web development


Privacy concerns online impact business negatively

Privacy concerns plague social media usage. According to recent research by TRUSTe and Harris Interactive, 92% of US web users worry about their privacy online.  This worry affects business negatively. The largest areas of concern for online privacy are (listed in order …

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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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So Long IE7. Companies Elect to Replace PCs Over Supporting Internet Explorer 7.

It’s cheaper to purchase a new computer than to keep supporting Microsoft’s legacy browser. NursingJobs, a company that connects nurses with medical facilities and patients, said they will buy new computers for customers who are using compouters with Microsoft’s IE7 …

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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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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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Launch of Twitter Custom Timelines allow for curated tweets

Twitter launched a new feature called Twitter Custom Timelines that allows users to curate tweets within a stream. The new feature is available through Twitter’s developer center (dev.twitter.com) or available to users through TweetDeck.  Users can select specific tweets that they want …

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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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Google to end support for IE8

Google announced that it will be ending support for Internet Explorer 8 at the end of the year for Google Analytics. At that time, the only Internet Explorer browsers able to work with Google Analytics will be IE9, IE10, or IE11. Google’s …

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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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Facebook Login Update: making it easier to register for applications and remember passwords

By Jennifer Kim Facebook announced an update to its login experience in its blog this morning, making it easier to register for applications and remember passwords. The login itself is 31% faster than its former process, and users are now …

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Need to be reconsidered? Google makes it easier.

Google is making it easier to be reconsidered and identified if your website was penalized for a manual web spam action. Google forgives. The Manual Actions viewer can be found now in Google Webmaster Tools. The new features helps webmasters identify if …

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Bootstrap version 3 release

Bootstrap is a powerful mobile-first responsive design framework created for web developers and designers. Bootstrap 3 RC1 Two new candidates were released on July 27 for Bootstrap 3, along with a bunch of updates to the project and community. The project will …

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Samsung to host first conference for designers and developers

In an effort to spawn innovation and demonstrate market potency, Samsung will be hosting a Developer Conference in San Francisco this October (Oct. 27 to the 29th.). This two-day conference is the company’s first “large scale” developer event. Samsung is plays a …

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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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Web audio API for Firefox in the works

The Firefox team has been hard at work producing an audio web API, and currently offer basic support for the API on Firefox Nightly and Firefox Aurora. The big deal with the web audio API is that web developers can rely …

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Install from web, Firefox OS apps level the playing field

Apps for for the new FirefoxOS are going to be loved by web designers. FirefoxOS apps are simply HTML5 apps–basically a mobile-optimised website that includes a manifest file. Firefox OS is will differentiate itself from other mobile platforms in a couple …

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GitHub creates website to help developers with licensing

Github created a website to help web, application, software and mobile developers open source licensing–ChooseALicense.com. The website outlines the differences between GPL, Apache, and MIT licenses issuing your software with no license at all. This licensing website is a solution to …

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Firefox OS phones released

The first generation Firefox OS phones are available in stores in Madrid, Spain, for sale by Telefónica. These official Firefox OS mobile phones are a new wave of low-cost telephone built on Open Web Technologies. Web designers will rejoice at the opportunity …

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Web developers may not fear javascript-less browsing yet some are annoyed by this lack of control

The latest Firefox is boldly going to hide the disable Javascript option with it’s next release. As websites and web applications now largely rely on Javascript for critical functionality, Firefox will begin to cease this old tradition. The bug report …

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