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25 Useful Free Tools & Apps For Web Designers from 2015

As a web designer, any little tool that helps you accomplish anything that little bit quicker and better are worth their weight in gold. And the …

User Experience Model

The CUBI UX Model is a helpful framework to understand the key components of user experience.<p>It also improves client communication and identifies …

How To Design Websites That Mirror How Our Eyes Work

Site layout affects conversions, so it’s important to know the value of your on-screen real estate. Take <b>Freespee</b> as an example. After redesigning their site into the above version, subsequent A/B testing revealed that they could increase their phone conversation rate by 30 percent for the same ad …

UI Design

Embracing emptiness in Web design

We can categorize white space into three different types based on how it’s used:<p><b>Compositional White Space –</b> Space for margins, padding, and general composition.<p><b>Visual White Space</b> — Space for graphics, icons, buttons, or form elements.<p><b>Textual White Space</b> — Space between headers/paragraphs and lines …

Microsoft’s latest Office 365 customer: the U.S. Army

<b>Updated at 9:10 PM PT with additional details about the contract</b><p>Microsoft just landed another major government customer: the United States Army.<p>In an contract awarded to Microsoft partner Dell, the U.S. Army agreed to purchase 50,000 licenses of Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft announced in a blog …

Microsoft starts repackaging popular mobile web sites as Windows Phone ‘apps’

Microsoft is taking a new approach to its lack of Windows Phone apps. The software maker has started publishing Windows Phone apps for websites like Lowe’s, TMZ, and J.Crew that are simply the mobile version of the sites packaged into a Windows Phone app. In a move that <i>ZDNet</i> notes is part of …

BlackBerry Messenger for iOS and Android Is Here

With its first effort to make BlackBerry Messenger available to users of Android and iPhone foiled by technical issues, BlackBerry is taking another …

Google Launches Maps Engine Pro For The Enterprise

Google has unveiled a new offering for its Maps product in the business setting as part of its vision into making it the next productivity tool. Starting today, companies can use Maps Engine Pro to better marry location and their data in order to “visualize and share” it on a map.<p>The service costs …

Google launches new anti-DDoS service called 'Project Shield'

Google has announced a new suite of tools for activists and non-profits at their Ideas conference in New York today, including tools for evading web censorship and oppressive regimes. The biggest focus has been on DDoS attacks, a kind of brute-force action that can easily take down a small site …