website development


Mobile strategy is a growing priority for businesses

Mobile has a big impact on business, and it’s safe to say that many companies have recognized this fact. In the latest Quarterly Digital Trends Briefing by Econsultancy, a survey of approximately 1,000 global participants responded to questions regarding marketing, IT functions, …

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WordPress Is Preferred Website Building Platform [study]

A recent survey by 34SP.com studied 1,000 small business owners to determine their requirements, personal qualities, and habits in regards to their website development preferences. They found that 52 percent prefer WordPress for SMB website needs. The survey then asked why they …

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4 Simple Web Design Tips That Boost Traffic

Has your organization seen website traffic slow down? It might be time for a website design overhaul. Making sure you facilitate the right changes, however, can be a bit daunting for web design projects. The devil is in the details. …

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Study: 69% of Responsive Design Mobile Sites Have An ‘Unacceptable’ Load Time

Picture it: you’re doing some shopping for your apartment, and you want to check what the next store has to offer on your mobile phone before walking inside, as you are unsure if they have the product you need. You …

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New Twitter Design

A review of the new Twitter design.  In the final quarter of 2013, Twitter discovered that despite an expanding user base people were spending less time on the site. This likely meant that even though users were willing to test …

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How We Read Web Content

Study reveals how we read web content. People spend a lot of time liking, tweeting, sharing and generally promoting a wide range of online content. Content analysis often resides at the promotional level, and doesn’t delve too deeply into how …

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Getty Images Makes Photos Available for Free

The internet’s major source for professional quality photos, Getty Images, has turned one-eighty on their adherence to charging licensing fees for anyone who wants to access their portfolio. The extensive gallery provider has recently tacked on an “Embed tool” that …

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Biggest challenge for eCommerce business growth

Econsultancy and Neoworks partnered on a report that identifies integration with current and legacy systems is perhaps the biggest challenge when growing an ecommerce business.  The findings are supported by 43% of ecommerce company participants and 39% of supply-side participants in the study as …

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How big is the tablet market in the US?

How many people own tablets in the US? A new study by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) sheds some light on tablet ownership in the US. About 44% of US online consumers owned tablets as of December 2013. The Pew Research Center’s …

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Responsive websites to be highlighted in mobile SEO

Google is working hard to make smartphone content to be highlighted in search. Google announced that they are replacing their old smartphone crawler with a new one to improve smartphone specific search results. This act will allow for Google to index …

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Importance of social commerce for retail brands

A report by 8thBridge, SOCIAL COMMERCE IQTM RETAIL 2013, highlights the social media adoption by retail brands and their social commerce strategies. As expected, most retailers have adopted Facebook and Youtube as part of their digital marketing strategy. These networks are ubiquitous among …

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eCommerce is gaining on brick and mortar retail

Ecommerce impacts the revenue of brick and mortar retailers. Traditional retailers are losing share to eCommerce rapidly, and a recent survey by IBM sheds some light on this trend. The study, Consumers Willing to Share Personal Details, Expect Value in Return, …

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Google gains on Facebook for web app logins

The marketshare of social login APIs. What is Google’s API marketshare? What is Facebook’s API marketshare? Both Google+ and Facebook offer API login functionality, which essentially acts as a passport system to allow third-party web developers to build authentication systems.

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Easier web development with Google Plus sign-in

Google recently released new updates for Google Plus sign-in to make it easier for web developers to build applications that include the passport system to create accounts on third-party websites. The new updates include: Support for all Google account types. …

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Study Indicates Only 11% of Top Companies Use Responsive Design

A new report for the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) indicates that very few company’s websites are designed and coded to be Responsive. Responsive Design, which has emerged as the most effective technique to build a modern website, controls how a …

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The most popular web browser in the world

Chrome is the most popular browser in the world. It boasts nearly 40% of the global market share, outpacing Internet Explorer. Chrome however has a long way to go for mobile. Google is pushing Chrome hard and trying to get and …

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A web developer staple expands, Firebug 1.12

Firebug is an open source project maintained by developers from around the world and is designed to improve the speed and ease of the web development process. The tool is vital to many web developers’ process. Firebug 1.12 has been …

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Mobile web design advice from Google

Google is offering advice to web designers and developers for building mobile websites. The search-giant company has released new guidelines for developing mobile websites that emphasize why mobile sites should deliver above-the-fold content in less than a second. There is an interesting …

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Warning against bad SEO, Google updates link schemes with additional inclusions

Google recently updated the list of types of links that violate their guidelines in their link schemes document within Webmaster guidelines. By violating Google’s Webmaster Guidelines, marketing agencies that practice SEO may find their content devalued in search. The link schemes document …

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Subversion 1.8 drives greater competition with Git

The Apache Subversion (SVN) open source version control system launched it’s new 1.8 release after 20 months and offers a slew of new features for developers. This 1.8 release of SVN makes SVN more competitive with it’s arch nemesis Git. With this release, …

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