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Experts Speak: Small Steps for Bigger Conversions

According to the recently released MarketingSherpa Ecommerce Benchmark Study , most conversion-to-sale rates for e-commerce sites fall below 5 percent. While at the Internet Retailer Conference and Exhibition (IRCE) in Chicago, IL...

Get Your Scroll On / WEB DESIGN PLAYGROUND

With the shift toward responsive design over the past few years, you might think that the simple act of scrolling would disappear - but you'd be wrong. Scrolling is still a common practice among consumers regardless of device making...

Your Very Best FontFriend [TYPOGRAPHY TOOLS]

As the need for digital speed reaches fever pitch, designers are forgoing images and taking greater advantage of the possibilities that fonts bring to the visual styling of pages. With that renewed attention, digital/Web designers...

Grow Your Biz With Designer Partner Platform

Web designers and resellers looking to grow their businesses may want to check out LightCMS’s new partner platform, which gives them access to the full content management system. The new LightCMS Partner Platform provides agencies...

The Death of the Static Image

Russ Somers, VP Marketing, Invodo Imagine clicking through search results only to find a visual wasteland of a site. No hero photo, no product images, no alternate views. You’d feel abandoned. Plain text and links aren’t...

Adobe's Creative Cloud Gets Major Facelift

With its biggest software release since CS6, Adobe announced 14 new versions of its Creative Cloud desktop applications as well as new mobile apps. Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Illustrator and other desktop apps are getting major upgrades...

MobiHelp SDK from Freshdesk Offers In-App Support for Android Devs

Cloud-based customer support software Freshdesk has released a software development kit (dubbed MobiHelp) that will enable Android developers to add in-app feedback and support directly within their applications (which could help boost...

Apple Throws Haymaker at Cloud Competition with CloudKit

For Apple , being upstaged by companies like Dropbox and Box with their advanced Cloud capabilities was a sore spot. However, at the recent World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) Apple once again flexed its muscles and showed off...

Can Videos Improve the Performance of Your Web Design?

:: Sarah Parker, Designs2HTML Ltd . :: Eighty-percent of marketers use video on their websites and their designers need to support these efforts. Regardless of how crisp your website's content is, if you haven't incorporated...

Font Watch: Adobe's New Source Serif

Adobe recently released it's third open-source typeface last month and typography nerds are pretty excited. The new Source Serif font was designed as the serif counterpart to Adobe's popular Source Sans family. Source Serif...

Sencha Moves Desktop Apps to Mobile & Tablets With Ease

HTML5 development framework Sencha recently announced an upgrade to Ext JS, its' platform for building desktop and mobile applications. Released just this week, Ext JS 5 now enables developers to build and/or move desktop apps...

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Exceeding Profitability and Productivity Goals with DevOps

IT automation software Puppet Labs released its 2014 State of DevOps Report and it reveals that high-performing IT organizations are twice as likely to exceed their profitability, market share and productivity goals. The analysis shows...

Google Indexing JavaScript

Within the last three months the highest number of websites that Google has had indexed (found and logged by the search engine) at any one time was more than 50 billion . Google’s ability to read a website is critical to the...

Transforming Wire Data with Extrahop

ExtraHop, which provides real-time wire data analytics for IT operational intelligence, has closed a $41 million round of Series C financing, led by Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV). ExtraHop, which has raised $61.6 million in venture...

Box Empowers the Non-Profit Sector

Nonprofits experience the same complexity and demand as any global business when it comes to sharing and managing information, They often, however, have more limited IT resources, understaffed teams and lower budgets in general. In...

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