Development Problems – Help is at hand

Posted by on 18 Oct 2013 under Development, Online Tools

stack-overflow

We’ve all been there, speaking as a Web developer. You’re developing a website and you’ve run into a problem that, despite your best efforts, you are unable to solve. So you decide to “Google it”. But sometimes, Google is not enough, you need a specific solution to a specific problem, you need someone to guide you through this problem, a personal touch, so to speak. Worry not, Stack Overflow is here to help. But what is Stack Overflow, I hear you ask. Well, rather than […]

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How To Enjoy Building Websites

Posted by on 13 Sep 2013 under Development

web-development

Over the years, I have had many different types of jobs in many different industries. I have enjoyed some of these jobs and some of them I have not enjoyed, but the only job I have ever loved, is building websites. But as with anything, things tend to lose their appeal over time and something you once loved doing can become boring. So how can you ensure that you continue to enjoy your job as a web designer/developer? One of the main things is to […]

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How CSS Can Improve Your UX

Posted by on 23 Aug 2013 under Design, Development

css

User Experience or UX, in web design terms, is how a user experiences a website. This includes everything from the usability of the website, to how the user feels about the look and feel of the website. UX depends on various factors including how long a website takes to load, how easy it is to use and to navigate and how the website is presented visually. When creating various visual elements on a website, such as buttons, navigation bars and backgrounds, many people still use […]

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Testing Responsive Design

Posted by on 02 Aug 2013 under Development

responsive-testing

We’ve previously covered Responsive Design and I think there is no denying, it’s the way forward in web development. Now as a developer, how do you go about testing your media queries, many resort to resizing their browser to mimic various device screen sizes. Firefox has a useful built-in ‘Responsive Design View’ tool, which is quite useful, but only if you’re a Firefox user. There are, however several online solutions available for viewing and testing responsive sites. We’ve outlined our two top picks in online […]

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Why Responsive Design?

Posted by on 31 May 2013 under Design, Development

Responsive Design

My previous blog post asked the question: “Do you need a mobile friendly website?”, so after reading that you should already have a good idea of what mobile support could do for your online conversions. With all of this in mind, you’ve decided that you what your website to cater for mobile devices. What is the best way to implement this on your website? This question brings us to the topic of today’s blog post. We are going be taking a look at, what is […]

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Do You Need A Mobile Friendly Website?

Posted by on 17 May 2013 under Design, Development

Mobile Devices

Mobile devices are everywhere. Last year saw an 81% growth in smartphone usage and globally, mobile devices now account for more than 13% of internet traffic. Yet, despite this, many sites do not cater for mobile devices. Now the reality of the matter is that everyone uses a mobile device, the question is, are your clients accessing your site from their mobile devices? This will be determined by various factors, ranging from your product/service to your target market’s age group and gender to industry standards. […]

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