Design & Development Digest

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Is Your Website Visual Nirvana?

When designing a website the smallest piece of forgotten or incorrectly written code can take it from visual nirvana to disorganized mess. Unfortunately with websites requiring hundreds to even thousands lines of code designers are...

Interactive Catalogues Make Retail Site More Engaging

In order for retailers websites to be as successful as possible they must be designed to inspire consumer engagement. Slide HTML5 , a provider of HTML5 digital publishing solutions, has recently announced the launch of its online catalogue...

It's Not Your Developer, It's You

The team at Sprintly, the makers of a productivity tool for development teams, have shared some interesting data on developer cycle time and it should calm your doubts about just how fast your developers are working. Sprintly is used...

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AppsFlyer Simplifies Mobile App Marketing

Mobile advertising measurement platform AppsFlyer is aiming to simplify the way app marketers connect consumers to their content with a new technology called OneLink. OneLink is a deep linking and tracking technology that enables marketers...

Goodbye CAPTCHA (and Good Riddance)

We have all been asked to solve a CAPTCHA at some point during our Web experiences. This security measure protects websites from abuse by asking users to confirm that they aren’t robots by reading distorted text and typing it...

Simplifying Image Manipulation in WordPress

Image manipulation, often a challenge for Web designers and developers, went through a significant revamp in the WordPress 3.5 launch. This brought developers more flexibility within the platform and a more effective approach for generating...

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5 Mobile Website Issues Marketers Need to Watch

:: By Daniel Weisbeck, Netbiscuits :: Despite the effort and investment that has been made in improving mobile websites, they are still falling far short of visitor expectations. According to internal research, the top issue for people...

DIY vs. DIFM - Which is Better for SMBs?

By Gil Ilani, Camilyo Building a website is like building a house, in that there is a whole spectrum of options for how involved you want to be in its construction. On one end, you’ve got the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) approach, where...

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 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 Web design...

Google Purchases Apple Only Prototyping App

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...

Tools of the Web Design Trade

By Danielle Vitogiannes and Kurt Maloy, Celtic Chicago When designing for the digital realm, artists or art directors typically take tools originally developed for print and re-purpose them according to their own, sometimes, demented...

Design & Dev Hits You Might Have Missed

Design that is rooted in best practices is the surest way to Web success, but if you don't tap into the stream of tech innovation, even once in a while, you may miss something amazing and wonderful that could get you where you...

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