Consumers increasingly rely on the mobile web to research and make purchases, which makes it more important than ever for companies to have an effective mobile presence. But what makes a good mobile site?
To answer this question, Google partnered with AnswerLab to research how a range of users interacted with a diverse group of mobile sites. From this research: Principles of Mobile Site Design: Delight Users and Drive Conversions, Google established 25 principles of mobile site design to help companies build mobile sites that delight customers and drive conversions.
Opencall is the world’s first open source call tracking software. The software is available under the GPL v3 license, is written in PHP and utilises MySQL as the database platform.
Call tracking is a method of monitoring inbound phone calls. It allows you to record conversations, track key statistics such as caller id, call duration, call source and streamline your sales, customer service and marketing. Self-host your call tracking solution – own your data, cut your costs and track calls in any country.
Sitespeed.io is an open source tool that helps you analyze your website speed and performance based on performance best practices and metrics. It collects data from multiple pages on your website, analyze the pages using the rules and output the result as HTML or JUnit XML.
You can analyze one site, analyze & compare multiple sites or let it run in your CI tool to make sure that your site is always built the best way for speed. Sitespeed.io is released under the terms of the Apache License Version 2.0.
Mondrian is a free vector graphics web app like Adobe Illustrator or Inkscape. Mondrian offers all the tools needed to create, modify, and export simple SVG files. Mondrian also supports undo/redo through a file history API that stores operations.
The entire app is written in Coffeescript. You have to manually compile the app every time you make changes. Mondrian officially supports only the latest desktop stable versions of Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. All of the Mondrian code and documentation is available under the MIT License.
Every designer needs high quality photos in full resolution. So Viktor has decided to offer his own photos in full quality (mostly 3888 px in wide) to you for free in PicJumbo.
You can use them for many different things. For webdesign, sliders, apps, backgrounds or templates for sell. You are not limited. One thing he would really appreciate is an attribution. It’s up to you, it is not necessary but greatly appreciated.
Audio looping seems like a basic feature that you’ve probably come to expect from your favorite media player. Web Audio API is an API designed to manipulate and play audio assets on a Web page or application. It is an amazing foundation for games, synthesizers, audio players, trackers and more. All within the comfort of your browser. Support is excellent with Chrome, Opera, Safari and Firefox* all on board.
Solo is the easiest way to manage your projects. You can create contacts, manage tasks, upload files, track project progress, and keep notes – all in the same place. The interface is simple, elegant, and intuitive.
You can easily keep track of how much time is spent on a task using the task timer. Manually enter time for those cases when work is performed without the timer. It’s easy to use installation wizard to guide you through the process. Requires a linux server, PHP 5.3+, and MySQL. You’ll have full access to the unencrypted source, allowing you to make any changes you like.
OOcharts is the Simple API for Google Analytics. It is an awesome little project that makes it easy to embed and share Google Analytics data through charts. API Keys are created to give access to certain Google Analytics profiles. For every request to OOcharts, you will need a valid API Key.
They queue your requests that would normally exceed the Google Analytics™ API limits to ensure you get your data fast and reliably. They also cache requests so you don’t have to waste time waiting for the same report you asked for a couple seconds ago. As soon as you connect your Google™ profile and make an API Key for your site, you can start getting data. You can fork OOcharts on Github too.
Codrops has showed us how to reconstruct theGoogle Nexus Website Menu. It slides out with a really nice effect where some subitems get expanded as well. When hovering over a special menu icon, the sidebar icons will be revealed. When clicking on the icon, the whole sidebar menu will be shown. The first sidebar menu item is a search input which is styled the same way like the other menu items.