Onboarding Techniques and Examples for Your New Users

Sep 23 2013 by Krzysztof Kozak | 5 Comments

When someone signs up on your website, or downloads your software, or installs your mobile app, it doesn’t immediately mean the person has already decided to use it.

You have a small window of opportunity to quickly introduce your app’s key features and teach a first-time user how the app works. The process of familiarizing a new user to your app is called onboarding.

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7 Useful Git Tips for Beginners

Sep 4 2013 by Tobias G√ľnther | 14 Comments

Back when I first started to use Git for version control, I wasn’t sure if all the learning I invested into it would pay off. Branching, staging, stashing — these Git terms were all foreign to me.

Today, I can’t imagine life without Git. Git not only gave me a much-needed ability to version-control my work, it also made me a better programmer.

Here’s a series of simple tips that will help you make Git an important part of your web development workflow.

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Popular Methods for Online Storytelling

Sep 2 2013 by Sabina Idler | 4 Comments

The act of storytelling is present in every culture. Storytelling, when done well, can move people to take action.

The way we tell stories has evolved drastically over time. We constantly find new methods for preserving and sharing our stories: From drawings on cave walls, verbal recounting passed down from generation to generation and songs to more modern ways like newspapers, books, audio and video recordings.

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The Fitflat Icon Set: 10 Free Flat Icons (PSD and PNG)

Aug 30 2013 by Stefan Irava | 4 Comments

The Fitflat Icon Set: 10 Free Flat Icons (PSD and PNG)

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Finding the Middle Ground: How to Compromise with Clients

Aug 28 2013 by Rick Debus | No Comments

No one is right 100% of the time, not even the most experienced and battle-tested professional designers among us. If you’re doing work for a client and they shoot down what you feel is a strong design concept, don’t take it personally.

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5 Mistakes You Should Avoid When A/B Testing Your Designs

Aug 26 2013 by Smriti Chawla | 15 Comments

5 Mistakes You Should Avoid When A/B Testing Your Designs

A/B testing can help improve your web designs. Even a small tweak such as changing the location of your call-to-action button can increase sales by 35.6%. Performing A/B tests will let you verify that your design changes lead to better results.

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The 7 Stages of Drupal’s Learning Curve

Aug 23 2013 by Fredric Mitchell | 6 Comments

The 7 Stages of Drupal's Learning Curve

Drupal is awesome. Drupal is flexible. But Drupal is also hard.

If you’re just starting off developing with Drupal or have gone through a handful Drupal projects, it’s OK to feel lost. We’ve all been there.

The stages to getting through the difficult times with Drupal are remarkably similar to the well-known Kubler-Ross model for dealing with grief.

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