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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Animate SVG Assets In a Snap

This week Adobe announced the release of a new and open-source JavaScript library that will enable designers and developers to animate and manipulate scalable vector graphics (SVG). Available free on GitHub, Snap.svg is designed for...

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X-Ray Vision for Dev Ops

IT environments are becoming increasingly complex, but a completely new breed of solution is emerging that hopes to reveal a clear picture of this important element of digital success. ScriptRock recently released GuardRail, a visibility...

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DDoS Attacks Spike, Indonesia & China to Blame

Akamai Technologies released a new State of the Internet report recently indicating that DDoS (distributed denial of service) attacks have risen dramatically since it issued its last report in April 2013. DDoS attacks are on the increase...

Deliver Targeted Content Without Compromising Privacy

By Boaz Grinvald, CEO of BrightInfo If you’re like most B2B-focused marketers, you’re tasked with generating more and more leads in a marketplace that’s grown increasingly competitive. Companies generate lots of online...

IT HIRING: Highly Skilled Workers in Demand

Engineers, IT professionals and other highly skilled workers should feel good about their positions in the global workforce. With more companies adopting managed service provider (MSP) services, like hosting, network management and...

Reduce Cart Abandonment with QR Codes

Internet retailers with a mobile presence are struggling with all sorts of issues - from user security associated with lost usernames and passwords to cart abandonment (which at last count is consistently over 60 percent). Is there...

Amazon... Activate!

Amazon is the Web's largest ecommerce retailer but the role it plays in technology in general (and the cloud specifically) is also immense. It's not easy to comprehend all that's involved with the cloud, but Amazon is giving...

Single-Page Scrolling Website in 5 Minutes

Imagine how much simpler it is to own and operate a website today. Hosting is almost completely automated, there are powerful software solutions to serve as the framework, and a near unlimited number of opportunities to promote that...

Ubuntu Server 13.10 Delivering Speed, Scalability

Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, announced the next version for server and cloud environments will be released today. Typically used in large deployments, this release of Ubuntu offers up a cloud deployment experience suite for...

What's New with Hadoop? Big Data Supercomputing

More than four years in the making, the Apache Software Foundation announced the general availability of Hadoop 2.0 this week and it will likely be a significant advancement in how Hadoop is used for collecting and managing big data...

Safari Rules in Mobile Browser Usability

Fixya, a website that aggregates fix-it requests for a variety of products, has examined the usability of mobile browsers and the results are worth a look for developers. The company studied over 60,000 different help requests for...

5 Beautiful Business Blog Designs

Blogs provide great value to digital enterprises. Not only can blog content be used for marketing initiatives on other channels (like social or email) and as a website traffic driver, but it can also help a brand generate trust from...

“Beyond Responsive” Mobile Solution Comes to Wix

HTML5 website development platform Wix has launched a new “beyond responsive” mobile solution for its 38 million registered worldwide users. The solution automatically converts a traditional website, including design elements...

Manage Your Cloud Platform from an App

Platform-as-a-service Jelastic has released a new mobile application that gives its users the ability to access the cloud management system remotely. The app essentially provides a console (seen below) for users to view/monitor their...

What's Your Site's EcoGrade?

To many, the Internet is just a vast array of imaginary, non-tangible wires that cross and somehow bring up their favorite websites. For this reason, it’s easy to assume that most Web users don’t know about the data centers...

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