The holidays are a time to be with the people you love and give thanks to all of the great things in your life. It’s also a time to shop. (After all, part of showing all those loved ones just how much you love them includes awesome gifts, right?)
While the holiday shopping rush can be hectic for everyone involved, it can be particularly stressful to business owners operating an eCommerce site. With an increase in customer traffic and transactions, it’s crucial for your website to be equipped to handle such influxes in activity. (more…)
We recently delved into typography and the differences between traditional and web typography in part 1 of the “Translating typography for the web” series. We explored points that can help improve type quality and save you time when working with web typography. Today, we bring you the second installation of key points to note when translating typography from print to screen: (more…)
Ah, the enchanting world of typography! More than once, I caught myself lost looking at signage, posters and shampoo bottles, merely absorbing the beauty of letter shapes without stopping at their interpretation.
From medieval manuscripts, through the Gutenberg Press all the way to the 21st century, typography left its fascinating paper trail for contemporary designers to be enchanted. However, the enchantment can quickly turn into frustration when beautifully crafted type meant for print enters the world of web. Not all is lost, quite the opposite: web typography already came a long way and @font-face is here to prove it. For type lovers engaging on web design and development – and I include myself in that group – understanding the requirements and limitations of the medium is key to avoiding frustration. (more…)
One of the most exciting aspects of web development is that there is a constantly-evolving array of new technologies to explore. From front to back-end, open to closed source, development occurs at an incredible pace, making it necessary for developers to frequently learn, relearn, and adapt to new tools and platforms.
We asked our Pixafy developers to share what part of web development is most exciting to them today: (more…)
I love Sublime Text 2, it is by far my favorite text editor and although it comes with a decent theme, I find it to be a bit too much so I changed it, just as most developers choose to theme their text editors. So one day while inspecting a page in Chrome’s Dev Tools I got to thinking about how I wished there was a way to theme it, because I just don’t like a white background. (more…)
Great developers are always learning. They know that there’s always room to grow, and with a rapidly-expanding list of cutting edge technologies to wrangle with, it’s imperative to stay informed. Thankfully, there are many resources that help developers increase their knowledge base, including plenty of free or low-cost tutorial sites, blogs, and even Twitter streams that are readily available on the web.
Twitter can actually be a useful tool for tech-minded learners to keep abreast of interesting trends, development tips, and new releases. Pixafy asked our own developers which Twitter accounts they find essential and received a wide range of responses, from accounts that are informative, to inspirational, to just plain fun!
Here are 25 developer-centric Twitter accounts we like – no guarantees, but following them *just* may help you become a more amazing rockstar developer! (more…)
Women in Tech: Why women are not taken as seriously as men in the tech industry and what obstacles women need to overcome to make ensure that they leave their mark in the technology field.
After recently attending the Women in Tech: Tech Panel at the AlleyNYC last week, I was able to listen to a few extremely successful women in the tech industry and pull what I believed to be:
The Top 5 Reasons Women allow themselves to succumb themselves to a certain ‘bold-less’, ‘lady-like’ stereotype in the industry:
Having done dozens of projects on the WordPress platform, we’ve learned a lot along the way about best practices from which others could benefit. Here are tips, culled from our team, of common mistakes to avoid when developing in WordPress: