How to Develop Website with Responsive Design?

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responsive-designResponsive design is just about the new web regular. Many businesses have accepted the task and also have created specific style solutions (such as for example just mobile) or have attempted to address the problem cross-platform. In this post we will tale a look at the most important tips together with locallogy: responsive website design in order to help you with responsive web design process.
Planning: As always, arranging is the quantity one priority. As soon as you solve your style challenges in writing, you are prepared to build your site.
Look at a Mobile First Technique: That's where you construct the mobile web site first, then level up and construct the tablet and desktop computer designs. Among the major concerns for several three is the logo design and/or text. If the written text is easy to learn on the mobile gadget you then shouldn’t  have any problems with the tablet or desktop computer.
Build the appearance and Feel of one's Site Initial: Some firms, like Jiffy Software program, build the complete layout of the user interface first, before performing any coding. This ensures the look is had by them and feel the client wants before they perform any coding. When building a design for a mobile web site, one essential concern is making the control keys large plenty of for a fingertip. Another concern is keeping the look both simple, yet functional. Many developers tend to add a great deal to a mobile user interface, which can cause style and usability problems. When in question, keep it simple.
Images: When developing responsive style layouts, create optimized pictures for each layout. This reduces bandwidth and scaling issues. Take advantage of JPEG, GIF and PNG-8 file formats. In no way use PNG since it can bloat your documents sizes by 5-10 times.
Limit the usage of Text on Mobiles: Only use what’s essential, rather than attempting to reproduce your desktop web site on mobile device. The latter will create long scrolling web pages, which can make you lose viewers.
Clean Design: That is especially essential with responsive design. Be sure you strip aside all non-essentials when designing your website. This can improve page loading period.
With responsive design, overall performance is everything. Contemplating such things as exact coding, testing template parts, optimizing images, etc, most of these will contribute to websites that load quick and perform well.

How to create an excellent web design for your blog

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“It is not what you say that matters but the manner in which you say it.” This famous quote by William Carlos William is as relevant for blogging as it is for real life. Although whether the “what” is important or not (especially in educational blogs) is debatable, the “how” is definitely a factor you […]

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7 web design trends for 2016

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It’s the start of 2016 and web design companies are looking back trying to find out what worked last year and what’s going to be the trend for this year. So go ahead and read on. We’ve collected some of the best web design trends you must know about in 2016. Web design & development trends […]

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3 Treehouse Students Who Found Their Calling in Front End Web Development

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Front End Web Development is one of the most fulfilling career paths in tech. You get to solve problems, code and impact the look and functionality of the web. It’s also an area that Treehouse offers tons of courses in,...

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In 9 months, Malina Transformed From Novice to Professional Developer

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With a family of early adopters of household Internet, Malina grew up with technology and the Internet integrated into everyday life. When first introduced to programming, Malina found herself immediately fascinated and empowered by the web and the endless possibilities...

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New Course Roundup: Unity, SQL & Objective-C

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Every week, new content is published to the growing Treehouse Library! Here is a short list of what was added the week of January 18, 2016. COURSES Materials in Unity – Nick Pettit In Unity, and in computer graphics in general,...

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5 New Features in PHP 7

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I’m very happy to introduce you to the first MAJOR release of PHP in over a decade. The PHP community is VERY excited to welcome this latest release. But that doesn’t mean PHP has been stagnant all this time. On the...

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6 proven ways to boost customer happiness in 2016

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Finding bugs in your product is part for your customer’s journey. A stable product means happier users and less user tension. But there’s more to making customers happy than having a bug-free product. This is where customer success comes in. The term customer success was coined only recently but it is already big with SaaS […]

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Essential WordPress Plugins For Developers & Designers (Part 2)

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A while ago, we talked about unknown WordPress plugins that developers should use when setting up a new WordPress website. Aside from the ones I mentioned, there are, of course, way more great and essential WordPress plugins out there. Because the first WordPress post received some great response, we thought about a follow-up post on […]

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New Course Roundup: PHP

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Every week, new content is published to the growing Treehouse Library! Here is a short list of what was added the week of January 11, 2016. COURSES Build a Basic PHP Website – Alena Holligan This project will show you how...

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4 Students Who Juggled a Family and Learning With Treehouse

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Just because you have a family doesn’t mean that you can’t also prioritize your learning. In reality, you can set an awesome example for your kids by making your dreams a reality through hard work. These Treehouse students went all...

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12 Ways to Balance Your Work and Study Life

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Let’s be honest, web developers and designers aren’t particularly known for maintaining great work/life balance. Images of hackathons and intense work sessions come to mind easily. Too often people buy into the idea that “more” means “better” when in reality there...

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Learning While Parenting

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Parenting is many things. Difficult, exhausting, time-consuming, frustrating, yet, rewarding. You can say the same exact things about learning a new skill, like front end development. Combining the two (and layering on a day job) can be intimidating. But there...

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Tracking bugs & user feedback inside Podio

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Once you’ve convinced your boss and colleagues that a productivity tool actually makes sense, you would probably end up using Podio. Don’t get me wrong. There are tons of great project management & productivity software out there. Trello, Asana, Blossom, just to name a few. And Podio. Do you wonder how you can get the […]

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Why messengers are changing the way we track bugs

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It doesn’t matter whether you’re using Facebook’s messenger, Whatsapp, or Telegram for your private communication or Slack, ChatGrape and Hipchat for business communications, messengers are here to stay. And that’s a great thing. Slack has become widely known as the “email killer” for businesses. But all these messengers are not just changing the way we […]

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Designing forms for your website: The good, the bad and the ugly of web forms.

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Building a web page or web app takes a lot of time, resources and patience. I get that. And because of these reasons, the little things get overlooked. When building a new website or application, you probably count your website form as one of those little things. But it really shouldn’t be overlooked, this little […]

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2015 in web development. Explained in 7 funny GIFs.

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So it’s already that time of the year. People go on christmas holiday and spend the last days of the year with their loved ones. And while you are enjoying your vacation, please check out our take on the year 2015 in web development as presented by 7 funny GIFs. Enjoy! Microsoft releases new browser […]

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Everything you need to know about the new Slack Platform & Why we’re part of it.

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Wow. This is some big news. A couple of hours ago, Slack announced its all new Slack Platform, making it easy to install and connect other apps with Slack. Here’s everything you need to know about Slack’s new app directory and why we are a part of it. Slack: enhance your workflow. I guess there’s no […]

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A glimpse into the world of Usersnap’s desktop screens

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Most of us work all day in front of a computer. Some rely on desktop computers, others use portable laptops. In any case, we’re sitting in front of our devices all day (and sometimes night) long. I thought it would be fun to give you some insights into how the Desktop home screens of our […]

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Don’t listen to your users. Let them show you.

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Today I stumbled upon something quite shocking. I got hooked while re-reading a couple of our blog posts on the topic of customer support and how you should engage with your customers and users. In this blog post I’d like to show you what we got wrong and why you should not listen to your […]

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12 web development trends you must know about in 2016

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We have just entered year 2016 and it’s already a couple of days old. Just before New Year’s Eve, I showed you our take on the year 2015 in web development. Now it’s time to take a look at the new year. With upcoming frameworks, powerful development tools and evolving technologies, this year looks very […]

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The false sense of security. A comparison of Cloud vs on-premise software.

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We’ve been thinking a lot about this topic. It’s not only something which we are personally interested in. This is also a topic about which we talk a lot with other people. Today, businesses have a lot of choices when it comes to data storage. One of these choices is using the cloud to host […]

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3 Books to Inspire Your Career Change

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It’s a New Year! The whirlwind of the holidays has buzzed by, and if you are anything like me, you might feel somewhat dazed. But, it’s true, it’s 2016. It’s time to reflect on another year passed and the opportunity...

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6 Treehouse Students Who Successfully Changed Careers

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This is the perfect time of year to consider your career path (or lack thereof) and course correct. In some cases, a course correction may not be enough, and instead, it might make more sense to learn an entirely new skill...

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New Course Roundup: Django, Mongo, Swift

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Every week, new content is published to the growing Treehouse Library! Here is a short list of what was added the week of December 28, 2015. COURSES Django Forms – Kenneth Love Django Forms let us quickly create HTML forms and...

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2015 in Review

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Happy New Year from the Treehouse Team! We took a look back at our accomplishments for 2015 and we’re pretty pleased. Students – give yourselves a high five. You worked hard this year and earned millions of points and badges, learned...

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Alex Changed Careers From Sales Rep to Developer

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Drawn to the endless possibilities of technology and it’s ability to change the way people document and live their lives, Alexander made the decision to change his career path to pursue a career in tech. He joined Treehouse while working...

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Take Control of Your Day: An Intro to Time Management

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Lost time is never found again. – Benjamin Franklin   I never seem to have enough time to do the big things that I want. Those ideas that keep me up at night, my lifelong dreams and aspirations seem to...

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Everybody Feels Dumb (Now and Then)

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Everybody feels dumb and it’s a good thing! Let me explain. When you’re learning something new you most certainly will feel dumb. Especially when you’re learning something so abstract as a programming language, a new API, framework or library. It’s...

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11 Tips for Those Who Want to Change Careers

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Whether you are in a dead-end job or have a stable career that you hate, if you are considering a career change take these tips to heart before you take the leap.   Think 1. Dig deeper to understand your motivations...

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Why You Should Commit to Learning with Open Source

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Chances are you’ve probably encountered the term “Open Source” before. Open Source Software, or OSS, is a kind of software that whose code is made available for everyone to read. Depending on the license, you can most likely reuse it...

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New Course Roundup: Swift, WordPress

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Every week, new content is published to the growing Treehouse Library! Here is a short list of what was added the week of January 4, 2016. COURSES WordPress Admin Settings – Zac Gordon This course covers all of the settings that...

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5 Treehouse Students Who Found Tech Jobs in Less than a Year

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One of the best things about Treehouse is you get to set your own schedule because all of the courses are on demand. This means that you can learn at an accelerated pace if you have the time, and want...

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7 Tools to Keep You Organized and Productive in 2016

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I don’t know about you, but these days I need all the help I can get to stay organized. Especially for those Treehouse students looking to make a dent in courses that have been on your to-do list for awhile,...

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Why a bug report isn’t enough.

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OK, I get it. You have an excellent team of developers, designers and project managers. You develop a great piece of software for a client. And you test it. Of course. That is one awesome application. But then, when the application reaches the client’s end, bugs are popping out everywhere. Boom. Despite all your best […]

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What we learned from prototyping with Facebook Origami

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We at Usersnap are always looking for new ways and workflows in order to be more productive. This week our UI / UX designer Benedikt worked on some new design drafts. Instead of using a traditional approach of prototyping we ended up using Facebook Origami. In this post we are going to share some key […]

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Should you outsource website testing? 9 aspects to consider.

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OK, I get it. Everyone wants to get high quality at no cost. Right? It is particularly in software that we see a clear trend towards outsourcing. This is nothing new. Because of the increasing average salaries of developers and the difficulty in finding qualified engineers, many companies are welcoming the idea of outsourcing. When […]

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Why we have to talk about client-side JavaScript error logging!

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Web browsers got some super powers over the last few years. The increasing speed of the browser engines has pushed browsers from being simple website viewers to a level where they are platforms executing our beloved applications like Gmail and Facebook day in day out. Of course, this opened up the door for developers to […]

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7 most important bug reporting skills every QA agent should have

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A while ago, someone asked me: ”Thomas, what skills do I need to have when tracking bugs and joining a QA team?” I was astonished by the question and more importantly, quite disappointed that I wasn’t able to come up with a great answer. But it made me think. And it pushed me to do […]

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What a Slush! Usersnap at Slush15 in Helsinki.

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So, did this really happen? Well, yes. I guess so. And it’s been a Slush! Last week, one of the biggest startup events in Europe was held in Helsinki, Finland. The Slush. With more than 15.000 attendees, 1.700 startups and 800 venture capital investors from over 100 countries, Slush was a fun ride for the […]

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How I manage website bugs with Todoist & Usersnap

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If you’ve fallen in love with Todoist for managing your daily tasks and to do’s, you might wonder how you can integrate Todoist even deeper into your work style. As a web development team, we asked ourselves: Can we make Todoist our main bug tracking tool? In this blog post, I’m going to show you […]

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What I’ve learned about growth after 1 year in a SaaS business

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My journey with Usersnap started about a year ago, on November 3rd 2014. At that point, I’ve already gained some experience as a project manager in a digital agency and a media company. So I was already working on fast-moving projects beforehand. However, the last 12 months have been an incredible journey with a lot […]

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The Beginner’s Guide to Physically Based Rendering in Unity

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Unity 5 was released in March 2015 and brought many new features, but perhaps the most important feature is physically based rendering. This new lighting model simulates the natural interactions of light rays and real-world materials. The math behind physically based...

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New Course Roundup: Illustrator, CSS and Swift

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Every week, new content is published to the growing Treehouse Library! Here is a short list of what was added the week of November 9, 2015. COURSES Adobe Illustrator for Web Design – Ashley Burke Using a project-based learning approach to Illustrator’s...

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With Treehouse, Jonathan Built the Skills Needed to Launch His Web Business

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Back in 2011, Jonathan graduated with a degree in Multimedia and Web Design and felt ready to embark on a career on the Web. However, instead he found it difficult to find work due to a lack of self-confidence in...

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New Course Roundup: C# and Angular

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Every week, new content is published to the growing Treehouse Library! Here is a short list of what was added the week of November 16, 2015. COURSES C# Basics – Jeremy McLain In this course you will gain all the knowledge...

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Treehouse Gave Lansana a Jump-Start to Excel as a Self-Taught Software Engineer

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While at college and working in retail, Lansana Camara decided to commit to a new career path. Extensive experience with computer games at a young age had led Lansana toward an avid interest in technology. But it wasn’t till this...

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A beginner’s guide to deploying static sites with versioning and rollbacks using Flightplan

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With the rise of cheap VPS (Virtual Private Server) services and the increase of complexity in the architecture of new web applications, deployment processes are becoming a very important topic and a skill to master to some extent. Long gone the days when we just needed a cheap hosting service and an FTP access to […]

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