Why every SaaS company should perform user tests

We often hear the phrase “prevention is better than cure”. It’s gotten a bit old over time, but that doesn’t make it any less true.

This phrase sums up the zest of the article you’re going to read now. Before you roll out any product, you always test it. You basically just make sure that everything you designed is there and it works exactly like you designed it.
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The evolution of buttons in web design

Buttons are a simple element of interactive design, used everyday by people browsing the web. As web design has changed over time and new trends appeared every now and then, the design of buttons evolved too.

The challenge of button design is quite simple: Buttons must be designed in a way that they are recognized as buttons and users can expect the action which is followed by the button.

In this article, I’ll give you an overview of the evolution of button design and how to create modern web buttons.
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How to improve communication between developers and designers on web projects

Developers and designers have very different job profiles. In fact, they also have very different perspectives, i.e. different ways in which they look at the same thing.

One example: While a website designer looks at the whole external feel of a design, sets the scope for it and decides on how people connect with it, the job of a developer is very different. He or she is the one who has to make that idea work seamlessly on the inside, using code to its best advantage.

With job descriptions that are so different, there is one thing that is of extreme importance: how the idea of the “external” web design connects with the internal workings of the project in order to make it a seamless experience.

Only when developers and designers work as a team, will the end user be able to truly benefit from the application. It’s only then that they will get a product that looks great, is easy to use and is relatively error-free.

So, today we’re going to look at the communication between developers and designers. And how we can improve it.
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Think beyond Chrome and Firefox. Browser diversity is coming after your website.

Have you heard about Coc Coc browser or YaBrowser? I’m guessing you have not and that would not be a surprise.

I haven’t heard about them either. Just recently, I stumbled upon a list of unknown browsers in our Google Analytics dashboard. And surprisingly, those browsers are responsible for quite a bit of website traffic.

Here’s the journey I undertook after my big discovery.
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8 powerful Usersnap features you probably don’t know about

Over the last three years, Usersnap has grown to a fully fledged bug tracking and feedback tool. It has become the go-to tool for large-scale enterprises, as well as small & young software startups.

Today, I’m going to show you eight hidden gems which you probably haven’t discovered.

Stay with me and impress your colleagues in your next meeting.
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How to manage your software development project without a project manager!

When resources are limited you might face the challenge of building and developing a new software without having a full-time project manager.

The tasks of project management in software development aren’t easy. But here’s the good news:

In this article, I’m going to show you how to successfully manage your software project without having the skills and resources of a project manager.
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6 Ways for Web Product Managers to Collect Customer Feedback

You’ve just launched your new product or you just finished building a new website, and now you wonder what your customers think about those changes.

How do you collect customer feedback in the best way possible to answer your questions?

Can customer feedback really provide insights to improve your product?

Let’s see 6 ways you can approach it.
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Bug Tracking with TFS & Usersnap [Integration Update]

If you’re already using Team Foundation Server and/or Usersnap for tracking bugs and collecting issues, you’ll be probably interested in the following story.

A couple of days ago, we released a new version of our TFS bug tracking integration offering a new OAuth connection. Yay!

So, let’s make tracking bugs & collecting feedback with Team Foundation Server even better.

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Please NEVER use these phrases when talking to developers

I’ll never forget the first time, I made a gaffe. I had no clue what my colleague was actually doing in his role of a web developer.

I had no experience in web development and somehow I just said: ”That cannot be that difficult, right?”

Ups. I just made a big mistake.

My colleague on the other side, simply looked annoyed. And a bit frustrated. So, please do me a favor, and avoid the following phrases. Simply avoid saying these things. Please.

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