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Google Experiments with Ad Blocking

Google is testing out a new program called Contributor, which essentially enables users to pay a $1 - $3 fee to avoid viewing ads on certain websites. On the Contributor website Google notes that today’s Internet is mostly funded...

Ratings, Bias & the Performance Factor

:: By Milad Oskouie, Infinite Conversions :: Thanks to the Internet, consumers' voices have never been so easy to hear. Go back 20 years and it was almost impossible for consumers to research a company they were thinking of buying...

This Design Choice Could Destroy Your SEO

It is easy to forget the degree to which design-related choices made for a website can impact everything else - from user experience and conversion, and apparently to search engine optimization initiatives as well. Website owners and...

Twitter Gets Direct

Twitter has unveiled a new feature that enables users to share tweets privately via Direct Messages with any of their followers. To use the feature, users simply need to tap the “... More” icon and select “Share via...

QUICK HIT: WordPress 4.0.1 Security Release Available

WordPress has made available a critical security release and is strongly encouraging WordPress sites to update immediately. WordPress versions 3.9.2 and earlier are apparently affected by a critical cross-site scripting vulnerability...

Get Diagnostic with Google Merchant Center

A new diagnostics tab has been added to the Google Merchant Center, providing online retailers with consolidated issue reporting for accounts, feeds and items. Accurate product data will likely prove to be a key differentiator for...

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Web Tech Watch (Week 47, 2014)

Welcome to another edition of Website Magazine's Web Tech Watch series, a Friday special profiling some of the most interesting and inspiring Web-related technologies, tools, products, and services our editors have come across...

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Improve Engagement with Animation

There are millions of websites on the 'Net making it imperative that designers find some way to make their sites stand out from the competition. One such way they can separate their websites is through animation. Digital publishing...

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5 Surprising Sites Using Adaptive Web Design

The debate between having a dedicated mobile optimized website and one using responsive Web design has been alive and well for quite some time now. More recently, conversations and coverage around adaptive Web design versus responsive...

INFOGRAPHIC: The Value of Online Reviews

A new study from Trustpilot is shedding light on the value of online reviews, revealing that 79 percent of businesses believe that online reviews play an important role in influencing consumer decision making. The study, which is drawn...

Yahoo Search Now Default Search Provider in Firefox Browser

Yahoo and Mozilla announced a partnership wherein Yahoo will be the default search provider on Mozilla's Firefox browser. Under the new five-year strategic partnership, Mozilla/Firefox will dump Google in favor of Yahoo Search...

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Dump Facebook & Twitter for Branded Communities & Email

When it comes to consumer engagement, you'd be better off dumping Facebook and Twitter in favor of branded communities and email, according to a new report out by Forrester. The report, titled "Social Relationship Strategies...

Google Purchases Apple-Only Prototyping App Form

In order to take an app from inception to fruition there are numerous steps that developers must carefully take. One of the many steps is testing and prototyping. RelativeWave , maker of the interactive design and prototyping app Form...

Web Components: The Dos and Don’ts for Production

:: By TJ VanToll, Telerik :: As many developers have likely heard, Web components are the next big thing in the developer world. And now that a complete Web components implementation landed in Chrome 36 , users finally have a much...

Millions of New Images Available at Wix

Wix.com has teamed up with Bigstock to provide its users with access to millions of high-quality, licensable images. Bigstock is a Shutterstock brand that offers a marketplace with more than 21 million photos, videos, vectors and illustrations...

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