Saturday, November 30, 2013

How to achieve great UX without time, money or design skills?

How to achieve great UX without time, money or design skills

How many of us can say we have sufficient time to do everything we want?

How many of us can say we have sufficient money to buy everything we want?

How many of us can say we have design skills good enough to beat the world's best designers (e.g. Apple)?

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Want SEO? Get Social

Want SEO? Get Social

Social media has not only created a completely new medium for discovering content, it is also transforming how the traditional information sources aka search engines, are delivering content to us.

Recent research suggests that social sharing has now become the number one driver for SEO rank. In other words, Google and Bing are monitoring the social sharing activity for each site and are assigning substantial weight on that activity to determine the search rank.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Expected Web Design Trends for 2014

Web Design Trends for 2014
Everyone wants to remain competitive and relevant to their target audience. This is why it's so important to stay up to date with current trends in your business. Web developers and designers are no different; actually they especially need to track latest trends because their industry evolves so rapidly. Potential clients may not know that their site can look out of date just months after its been built.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

5 Things Web Designers are Afraid of but Shouldn’t Be

5 Things Web Designers are Afraid of but Shouldn’t Be

Unless your job as a designer requires you to wear multiple hats, it can be easy to become content in doing only what you're an expert in. You're comfortable with your process and feel at home in Photoshop, HTML & CSS. A master of one is better than an novice of many, right? Maybe not.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Creating a Mobile HTML5 Application with App Framework

HTML5 Application with App Framework

App Framework is a JavaScript library for mobile HTML5 app development. It allows you to build simple, rich and full HTML5/JavaScript mobile applications. This short tutorial is an introduction to the App Framework and it presents the basic concepts and its main concepts.

Monday, November 25, 2013

7 Niche Social Networks for Strategic Networking

Strategic Networking

Do you find it hard to connect with your ideal audience using the larger social networks?

Have you considered a smaller social network?

In this article, you'll find 7 niche social networks built to serve specialized markets.

Monday, November 25, 2013

How to Host a Website or File on Google Drive

Host a Website or File on Google Drive

Google added an impressive feature to it's Google drive - file or web hosting. Developers can now host their website in Google drive by uploading and sharing HTML, CSS or JavaScript files.

Friday, November 22, 2013

8 simple copywriting tips, backed by science

copywriting tips

There are lots of times when I'm stuck on a title for a post, or the perfect word for something I'm writing.
Fortunately, we’re pretty keen on experimenting and testing at Buffer, so I can try lots of different ideas and see what works best.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

21 JavaScript Parts I Struggle To Remember

21 JavaScript Parts I Struggle To Remember
This article is a review of the JavaScript ES3 parts that, for whatever reason, fade over time in my mind or I outright forget about. Some of the parts mentioned are quirks and some are just plain language realities that I personally find difficult to keep straight.

The eluding parts I discuss here are not focused on method nuances that can be resolved by referring to a JavaScript reference. I have tried to mainly focus on the parts of JavaScript that cannot easily be found in a language reference (i.e the difference between apply() and call()).

Friday, November 15, 2013

Create Stunning Homepages using Photo Backgrounds

Stunning Homepages using Photo Backgrounds
Treehouse uses large photographs in the latest update to the homepage.

Treehouse recently received a massive redesign and part of that included a new homepage. Our design team hired a photographer to shoot beautiful background photographs that span from edge-to-edge.