12 best web development blogs you should be reading right now

This article is brought to you by Usersnap – a visual feedback & bug tracking tool, used by software companies like Facebook, Google, and Microsoft.

Creating software isn’t that easy. There is a ton of things to consider. The more you actually create, the more you’ll learn.

And since there are many developers out there who share their experience, it’s a hard game to follow all of them. Because of this, we collected the following blogs and present you a list of 11 web development blogs worth reading.

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A good feature request collection tool helps product managers to do their jobs better

Traditionally, feature request collection is a tedious, disorganized process with varied results. Companies send cold emails to their customers, hope they respond, and if they’re lucky, store their response in a spreadsheet that has little to no structure.

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Let’s UAT: A practical test case illustrated on the example of Trello

User Acceptance testing is an important – yet often overlooked – step in every software development project. The principle of UAT is simple: It allows you to verify if a solution/software/application works for the user.

Yet its implementation in real life software development teams and processes is something a lot of companies struggle with.

In this article, we guide you through a practical user acceptance testing example, illustrated by testing a Trello feature.

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A website feedback widget solves Dynatrace’s 2000+ employee communication

Keeping the marketing website flawless while agilely renewing the content is not a one-man job! But when many stakeholders are involved, it’s difficult to streamline the suggestions and issues. That’s why Dynatrace added a website feedback widget to make it easy to send in feedback and triage tasks.

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How to build a cloud-based SaaS application

More and more SaaS application businesses are taking off the ground today. And it’s great.

The SaaS business is a super-fast growing industry attracting more and more people and companies. These organizations are more and more floating applications in the cloud. Scaling in the cloud has some essential benefits and risks as well.

In this article we are going to show you how to start building a cloud-based SaaS architecture, dealing with issues of scalability and what this means for your SaaS application.

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Designing a language switch: Examples and best practices

Building a global SaaS product isn’t easy. You have to localize your product, translate your website, and make sure that everything’s still up and running.

And there might be a major UI problem, which looks like a tiny thing at first but is actually something to think about a little longer. What I’m talking about is the visualization of selecting a language. How can you visualize the option to change languages so that your global audience can choose which language they want to use?

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How to use breadcrumbs on websites: Best practices and types of breadcrumb navigation

This post originally appeared on babich.biz, written by Nick Babich. Nick is a software developer who’s passionate about user experience.

Breadcrumbs (or breadcrumb trail) is a secondary navigation system that shows a user’s location in a site or web app. The term came from the Hansel and Gretel fairy tale in which the main characters create a trail of breadcrumbs in order to track back to their house.

In this article, we explore the use of breadcrumbs on sites and discusses some best practices for applying breadcrumb trails to your own website or application. Highly recommended read!

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9 Client Collaboration Tools for Web Development & Design Agencies

Running a web development agency, business owners cannot exist independently of their clients, client collaboration. Effective two-way communication between clients and managers, designers and web developers is a crucial process that can make-or-break the company’s success. 

A common way to improve efficiency across the business is by creating systems. Collaboration software is the ideal system that helps clients and web agencies to communicate, collaborate, share files and solve various issues on the fly.

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