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Synchronized Cross-device Mobile Testing - HTML5 Rocks

Synchronized Cross-device Mobile Testing - HTML5 Rocks | New Trends in Web Design and Development | Scoop.it

Modern tools can help ease your cross-device testing workflow. Reduce setup time, improve cross-device workflow, boost compatibility and rock testing across a wide number of device sets. 

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An awesome roundup on synchronized cross-device mobile testing tools. Keep all your devices in sync with the URL you want to test -- manually loading them on each device is *so* yesterday!

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Mummify: Make a Permanent Copy of Anything Online

Mummify: Make a Permanent Copy of Anything Online | New Trends in Web Design and Development | Scoop.it

When you Mummify a webpage, we make a permanent cache of the webpage and give you a new, permanent link that you can use forever.

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A great tool to avoid having to screengrab -- get a cached, permanent copy of webpages, saved in the cloud. Perfect for before/after glamor shots of redesign masterpieces!

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Nickelodeon gets into the HTML5 game...and why app developers should care

Nickelodeon gets into the HTML5 game...and why app developers should care | New Trends in Web Design and Development | Scoop.it

Is this the first step towards creating a subscription game “channel” and getting away from the tough economics of selling individual apps?

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Broadcasters like Nick, Disney and our client, PBS, have a better shot at selling apps in the first place because they can market it like crazy.


This could be a shot across the bow against the challenges of individual app monetization...

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Email Is Crushing Twitter, Facebook for Selling Stuff Online | Wired Business

Email Is Crushing Twitter, Facebook for Selling Stuff Online | Wired Business | New Trends in Web Design and Development | Scoop.it
Despite the hype around social media marketing, a relatively antique tech appears to be far more important for selling stuff online.
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To be fair, email did have a 20 year head start, but research shows that only email is making a tangible impact in moving the sales needle.

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The Rise of the Mobile-Only User

The Rise of the Mobile-Only User | New Trends in Web Design and Development | Scoop.it
You don't get to decide which device your customer uses to access the internet.
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The stats don't lie -- more than half of Americans access the web by mobile devices, and 31% use mobile as their *primary* access.
 

Combine this with news that sales of PCs are at an all-time low, and you can see why now more than ever, we need to be creative in exploring ways to enhance digital interaction using the new tools available on mobile devices.

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Glitchy launch of healthcare.gov website a case study in shoddy project management

Glitchy launch of healthcare.gov website a case study in shoddy project management | New Trends in Web Design and Development | Scoop.it

You rush a miracle man, you get rotten miracles…

— Miracle Max, The Princess Bride

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We use this quote quite a bit here at the studio as we work with clients to set realistic schedules, deadlines and launch dates.

And after watching the debacle that was the glitchy launch for the Affordable Care Act/Obamacare website (healthcare.gov), I simply can’t get this quote out of my head.

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Seven responsive web design wireframing tools and resources | Bean Blog | Bean Creative

Seven responsive web design wireframing tools and resources | Bean Blog | Bean Creative | New Trends in Web Design and Development | Scoop.it

The process of planning for the scaling and layout of a site across numerous screen sizes can be a pain without the right tools.
 

Here are a few lifesavers:

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Every new site that leaves our studio these days is built with responsive design — providing a consistent user experience that adapts to different screen sizes. These are our favorites for agile and cost-effective development.

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Hail to the Chief? Why more companies are adding a Chief Digital Officer | Bean Blog | Bean Creative

Tech execs are moving from the back office IT and into a strategic, customer-facing role. Does your company have an expert who can help you create and curate your digital business strategy?

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Do you see the role of CDO as the next big thing or a flash-in-the-pan fad?  What could a CDO do for your non-profit? Your museum? Your publishing? Your educational mission? 

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Dear museums: the time is right to embrace mobile

Dear museums: the time is right to embrace mobile | New Trends in Web Design and Development | Scoop.it
Most museum visitors don't leave home without their mobile – it's time to exploit that fact, says Matthew Petrie
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A recent study at the MoMA found that a whopping 74% of visitors brought a mobile device with them. When so many museums are introducing innovative exhibits that use new technologies to great effect, you're missing out if you don't cater to what visitors are already carrying in their hands.

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18 practical responsive design tools and resources for wireframing - Econsultancy (blog)

18 practical responsive design tools and resources for wireframing - Econsultancy (blog) | New Trends in Web Design and Development | Scoop.it
18 practical responsive design tools and resources for wireframing Econsultancy (blog) You're probably growing tired of the phrase 'responsive design', but it isn't one of those overly-hyped buzz phrases that you can ignore, and it's not going to...
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From wireframing tools and browser testing sites to inspirational responsive design examples, this is a nice resource!

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