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Best Practices for Registration Forms – How Not to Lose a User?

By on Mar 8, 2016 in HTML, Interesting

There may be numerous reasons for making a user register on your website such as growing your email list for boosting email marketing, the sale of products or so much more. However, for users, filling out forms is boring and annoying. Registering on the site is not slightly less frustrating than filling out paper forms. According to Forrester Research, more than 11% of US users intentionally left a website simply because of their complex and lengthy registration process. Whether you run a blog and planning a webinar and want users to sign up for it or your e-commerce site simply needs guest users’ email addresses for their abandoned carts, whatever the reason may be – you need users to register. After all, it is one of the best ways to reach out to users who probably have abandoned or perhaps forgotten about your site. But registration process doesn’t have suck. They should be short, crisp and concise. And if you are not ready to make your registration process any simpler, be prepared to lose hundreds of potential customers then. Today, in this article, we are going to share some of the best practices for designing and adding registration forms to your website in order to make the process less complex. Short is Good It’s no rocket science. Nobody wants to fill out a lengthy form. A registration form should have fewer form fields otherwise, you may find your users leave the registration process midway. Narrow down the information you...

Finding great WordPress Themes & Plugins

By on Dec 8, 2015 in WordPress

Developing a WordPress Site? Tips from a WordPress Developer   Making a living developing WordPress Sites Whether you are a WordPress freelancer developing websites for clients or someone looking to build a WordPress website having the right tools can make your life a lot easier. WordPress is all about reusability, there are tons of plugins and themes out there that can significantly expedite the process. As a developer, I have built many websites and web apps before, and at first it was a tedious process. I was trying to treat all jobs completely different and create resources for each individual one. It took me a while to realize this was not efficient and was costing me a lot of time. So I decided to consolidate my resources and centralize everything. For example instead of developing a brand new theme per client, I started using the same theme and simply customizing it to the specific client’s need. This alone saved me tons of time, and as they say “time is money”. The advantages of reusing WordPress themes are great. You save a lot of time by not having to do tedious repetition of creating new WordPress themes, and simply modifying or customizing existing ones. By applying this simple technique I was able to boost my revenue and organize my workflow. But again I ran into another bottleneck. I was reusing the same WordPress theme over and over again, that I eventually ran out of customizations to make it look different....

Effective Ground Rules To Integrate Animations In Apps

By on Dec 7, 2015 in Interesting, Mobile App Devellopment

Animations can do wonders and overhaul the complete UI of an application.   I am a big fan of several animated cartoon series, including Mowgli, Duck Tales, and a lot more. I am sure I’m not the only one; there are numerous fans out there. The technology has incessantly improved in past decades and today, we have various features-rich animations that don’t fail to impress the audience. One great example of awesome animated movies is Avatar; there are many more, though, like Jurassic Park, Terminator 2, etc. The worldwide success of Avatar proves how much people love watching intriguing and fascinating animations.   You can reap the benefits of the latest technology and integrate powerful and impressive animations in your applications to deliver an enhanced UX. Animations can add life to the applications, but they must be used in an optional way. To help you make the best app by embedding animations in it, here are some resourceful ground rules to consider while developing an application with animations.   Begin With A Storyboard The storyboard is quite crucial to ensure a smooth and flawless animation. It can either be created on a piece of paper or a whiteboard. In fact, there are some useful applications, like Sketchbook Pro, as well that allows one to conveniently create a desired storyboard for his application while performing other tasks easily. Yes! You can develop wireframes while creating a storyboard for your application. A storyboard is when accompanied by annotated wireframes, allows designers...

Important Tips While Designing An App And Preferred Steps To Overcome It

By on Nov 25, 2015 in Interesting, Mobile App Devellopment

Mobile applications have tremendously become an integral part of our life. Keeping the growing craze of various mobile devices and apps in mind, companies are striving hard to support their businesses with a exceedingly various outstanding mobile applications. For this basic agenda, they try to engage with various distinct mobile application strategies that can reach out the best among the most recent trend of applications. With various applications launched every now and then, there is a struggling competition in the world of mobile application development. Thus, a powerful and well-planned mobile strategy is extremely a necessary option to ensure update your newly application. Slow Loading Of Applications Really Does not Pay You Anything If any of your created application consumes quite long time to load, then there is high chances of failing. The reason behind this is users wait patiently wait for an application for too long to get it load. If any application takes more than a few seconds, users prefer uninstalling the application. Thus, all efforts made by them are in total loss in terms of promoting their new application and thus time gets wasted to attract users. Suggestion: Make all the possible efforts to develop your application load time as well as performance time in terms of fast speed. It’s quite possible that your users are connected to extreme poor networking process. In order to make it certain that the performance of an application won’t get affected anyway while downloading it by the type of network...

Prolific HTML5 Frameworks That Will Overshadow in 2016

By on Nov 20, 2015 in CSS, HTML

HTML5 Frameworks to make your life easier   HTML5 is a powerful language that possesses fabulous features. It supports the high-end multimedia graphics, cross browser compatibility, responsive layouts, several top-notch front end designing tools, and so forth. The best thing about the HTML5 is that there are truckloads of HTML5 frameworks out there that make the web designing a simple and convenient job. All you need to do is choose a suitable framework and begin designing. A Framework can be defined as a set of practices, and methods to handle a common kind of problem. Since, these problems are quite similar in nature, they can be referred for conveniently solving new problems. Frameworks allow one to efficiently accomplish a task without reinventing the wheel. HTML5 frameworks offer a common structure so that designers don’t need to redo the things from scratch and rather reuse the available code. There are numerous HTML5 frameworks available in the market. Now, since the year 2015 is about to end, I have come up with a list of frameworks that are expected to get into the limelight in 2016. Going through the list can aid designers and developers to choose a suitable framework and create a desired design with utmost ease and without leaving the quality behind. Most importantly, all these frameworks are responsive in nature and thus, ensure a smooth performance of the designs created via them. Let’s decipher the top HTML5 frameworks that are expected to dominate in the coming year.  ...

A Beginner’s Guide on Creating a Custom Magento Theme

By on Nov 18, 2015 in Beginners, Magento

Creating a Custom Magento Theme The e-commerce market has and continues to evolve, and hence, to gain a competitive advantage it is important that your e-store is flexible enough to address consumers changing needs. And, Magento e-commerce platform can help accomplish such an objective in the most efficient and effective manner possible. What’s more? Easy-to-use and intuitive admin panel and tons of eCommerce features is what makes Magento one of the best choices as an e-commerce platform. After all, Magento was primarily created with the purpose of giving users and developers the ability to setup e-commerce store. When starting a Magento project most likely you’ll consider creating a custom Magento theme based on your preferences. As a developer, creating a Magento theme might seem a simple task to you. But, remember that not adhering to Magento rules and regulations can make the task overwhelming and challenging. Moreover, you also need to decide on the Magento version on which your site will run. The new version of the Magento e-commerce platform (i.e. Magento 2) is about to release. However, you can download the beta version of Magento 2 from GitHub. The latest version of Magento has introduced a new default theme called “Luma” – an elegant theme that follows a lot better usability practices compared to the default theme of Magento 1. Wondering how you should create a custom Magento theme? Read on further to learn more. Understanding Basics of Magento Theme All of the Magento themes are stored in...

Website & app development- Is it worth to use WordPress CMS

By on Nov 16, 2015 in WordPress

  Why WordPress is  worth using for website and mobile application development?  WordPress CMS was establish since year 2003 and is definitely popular among bloggers across the world. Over last few years, WordPress has gained its importance as a content management software tools for bloggers as well as non-bloggers in terms of both professional and personal use statistics. Here are  top convincing reasons why it is worth to use WordPress for company’s websites as well as for other reasons. Ease to use WordPress is simple to use with its high intuitive interfaces. Adding all new pages, blog posts, images, etc. on a casual basis can be achieved quickly. Due to its simplicity, time spent on WordPress for formatting is comparetively less. Managing various websites from any device is simple WordPress is a browser-based content management software where users can easily login from any of their internet connected devices and can manage their blogging site efficiently. Free from HTML editing and FTP software connectivities WordPress is HTML constraint free content management software tool. Creating  a new page everytime, blog posting, formatting texts, uploading images, editing images, uploading documents, sharing video files, accessing image galleries are  all kinds of benefits that your WordPress software can offer you without the need of accessing HTML coding and FTP software. Search engines are highly accustomed with WordPress websites The coding attribute that are being added to WordPress is quite clean and simple, making it easy for search engines to read and manage all indexes...

UX vs UI Designer

By on Nov 7, 2015 in CSS, Interesting

UX vs UI Designer These two terms are often used together and not all understand; often confused in the industry, the two profiles are different from each other and the skills and knowledge required is also different. In contemporary times where internet is the ultimate power to knowledge and website are its resources; having a great website that grabs the user’s attention and keep him hooked is more important than ever and that is what both UI (User Interface) and UX (User Experience) designer does. It’s a common misconception at workplace and even in job listings or job requirements is the combination or interchange of the terms. Usually, the expectation is that an interface designer should understand and have knowledge of user experience because their work is similar to that of user interface designer. In simple terms, user interface is not user experience. The terms are used together so often that they are considered as one. And get me wrong, they are certainly related areas, and in fact many designers are knowledgeable and competent in both. But there is a difference. UX Designer The main responsibility of the UX designer is to see how the product feels, check if the product follows a logical path, understand if there are any hindrances in the process and remove it. Many people see designing to create something but designing is more about solving problems, and that is that UX designer do. The work includes usability and also add a more emotional dimension:...