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There was a time when your business’s identity was recognized by your visiting card. Now your website does that work.

We will focus on your Ecommerce website in his article. As an online store owner, your website is the center of your growth. Higher engagement and conversions, as well as lesser bounce rate and cart abandonment rate, should be the primary goal.

But how does one achieve this? We are sharing with you some best practices that we employ while designing our client stores.

Design an Enticing Home Page


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MVP is your product idea with the bare necessary features that you will test with real users. Feedback received from this stage will then be used for developing your actual product.

The response from your MVP sets the direction of your product and answers essential questions like:

  • Is your idea marketable?
  • Will the users pay for your idea in the future?
  • Does your MVP solve the problem as you anticipated it?
  • What additional features users expect in your product?

Your MVP gives a reality check of the viability of your product, hence it’s vital not to skip it.

Why is MVP necessary?

To further elaborate on the importance of MVP and to convince anyone who says otherwise, reason with them with the points…


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GWL 2020 Wrapped: Top 10 Blogs You Must Read for App/Website Design & Development

At Galaxy Weblinks, we build high-performing software solutions that help teams scale. And write about it in the process. You may have spotted us on some of the popular platforms such as Hackernoon, The Startup, Level Up Coding, and Muzli to name a few.

In hopes of helping you fine-tune your design and development strategy, we fetched this blog list to help designers, developers, project managers, or decision-makers with:

  • Tips on automating the redundant tasks and improving the productivity level using tools that worked wonders while collaboration.
  • Best practices in design and development processes for building apps that scale and perform better. …

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Choosing the best technology to build a robust solution is a very crucial decision. This is the third step while planning mobile and web application development. It comes after establishing the business perspective and product structure. With large companies, in-house and offshore developers typically make the choice collaboratively. It’s more complicated if you’re a small startup.

The decision will generally decide whether your mobile and web application will perform well and be scalable. It will also impact your budget! …


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The most important question that project managers should ask themselves is, “How do I help my customers achieve their goals on my website while still achieving mine?” Focusing on that question is the starting point for improving your website experience and building a customer journey map.

The first goal for preparing a customer journey map is to identify the customers’ requirements and what they are seeking using your website. Your team (Designer/ Developer/ Tester) should understand the entire process your customers go through.

The Journey Phases

This implies the different stages in the customer’s journey. They may vary as per particular scenarios. Each company can use data to analyze what these phases are as per the corresponding situation. …


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The latest major update in PHP 8 has been made available to the public. It’s a typical three-year cycle version upgrade of PHP. Comes with a few radical alterations, so there’s a high chance you’ll need to make a few changes in code before upgrading.

Some of the major features and optimizations introduced in this update are named arguments, union types, attributes, constructor property promotion, match expression, nullsafe operator, JIT, and improvements in the type system, error handling, and consistency.

Here’s a lowdown of the official update announcement:

PHP 8 Named arguments

// PHP 7htmlspecialchars($string, ENT_COMPAT | ENT_HTML401, ‘UTF-8’, false);// PHP 8// Specify only required parameters, skipping optional ones. …

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This is the first in a series of blog posts in which we outline the benefits of TDD for your organization and what are the projects to consider while adopting this agile process. Link of Part Two.

Test-Driven Development essentially lets the testing process drive the development and design of your application. This incorporates acceptance tests, functional tests, and unit tests. It leads you to create very different kinds of tests that tend to be more resilient to change in the future because you’re verifying behaviors rather than testing pieces of code.

If you are asking why TDD, we will just say that “it’s the easiest way to get both good test coverage and good quality code, which leads to 40%-80% fewer bugs in production”. Wouldn’t it be better to write the code in a manner where a bug can be spotted immediately and not after the production stage? …


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UX deliverables are a key part of building any application/product or enhancing an existing one. They may vary depending on the methods used, project, budget, and user demands, as every product is different. This, in turn, also impacts the communication between the designer and the client. Early on in the project, before the designer can share a mockup or prototype, it is common for designers to wonder what to share with clients and how often.

‘What do I show to my clients? What do they want to see? Are they concerned about my work process? …


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Designers and developers work hand in hand to create beautiful products with UI components in code and UI libraries in the design system. In design, these UI libraries might be composed of components or symbols from Sketch, Figma, or Adobe XD. In code, these components might be built in React, React Native, or Preact.

The designers need to transfer their ideas or designs of a digital product for development. Tools, such as Zeplin enable this handover, while also supporting design tools like Sketch.

In this article, we will be guiding you through how the winning combination of Zeplin and Sketch can improve the transition of design towards development. This is also a get-started guide of using Zeplin to share your design assets made in Sketch. …


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Today the majority of companies are increasingly using digital products to address industry-specific challenges, for instance, enhance customer loyalty and experience, automate reporting, boost sales, or improve document management.

But mobile app development is an expensive investment. When you want one for your business, the next big question is ‘which development approach to choose for building the mobile app?’.

So, if you are wondering whether you should take the native or hybrid route for creating your next mobile application, you’ll find this article extremely useful.

We’ve decided to compare these two options to help you understand what will be the best one for your project. The critical differentiators we’ve discussed here considering both the options will help you while developing a new application. …

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