RubyMine: Code Insight for Ruby and Rails

This article was sponsored by JetBrains. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. If you are developing in Ruby or Rails, you may have heard of RubyMine. RubyMine is an IDE for Ruby and Rails developed by JetBrains. It’s been around for almost 10 years and has a huge user base. And […]

Google Analytics: the Basics Explained, and Pitfalls to Avoid

Analytics are often overlooked as a source of information for UX designers. Many designers don’t consider analytics, and instead base their decisions solely on what they know about user psychology. While this isn’t wrong, analytics offer us more insight into our users, rather users in general. While data-driven design can sound intimidating at first, it’s […]

An Introduction to A/B Testing

We’ve recently published a number of articles about data-driven design, or using analytics to inform our UI designs. The short of it is that we can use analytics tools like Google Analytics to conduct user research, to learn about our user demographics and user behavior, and to identify areas of our websites that might be […]

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How to Find a Niche in the WordPress Ecosystem

WordPress is simple, elegant, and modular. That combination has made it the most popular web platform on the planet, resulting in a rich ecosystem of themes, plugins and support. It’s an amazing opportunity for devs and designers, but how do you stand out in such a crowded marketplace? Sites like ThemeForest allow creators of WordPress […]

Consumer Driven Contract Testing with Pact

At RisingStack we love working with Microservices, as this kind of architecture gives us flexibility and speed. In this article I’ll walk you through how we perform consumer driven contract testing in our Node.js microservices architecture with the Pact framework. The example repo can be found at What is consumer driven contract testing? To […]

Uploadcare: Your Super-Powered Image CDN

This article was sponsored by Uploadcare. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. A good Content Delivery Network will boost your website’s performance. Files are hosted on different domains or sub-domains on servers across the globe to ensure users get the fastest download wherever they are located. The best CDNs will help […]

5 Myths About Data-driven Design

It’s not unusual for designers to omit data-driven design from their workflow, simply because of the unfair myths surrounding analytics and the way that data-driven design is conducted. Psychology studies and UX studies are mistakenly thought to be sufficient enough as an informant, since the results are tested in a controlled environment and defined by […]

UX Analytics: What They Are, and Why They Matter

UX analytics are analytics used to drive user experience design. But what exactly do we mean by “analytics”? Analytics are made up of data that can be analyzed to draw logical conclusions, and for UX design specifically, that data contains information about the users of your app or website, such as their age, their location, […]

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