Design & Development Digest

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8 Tips for Hiring a Web Design Agency

:: By Saher Naseem, @SaherNaseemD :: Selecting the right partner for Web redesign endeavors can be a real challenge. This is especially true when it’s a startup, where there is a dire need to hire a Web design agency that can...

UX In Focus

A new study from user research platform UserTesting reveals that providing great customer experiences is becoming a greater focus for many businesses. The UX Industry Report , which surveyed 7,725 people, shows that user experience...

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Do You Need to Be an Artist to Do Web Design?

:: By Larry Alton, @LarryAlton3 :: Web design and development are necessary components of creating online success, and certainly aesthetic appearance plays a major role in how it all plays out. But is design an art? The experts say...

E-Commerce Tech in Focus: Commerce.js

Internet retailers have numerous options when it comes to the software and solutions that power their enterprise. These offerings aren't always as customizable as merchants wish however, and as a result, quite a bit of customization...

SLI Systems Unveils Site Search Extension for Magento 2.0

E-commerce solutions provider SLI Systems has unveiled a new plugin for the Magento 2.0 platform. The SLI Learning Search Connect plugin provides merchants with learning-based search and navigation servoces for their Magento stores...

Yottaa Gets CEXi to Benchmark Performance, User Experience

Cloud-based platform for optimizing Web and mobile applications Yottaa has launched its Customer Experience Index (CEXi), a new index designed to help digital businesses benchmark Web performance and user experience. The CEXi is a...

How Web Data Kills App Store Optimization

:: By Dave Bell, Gummicube :: The App Store may seem like a black box to many developers. What is the best way to drive downloads for an app? How does App Store Search really work? Where should I invest? These are the questions that...

Security Panel in Chrome 48

Google is rolling out a new security panel in the DevTools section of Chrome 48 that is designed to make it easy for developers to deploy HTTPS on their websites and services. Secure connections are a necessity today to decrease the...

Significant Increase in Organized Ransomware

The Online Trust Alliance (OTA) released its 2016 Data Protection and Breach Readiness Guide this week, providing "prescriptive" advice to help enterprises optimize online privacy and security practices, as well as detect...

Mobile Apps in Real-Time with PubNub & Twitter's Fabric

If you're going to build a mobile app, you better have a high performance infrastructure in place that is both reliable and scalable. Fortunately, you have some options. PubNub for example, which provides a " Data Stream Network...

Monotype Unveils Font Subscription Services

Typeface provider Monotype Imaging Holdings has unveiled two new font subscription services to make it easier for users to work with with popular typefaces. For starters, the Monotype Library Subscription service, which is available...

SSL for All; AWS Rolls Out Certificate Manager

Adding encryption to a website has always been more complex than it should be, but Amazon wants to simplify the process for its AWS users with its new Certificate Manager offering. Deploying SSL/TTL encrypted sites on AWS previously...

Invisible Web Design 101

:: By Jack Dawson, webds.com :: Design doesn’t always have to be about creation of striking art; sometimes the best design is usable, yet subtle and inexplicable. Invisible design is about more than just adding hidden meanings...

5 Website Design Myths

:: By Sam Tribble, Metia :: Have you inadvertently bought into website design myths? It is easily done, but you could be losing out on sales, traffic and other metrics that improve a brand's bottom line. Website design is at the...

Flash Forward: The Future Is HTML5

:: By Michael Pasco, ZOG Digital :: After significant security failures, thirst for user resources and industry-wide pressure, 2016 will be the first year marketers will not have Flash to fall back on as a crutch. Thankfully, new technology...

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