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3 Easy Ways to Create an App with No Experience

building an app

App development isn’t as hard as it was in the past. Business owners who want to get into the mobile space can make an app and test it too using app-building tools available on the market. While technical know-how is important to make a killer app, these platforms just help make the job a lot easier for you, increasing… Read more »

5 Signs You Need to Improve Your Coding Skills


Great developers have more than just coding skills to offer to an employer. They understand everything from business development to project management. They are self-sufficient and can work well with others. But most importantly, great developers write elegant and effectively tested codes. The demand for developers is high; employment of software engineers is projected to grow 22 percent… Read more »

Masonry: Making Websites as Unique as Their Founders

masonry design

Ross Brandon built Masonry, a digital design agency, on a strongly held dogma that websites are mere replicas of monotonous designs and unimaginative templates. He sees that there’s more to custom websites than simply showcasing distinctive displays. “To truly make a mark, a website must be an extension of the brand itself–a visual representation that honors both form and… Read more »

Respect the Programmer’s Arc: The Care and Feeding of Developers

Programmer's Arc

There is inherent value in communicating respect, especially in early startup teams. A recipe for failure, but one so often repeated, looks like this: Wantrepreneur has a great idea. Starts a company, becomes CEO. Hunts for someone to build the idea. Hires CTO. Doesn’t understand why the CTO is always saying “no.” CTO and CEO… Read more »

Graphic Design Delivery is Broken, Says Design Pickle

graphic design

It’s routine practice: you need a graphic designer, so you hire a freelancer, firm, or in-house staff to meet the need. Design Pickle doesn’t like that though, because they think the graphic design delivery system is broken. The problem that Design Pickle diagnosed is that graphic design firms and freelancers can’t run a profitable business… Read more »

Building a Website with WYSIWYG Editors: Pros and Cons

web design apps

A ‘visuals first’ design impacts people’s behavior on the web greatly. Because users do not normally prefer to read large batches of text, beautiful visuals are required to make a website attractive. People appreciate visual beauty in all aspects of their lives, so why should web development be an exception? What You See Is What You… Read more »

10 Best Website Builder Platforms for Beginners

10 Best Website Builder Platforms for Beginners

A simple page bearing information can do such wonders that it’s become so important for businesses to develop their own web presence. Prior to going through any advertisement in the newspaper, magazine or phone, it is natural for your customers to surf through your website and acquire more information about your business. Nowadays, it is… Read more »

This Tool Calculates the Cost to Build Your App

Cost to Build an App

There’s a new tool for all you startup founders out there, and it will tell you how much it costs to build the app of your dreams. It’s called How Much to Make an App, and it asks you a series of questions: Platform: Will your app be iOS, Android, or both? Login: Will users… Read more »

3 iOS App Development Trends for 2015

iOS App Trends 2015

What’s does 2015 hold for the iOS apps market? This is probably one of the most trending topics among enterprises and the overall iOS app development world. There are more than 1.4 million apps on the App Store right now; competition in the apps market is therefore at an all-time high. While the most popular apps… Read more »

installCore: Collect Money While Giving Software Away for Free


Editor’s Note: This article was submitted as a sponsored placement by ironSource.  How will this idea make money? It’s the question that every tech entrepreneur must answer. The issue of  monetization comes before investment, marketing…even before telling your friends about your startup plans. When it comes to consumer software, making money traditionally boils down to… Read more »

Create an iPhone Game in 31 Days Create an iPhone App Course

If you’ve ever wanted to create an iPhone game, then now is the time to do it. A new course has launched today that is aimed at teaching students how to create their own, original, indie game in just 31 days using Apple Sprite Kit with its Swift programming language. So, not only will you… Read more »

Top 5 Reasons to Use Responsive Website Design

responsive web design

The introduction of smart devices and their ease of availability have shifted the use of the internet, from desktop PCs to hand-held smart devices. A research suggests that the year 2015 will witness internet usage on mobile devices to match the usage on desktops. This means that all businesses should ensure that their websites are… Read more »

Watch This Designer Create Things Using Just Her Nose

Look, No Hands

Can you imagine going about your everyday life with little to no use of your arms? Can you imagine being a designer with such limited functionality? For designer Michelle Vandy, it’s a reality to which she’s had to get accustomed: everything she designs is created solely by her nose. She shares her personal story on Look,… Read more »