Design & Development Digest

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5 Critical Rules for SEO Success in 2014

:: By Martin Laetsch, Act-On :: The major search engines win or lose market share by the quality of the results they deliver for searchers; this is why they continually fine-tune their algorithms to increase the quality of their organic...

Mobile Load Times for Responsive Sites Unacceptable

Many responsive sites are experiencing sluggish load times and image size is being reported as the principle cause of the under-performance. Trilibis, which just so happens to offer a server-side responsive design technology solution...

Easy Tips to Enhance Your Web Page Performance

:: By Mohit Maheshwari, New Media Guru :: Patience is a virtue, but it's never good to test this trait on the Web. Website owners need to speed up their sites or prepare to lose the battle to sites that perform better. Those who...

Growing Your Business With PHP

:: By Maria Mincey, Xicom Technologies :: As we take strides toward advancements and sophistication of software technology, we are aided by certain software platforms that have given wings to this enterprise and helped it achieve bigger...

Collect Qualitative Research with New Service

A new research tool called Recollective Baseline is helping website owners understand their customers better. The Web-based service, launched by Ramius Corporation, enables anyone to conduct qualitative research studies for free within...

China’s Web Outage: Defense against the Risk of Third-Party Services

By Heiko Specht, Compuware APM Center of Excellence On Tuesday, January 21, one of the biggest outages in history—if not the world’s largest outage—happened to the Internet in China. Essentially, the Internet went...

15% of Websites are Responsive

Web performance optimization solution Restive released findings from its inagural State of the Mobile Web report recently which detail the readiness for an "increasingly mobile device operating environment. The most compelling...

Pros and Cons of Flat Design

:: By Lori Wagoner, Ink Colour :: All those who believe that beauty lies in the simplicity of things probably knew that simple things need not necessarily be dull, ordinary or average. If you look at a user interface (UI) with a flat...

Not Responsive Yet? What's the Hold Up Internet Retailers?

It might be a best practice in the world of Web design, but online retail stores are not using responsive design according to The Search Agency's new Mobile Experience Scorecard. A range of criteria were examined during the study...

5 Beta Checklist Must Haves

:: By Danielle Vitogiannes, Celtic Chicago :: There’s nothing more deflating to a digital development team than launching a website and finding a typo, broken image or a 404 error. Project managers scratch their heads thinking...

60 Seconds of Web Design Stuff

Web design and development are among the most popular topics covered at Website Magazine. And while our talented staff of editors have the opportunity to cover a lot of "virtual ground" each week in our Design & Development...

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Just How Big is the WordPress Economy?

The answer is big - really, really big. Webmaster tool, WhoIsHostingThis , recently created an infographic (shown below), which details interesting facts about the WordPress economy, usage and top-selling themes, such as: • WordPress...

Pay Per Usage Hosting at ContentActivator

How much do you pay for hosting each month? Five dollars? Five thousand? Whatever the price point, unless you're using some cloud system directly like Amazon Web Services, Azure or Google (among the many, many others), you're...

Google Brings GeoJSON to the JavaScript Maps API

Do you know what the most popular applications on the Web tend to be? That's right. Maps. And the richer and more interactive developers can make their map-based applications, the more useful they become to users. Google announced...

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Linux Servers Under Attack

Antivirus provider Eset has recently published a report ( PDF ) detailing what appears to be an ongoing criminal operation infecting more than 10,000 Unix and Linux servers. The malware campaign, dubbed Windigo, sends spam and redirects...

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Smart and Funny. Is IZEA The Total Package?

The Web is full of look-alikes. Comparable navigation styles, the same social icons and definitely similar 404-page messages. IZEA - which recently announced its new real-time marketplace for sponsored social - breaks the mold, however...

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