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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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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How to prioritize bugs? Behind the scenes of defect management processes.

Time management is key in most software development projects. Especially when a lot of bugs start to come in, features requests pop up and new feature releases are just around the corner, you might wonder how to manage the time of your developers most effectively.

And one of the first questions will be: How should I prioritize all these bug reports?
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How to get started with issue tracking (+ free issue tracker template)

Tracking issues for a software project is often a tedious task, and given the number of variables involved, it can get rather annoying to control mistakes that occur.

With a number of bugs and errors happening at the same time, it becomes imperative to install an internal workflow and toolchain for your issue tracking team.

This has increased importance during today’s times when developers need to assure that the product is high in quality and has minimal issues.

So we decided to provide you with this ultimate guide on how to get started with issue tracking.

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7 Excellent Open Source Bug Tracking Tools unveiled by Usersnap

This article is brought to you by Usersnap, a visual feedback tool that helps you to report bugs visually with screenshots. Get a 15-day free trial here.

Over the last few years, developers got some superpowers. Or at least, technologies enabled developers to do amazing things. And that’s incredible.

However, there is one big challenge that comes with every new website or app. Something we – the tech-savvy people – call “a bug”. And those bugs are giving us, the developers, a hard time. And those bugs are the reason, why we need to use bug tracking systems in order to find, document and solve these bugs.

Today I’m going to present you 7 excellent open source bug tracking tools which help you to get started with the bug tracking game.

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11 Tips and Best Practices on How to use the Usersnap Bug Tracker

Bug Tracking is a constant endeavor that is paying off with time. Bug tracking has a positive influence on customer satisfaction and conversion rates, a topic which I have explored in an earlier blog post.

Today I want to share a few tips and best practices on how to use the Usersnap bug tracker with you. I know, it is our own product, but this article will hopefully still be helpful for you – either if you are already using Usersnap or if you want to try it out.

Either way – thanks for reading!

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10 mistakes to avoid when tracking bugs. A glimpse into the world of bug tracking.

Errors happen during the entire web development cycle. And that’s perfectly normal. No matter how hard a team tries, errors creep into projects. But this means that there is always room for improvement.

You’ll find hundreds of lists out there talking about mistakes that can be avoided during web development projects.

However, most of these lists mainly deal with the managerial and technical aspects of the web development process. They rarely cover the other critical components, such as the stage of Quality Assurance (QA).

In this article, you’ll find some insights on 10 bug tracking mistakes to avoid.
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Human-centered bug reporting with visual elements

Especially in the last couple of years, the web has become a more visual place. GIFs, memes, emojis, screenshots and other visual elements are widely used on the web today.

Not only used in private conversations, but visual elements are also reshaping other areas, such as bug reporting as well.

In this article, I’m going to focus on the role of humans in bug reporting and answer the question about the role of visual elements in bug reports.
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