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Designing Web Code in a Native App

October 13th, 2015
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Over the years, I’ve heard developers say, “you can always tell when it’s a web app,” insinuating that web apps are lacking when compared with native apps.  These same folks will claim that web app performance is poor, and the design is inferior.  Although that might have been true years ago, today’s web fairs much better than the web of yesteryear.  Our runtimes are...

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Social Media: Eight Hand-picked Image Tools

October 12th, 2015
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In general, images in social media posts help to achieve greater success than plain text posts. Experiments have shown that posts supported by images get a larger amount of clicks, shares and replies. These posts also get marked as favourites more often. Humans are visually oriented and that’s nothing new. This is why I recommend you to add images to your social media posts...

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5 Ways to Make Your Site Rock on the Modern Web (…and Microsoft Edge too)

October 6th, 2015
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Edge is Microsoft’s new web browser sporting a new rendering engine – EdgeHTML – and an underlying OS to boot in Windows 10. Since upgrades from Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 will be free for most, you can expect a huge influx of Edge users hitting sites in the coming months. Edge is a departure from the past, actually to complete rewrite from past...

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Simbla: Responsive Websites Made Easy

October 6th, 2015
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Thanks to numerous website builders and homepage generators you can quickly and easily click together a website. You wouldn’t even need to know HTML, CSS or JavaScript to do so. More often than not these offerings lack in many ways. Not only does the quality of design feel poor, but its technical qualities are also inferior. Simbla is different. It is a website builder...

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Responsive Web Design: Where Do We Go From Here?

September 30th, 2015
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I had the great pleasure of delivering the closing keynote at Responsive Day Out 3: The Final Breakpoint. Held in Brighton, UK on 19 June 2015, the conference is a gathering of designers and developers sharing their workflow strategies, techniques, and experiences with responsive web design.Here’s what I had to say. „Today has provided an amazing tour of the world of responsive design. We’ve...

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10 Common Mistakes Web Developers Make

September 24th, 2015
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There seem to be endless choices regarding how to accomplish the same task – to develop a website that works in today’s modern web. Web developers have to choose a web hosting platform and underlying data storage, which tools to write HTML, CSS, and JavaScript in, how design will be implemented, and what potential JavaScript libraries/frameworks to include. Once choices are narrowed down, the...

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28 Inspiring Best Practices of Responsive Web Design

September 21st, 2015
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Responsive web design is big. A responsive website is what you will want to create these days as responsive sites function well on any device and any resolution. No matter whether your site is viewed from a smartphone, a tablet or a desktop computer, your content will always be easily digestible. But with an universal availabilty and a self-adjusting look, what secures a positive...

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HTML5 APIs: Measure Performance with User and Navigation Timing

September 16th, 2015
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Complex web applications can slow down the processing power of the client. Hence, it is important – especially for mobile devices – to make some adjustments, so everything runs smoothly. Loading performance can be tested quickly and accurately with the new User Timing API for JavaScript, as the timing data bases on the High-Resolution Time API, which measures timing to the microsecond. The Navigation...

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Responsive Web Design: How to Find the Right Photos

September 3rd, 2015
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The Web – open space for any web designer out there. Today’s and even more so tomorrow’s web is one big challenge for our industry. Web sites are supposed to adapt seamlessly to any screen size with any aspect ratio on any device. Desktop computers, tablets, and smartphones are only the beginning. No one knows what kind of device will be popular next year....

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How we Created Dynamic Sound with the Web Audio API in Microsoft Flight Simulator Arcade

July 21st, 2015
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Before the Web Audio API, HTML5 gave us the <audio> element. It might seem hard to remember now, but prior to the <audio> element, our best option for sound in a browser was a plugin! The <audio> element was, indeed, exciting but it had a pretty singular focus. It was essentially a video player without the video, good for long audio like music or...

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User Experience Design: How to Do it Right

July 17th, 2015
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We know that the customer is always right. However, this motto is often neglected costing website operators a lot of money that could have been better spent. No matter what industry your company is in, the customer should come first in each marketing strategy. You can optimize your sales only with satisfied clients. But customer satisfaction is very fragile, especially in the digital world;...

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Infragistics Indigo Studio: Real Rapid Prototyping for Web, Mobile, and Desktop

June 24th, 2015
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Rapid prototyping is an essential way of saving time in our modern age where billions of apps compete for the customer’s attention. Is the great idea you had for just another app actually that great or is it just another failure among the millions of failures in app stores and the web worldwide? Apart from that angle rapid prototyping has always been the easiest...

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Webdesigner News: Focused News Aggregator Saves Your Time

June 19th, 2015
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Webdesigner News Aggregator

Staying afloat the news stream is not easy. If you manage to you can be confident that you are not too far away from recent developments in our industry. And you can make an educated decision which topics are worth digging in deeper and which ones are not. As reading is not bringing in any money, you need to cut that down to the...

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Pantheon: The Next Dimension of WordPress and Drupal Hosting and Management

June 15th, 2015
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As a freelancer or even more so as an agency in the field of web design and development you have to cope with a plethora of challenges. Pantheon cannot take all the burdens off your shoulder but substantially relieve the pains of your everyday life. With Pantheon, you need not worry about the technical part of a website development project anymore. The service not...