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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Gartner Predicts App Monetization Will Get Tougher, Less Lucrative

It's not a good time to launch a mobile app as Gartner is predicting that by 2018, less than 0.01 of consumer mobile applications will be considered a financial success by their developers. The research outfit is also forecasting...

Crowdfunding Campaigns Get Double the Exposure

Crowdfunding campaigns now have the ability to receive double the exposure, thanks to a new feature from the Indiegogo platform that enables campaigns to be embedded on websites. The feature, dubbed Indiegogo Outpost, is being launched...

The App Store Sees a $1 Billion December

Apple’s App Store had a year that would blow Dr. Evil's mind , as the company announced that customers spent more than $10 billion in 2013. In fact, the last month of the year saw record-breaking sales , with customers spending...

Responsive Charts with Pizza Pie

The demand for interactivity will likely reach fever pitch in 2014 as consumers start to expect more from their digital experiences. As a result, developers and designers must actively look for solutions in order to differentiate their...

Time to Give Tableau a Go?

Data visualization platform Tableau, which benefitted from a well-over one billion dollar IPO in early 2013, made available version 8.1 of its system in mid-November 2013, introducing new features which will be appealing to enterprise...

PHP Frameworks to Know

PHP remains the most popular programming language in existence and now powers millions of different applications on the Web. There are, of course, many other mainstream (ASP) and alternative (Ruby) programming languages but thanks...

Image Overload: Consumers With Too Many Choices Buy Nothing

The use of product images is an important consideration for e-commerce merchants. Too many images however could act against you. A recent study from the University of Miami School of Business Administration (conducted by Claudia Townsend...

Web Trends Small Businesses Need to Know in 2014

:: By Paul Fu, Alibaba.com :: Many technology trends for 2014 have already been deduced based on data and observations from 2013 and prior years. Some areas of focus include smarter TVs, wearable devices like smart watches, personal...

The Future of App Development

The type of apps that enterprises are having built now is changing - right before your virtual eyes. Software company Zco Corporation has released a list of trends it experienced in the course of developing mobile apps for its customer...

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Multivariate Testing: Top 5 Concerns For Informational Website Owners (and How to Address Them)

:: By John Cole, Ezoic :: As the saying goes, “You can't please all of the people, all of the time.” So, how about pleasing ‘most of the people, most of the time’? If you’re an informational website...

The Amazon Appstore Developer Pizza Parlor

The Amazon Appstore is now offering more than 100,000 apps after seeing a growth of 95 percent in app submissions. This momentum has been sparked by the multitude of developers who use the Amazon developer platform to build apps and...

Decorate Your Logo

The holiday season is almost over, but if you still want to add a little spirit to your site, consider decorating your logo. 99designs offers a feature called Swiftly , which is a service for small and quick graphic design tasks. With...

Sales Housekeeping: Maintaining Database Cleanliness

:: By John Muehling, LeadMD :: How many discussions about data did you have in 2013? I suspect it was more than a handful. I think it’s pretty safe to say that no matter what role you play in your organization, data is having...

jQuery MAPS: Oh, The Places You'll Go!

7 jQuery Map Plugins As the Web becomes increasingly local in nature, designers and developers must find creative, innovative and interactive ways to show website visitors that they are embracing this fundamental digital evolution...

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A Touch-Friendly Approach to Wrangling Images

If you're a designer looking for a method to enable users to select multiple items - your search is over. Zurb's Wrangle is a responsive, touch-friendly (yes, you read that correctly) selection plugin for jQuery or Zepto. The...

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