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27
Jun

5 Ways Web Design Impacts Customer Experience

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Web design is one of the most important parts of any Internet marketing strategy. It has a huge impact on the digital customer experience in several different ways. Your site’s aesthetics, usability, any other crucial factors are essential to your company’s long-term online success. But how dramatically does it actually impact your bottom line? In this post, we’ll take a look at five major aspect of web design and how you can improve all of them. 1. Appearance Web design most obviously impacts your site’s appearance. You choose how your […]

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27
Jun

Team Conflict: Four Ways to Deflate the Discord that’s Killing Your Team

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It was supposed to be a simple web project. Our client needed a site that would allow users to create, deploy and review survey results. Aside from some APIs that weren’t done, I wasn’t very worried about the project. I was surprised that my product manager was spending so much time at the client’s office. Then, she explained the problem. It seemed that the leaders of product, UX and engineering didn’t speak to each other and, as a result, she had to walk from office to office getting information and […]

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13
Jun

Chrome 60 Beta: Paint Timing API, CSS font-display, and Credential Management API improvements

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Unless otherwise noted, changes described below apply to the newest Chrome Beta channel release for Android, Chrome OS, Linux, Mac, and Windows. Paint Timing API While no generalized metric perfectly captures when a page is loaded in all cases, First Paint and First Contentful Paint are invaluable numbers to measure critical user moments during loading. To give developers better insight into their site’s loading performance, the new Paint Timing API exposes metrics that capture First Paint and First Contentful Paint. Stills of a First Paint and First Contentful Paint for […]

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12
Jun

Using jQuery to Delete All Inline HTML Styling

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Inline HTML styling (when the style attributes for a particular element are written within the HTML tag) is not something that’s considered a best practice when it comes to HTML and CSS, and it’s becoming less and less common. You don’t often come across inline styling unless a site’s code hasn’t been touched since the 90s or early 2000s, but it’s certainly not unheard of. If you find yourself trying to do a redesign of an older site that contains inline styling within the HTML, you’ll almost absolutely find that […]

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06
Jun

Color Accessibility Workflows

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A note from the editors: We’re pleased to share an excerpt from Chapter 3 of Geri Coady’s new book, Color Accessibility Workflows, available now from A Book Apart. The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 contain recommendations from the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) for making the web more accessible to users with disabilities, including color blindness and other vision deficiencies. There are three levels of conformance defined in WCAG 2.0, from lowest to highest: A, AA, and AAA. For text and images of text, AA is the minimum level […]

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05
Jun

How to Use jQuery to Dynamically Open Links in New Tabs

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Even if you’re a new or beginning developer, you probably know that you can easily make links open in new tabs by using the target attribute with your anchor tags. To make a link open in a new tab, all it takes is to make your HTML look like this: <a href=”/link/” target=”_blank”></a> The target=”_blank” attribute is all you need to make your links open in new tabs. But what if your anchor tags weren’t written this way, and you still want your links to open in new tabs? You […]

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01
Jun

Improving advertising on the web

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Advertising is a critical component of the web, keeping content open and free for everyone. However, over the years we’ve increasingly heard from users that while some types of advertising are fine, others can seem overwhelmingly frustrating or intrusive. Due to these poor ad experiences, the usage of extensions that block ads across the web continues to rise, up about 30% from just last year. This reduces the ability for publishers to continue creating free content and threatens the sustainability of the web ecosystem. Chrome has always focused on giving […]

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