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Cross-browser testing is a critical step to take before a website goes live. Those who neglect this process risk high bounce rates, since some users might be unable to view or even navigate your web presence. There are many tools to help you with cross-browser testing. The following list includes free and freemium tools that you can use to ensure greater browser compatibility.
Website speed plays an essential role in overall website functionality. It's typically the first step in defining user experience. If a website's landing page has trouble loading, or if too many plugins cause sections of it to appear or function at a slower rate, that tends to give users a poor first impression, if it doesn't lose them altogether.
If you think Comic Sans is the worst it gets, you couldn't be more mistaken. There are some seriously hideous fonts, some of which were created that way purposefully but others didn't intent to end up as a laughingstock of the font world. Here are some of the ugliest fonts in web design history and what they were (hopefully) going for.
Web designs are like fashion trends: Some of them are classics while others are best left forgotten. However, they're still good for a laugh and as a reminder of what happens when you try to get too creative with your design skills. Here are some of the ugliest web design trends of all times. Revisiting history ensures that you won't repeat these mistakes.
Now that we're fully immersed in a mobile-ready world, it's not enough for business websites to feature responsive design (although it's still important). Now it's all about mobile site, app, or both. Which one works best for your business, consumers and company, and which can you do without?