notifications know that the practice is effective at sparking engagement, but what content and timing generates the best response? Parse has just added a new feature to its platform that will enable...

3 Easy Website Credibility Builders for Commerce-Focused Designers

With the holidays just weeks away, many smaller retailers are looking for ways to increase conversion in what is expected to be an epic shopping season . While many of the larger merchants won’t make a single change to their...

Developers! Crowdfunding Campaigns Need You

Working on projects they are passionate about is something many designers and developers seek, but where do those opportunities come from? Founded this year, Weadeo is a platform that connects “Ideamakers” (or entrepreneurs...

Learn to Code on Anytime, Anywhere with Code School

As the world becomes more computer focused and advanced technology skills become a higher priority for prospective and current employees, many websites have emerged to offer help and guidance to those looking to enhance their skills...

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