For some reason there’s a tendency in the IT industry to take the view that if you’re not using Object Oriented Programming (OOP) methods, then  you’re not a “real programmer”.   That is actually a somewhat silly stance to take, because there are many situations where OOP is not the most appropriate way to deal…Continue Reading “Introduction to Object Oriented JavaScript”

Without any doubt, during the past five years, Google Chrome has emerged as the dominant force in the browser war for desktop users and (obviously) mobile users alike.  Developers, on the other hand, being more tech-savvy and security-conscious than the average user, have a tendency to prefer Firefox.  Indeed all security-focused distros feature Firefox as…Continue Reading “Mozilla’s Light-Weight Web Design Tools”

It’s often tough to argue that one ecommerce building platform is faster than another, unless you complete an unbiased speed test with a large sample size. However, sometimes you can objectively say that a system is faster just by playing around with it. That seems to be the case with Zoey, seeing as how during my…Continue Reading “Zoey is An Advanced Ecommerce Platform for Web Designers and Agencies”

Savvy web designers understand that websites have to do lots more than look good — they need to deliver ROI in the form of conversions. Whether your clients are selling directly through their website or using it to collect leads, every site you design should be the hub of their marketing efforts. As such, everything from…Continue Reading “Infographic: 2017 Web Design & UX Trends to Boost Conversions”

The web and the way people interact with it is constantly evolving. That means you must be at the top of your game in 2017. Start by ditching these old trends to usher in a year of fresh web design. Parallax Scrolling Parallax is a pretty nifty design technique that gives depth to a website…Continue Reading “Web Design Trends to Avoid in 2017”

Using the canvas of HTML5 should have become second nature by now, but actually it’s still very rarely utilized by designers.  This could be in part due to the fact that the average business site has no great need to make use of canvas features, but that’s not always the case, and understanding how to…Continue Reading “Basic HTML5 Canvas Methods Every Designer Should Know”