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Using Cloud Hosting Has No Cons

  People these days are always talking about “the cloud,” and many believe cloud hosting & computing to be the way of the future. Why is this? Well, there are many positive elements to using cloud hosting, and very few, if any, downsides. Reduce: Using cloud computing reduces the amount of money your company will…

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Testing for Mobile: Emulators, Simulators and Remote Debugging

  At the time of this writing, mobile devices accounted over half of Internet usage in the United States. Mobile users are a particularly impatient lot, and in a recent survey, <a href=”http://www.netbiscuits.com/reports/reports-and-papers/the-peoples-web-report/” title=”Netbiscuits: The People’s Web Report” target=“_ blank”>recent survey</a>, a full 76 percent of mobile users say they that they will leave if your…

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The New HTML Element Will Speed Up The Whole Internet

  If you’re familiar with HTML, you may already know about the new HTML5 <picture> element. It allows for more responsive design right in the HTML on a webpage and even allows for completely different images to be called upon to show up depending on the screen size or device used. It’s really useful because…

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Adapt Your Emails So They Are Mobile Friendly

  Mobile devices and technologies are here to stay, and an increasingly large number of people intake the majority of their digital media, including e-mail, on a tablet or smartphone. Ignoring this trend would be a big mistake for any business that uses e-mail marketing. How can you adapt your current e-mail practices to account…

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Using Design Patterns for the Best User Experience

  User experience design, often referred to as UX, has been around since we’ve been sophisticated enough to develop even basic tools. It’s the process of inventing and optimizing things not only so they can be better, but also more familiar, and thus easier and more pleasurable to use. On the Web, we use interaction design…

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Cloud Computing may be the Future, but not if Security is Compromised

  For people who are not familiar with cloud computing, it is the practice of utilizing remote network servers rather than locally based hardware for the storage of data and computer programs. Users can access the remote servers via the Internet to manage, store and process relevant data, rather than relying on their personal computer…

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Web sites and Web apps

  Before the App Store era, the word “apps or applications” had been applied to Web sites that provided advanced user interactions and capabilities previously available only through installable software. Some examples of web applications are Webmail, Google Maps and Google Docs. Compared to the classic web usage on blogs and news sites, web apps…

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Behaviors in Mobile Browsing

    Statistics say people are more focused on their smartphone than any other thing during the day. Everything that we know about people and their mobile devices comes from high level data analysis, but these statistics tell us almost nothing about user behavior as it pertains to their interactions with mobile sites and apps.…

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Why An Interview Of A New IT Employee Is Much Less Reliable Than Hiring Mentel

Why An Interview Of A New IT Employee Is Much Less Reliable Than Hiring Mentel You posted a job opening on a popular career forum, hired a headhunter and have now gotten a steady flow of CVs from an assortment of candidates. Next you need to review all their credentials, go through the due diligence…

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Mentel Provides All In One Solutions Without Excuses Or Finger-Pointing

Mentel Provides All In One Solutions Without Excuses Or Finger-Pointing Once you make the decision to move forward and source your IT project to a professional team of technology experts, the next questions are which company to work with and whether or not one company can do it all. One thing to consider is the…