The Chronicles of Facebook’s Developer Platform [Infographic]

As you may know it Facebook Development Platform is a set of services enabling developers to create outside applications that work with Facebook. It provides a set of APIs and tools which enable third-party developers to integrate with Facebook’s graph API (known as Open Graph) — whether through applications on Facebook.com or external websites and devices.

The Chronicles of Facebook’s Developer Platform [Infographic]

We’ve seen major development in past and as a result of these developments, Facebook hosted an unparalleled social experience both on its site and off. Companies like Zynga introduced hit games like FarmVille on the platform, and the “like” button social plugin launched on external websites. (In the first 24 hours, external site “like” buttons received 1 billion impressions.)

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Key Social Principles & Successful Implementations

Many web publishers are scrambling to uncover a social strategy for their website. In the old days, traffic came from Google so publishers were entirely focused on writing high quality unique content in the hopes that search engines would send them traffic. However with many large publishers reporting that social is beginning to refer more traffic than search – publishers are on alert.

Key Social Principles & Successful Implementations

There are so many different social networks which have considerable traffic. As you’ll see below, it is important not to try and tackle each social network instead pick one that is a good fit for you. The advantage of their being so many networks is that you can do research to find the network which will give you the best chance to make an impact.

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The Evolution of HTML5 [Infographic]

HTML5 is sure to be a big hit this year as far as web design trends go, and rightfully so. It aims to improve upon its predecessors by enhancing the language and support. It’s new, exciting, easy to understand and better than anything that has come before it while still being compatible and understandable by current media devices and web browsers.

The Evolution of HTML5 [Infographic]

As browsers increase their readiness to handle HTML5, more and more designers and developers are applying it to their commercial projects. It offers exciting potential for any project with much more intuitive sites appearing, making use of the extended video and visual rendering capabilities.

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Build Websites Like a Pro using Wireframing

Would you attempt to build a house without a blueprint? I hope not. The same goes for developing websites. Instead of heading directly into writing code, you should always begin with a careful analysis of your client’s business needs and a plan for addressing those needs. It’s vital for the success of a project that you clearly define its scope and gain a good understanding of the target audience before you proceed to the implementation. If you don’t specify and discuss what you are going to create, you risk ending up with a solution nobody is satisfied with.

Build Websites Like a Pro using Wireframing

Taking the extra time to do some upfront planning will pay off in the long run by helping you reveal problems and misunderstandings early when they are still quick and easy to fix.

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Creating Effective Websites Using Typefaces

One of the first things visitors notice on a website is its typography. Many well-designed and effectively structured websites miss out on a host of traffic due to not-so-perfect typography. When a user accesses your website, he or she should be allowed to read, navigate, and perform tasks without any obstacles. If the font you have chosen is difficult to read, the visitor might leave without getting your website’s message.

Creating Effective Websites Using Typefaces

To make it simple and avoid errors, designers usually use one type of font with a few size differences, but this can create a very dull look, which can also cause visitors to leave. At the other end of the spectrum are the designers who experiment with different types of fonts, using multiple fonts throughout the website to avoid tedium. However, this can lead to a real mess, creating an untidy-looking website. This article discusses the common errors in typography and how to avoid them.

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Advantages of Responsive Web Design

The first question you need to ask is the importance of having an efficiently designed website for your company. A study by Compuware has found that almost 57% of users will never recommend a company with a bad website. Considering that more and more people are using mobiles to access internet, companies that do not have a good mobile website will suffer.

Advantages of Responsive Web Design

The same study also found 40% of the people will prefer to use a competitor’s website rather than using a poorly designed one.

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