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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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...

Give Your Pages Some Headroom

The use of fixed headers, which stay static as a user scrolls down a page, is currently a popular approach to keeping navigation in front of website visitors. Depending on the size and required prominence of navigation, however, they...

AppDynamics (APM) for Windows Azure

Digital enterprises are finding that application performance management solutions, software tools which facilitate the monitoring and management of performance availability, are an important part of their 'Net success. And as more...

Add Engaging Flickr Photos to Your Site

It is now easier than ever to add engaging Flickr photos to your websites, blogs and articles, because the company has introduced a new embed feature. Through the feature, publicly shared photos and videos can be embedded on external...

Content Delivery Network: What does it really mean?

By Kelly Meeneghan, Manager 1&1 Internet, Inc. ( www.1and1.com ) Web professionals rely heavily on two essential elements for achieving an excellent online experience for end users: performance and security. Omitting these necessary...

Tap Into the Power of “You” in Your Website’s Copy [Infographic]

:: By JC Cavanaugh, Zapcrickets.com :: Have you ever noticed when visiting a website you don't feel connected to it? You may feel like you are being sold to as opposed to being offered a solution to your problem. Your customers...

Unlocking the Power of Single-Theme Landing Experiences

:: By Eileen Burick, Burick Communication Design :: In most cases, a discussion of landing pages and microsites comes down to their differences: single page versus multi-page, one call-to-action versus multiple calls-to-action, and...

Put Instagram Photos On Your Website

Instagram isn't known for its ability to drive conversions (at least not directly at this point) - be they Internet retailer, online publisher or digital service provider. That doesn't mean that you can't (or shouldn't...

UserVoice SDK for Andoid

More companies are moving toward subscription-based revenue models and in-app purchases, shifting the focus from customer acquisition to customer retention. Couple that with the corresponding surge in mobile app usage and the continued...

Getting Started with the Adobe Business Catalyst Platform

By Linda Greenwald, Marketing Technology, Inc. The Adobe Business Catalyst website platform provides an opportunity for small- and medium-sized businesses to have a self-manageable website with integrated business solution tools under...

Embed Google Maps, Stay Tuned for Ads

Google Maps can again be incorporated into websites, thanks to a newly released embed feature announced on Google’s Geo Developers Blog. Site owners simply need to make sure they have opted in to the new Google Maps and can then...

WePay Sees Massive Growth; Crowdfunding in Focus

The popularity of crowdfunding is accelerating rapidly and technology solutions have emerged which are capitalizing on the trend. The WePay platform, for example, recently announced that it is now processing up to $1.5 million per...

Finding the User Experience

:: By Joe Martin, Telegraphics Inc. :: Back when the term UX first hit the Web design community as the latest “buzzword”, designers and developers knew they had to get there eventually. Right now, though, there is just...

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