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Top UX Books: 10 Essential, Non-Traditional Reads

Stop for a moment and really think about your favorite website, mobile app, or digital device. What makes you love it? How about your favorite jacket, shoes, or backpack? What does it look like? How does it work? How does it make you…


The End of Web Forms

Web forms are annoying, inefficient and they fill people with dread. Does anybody actually like filling out web forms? Nevertheless, they are a “necessary evil” that can make or break some of the most critical online interactions. Web forms are still mostly based…


Responsive Design Is Not Enough, We Need Responsive Performance

Recently I’ve been running into a lot of responsive websites with a lot of performance issues. On most of them, the issues are so evident that they’re almost useless on anything besides the latest generation of smartphones. Considering the fact that responsiveness as…


The 5-Step Process for Turning Your Blog into a High-Conversion Funnel

The blog. It’s the oft-overlooked stepchild of a website; yet, positioned properly, it can generate an almost unlimited number of highly qualified leads. There is a proven, five-step process for transforming your blog into a high performing conversion funnel engine for acquiring qualified…


Data Encoding: A Guide to UTF-8 for PHP and MySQL

As a MySQL or PHP developer, once you step beyond the comfortable confines of English-only character sets, you quickly find yourself entangled in the wonderfully wacky world of UTF-8. A Quick UTF-8 Primer Unicode is a widely-used computing industry standard that defines a…


Top 10 Most Common C++ Mistakes That Developers Make

There are many pitfalls that a C++ developer may encounter. This can make quality programming very hard and maintenance very expensive. Learning the language syntax and having good programming skills in similar languages, like C# and Java, just isn’t enough to utilize C++’s…