Mobile first: How to approach mobile website testing?

Smartphones seem to have taken over desktop computers in terms of usage. The number of smartphone users has increased tremendously in the last few years and by 2016, there will be more than 2 billion smartphone users. In addition, half of the internet’s usage comes from mobile devices.

This development affects also web design for some years. InVision recently stated in one of their blog posts:

“Responsive Design is no longer a luxury, but a necessity.”

Especially when it comes to testing, mobile website testing still is in its child’s shoes and developers face a hard time getting the best result out of their work.

In this blog post we are going to show how to set up the perfect mobile website testing workflow and how to easily conduct browser tests for mobile.

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12 Greatest Firefox Add-ons For Developers & Designers

With the latest Firefox browser update – Firefox Quantum – Mozilla made a leap forward in the browser game. The new Firefox browser is not only super-speedy and sleek. It caused an uproar as the new version only supports Firefox add-ons using the WebExtensions API.

We researched, reviewed, and hand-picked 12 of the best Firefox add-ons for developers.
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A practical guide to building fast web applications in the cloud (with PHP)

This post originally appeared on loige.co, written by Luciano Mammino. Luciano is a web developer & entrepreneur from Italy.

In this article, Luciano highlighted some of the most common principles you should consider while building high performing web applications (specifically on the backend part).

The following concepts discussed here can be applied to any language and framework. Though this post will cover some concrete examples, design patterns and tools that are mostly used in the PHP ecosystem.

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5 essential tips for improving your website mockups & prototypes!

Have you ever received feedback on new website mockups or prototypes starting with “Which language is that? I don’t understand “lorem ipsum!!”?

Well, yes? Then you’ve been there. And it isn’t really a great feeling. Not because of the question itself.

In this post we are going to show you 5 tips on how to prevent yourself from receiving such feedback and how to make your website mockups even better.

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Website Feedback Tool: A new way to stress-free customer feedback

Working on new design drafts and website prototypes take a lot of patience and knowledge. When you consider the feedback part of the process it takes even longer. This is why you need a website feedback tool at your side to get you across the finish line.

Email threads, Slack chats, phone calls and meetings – that’s how the feedback is collected and managed. Well, managed? I guess managing feedback through all these channels is barely possible. But here’s the good news.

We are going to show you how to set up your design & feedback workflow for making feedback from colleagues and customers actionable and manageable again.

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Why Microsoft’s new browser still has some rough edges. A first review on Edge for developers.

This is a review on Microsoft’s new browser Edge and what every developer should know about developing with Microsoft Edge.

Microsoft officially released Windows 10 today making a huge step forward. With its all new browser, called Edge, Microsoft is trying to catch up with Chrome and Firefox.

We’ve downloaded Windows 10 and took a look on how Microsoft Edge may influence the daily work of developers. Here’s our first impression of Edge.

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7 powerful JIRA integrations to optimize your web development workflow

I love writing about productivity tips and how developers get more out of their workflows. This time it’s about JIRA – basically the industry standard of issue tracking.

JIRA comes with a rich ecosystem of AddOns and apps that offer a JIRA integration.

Since a lot of software is written for the web today, I collected the best and easiest JIRA hacks for optimizing your web development.

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23 amazing lessons learned from interviewing the world’s top developers

Three months ago – on Thursday, April 16th – we launched bugtrackers.io as a new platform showing the life of people in web development.

I expected it to be super fun. And of course, I expected it to be successful. After all, we showcased the life of famous, successful or extraordinary tech people, like CTOs, developers, web designers or product people.

But I didn’t expect it to have such an impact on me personally.

Today, I’m sharing the top takeaways for me and for us as a company. Yours might be different, which is why I encourage you reading all of the interviews in their entirety.

I hope they’re as valuable for you as they’ve been for us.

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Power up your customer support with Freshdesk & Usersnap!

Freshdesk is a simple and easy-to-use customer support software used by some well-known companies such as Sony, Cisco and many others. More and more customers are approaching us on how to get more out Usersnap by integrating it with Freshdesk.

So, I’d like to show you how to boost your customer support by integrating Freshdesk with Usersnap.

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