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Some really great Drupal and Magento development posts out this week as well as good CSS tool and methodology recommendations. Get your code on and have a great weekend!

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Next USB plug will finally be reversible

Checkout some new releases, a great video on UI that asks you to imagine the user is drunk, and some other gems. Happy Friday!

 

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How usability testing drastically improved my client’s app

Check out the new releases this week and some important security news for Chrome and PHP users, plus much more. 

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How a flawed deployment process led Knight to lose $172,222 a second for 45 minutes

Some very interesting information has surfaced since the last roundup. Check out the links in white for those that I felt were most important pieces of content for this week. 

Ways to Supercharge Your eCommerce Site Speed
In today’s world of eCommerce, site speed and performance of your online store is of top importance. A slow homepage load time can cripple a store and significantly decrease conversions. Online shoppers see a slow loading store as being unprofessional. The shopping environment itself devalues the products being sold by simply under performing and not providing immediacy to its users.

Some great information and educational resources for Drupal and Magento this week. Enjoy!

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Magento is still the #1 e-commerce platform in the world


When your site is slow, you frustrate your users, resulting in a negative impression of your company and costing you business. In a world of high speed internet and increasing expectations, research has found that after just a three second delay 40% of users will leave your site to find other options for what they are seeking. Many things can impact the speed of your site, from your hosting infrastructure to bad programming.


It seems that everyone's talking about mobile technology these days, but surprisingly not everyone is using it yet to help their business. A recent study by Constant Contact and published by eMarketer shows that only one-third of small business respondents have optimized their website for mobile devices. The majority of small businesses who incorporate mobile marketing into their planning do so for social media engagement or email marketing, with more than 70% reporting that they are implementing those sorts of programs.


The steady increase in traffic on the web has led to more companies to invest time and money into their online presence. Whether the goal is to build the site from scratch or make an upgrade, there is a lot of planning that goes into the initiative. Before anything is built or coded, several questions need to be answered that determine the actual scope of the project.


I'm always on the lookout for exciting ideas and new technologies to broaden my knowledge of web development and design. Each week, I'll be posting links to articles on development, design and other miscellanious information that I find interesting. What follows are the highlights of the links I've recently discovered. I hope you find them as useful as I did.