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Building Bridges: Ways Developers And Clients Can Work Better Together

Building Bridges: Ways Developers And Clients Can Work Better Together

Men and women. Cats and dogs. Buyers and sellers. These three pairs have (at least) one thing in common: They don’t always speak the same language.

Of particular interest here is the third pair: buyer and seller, and specifically, client and web developer. When they don’t understand each other, the results are unmet expectations, bad Yelp ratings, and unpaid invoices.

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Ad Blocking And the Future of Content

Ad Blocking And the Future of Content

Advertisements: Love ’em, hate ’em, or ignore ’em, they are an essential part of the economics of content. Without ads, magazine subscriptions would cost hundreds of dollars per year, movie ticket prices would be even more insane than they already are, and you’d have to pay directly for each episode of “Dancing With the Stars.”

Perhaps even more important, there would be no Google, no Bing, no Yahoo, and perhaps no Facebook, all of whose business models depend heavily, if not completely, on advertising. And, in fact, many websites depend on banner advertising on their pages for revenue.

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Tricks to Increase Your Site’s Visual Appeal

Tricks to Increase Your Site’s Visual Appeal

When it comes to web design, image is everything.

OK, maybe not everything, but it’s hard to deny that your web design interface is a critical part of your online presence. It’s tempting to imagine our audience as enlightened individuals who value the content we provide above all else, but let’s not kid ourselves—an unattractive and overly complex website is enough to repel even the staunchest of your supporters.

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Try Before You Buy: Website Prototyping

Try Before You Buy: Website Prototyping

Remember when “extreme makeover” was a thing? Not so long ago, it was a staple of cable TV, and everything was getting extremely made over: kitchens, cars, wardrobes, pets, investment portfolios, you name it. It was enough to make you not want to change anything in your life at all.

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You Will Be Socially Integrated—Resistance Is Futile

You Will Be Socially Integrated—Resistance Is Futile

Social media—it’s not just for kids anymore.

Yes, in a world where social media use is rising and more than 1 billion people use Facebook, social media integration is no longer an option for web developers.

Failing to include easy-to-use social media plugins and development tools in your website design will end up costing you big. Fortunately, enhancing your site with social media is an easier process than it used to be.

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Microsoft’s Edge—The Brink of a New Age for Your Website?

Microsoft’s Edge—The Brink of a New Age for Your Website?

Along with its reputation for being two or three steps behind other browsers, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (IE) has long infuriated web developers around the world for its quirky and inconsistent rendering of modern web sites. Sites that looked perfectly good in IE version 9 could look terrible in IE 10, and by the time web developers figured out how to make their sites look good in IE 10, along came IE 11, and the whole cycle started again. There was little that web developers could do besides deploy multiple versions of the same code for different browsers and for different versions of IE, so their sites would look good everywhere.

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