How to usability test your project for free

May 29, 2015 By
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...

55+ jQuery plugins for developers

jQuery is a fantastic JavaScript library, we know this. We also know that there are lot of cool plugins out there which take things to the next level. If you’re an amateur dev, plugins expand on your capabilities by implementing things you might not know how to do yourself, yet. If you're an expert programmer, they can make your job go a whole lot faster, or even just provide inspiration. Whatever the case, we've collected some of the best and most interesting jQuery plugins that we’ve found, and...
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Essential steps to secure your website

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...
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Introducing WebdesignerNews.com

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...
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20 best resources for learning AngularJS

Since its release in 2009, AngularJS has gained immense popularity due to the compelling features it’s packed with. Being an extremely advanced JavaScript MVW framework, not only does it enhance HTML with Directives; but it also simplifies both development and testing for developers. For some people, it seems quite difficult to learn Angular through the official documentation provided. Attempting to gain knowledge of Angular, they repeatedly search for related resources and often don’t...
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How to create a CSS3 progress bar

The progress bar has been used on the web ever since we realized that not everything would load instantly for everyone. These bars serve to notify the user about the progress of a specific task in your website, such as uploading, downloading, loading an app etc. It used to be impossible to create a progress bar animation without the use of JavaScript but thanks to CSS3 we're now able to perform animations, add gradients and some multi-color element inside a div. In fact HTML5 has also a special progress...
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35+ web and mobile app analytics tools

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...
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8 ways to be the perfect web developer

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...
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