Designing with a Mobile-First Mindset

Posted by April Sadowski and filed under Blog, Tips & Tricks, Usability

The greatest benefit to having a mobile-first mindset is you are thinking without the visual bloat. Mobile users want information fast. They don’t want to hunt. When you get to desktop, your UI is already end-focused. An optimized mobile experience¬†will keep users on your site. Would it surprise you, the numbers don’t lie, that a […]

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Should I Use A Carousel?

Posted by April Sadowski and filed under Blog, Tips & Tricks, Usability

Do you really need a carousel? Designers like big/beautiful images and carousels are a nice way of doing that in a premium real-estate area, but stats show only 1-3% ever click and they can get super clunky on mobile. I’m a designer. I am guilty as charged, until I realized these numbers supported a change. […]

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Virtual Host Configuration in XAMPP

Posted by Jerold Haas and filed under Blog, Tips & Tricks

Using virtual hosts is much easier for development systems than using the default alias “project” style. Having a URL such as http://example.dev/index.php instead of http://localhost/example/index.php is much clearer, works better with some website “extensions” involving paths and routing, and stored passwords are much easier to manage in browsers. Let’s face it, it’s just better all […]

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