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What Is Digital Transformation and Should You Care?

The term digital transformation is increasingly creeping into the boardrooms of businesses both big and small. Finally, there is a realization at the top of many organizations that…

The WordPress Philosophy: What Is It and Why Should You Care?

Have you ever installed a plugin into your WordPress website and thought, “Ummm… that’s different”? Something about it just stood out as not quite right. The settings felt…

Bend Any Website’s CSS To Your Will with Stylish or Stylebot

CSS is the language that styles websites. It controls the colors, the layout, the fonts… pretty much everything concerned with the look of the site. It’s quite powerful….

Do Developers Influence the User Experience More Than Designers?

Have you ever wondered why you don’t find job advertisements for user experience developers? For that matter, why do designers monopolize improving the experience of users?

It is not like designers are the only people who impact the user experience. After all, the user experience is not the same thing as the user interface. The user’s experience is affected by many things beyond the interface.

The Physical Web Sure is Interesting

I was sitting around in the lobby of a hotel at An Event Apart show with Jeremey Keith one time. I had just heard of this idea of…

Our Favorite Podcasts of 2017

Boagworld – User experience, as a concept, evolves on seemingly a weekly basis. Almost no one has seen that evolution first hand the way Paul Boag has. The Boagworld…

A Big List of Typography Books

The holidays are coming! I don’t know about y’all, but my family always tells me I’m so hard to buy for. I never feel like that that though….

The All-Powerful Sketch

Looking back on the last decade of screen UI design tooling, it sort of feels like this is how it went: Adobe rules over this kingdom with Photoshop…

Best Practices for Rest API

Reaching the point of working on a stable platform is a beautiful feeling. So much so that programmers,  naturally get the inclination that creating a publicly accessible API…

What is design thinking? Is it really a thing?

There is a new business buzzword in town. From the board rooms of IBM to General Electric, executives are talking about this mysterious new business methodology called design…

Performance vs. Security — How to Strike the Balance for WordPress Sites

It’s understandable to scoff at the idea of a football player taking ballet lessons. But while the image of a 320-pound lineman in a tutu may be a…

Using DevTools to Sidestep Obnoxious Websites

Modern browser DevTools, besides being gosh-darned amazing for doing our jobs as front end web developers, can be used to strong arm our way through problems we encounter…

Why Companies Increasingly Turn to Managed Cloud Services

The increasing complexity of IT operations  and application demands has led enterprises to optimize their current infrastructure with the help of managed services providers. Let’s take a closer look at…

Twelve Practical Ways To Become More User-centric

The online world is rapidly evolving. Web users are demanding more. The web has given so many new choices that web users now demand options that may have never…

Options for Live Streaming Video

Live video is a big thing these days. You can go live on YouTube. Twitter bought Periscope a few years ago to get in on live video. Facebook…