May 2013 Archives

Supporting Google Chrome’s Autocomplete/Autofill For Registration & Checkout

A few weeks ago at Google I/O Google announced that Chrome is now supporting the HTML5 autocomplete functionality, and that your saved autocomplete information (called autofill in Chrome) will be synced across devices. This would allow you, for instance, to add your address and credit card information to Chrome on the desktop and then allow Chrome to automatically fill out that form information when you’re shopping on your phone. This can be a huge boost for mobile commerce, which is why Google is pushing it… Continue reading

5/29/13

Your Site Is Never “Done”

My wife and I recently bought a house. Our apartment lease ends at the end of June so we decided to do some work on the house before moving in. We had the hardwood floors refinished. We’re going to be doing some painting. Stuff like that. Nothing major, but the type of stuff that’s easier to do when you’re not living there. At some point though, we have to stop the projects and move in. No house will never be “perfect” but that doesn’t mean… Continue reading

5/24/13

Browser & Usability Testing…Without Going Insane

One of the most challenging aspects of web development is browser testing. There are literally infinite combinations of devices, browsers, operating systems, and settings (font-sizes, cookies, javascript), especially when you’re doing a responsive design like we did with LockerPulse last year and more recently with Detailed Image last month. Here’s the process we’ve adapted. It doesn’t cover every situation, but I think it does a good job of covering the most important situations without taking a ton of time and effort. In a sense it’s… Continue reading

5/22/13

Part-Time Jobs Within The Job

When you run a small business there are all sorts of job functions that you become responsible for simply because there’s no one else to do the job. Usually these things only take up a few hours here and there, but they have moments where the time commitment spikes and they become like a second job, a part-time job within the job. Such has been the case with managing our insurance for the past six months or so. I’ve become the de facto point of… Continue reading

5/18/13

The Data That Drove Our Responsive Design

In my last post breaking down the new Detailed Image, I wrote the following about our responsive design: If you haven’t figured it out by now, this was the main driving force behind this project. Mobile and tablet usage on our site has skyrocketed, with Safari on iOS becoming our #1 browser/OS combo. It’s a trend that’s only going to continue. We needed to up our game. This will be the topic of my next post where I’ll dive into some of the data. We… Continue reading

5/6/13