Usability testing is sometimes one of those things that developers conveniently ‘forget’ about. Why? Well do a search for it. Usability testing, as it is generally practiced, costs money. There are interviews to perform, a variety of tests to create for each and every project, services to pay for… and what if your client’s in another country? Or what if they’re a small business with a small budget, or a brand-new startup? What if the only reason you learned web development in the first...
In the web development world, the most popular open source platforms for creating websites include WordPress, Joomla and Drupal. But what is open source exactly? It refers to software and platforms that are free and publicly accessible. They usually have a large community of contributors that help update the software, create plugins and provide support through online forums. Open source platforms are a great way for beginners to create a no-hassle website, and are great for advanced web developers...read more
Nothing matters more in this industry than keeping your finger on the pulse. The challenge is separating the wheat from the chaff: with hundreds of blogs, countless social media accounts, and thousands of design sites, how do you keep on top of it all without spending hours hunting through RSS feeds? Well, we have the solution… After months of rigorous testing, iterative builds, and a few late nights, our sister-site, WebdesignerNews, has launched. We have just as much trouble wading through...read more
Google Analytics... is there anything it can’t do? Well, yes. Quite a bit, actually. It's a fantastic tool, no doubt, and there are good reasons that it’s more or less the default choice for many; that cannot be denied. However, for the data-lovers out there, there is so much more to explore. And explore we shall! Here, we present a list of forty-five different tools for managing your analytics, from all-in-one solutions, to data aggregators, to tools that help you try to make sense of the data. CrawlTrack...read more
Evan Campbell recently wrote an informative article for employers at WebdesignerDepot titled "How to Find the Perfect Web Developer". In this article, we will share a few tips with you to help you ensure that you’re the kind of developer that Evan and his readers would want to hire. 1) Avoid becoming a “specialist” ... Trends on the Web move quickly. If you spend five years exclusively fine-tuning your knowledge of Drupal only to find that suddenly overnight everyone wants a Wordpress site (or...read more