All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘web development’

Google: How to Find Other Sites Linked to Yours?

If you’ve ever wondered how to track which pages are linked to your own, Google has been working on a solution for you. It comes in the form of some refinements to their tools for analytics. They put it like this: “Now you can see all the backlink URL’s, post titles, and more right within the new Social reports.” Here’s …

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App Engine 1.6.5 Released, Brings New Datastore Features

Many businesses and developers rely on Google’s App Engine to deliver their content to the Web. It’s a good thing then that Google is not being lazy with constant updates being made to the platform. Yesterday marked the release of version 1.6.5 of the Google App Engine. The first update is being made to the Datastore. Google is introducing an …

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Google Updates Its Deprecation Policy

Software gets old. It’s an unfortunate truth that many developers have to live with. It’s even harder when you have to deal with software that may be deprecating and it’s hard to know when official support is going to dry up. Google is hoping to make all of this easier by changing up their software deprecation policies. These include the …

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Mozilla Inspired To Rethink How We Create

I love inspirational speakers. They have a certain air about them, like they know what they’re talking about. While their job is to inspire people to do great things, it’s even better when their actions, not their words, inspire us to even greater lengths. The fine folks at Mozilla have been inspired by such a man. They recently uploaded a …

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World’s Most Popular Screen Resolution Now At 1366×768

There’s something to be said about having a great screen resolution. I use a 16:10 monitor at 1680×1050 with my PC. Not exactly the enthusiast golden standard of 1920×1080 but it serves me well and looks great to boot. That’s why all the more distressing that most people in the world don’t really care about resolution as much as I …

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The Dart Platform: An Introduction To Web Development

There are many languages and platforms when it comes to developing apps for the Web, mobile and servers. One of the languages vying for your attention is Google’s Dart Web development language. Seth Ladd, a developer advocate of Dart and Chrome, gave a talk on the Dart platform this week. In his talk, he introduces what Dart is and why …

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Adobe Shadow Labs Release 2 Now Available

Adobe Shadow, tools that make developing mobile Web sites easier and faster, has been updated today to stay in line with current Web standards. Adobe released the details of the new Shadow Labs Release 2 today. They’re incorporating many of the features that users have requested. The new features added range from expanded development tools to support for new hardware. …

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New Echo Nest Partnerships Should Cater To More Awesome Music Apps

The Echo Nest is partnering with JamBase and SongMeanings to give developers more data for their music apps. The former will provide concert and tour schedule data, while the latter will provide song lyrics and lyric interpretation. “Partnerships like these are driving the digital music industry forward,” the company tells WebProNews. “They increase accessibility and variety of content available to …

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How to Develop a Next-Generation Mobile Strategy

According to an IDC forecast, by 2015 more U.S. Internet users will access the Internet through mobile devices than through PCs or other desktop devices. As smartphones begin to outsell simpler feature phones, and as tablet sales continue to explode, the number of mobile Internet users will grow by a compound annual growth rate of 16.6% by 2015. Supporting customers …

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Optimizing A Site For Mobile: Google Provides 70 Minutes Worth Of Tips

Google has posted a pair of webinars from its “GoMo” campaign, which is an initiative to get people to create mobile-friendly sites. One of the webinars is for advertisers and one is for publishers. They both include tips and case studies on sites that have gone mobile. Frankly, you shouldn’t need Google to tell you that you need to be …

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Infographic Looks At Direct And Indirect Costs Of Testing Your Site

Monetate has put out an interesting infographic looking at the total cost of website testing. The top challenges, according to Monetate are: deciding what to test, prioritizing testing initiatives, conducting the actual tests, obtaining enough traffic for statistical significance and acting on the test results. “To accomplish these and other challenges, marketers are turning to website testing tools that promise …

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How To Make A Mobile-Friendly Site, According To Google

Google has uploaded a video of a 30-minute talk from Google Engage For Agencies, about making mobile-friendly websites. Google’s Shane Cassells discusses four benefits of the mobile web over apps: easier to find (through search, blogs, Twitter and links in emails), increased market size (impressions and clicks higher on mobile web than apps. anyone has access to your site), lower …

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