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What’s the difference between a Mobile app & a Web app?

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There is a common misconception that native mobile apps and web apps are the same thing — but actually, the two are very different. Not only are there differences for the user; they are also developed and deployed differently, so it’s important not to get the two confused. First though, it can be useful to distinguish between web apps and websites. Simply put, a web app is a website that is...

Seven hottest web trends for 2019

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The web industry is constantly changing. Here are the trends to watch out for in 2019. Predicting coming web design trends is always tricky. Get it right and you are praised for being ahead of the curve; get it wrong and you are met with a flood of I-told-you-sos. That said, I’m going to push my luck to see if I can provide some insight into the trends that will define web design in 2019...

Optimizing images for top-notch performance

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Web-quality imagery is always a balancing act between using the smallest possible file size while providing good image quality. Embedding a photo straight off your DSLR may look nice, but it will slow your website’s load to a crawl, while an over-compressed image may improve the speed of your site yet discredit the design and overall aesthetic. For the two types of image assets we predominantly...

Mobile App Design: Best Practices & Mistakes

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In 2017, over 91 billion apps were downloaded from the iOS App Store and Google Play (which doesn’t include all of the third-party app stores and app stores for other platforms). That’s a lot of apps—roughly 13 per person—on the entire planet. With so many apps being downloaded, it’s no wonder that the average app has a churn rate of 57% in the first month (users who don’t...

How to Schedule Windows 10 to Shutdown Automatically After X Minutes

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You might be wondering “I am a designer. Why do I need to know to schedule Windows to shutdown?”. Well, it doesn’t matter if you are a designer or not, you are a computer user, and as a computer user you do other things than graphic or web design. You might enjoy to watch a movie or your favorite show when you go to bed at night and you end up falling asleep. Who is going to shutdown your...

Top 7 eCommerce Web Design Trends to Watch for in 2018

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What only a few and most daring dreamers could have imagined two decades ago, when the Internet was only grasping at the surface of our daily lives, it now has become a reality. eCommerce accounts for more than $2 trillion in sales today and it is expected to jump up to $4.5 trillion in 2021. Online sales have a huge market share and now that most of the people are always connected to...

You Might Not Need jQuery?

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jQuery and its cousins are great, and by all means use them if it makes it easier to develop your application. If you’re developing a library on the other hand, please take a moment to consider if you actually need jQuery as a dependency. Some developers believe that jQuery is protecting us from a great demon of browser incompatibility when, in truth, post-IE8, browsers are pretty easy to deal...

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