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Smashing Magazine, long one of the most highly read publications on the internet about anything and everything web design, is imminently heading for a drastic site redesign. For many years, site visitors have been used to a certain look and feel to the site; certainly, its been part of the Smashing Magazine brand.
Over the last five years, Node.js1 has helped to bring uniformity to software development. You can do anything in Node.js, whether it be front-end development, server-side scripting, cross-platform desktop applications, cross-platform mobile applications, Internet of Things, you name it.
In a world driven by the Internet, mobile apps need to share and receive information from their products back end (for example, from databases) as well as from third-party sources such as Facebook and Twitter. These interactions are often made through RESTful1 APIs.
Douglas Crockford famously declared browsers to be the most hostile software engineering environment imaginable, and that wasnt hyperbole. Ensuring that our websites work across a myriad of different devices, screen sizes and browsers our users depend on to access the web is a tall order, but its necessary.
Thanks largely due to the fact that more information is at our fingertips now than at any point in human history, weve entered into an age where both of the following statements are true: People are consuming more content online than ever before;Fewer and fewer people are actually willing to spend time reading that content. According to a study reported on by Slate, roughly 38% of people who click on an article or blog post online dont actually make it past the headline.
Common web design problem: Just writing out why a company is special is usually an insufficientway to tella story to people in a way that will give them a rapid understanding of what makes a companys product or service awesome. We have to get visualpeople should be able to blur their eyes when they land on a site and know what you do, and what key actions they would take on the site immediately.
An interesting visual presence above the scroll is the first impression a user gets of a website. Whether that user continues to click can depend on a number of things, including imagery, readability and overall interest in the content.